European Union

Austria decarbonisation

IEA commends Austria’s efforts to accelerate clean energy transition

Austria is committed to reaching carbon neutrality a decade earlier than the goal set by the European Union, however, the government will need to step up decarbonisation efforts across all parts of its energy sector, according to the International Energy Agency.
EV adoption plan

French president announces sweeping e-mobility transition plan

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a commitment to deploy 100,000 new charging points throughout the country by 2021, a year ahead of the previous target, along with an increased subsidy for EV purchasers, and an accelerated commitment to clean transportation as part of an €8 billion stimulus package.
energy transition

Ed’s note: Step aside US/China – there’s a new leader in...

The increasing tension between the US and China has been a discussion point in the news across all parts of the world...
smart grid competition

Greenbird wins 2020 European energy data access pilot with Utilihive

Norwegian IT company Greenbird Integration Technology was announced a winner by Elering as part of a Europe-wide competition, among an elite group of solution providers, and will help provide access to smart meter data to implement select pilots of innovative energy products and services during 2020.
Europe energy data

Winners of European Energy Data Access Pilots competition announced

In the beginning of April 2020, a group of leading European grid operators announced a Europe-wide competition to select pilots of innovative energy products and services that need access to metering data.
SG Finans

EU Commission to unlock €1.2bn in investments for technology startups

The EU Commission and EIF have launched a new investment fund to support venture capital and growth financing for early-stage technology startups
meter data

Estonia’s Elering launches cross-border metering innovation contest

Elering has announced an international competition to select pilots of innovative energy products and services which need access to metering data. The chosen pilots will develop and test access to cross-border energy metering data and develop smart energy services and solutions for enterprises and end-users alike.
Europe Hydrogen

Europe’s love affair with Hydrogen

Q&A with Maria João Duarte, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ representative to the EU Institutions.
WindEurope

WindEurope briefing on EU-UK energy future released

WindEurope has released a briefing on what can be expected in the European and UK wind markets
European Climate Law

EU launches Green Deal Investment plan to meet climate targets

Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, will mobilise public investment and help to unlock private funds through EU financial instruments, notably InvestEU, which would lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.

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