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Horizon 2020 European Green Deal calls open!

The definitive topics and call texts have now been published for the ‘European Green Deal…

European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual event during which cities and…

European Research and Innovation Days go online

The 2020 European Research and Innovation Days – the Commission’s annual flagship R&I event –…

First call for proposals under the Innovation Fund opens

The Commission has today opened the first call for proposals for the new Innovation Fund….

ADVANCEFUEL makes recommendations for uptake of renewable fuels

Since 2017, the ADVANCEFUEL project has been exploring the social, economic, legislative and environmental barriers…

SCALIBUR showcases new technologies to valorise urban biowaste

The SCALIBUR project has released a set of videos explaining innovative technologies under development to…

BIOCOGEN 2030 forum launched to promote CHP from biomass

A stakeholder community dedicated to biomass-based combined heat and power (CHP) systems has been launched…

New EU Industrial Strategy launched

The European Commission today launched the EU’s new industrial strategy, which aims to support European…

EU unveils Action Plan “to make circularity the mainstream”

The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), one of the key…

A wave of change: new solutions for more sustainable aquaculture

Leading universities and research centres met with key aquaculture business players on 21 and 22…

SEALIVE project kick-started in the fight to save our planet from plastic pollution

Valenica – A pioneering new project funded by the European Union will bring advanced bio-based plastic…

Commission outlines vision to finance the European Green Deal

Brussels – The European Commission has published details of a Just Transition Mechanism and Green Deal Investment Plan, which…

Details of European Green Deal revealed

Brussels – The European Commission has today outlined its vision for a European Green Deal for…

GO-GRASS: Discovering the diverse potential of our forgotten grassland

Brussels – Around 28% of the total area of the European Union countries is covered by…

European Green Deal announced by new Commission

Brussels – Climate action will be ramped up as part of a European Green Deal announced…

Commission launches Horizon Europe consultation

Brussels – An online consultation to help identify the research priorities for Horizon Europe has been launched by the…

New research will build a novel more efficient cogeneration engine running on renewables

A new EU research project will design a novel small-scale cogeneration engine using biomass to…

Taxonomy for sustainable finance released

Brussels – The European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on sustainable finance has released a new report…

Commission pushes for more ambition in national climate plans

Brussels – The European Commission has released its evaluation of all 28 National Energy and Climate…

EU overtakes the USA in innovation performance

Brussels – The European Commission has launched its updated European Innovation Scoreboard, highlighting that the EU’s overall…

Atlantis Innovation and Environment recognised for pioneering the Natura 2000 network in Cyprus

Cyprus – Charalambos Panayiotou, CEO of Atlantis Innovation and Environment and Greenovate! Europe Board Member, has received an award…

EU passes rules on single-use plastics

Brussels – The EU has put itself at the forefront of the global fight against plastic…

EIB targets young farmers with €2 billion for agriculture and bioeconomy

Brussels – The European Investment Bank has announced a loans package totalling €2 billion, to help trigger…

InvestEU to provide €11 billion in guarantees for research and innovation

Strasbourg – The InvestEU Programme will guarantee €38 billion of loans and equity, including €11.25 billion…

BIOrescue: Promising opportunities for circular agro-food industries

Brussels – Education, training and awareness raising were identified as key factors to unlock the potential of 62 million…

Circular Economy Action Plan ‘fully completed’

Brussels – The European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan can now be considered fully complete, according to a…

BIOrescue: From research to consumers: unlocking new value chains for sustainable bio-based products

Mainz – How would you know if the bio-based cup from which you are drinking your…

Commission announces €10bn Innovation Fund for low carbon technologies

Brussels – The European Commission has published details of a €10 billion fund to support companies…

EU on track to meet 2020 renewables target despite national disparities

Brussels – The EU is on track to achieve 20% renewable energy consumption by 2020, despite…

ISOBIO: Low impact bio-based construction materials ready for the mass market

Brussels – Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the…

ADVANCEFUEL: New stakeholder consultation on good practices along the advanced fuels value chain

London – The ADVANCEFUEL project, which aims to find strategies to overcome or reduce barriers to the market…

Fossil fuel subsidies persist in EU, UK worst offender

Brussels – Fossil fuel subsidies in the European Union have not decreased since 2008, with €55bn…

EU Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Governance legislation come into force

Brussels – Three key pieces of legislation in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package have…

EU agrees new limits on Single Use Plastics

Brussels – The EU institutions have adopted a proposal to drastically reduce single use plastics, with…

European Commission publishes 2050 plan for climate neutrality

Brussels – The European Commission today published its plan for the EU to become a net-zero…

SCALIBUR: European consortium will promote the recycling of urban biowaste for a circular economy

Valencia – Leading waste management companies, technology developers and research organisations have teamed up with four…

Council take the lead in Horizon Europe negotiations

Brussels – Horizon Europe appears to be in legislative deadlock, with major debates on the legal…

Commission partners with Bill Gates to launch clean energy investment fund

Brussels – The European Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy…

Bio4Products: Report shows potential for new biorefineries in four European locations

Brussels – An extensive study into the availability and quality of biomass resources in Europe has…

BIOrescue: New bio-based products set the scene for a sustainable and circular economy

Madrid – On Thursday 11 October, key industry players, researchers and regulatory bodies met in Madrid to…

EU publishes updated Bioeconomy Strategy, includes €100 million investment platform

Brussels – The European Commission has published a new Bioeconomy Strategy including a set of 14 concrete actions…

Austrian Presidency vows to complete Clean Energy Package by end of 2018

Vienna – The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union has announced its intention…

Best Paths – No time to lose: equipping the future energy grid

Brussels – Energy experts came together today in Brussels at the final conference of the EU…

Twenty-five European governments support new Hydrogen Initiative

Linz – Energy Ministers from twenty-five European countries have agreed to promote hydrogen produced from renewable…

Juncker’s State of the EU speech criticised for lack of climate ambition

Strasbourg – Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has faced criticism for his ‘timid’ State of the European…

Commission stalls new energy labelling regulation

Brussels – The European Commission has postponed an expected vote on its energy labelling package, delaying…

EU to devise long-term climate strategy

Brussels – At the request of the European Council and European Parliament, the European Commission is…

EU agreement reached on 32% renewables target by 2030

Brussels – Europe will be powered by at least 32% renewable energy in 2030 according to…

Horizon Europe budget discussions begin

Brussels – The European Commission has published its budget proposal for the period 2021-2027, including a…

RUBIZMO: Cultivating fresh ideas for rural businesses and entrepreneurs

Brussels – A new European initiative is working to identify the vital ingredients for developing rural…

Agreement reached on the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Brussels – The European Council signed off on its position on the recast of the Energy…

Innovation in the bioeconomy: Overcoming barriers for sustainable bio-based products and biofuels

Brussels – Sustainable biomass can be used in a wide variety of applications, including heating, transport…

ButaNexT project ends with a bang

Brussels – After 3 years, the  ButaNexT project comes to an end this month. Partners have successfully developed…

Institutional agreements reached on waste and recycling directives

Brussels – Key parts of the EU’s Circular Economy Package got the go-ahead this week…

Joint European Disruptive Initiative a step closer

Brussels –  The establishment of a Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI) to rapidly accelerate the development…

Planting trees for the International Day of Forests

Brussels – Today we celebrated the International Day of Forests by planting trees. If you organised a…

Commission publishes report on mission-oriented R&I in the EU

Brussels – European Commission DG Research & Innovation has published a new report by Professor Mariana…

Breakthrough technologies for a sustainable mushroom industry

Brussels – Today, BIOrescue partners are celebrating their first milestone: their biorefinery project to recover used mushroom…

Commission issues report on R&I perspective for advanced biofuels

Brussels – European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation has issued a new report on…

Parliament and Council agree to reform Emissions Trading Scheme

Brussels – The European Parliament has passed a new law to strengthen the Emissions Trading Scheme…

High Level Group publishes recommendations on European Innovation Council

Brussels – The High Level Group (HLG) for the European Innovation Council (EIC), established in 2017…

European Parliament votes to limit crop-based biofuels

Brussels – The European Parliament has voted on its first reading of the revised Renewable Energy…

Commission adopts new plastics strategy

Brussels – The European Commission has adopted a new plastics strategy aiming to protect the environment…

ITRE Committee calls for higher investment in clean energy research

Brussels – The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee has renewed its call for a…

Commission to propose EU-wide plastic tax

Brussels – The European Commission’s Budget Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, has announced that the Commission is planning…

Provisional deal reached on emissions reductions in non-ETS sectors

Brussels – The Council of the EU and the European Parliament have agreed on a provisional deal…

New report explores available financial instruments for bioeconomy projects

Brussels – The Bio-based Industry Consortium (BIC) has published a new report on funding instruments for supporting the…

Council adopts conclusions on Eco-Innovation and the Circular Economy

Brussels – The Council of the European Union, meeting in its Environment (ENVI) configuration, has adopted…

Parliament toughens position on Clean Energy Package

Brussels – The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee has voted to strengthen proposals…

EU moves towards standardised environmental reporting

Brussels – The European Institutions have reached agreement on the proposed Standardised Reporting Directive, which was proposed…

Horizon 2020 Dashboard launched

Brussels – The European Commission has launched a Dashboard for Horizon 2020, to feed in to future…

New study gathers information on ILUC GHG emissions associated with biofuels production

 Navarra – Experts from the Biomass Department of the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) have co-ordinated the…

Dutch Government modernises tax system for green shift

The Hague – The Dutch government will use a new tax system to encourage the shift…

Horizon 2020 commits to 35% funding for climate

Brussels – The European Commission has recommitted to its target of spending 35% of research funds…

Door closes on crop based biofuels

Brussels – MEPs have adopted tighter rules on crop-based biofuels as they look to increase the…

JRC report finds economic decoupling in the EU

Brussels – A new report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has found that whilst CO2…

Revision of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive passes first hurdle

Brussels – The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee has issued its draft report…

Details of European Innovation Council pilot revealed

Brussels – The European Commission has published the draft of the Work Programme for the pilot…

Commission urged to scrap CAP for food and land-use policy

Brussels – The influential NGO BirdLife Europe has called for the European Union to scrap its…

BRISK2 Biofuel Research Infrastructure – Call for projects open

Pamplona – CENER is one of the members of the BRISK2 (Biofuel Research Infrastructure) infrastructure access…

REACH analysis shows benefits outweigh costs

Helsinki – An analysis by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has found that the benefits of…

Study presents roadmap to 100% renewables by 2050

Stanford – Plans to electrify all energy sectors in 139 countries with wind, water and sunlight…

Ecolabel to be retained, but streamlined

Brussels – The European Commission has confirmed that it will retain the EU Ecolabel scheme, following…

Less than 5% of FP7 bioeconomy projects are ready to enter the market and trigger socio-economic impacts

Brussels – An analysis by the Horizon 2020 ProBIO project has found that less than 5% of bioeconomy…

EU Members agree on 30% target for energy efficiency

Brussels – The Energy Ministers of EU states have agreed to support a target of 30%…

Member States resist calls to increase renewables ambitions

Brussels – Despite pressure from the European Parliament which has called for a target of at…

Innovation Scoreboard 2017 finds improved, though uneven, performance

Brussels – The European Commission has published its annual Innovation Scoreboard, finding that whilst many countries…

New sustainable buildings technologies showcased at Visualizing Energy 2017

Brussels – Buildings account for around half of the EU’s total energy consumption. As a result, energy…

Manufacturing companies can benefit from resource efficiency thanks to an innovative approach

Brussels – Increasing global consumption and climate change put pressure on our current economic model. Today around…

Commission’s High Level Group publishes recommendations on maximising impact from EU R&I

Brussels – The European Commission’s independent High Level Group (HLG) on maximising the impact of EU…

MEPs push for tougher 2030 energy targets

Brussels – The lead MEPs drafting the European Parliament’s position on the EU’s new energy governance…

Record growth in renewables in 2016 despite investment wobble

Frankfurt – Wind, solar and other renewables represented 55% of new electricity generation capacity in 2016…

Best Paths demonstrator for real-time simulation of large offshore wind farms grid integration unveiled in Trondheim

Trondheim – Sharing solutions to better integrate renewable energies into the European electricity grid and make…

SWIP presents recommendations for increasing the use of small wind turbines in urban areas

Brussels – Small scale wind energy has significant potential in urban, suburban and industrial areas, but…

Member states may reduce EU ambition on energy efficiency

Brussels – A group of EU countries have declared their resistance to the European Commission’s proposed…

Environment Committee supports ambitious targets on food waste

Brussels – The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has unanimously supported a resolution calling on…

CEPS: Commission needs to clarify circular economy definition

Brussels – A new paper from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) has argued that…

MEPs support proposal for 40% of EFSI to go to green projects

Brussels – Members of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee have voted to…

European Commission outlines progress on the Circular Economy package

Brussels – At a conference on the Circular Economy, held on 9-10 March in Brussels, the…

ECO-SEE: Breakthrough eco-building solutions unveiled in London

London – A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air…

Chatham House: Policies that promote wood as a renewable source are ‘flawed’

London – A new report from the Royal Institute of International Affairs (‘Chatham House’) has argued…

Commission encourages Member States to switch to green taxes

Brussels – The European Commission has used its European Semester country reports to encourage Member States…

Energy consumption in the EU drops below 1990 level

Luxembourg – New figures from Eurostat have revealed that energy consumption in the EU was 2.5% less…

Germany advocates long-life bio-products over bioenergy

Brussels – The EU should incentivise member states to use wood for products rather than energy…

Test the new Best Paths Simulation Toolbox for offshore wind integration

Cardiff – Best Paths partners have created a new state of the art Simulation Toolbox for the connection…

UK renewable energy sector troubled by Brexit uncertainty

London – Investments in renewable energy projects in the United Kingdom have plunged by over £1…

G!E Position Paper on Horizon 2020 Interim Review

Brussels – Greenovate! Europe have issued a position paper on ‘Improving Impact in Horizon 2020’, in response to…

Commission outlines new measures to support Clean Energy Innovation

Brussels – As part of its ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package, the Commission has published a…

Commission seeks to improve Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Brussels – The European Commission has released a new package of measures designed to keep the…

MeeFS and ECO-SEE among construction innovations showcased at ECTP conference

Brussels – The building materials developed by the MeeFS and ECO-SEE projects were showcased as examples of cutting-edge innovation during…

MeeFS final event held in Brussels

Brussels – MeeFS partners hosted a mini-conference and reception to present the work carried out during the project…

Commission boosts LIFE funding by €223m

Brussels – The EU’s LIFE Programme, which supports sustainability and low-carbon projects across EU Member States,…

Significant action needed in the building sector to meet climate goals

Brussels – A new study by the Climate Action Tracker has indicated that all new buildings will need…

Bloomberg: Auctions contribute to giant fall in offshore wind cost

London – The cost of electricity from offshore wind has fallen dramatically in 2016 largely as…

Commission considers scrapping EU Ecolabel

Brussels – Leaked documents reveal that the European Commission is considering scrapping the EU Ecolabel scheme…

ButaNexT: Future of clean fuels presented at E2KW in Paris

Paris – The ButaNexT project presented its research into a new and improved biofuel – biobutanol…

Renovate Europe Day outlines vision for a Nearly Zero Energy Building stock in EU

Brussels – The Renovate Europe Campaign has used its annual conference to highlight the many benefits of implementing…

ICAO agrees to first global aviation emissions scheme

Montreal – The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has adopted the first ever global aviation emission’s scheme,…

Paris Climate Deal to enter into force following EU ratification

New York – The Paris Climate Change Agreement will enter into force following ratification by the…

Bio4Products: Creating sustainable resources for process industry

Brussels – The EU-funded research project Bio4Products aims to reduce the amount of fossil resources used in the…

BIOrescue: Valorising mushroom compost to create innovative bio-based products

Pamplona – Creating added value products from mushroom compost is the objective of the BIOrescue project…

Online training opportunities with the European Patent Office

Munich – The European Patent Office (EPO) is offering a broad range of online training materials…

MEPs push for 100% renewable heating & cooling

Strasbourg – The European Parliament has voted to amend the EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling…

EU’s 2020 Energy Efficiency targets reached six years early

Brussels – The EU has reached its 2020 energy efficiency targets ahead of time according to…

EU called on to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Brussels – The EU is under increasing pressure to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies after a new…

Ecolabel scheme extended to furniture and computers

Brussels – As part of its Circular Economy initiative, the European Commission has expanded its Ecolabel Scheme to…

Commission confirms calls of Horizon 2020 Work Programmes for 2017

Brussels – The European Commission has confirmed the calls and other actions of the second year of…

Low-emission Mobility Strategy puts emphasis on road transport

Brussels – The European Commission’s Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility aims to introduce new CO2 standards for cars, vans…

EU study urges stricter entry requirements for renewables auctions

Brussels – A new study from the EU-funded AURES project has recommended that EU States strengthen the entry…

Commission releases 2016 European Innovation Scoreboard

Brussels – The European Commission has released its annual Innovation Scoreboard, monitoring the innovation performance of…

EuroPruning shows viability of the pruning-to-energy value chain

Brussels – The EuroPruning project has developed and demonstrated new machineries and logistics tools to overcome barriers…

SWIP: Gauging public opinion on small wind turbines

Brussels – There are currently more than 900’000 small wind turbines in use worldwide and estimates suggest that could…

Germany to reform renewables subsidies with auction-based system

Berlin – The German Bundestag has voted to reform the Renewable Energy Law (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz,…

Member States push for long-awaited eco-design strategy

Brussels – The European Commission is under increasing pressure to publish its new eco-design work plan,…

Parliament challenges Commission over unambitious Circular Economy package

Brussels – The European Commission has been forced to defend its Circular Economy package during…

Innovative technologies to reduce the cost of wind energy generation showcased at EUSEW 2016

Brussels – Technologies that increase the durability, performance and availability of both onshore and offshore wind…

EuroPruning highlights role for policy interventions in pruning-to-energy value chain

Brussels – The EuroPruning project has held a dinner debate in the European Parliament to highlight…

Windtrust project featured in Visualizing Energy Exhibition 2016

Brussels – As part of the 11th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy week, the Windtrust project…

Europe well positioned to be world leader for new grid technologies

Oslo – Self-thinking grids and hybrid AC/DC grids have been identified as two new technologies likely…

INNEON: New regional platform looks to boost eco-innovation in Europe

Brussels – INNEON, the European Network for Eco-Innovation Investment, has presented plans for a new regional…

EU states miss deadline for transposing energy efficiency rules

23 May, Brussels – Several EU Member States have still not transposed EU rules on…

OECD: EPRs fall short on promoting eco-design

20 May, Tokyo – An OECD report has said that whilst Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes…

SWIP: The small wind turbines you’ll want in your back yard

This article was originally published on youris.com.   A European Commission strategic plan wants to see 20% penetration…

Resource efficiency could help cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 74%, says UNEP Study

18 May, Tokyo – The International Resource Panel, hosted by the United Nations environment Programme (UNEP) has released…

Windtrust project to find solutions for further reduction of wind energy costs

While wind energy costs approach grid parity, Andreas Makris, Greek expert from the Windtrust project,…

New Green Public Procurement rules come into force

18 April, Brussels – New Public Procurement rules have come into force, aiming to simplify…

MEPs call for improvements to evaluation and transparency in Horizon 2020

12 April, Brussels – A report for the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee has…

Industry associations call for flexible power markets

5 April, Brussels – A group of industry associations have released a joint declaration, calling…

EU Cities call for waste prevention targets in Circular Economy Package

31 March, Brussels  – A position paper from the Association of Cities and Regions for…

Eurostat: 44% of EU municipal waste recycled or composted

22 March, Brussels – Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office, has announced that municipal waste generation…

JRC push for energy efficiency investment plan

29 February, Brussels – The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has indicated that investment…

Commission delays publication of report on indirect land use change

25 February, Brussels – The European Commission is delaying publication of a report on greenhouse…

UBA advocates a minimum service life requirement for electrical products

15 February, Dessau – A minimum period of service life as well as better labelling and…

MEMAN Article: Major potential for resource efficiency savings in surface treatment value chain

Surfaces are everywhere – in cars, planes, kitchen appliances and furniture. Virtually every object has…

ISOBIO Press Release: Back to basics – Setting the path towards making bio-based materials mainstream

The ISOBIO Project aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders, and to scale…

Commission issues guidelines on combining EFSI and ESIF investments for regional projects

22 February, Brussels – The European Commission has today published a brochure on the combination…

Heating & Cooling Strategy emphasises a strong role for renewables

16 February, Brussels – The European Commission’s new Heating & Cooling Strategy has noted that renewable…

Renewables investors identify policy design as primary risk factor

10 February 2016, Brussels – Investors consider policy design to be the most significant uncertainty…

EREF: Capacity markets detrimental to the development of renewables

28 January 2016, Brussels – The European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF) has called upon EU Member…

WINDTRUST Article: Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels

Wind energy and other renewables can now supply electricity at highly cost effective levels —…

ECOFYS call for greater support for advanced biofuels

20 January, Brussels – A new report from ECOFYS has called for greater support to…

Time for a “fundamental rethink” of the global plastics value chain

20 January 2016, Davos – A revolution of the global plastics value chain to incorporate…

Research Commissioner plans for new European Innovation Council

19 January, Brussels – The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, has indicated…

GRID+STORAGE Workshops: Shape the Research and Innovation agenda for Smart Grids and Energy Storage

The GRID+STORAGE project will be holding a series of Regional Workshops throughout January and February….

EASE call for removal of regulatory barriers to cold and heat storage

4 January, Brussels – The European Association of Storage for Energy (EASE) lobby group has…

Netherlands to use EU presidency to support streamlined environmental law

4 January 2016, The Hague – The Netherlands is to use its six-month Presidency of…

COP21 adopts the Paris Agreement to limit global warming

12 December 2015, Paris – The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework…

Governments and CEOs commit to fast-track clean energy innovation

10 December 2015, Paris – In order to accelerate widespread clean energy innovation, 20 national…

Commission to divert €24bn into building the Circular Economy

10 December, Luxembourg – The European Commission has today launched a new financing vehicle for supporting innovation…

EESC urged to support pro-renewables energy market reform

8 December 2015, Brussels – At a hearing to advise on the upcoming Energy Union…

European Commission publishes new Circular Economy Package

2 December, Brussels – The European Commission has today adopted its new Circular Economy Package,…

Post 2020 renewables policy will increase focus on heating and cooling

27 November, Brussels – Minimum renewable energy obligations could be applied to heating and cooling…

Commission to drop proposed landfill ban on recyclable materials

24 November, Brussels – Leaked proposals from the upcoming Circular Economy Package have revealed that the…

Leaked Commission document reveals Energy Union priorities

12 November, Brussels – Energy efficiency financing and demand response measures will be central to…

BEST PATHS: Innovative Network Technologies and the Future of Europe’s Electricity

5 November, Paris – BEST PATHS is part of a sea-change in energy technology innovation,…

inno4SD.net: Global research network looks to accelerate green economy transition

4 November 2015, Brussels – The Innovation for Sustainable Development Network (inno4SD.net) has held its…

Pre-fabricated facades – niche forever or mass market soon?

2 November 2015, Vienna – Professional stakeholders from the building and energy sectors gathered in…

European Commission Publishes 2016 Legislative Work Programme

27 October, Brussels – The European Commission has today adopted its 2016 Work programme, outlining its priority…

Green MEPs call for action to extend product life-times

21 October, Brussels – The challenge of how to increase product durability was addressed at…

ProBIO: Over 30 Bioeconomy projects look to make more of their results

16 October 2015, Brussels – Over 30 projects received expert advice from bioeconomy exploitation coaches at this…

Regional co-operation could expand EU ambition on renewables

14 October, Brussels – A new report, commissioned by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, has outlined…

OECD members decouple energy consumption from economic growth

13 October, Paris – The International Energy Agency’s annual ‘Energy Efficiency Market Report’ has found…

Energy efficiency projects being overlooked by EIB

12 October, Luxembourg – The European Investment Bank (EIB) must try harder to diversify its climate…

IEA: Wavering policy commitments hurting renewables sector

8 October, Paris – The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned that the growth of renewable…

ProBIO: Over 30 Knowledge Base Bio-Economy R&D projects meet to increase the impact of their results

6-7 October 2015, Brussels – Over 30 project results within the Knowledge Base Bio-Economy (KBBE),…

ICCT: International targets would boost electric car industry

2 October, Brussels – New research, conducted by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), has…

DG Energy Official: ‘Europe has enough energy storage’

30 September, Brussels – A top official from DG Energy – Marie Donnelly, the Director…

European Water Stewardship initiative leading innovation in the water sector

30 September, Brussels – The European Water Stewardship (EWS) initiative has taken part in the…

EU heating and cooling strategy expected in January 2016

1 October, Brussels – The EU’s long-awaited strategy for heating and cooling is expected to…

WRAP study: Circular Economy could create 3 million jobs in EU

10 September, London – WRAP (The UK Waste & Resources Action Plan) has published a…

IMF: Subsidies for fossil fuels considerably higher than thought

4 August, Washington – The IMF has released a paper showing that global energy subsidies are…

UN proposes 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

1 August, New York – The United Nations has set out seventeen Sustainable Development Goals…

EU failing to meet Marine Strategy goals

20 July, Brussels –  The European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned that the EU is currently…

European Parliament drops demand for binding 30% resource efficiency target

10 June, Strasbourg – The European Parliament has dropped a demand for a binding resource…

Commission plans to improve Horizon 2020 project success rates

10 July, Brussels – The European Commission is planning to make changes to the way…

Circular Economy toolkit for policy-makers launched

26 June, London – The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a toolkit for policy-makers, looking…

States encouraged to improve co-operation in renewables

20 June, Brussels – The European Commission has encouraged EU Members States that are not…

EP Environment Committee calls for ban on waste incineration

20 June, Brussels – The European Parliament’s Environment (ENVI) Committee has called for a ban on…

Interest groups push for stronger Circular Economy package

19 June, Brussels – A number of European Interest Groups have spoken out against weakening of…

Press Release: ButaNext – Innovating to create a more effective generation of biofuels

4 June 2015 New and improved processes and techniques, based on the cost-effective production of…

WINDTRUST Article: Three innovative components can pave the way for cheaper wind energy generation

Wind turbines began cropping up across the landscapes of Spain and Germany in the 1990s’….

Commission opens Consultation on the new Circular Economy Package

1 June, Brussels – The European Commission has opened a Consultation to inform its new…

Number of renewable energy jobs in EU drops, despite worldwide increase

Abu Dhabi, 20 May – The EU suffered a fall of 50,000 renewable energy jobs…

EU solar market slumps following policy changes

12 May, Brussels – Eurobserv’ER have revealed that newly installed solar power capacity fell by…

MEPs call for ambitious recycling targets

11 May, Brussels – A cross-party group of MEPs has issued a call for the…

ProBIO: Accelerating the introduction of R&D bioeconomy results into the market

May 2015, Brussels – The ProBIO project will analyse more than 390 projects funded under the Knowledge…

Major steps needed to tackle WEEE generation in Europe

28 April, Tokyo – A recent report from the United Nations University has shown that…

BPIE survey shows diversity of approach to energy efficient building stock

April 20, Brussels – An analysis by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has highlighted…

Dialogue event: Construction sector debates value chain eco-innovation

16 April, Graz – A value-chain eco-innovation dialogue event was jointly organised by Greenovate! Europe…

Update: MEPs vote for – and then scrap – €5billion energy efficiency fund

15 April, Brussels – MEPs have voted to earmark €5billion for an energy efficiency fund…

ISOBIO outlines a radical approach to the use of natural construction materials at scale

A recently launched European-funded research project aims to transform mainstream adoption of sustainable materials in…

EurObserv’ER 2014 shows disparity in Member State progress towards renewables target

25 March, Paris – Whilst the European Union has been making good progress towards its…

Value chain eco-innovation: chemical industry shared their experiences during a dialogue event

3 March, Chester – The value-chain eco-innovation dialogue event was jointly organised by G!E and…

Fourth MeeFs Exploitation Workshop on multifunctional retrofitting system for residential buildings

24 February, Stuttgart – The MeeFs partners have met to discuss exploitation strategy and IPR…

European Commission unveils Energy Union Package

25 February, Brussels – The European Commission has published its Communication on Energy Union, one…

Second ECO-SEE Exploitation Workshop on innovative building materials held in Brussels

On 23 February 2015, the ECO-SEE exploitation lead partners came together to shape potential exploitation…

Fraunhofer: Solar power will soon be the cheapest form of electricity

24 February, Gelsenkirchen – A new report by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems…

UK Government approves world’s largest offshore wind farm

17 February, London – The United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has approved…

Resource efficiency diagnostic available for 20 SMEs in South of France

18 February, Nice – Co-ordinated by Greenovate! Europe member TECHNOFI and funded by ADEME and the…

EU renewables share reaches 15%

17 February, Brussels – New figures from the European Environment Agency show Europe to be…

Presentations available from seminar on Fast Track to Innovation

28 January, Brussels – DG Research and Innovation organised a dedicated workshop with experts and stakeholders…

Commission urged to tackle climate impact of heating and cooling sector

27 January, Brussels – The German Government – with support from Sweden, Denmark and the…

MEMAN project to invest in energy and resource efficient manufacturing

26 January 2015, Brussels – The MEMAN project was launched today with the aim of…

Top official: ‘Commission’s new Circular Economy proposal will focus on product design’

22 January, Brussels – Karl Falkenberg, the Environment Director General has told MEPs that the…

EIB opens consultation on climate strategy

19 January, Luxembourg – The European Investment Bank has announced a public consultation on its…

Juncker Commission dumps the Circular Economy package

7 January, Brussels – The European Commission announced at the end of December that it is…

G!E Vacancy: Senior Manager

Workplace:        Greenovate! Europe E.E.I.G. offices, Renewable Energy House Status:          …

Demonstrations of new prototypes aim to show that prunings are a viable biomass resource

The EuroPruning project – which seeks to turn agricultural prunings into a viable biomass fuel…

IEA warns of challenges to green energy grid integration

28 November, Paris – According to the annual World Energy Outlook 2014 report, published by the…

Wind of Change: European grid prepares for massive integration of renewables

November 2014, Rome – The ancient city of Rome has welcomed an important new initiative…

Juncker puts forward ‘kill list’ of green regulations

14 November, Brussels – The European Commission has put forward a list of green regulations…

Member States cautiously welcome resource efficiency goal

3 November, Luxembourg – The Environment Ministers of the EU have indicated that they are…

EU leaders adopt non-binding energy and climate targets

23 October, Brussels – The European Council has agreed on non-binding targets to increase renewable…

MEPs back Šef?ovi? as Vice-President for Energy Union

21 October, Brussels – The European Parliament has backed the appointment of Slovakia’s Maroš Šef?ovi?…

Global energy efficiency market worth $310bn a year, say IEA

8 October, Verona – A new report from the International Energy Agency has calculated that…

EU falling behind for renewables investment

2 October, Brussels – A new study by EY Consultancy has highlighted that the EU…

Juncker Commission questioned on sustainability commitments

1 October, Brussels – Jean-Claude Juncker has been forced to defend his decision to merge the…

Juncker Commission to contain Energy Union Project Team

10 September, Brussels – Jean-Claude Juncker has announced the distribution of portfolios to his team…

Commission opens consultation on Small Business Act

8 September, Brussels – The European Commission has opened an online consultation on upgrading the…

Commissioner Poto?nik urges MEPs to support Circular Economy Package

8 September, Brussels – Commissioner Poto?nik has vigorously defended the Commission’s Circular Economy Package and…

IEA warns of slowing renewables growth

1 September, Paris –The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned of a slowdown in renewable…

Ecological ‘budget’ for 2014 already exceeded

26 August, Brussels – The Global Footprint Network has calculated that in only eight months,…

British MPs encourage UK Government to support the circular economy

24 July, London – British MPs are calling for lower VAT on recycled products, longer…

Over 150 SMEs selected for first SME Instrument Grants

25 July 2014, Brussels – The European Commission has announced the first results from applications to…

Commission proposes 30% energy savings target for 2030

23 July 2014, Brussels – The European Commission has released its Energy Efficiency Communication, proposing…

Danish Energy Ministry: Wind power is cheapest energy source

24 July 2014, Copenhagen – An analysis by the Danish Energy Authority has found that the cheapest…

Europe 2020 review may include resource efficiency goal

22 July 2014, Brussels – The European Commission and the Council of the EU may…

Commission adopts Green Action Plan for SMEs

3 July 2014, Brussels – The European Commission has this week adopted a Communication entitled,…

Commission proposes new recycling targets in Circular Economy package

2 July 2014, Brussels – The European Commission has released a new Legislative Proposal putting…

REN21 Global Status Report 2014 released

10 June 2014 – The global renewable energy policy network, REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network…

SMEs participating in FP7 projects perform significantly better than others

7 June 2014, Brussels – A interim evaluation of SME participation in the ‘Co-operation Programme’…

DG Energy to propose binding energy savings target

30 May 2014, Brussels – Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has revealed his intention to call…

EARTO release policy paper on TRL scale as R&I policy tool

May 2014, Brussels – The European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) have published…

Commission consulting on new chemicals reference document

15 May, Brussels – The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to begin a…

Ecodesign policy update expected

9 May, Brussels – European Commission, DG Energy is set to begin talks on new…

Director-General for Environment: EU must put an end to landfilling

5 May, Brussels – Karl Falkenberg, the Director-General for European Commission DG Environment has called…

G!E Managing Director Katharina Krell on the Jury of the EMAS Awards

7 April, Hannover – Greenovate! Europe were represented by Katharina Krell in the Jury of…

Greenovate! Europe study shows that transnational co-operation supports sustainable energy uptake

17 April, Brussels – A Greenovate! Europe study for the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme has concluded…

Current EU Energy Efficiency Action Plans ‘not credible’

23 April, Brussels – A study by the Coalition for Energy Savings which has analysed…

JRC: EU to miss its renewables target for transport

23 April, Brussels – The EU’s Joint Research Centre has projected that the EU is…

Report warns: EU losing its early lead in renewables

?8 April, Brussels ?- Europe has faced a large drop in investment in renewables in…

EC consultation shows SMEs have insufficient information on resource efficiency

25 March, Brussels – A recent European Commission consultation has found that Small and Medium…

Survey: Help us gather input on the design of sectoral eco-innovation events!

Objective of the greenXpo project’s sectoral dialogue events To promote eco-innovation in the European industrial…

European Commission to advise: put waste at the centre of a circular economy

24 March, Brussels – The European Commission is currently performing a Review of Waste Policy…

Fifteen Cities, One Agenda: Smart Cities projects come together to promote energy efficient district renovation

EU-GUGLE and the R2CITIES and ZenN projects have decided to join forces for greater leverage…

EU on track for 2020 targets

3 March, Paris – The annual Eur’ObservER monitoring of renewable energies in Europe has found…

Survey highlights lack of planning for smart grids in EU

20 February, Brussels – Only eight countries in the EU have developed implementation plans for…

Parliament and pressure groups call for stronger 2030 energy framework

18 February, Brussels – The European Parliament and a variety of pressure groups have issued calls…

Commission calls for renewed focus on innovation in manufacturing

January 28, Brussels – The European Commission has released a Communication on Industrial Policy, for…

Commission releases communication on 2030 energy framework

22 January, Brussels – The European Commission has released its communication on an energy framework…

Finnish resource efficiency plan published

Helsinki, 10 January 2014 – A new material efficiency plan has been released by the…

Eight EU Member States lobby for 2030 renewables target

Brussels, 7 January 2014 – Ministers from eight EU Member States – including France, Germany…

Website launched for EU-GUGLE Smart Cities project

Brussels, 9 December 2013 – The EU-GUGLE website was published last week, marking the official launch…

EU adopts seventh Environment Action Programme after one year of negotiation

Brussels, 22 November – After a year of negotiation, the European Parliament and Council of…

European Council discusses research and innovation

28 October 2013 – Last week’s European Council summit devoted much of its time to…

Dutch government study: Circular economy could add €7.3bn to national GDP

25 October 2013 – Researchers at TNO have concluded that moving towards a circular economy…

EuroPruning teams up with stakeholders to drive uptake of project results

Brussels, 10 October – The EuroPruning project has met with key stakeholders in Brussels to…

DG Research issue advice on converting research into commercial success

Brussels, 8 October – The European Commission has published three papers outlining methods to help…

Commission consults on resource efficiency in SMEs

Brussels, 25 September – European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry has launched a consultation for…

New European innovation indicator launched

Brussels, 13 September – The European Commission has developed a new ‘Indicator of Innovation Output’…

Commission reports success of FP7 SME measures

Brussels, 10 September – A new report from the European Commission has highlighted the success…

Study identifies large disparities in EU energy efficiency policies

Brussels, 30 August – A new study by the Energy Efficiency Watch has found that…

Open access to research publications reaches fifty percent

Brussels, 21 August – The European Commission has released a study confirming the shift towards…

Six EU states ranked in global top ten for innovation

New York, 26 July –The annual Global Innovation Index, which is produced by Cornell University,…

Deep offshore wind energy could produce 3x EU’s electricity consumption

Brussels, 26 July – A new report by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) estimates…

European Investment Bank restricts lending for fossil fuels

Luxembourg, 23 July – The board and shareholders of the European Investment Bank (EIB) have…

Second round NER300 funding applicants announced

Brussels, 15 July – Thirty-three projects were submitted for NER300 second round funding, the DG…

Draft BAT guidelines for paper and pulp released

Brussels, 19 July – The European Commission has published draft best-available-technique (BAT) guidelines for pulp…

Study highlights opportunities for Blue Growth in the Mediterranean

Brussels, 15 July – A new study, prepared for European Commission DG Maritime Affairs and…

€22 billion planned for ‘Innovation Investment Package’

Brussels, 11 July – The European Commission, Member States and industry have agreed to invest…

Horizon 2020 earmarks 10.5% for energy

Brussels, 2 July – The European Parliament and Council of the EU have decided that…

Trialogue deal reached on Horizon 2020

Brussels, 25 June – The European Commission, Parliament and the Council of the EU have…

Covenant of Mayors progress on 2020 goal

Brussels, 25 June – The EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced that half of…

EU reaches agreement on 7th Environmental Action Plan

Brussels, 19 June – The EU institutions have, this week, hammered out a final deal…

EU Resource Efficiency Platform calls for decoupling targets

Brussels, 17 June – The EU Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) has today issued a call…

Commission imposes provisional anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels

Brussels, 4 June– The European Commission today announced a provisional tariff on imports of solar…

EU-GUGLE: Major investment on sustainable renovation for smarter cities

Brussels, 30 May – The 30 million Euro project “EU-GUGLE” was launched earlier this month,…

European-level waste rules could create 400,000 jobs

Brussels, 27 May – If EU member states were to fully implement existing waste management…

European summit on energy brings inconclusive results for a common approach

Brussels, 22 May – Today’s European Summit on energy and competitiveness divided EU leaders between…

European Commission to issue green infrastructure guidelines

Brussels, 6 May – The European Commission has released a strategy entitled, ‘Green Infrastructure –…

Parliament votes against backloading ETS permits

Brussels, 16 April – The European Parliament has today voted down the Commission’s proposal to…

Commission proposes green labelling methodology to replace EU patchwork

Brussels, 9 April – In order to boost the sale of green products in the…

Green paper and consultation initiate debate on 2030 energy and carbon targets

Brussels, 27 March – The European Commission today launched its Green Paper on a Climate…

Innovation trends revealed in 2013 Innovation Union Scoreboard

Brussels, 26 March – The European Commission today released its Innovation Union Scoreboard revealing that…

SME support measures under Horizon 2020

Brussels, 7 March – Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, has re-emphasised the importance…

EC green paper and consultation seek to cut plastic waste

Brussels, 7 March – The European Commission has launched a Green Paper to explore policy…

EU waste trends: 40% recycled or composted, incineration on the rise

Brussels, 4 March – Eurostat have released data showing that the amount of municipal waste…

Study: Resource efficiency can save billions for EU industry

Brussels, 27 February – A new report produced for the European Commission has identified that…

EEW2: Good practices in energy efficiency policy

Brussels, 21 February – The Energy-Efficiency-Watch 2 (EEW2) project has released a new brochure entitled,…

Global innovation strategies of firms strengthen competitiveness of EU industry

Brussels, 15 February – A new study, entitled, ‘The role and internationalisation strategies of multinational…

Second round NER300 funding may neglect renewables

Brussels, 11 February – Renewable energy groups associations have expressed concerns that funding allocated to…

European Council reaches 2014-2020 budget deal

Brussels, 8 February – The European Council has reached a deal on the EU’s Multiannual…

European Council reaches 2014-2020 budget deal

Brussels, 8 February – The European Council has reached a deal on the EU’s Multiannual…

Court of Auditors criticises EU waste management funding

Brussels, 4 February – The European Court of Auditors has issued a report strongly criticising…

Governments warned, unstable wind energy framework will harm renewables goal

Vienna, 4 February – The economic crisis and austerity drives across the EU are proving…

Commission proposes clean fuel strategy

Brussels, 24 January – The European Commission has launched a package of measures to encourage…

Energy efficiency needed to secure Belgian electricity supply

Brussels, 23 January – Energy efficiency measures should be the answer to energy shortages in…

Incineration of waste puts resource efficiency aims at risk

Brussels, 21 January – A new study by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)…

Public consultation on energy technologies and innovation

Brussels, January 2013 – The European Commission has launched a consultation on a proposed Communication…

Community Innovation Survey results released

Luxembourg, 11 January – Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office, have released the results of…

Commission sets out Entrepreneurship Action Plan

Brussels, 9 January – Continuing on from the Mission Growth industrial policy, the European Commission…

New ETS rules cause slump in UN CDM applications

Roskilde, 1 January – New investment in the UN’s carbon reduction scheme, the Clean Development…

EIP-Water Strategic Implementation Plan published

Brussels, 18 December – The European Innovation Partnership on Water has launched its Strategic Implementation Plan,…

EIP-Water Strategic Implementation Plan publised

Brussels, 18 December – The European Innovation Partnership on Water has launched its Strategic Implementation Plan,…

Guide on smart specialisation for sustainable growth published

Brussels, 13 December – The European Commission has released a practical guide for European Regional Development…

Ecodesign working plan finalised for 2012-14

Brussels, 11 December – The Commission has finalised the latest Ecodesign working plan after a delay…

Resource Efficiency Platform priorities announced

Brussels, 5 December – The European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) has defined its short-term priorities, to…

Internationalisation of R&D boosts sustainable industrial growth

Brussels, 4 December 2012 – Multinational enterprises (MNEs) can boost innovation, productivity and competitiveness through the…

Energy Efficiency Directive published

Brussels, 14 November – The Energy Efficiency Directive, which was signed by the Parliament and Counil…

Showcasing resource efficiency in manufacturing at the European Parliament

Brussels, 13 November 2012 – Resource efficiency holds the key to the competitiveness of the European…

Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012 published

Brussels, 6 November – European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry have released the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2012 –…

REMake confirms resource efficiency as the key to future competitiveness of European manufacturers

Brussels, 22 June 2012 – The REMake conference ‘Tapping the potential of resource efficiency in the European…

Energy audits to become compulsory for large companies

Strasbourg, 14 June – A provisional deal on the Energy Efficiency Directive has been reached between MEPs, member…

EU establishes resource efficiency advisory group

Brussels, 5 June As laid out in last year’s resource efficiency roadmap, a high level stakeholder…

Sustainable Shipping Initiative launches work streams

Singapore, 26 April – The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), composed of sixteen corporate members from the…

ENVI Call for Strengthening of Resource Efficiency Roadmap

Brussels, 25 April The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) have backed…

Study Says 87% of German Power Could Be Renewable

Berlin, 5 April – The German federal environment ministry, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU), has…

85% of New Jobs Created by SMEs

Brussels, 21 March 2012 – A study by DG Enterprise has revealed that 85% of all…

HORIZON2020: Bringing Public R&D To Market

Brussels, 20 March 2012 Commercialisation activities should be run in parrallel to R&D activities in publicly…

HORIZON2020: Bringing Public R&D To Market

Brussels, 20 March 2012 Commercialisation activities should be run in parrallel to R&D activities in publicly…

UK Launches Resource Security Action Plan

London, 15 March – With rising concerns about the supply of scarce metals essential to the…

EIF Launches European Angels Fund

Luxembourg, 12 March – The European Investment Fund (EIF) has launched the European Angels Fund…

Stronger Implementation of Environmental Legislation Could Save €50bn Per Year

Brussels, 9 March The European Commission has claimed that €50bn per year could be saved through stronger…

Germany’s New Resource Efficiency Plan

Berlin, 29 February – In an effort to meet its national sustainability targets, the German government…

European Innovation Partnerships on Raw Materials and Agriculture Launched

Brussels, 29 February – With the intention of encouraging research into more sustainable and efficient use…

Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn speaks about Innovation Union

“Innovation Union” Speech by Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Berlin 23….

Policies to drive eco-innovation

With funding from the Dutch government, EIM Business and Policy Research has just published the…

Study highlights importance of changing attitudes to innovation

Brussels, 19 January 2012 – The fourth INNO-GRIPS II workshop – Social attitudes toward fostering entrepreneurship…

Modernising European public procurement

Brussels, 20 December 2011 – The Commission has proposed guidelines for the modernisation of European…

Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) Launched

Brussels, 14 December 2011 – The EC has launched the Eco-Innovation Action Plan (EcoAP) as…

EC proposes €80billion for research and innovation

Brussels, 30 November 2011– Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn presented a package of measures to boost research,…

Greener public procurement rules backed by Parliament

Brussels, 25 October 2011 – The European Parliament has approved a resolution calling for reforms…

GreenConServe brochure published

Brussels, 10 October 2011 – GreenConServe has published the brochure ‘Green service innovation vouchers: Experiences from…

Report on potential of cutting greenhouse gases from waste

Brussels, 5 October 2011 – A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) has found…

Roadmap to a resource efficient Europe published

Brussels, 20 September 2011 – The European Commission has set out a ‘roadmap’ aimed at…

EEA: EU waste laws key to emissions savings

Brussels, 8 September 2011 – Full implementation of the EU’s landfill directive could avoid 18…

Innovation Union Competitiveness Report 2011

Brussels, 9 June 2011 – The EU’s innovation performance needs major improvements in many areas…

How regulation of innovation can lead to sustainable development

Brussels, 14 April 2011 – The contribution of technical innovation to sustainable development requires integrated, long-term…

KIS-PIMS: First green voucher pilot scheme comes to a successful end

Brussels, 24 March 2011 – The KIS-PIMS closing seminar: ‘Vouchers for renewable energy service innovators’…

Recycling accounted for a quarter of total municipal waste treated in 2009

Brussels, 16 March 2011 – In the EU27, 513 kg of municipal waste was generated per…

Results of the 3rd workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing in Europe

Brussels, 1 February 2011 – The 3rd Greenovate! Europe – ZVO Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing in Europe –…

EC Communication: A Resource Efficient Europe

Brussels, 26 January 2011 – The Communication of the flagship initiative on resource efficiency was released…

Lahti Science and Business Park and Cleantech invest form strategic alliance

The Finnish Greenovate! Europe member Lahti Science and Business Park and the early-state fund Cleantech…

New EU agency for the cooperation of energy regulators established

Ljubljana, 11 December 2010 – The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has been designated to host the…

Study: innovation and internationalisation closely related

In the framework of the PRO-INNO project INNO GRIPS II, a study has been prepared on “Barriers…

EC communication on industrial policy published

Brussels, 28 October 2010 – The EC has published the last Communication on “An integrated…

The Innovation Union: turning ideas into jobs, green growth and social progress

Brussels, 12 October 2010 – The European Commission’s “Innovation Union”, sets out a strategic approach to innovation,…

New green public procurement criteria published

Brussels, 2 September 2010 – The European Commission has published in July a second set…

EU Entrepreneurs: Innovation is not only science and research

According to the European entrepreneurs, EU’s approach to innovation policy is too focused on science…

G!E member DONG inaugurates large offshore wind farm

London, 17 June 2010 – Dong Energy, one of G!E’s members, has just opened a…

High tech metals are not sufficiently recycled says UN

Brussels, 17 May 2010 – Two new reports released by the UN commission on sustainable…

ECF proposes path for 80% GHG reduction by 2050

Brussels, 14 April 2010 – The European Climate Foundation (ECF) has just released a major study…

Greener growth part of Europe 2020 Strategy

Brussels, 17 March 2010 – The successor to the Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs has…

The Spanish EU Presidency and green priorities

Madrid, 10 January 2010 –  The Spanish EU presidency, whose term started on January 1st…

China adopting feed-in tariffs for solar and wind

Beijing, 25 August 2009 – Nationwide feed-in tariff schemes for solar and wind have been announced…

New report on eco-innovation for the European Parliament

Brussels, 29 April 2009 – The objective of this study is to support the European Parliament’s…

PV sector growth constrained by scarce market liquidity

Despite credit crunch, the solar photovoltaic industry is more than ever ready for further growth…

€2.3bn ‘Green New Deal’ in Norway

Oslo, 7 April 2009 – Norway’s finance ministry has announced plans to earmark NKr 20…

Cohesion policy earmarks €105 billion for green projects and jobs

Brussels, 10 March 2009 – The European Commission announced yesterday (9 March 2009) that €105 billion…

The Covenant of Mayors is Fast Gathering Pace

Brussels, 20 February 2009 – The EU values cities to be at the heart of sustainable…

International Renewable Energy Agency launched

Abu Dhabi, 28 January 2009 – IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, a new global organisation…

Energy efficiency design standard for buildings

Geneva, 19 January 2009 – A new design standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization…

EU climate deal approved by European Parliament

Brussels, 18 December 2008 – The European Parliament approved the climate and energy legislative package on December…

UK adopts binding CO2 emission target of 26% by 2020

London, 24 November 2008 – The world’s first legally binding targets for the reduction of GHG…

European Energy Research Alliance launched

Brussels, 27 October 2008 – On October 27, 12 European leading research institutes have signed…

Council sets 50% target for green public procurement

Brussels, 27 October 2008 – Greening public procurement is one of the most powerful means to…

EC presents ‘Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy’

Brussels, 8 August 2008 – The action plan presented by the Commission sets out a series of…

Green Week 2008 Conclusions

Brussels, 10 June 2008 – The concluding remarks of EU Green Week 2008 began with a…

EC recommends pre-commercial procurement to bridge the innovation gap from the demand side

Brussels, 30 April 2008 – For the commission, public procurers can drive innovation from the demand…

EC Communication on improved technology transfer between R&D and industry

Brussels, 15 April 2008 –  Following its spring 2007 Communication on knowledge transfer, the Commission…

EC funds external commercialisation check for each FP7 renewable energy project

Brussels, 12 March 2008 – “Europe’s outstanding research results in the renewable energy sector need to be…

European Institute of Innovation and Technology gets in motion

Brussels, 14 February 2008 – The wheels of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology…

ProRETT technology transfer project 10x more successful than industry average

On 29 January 2008, EUREC Agency and Greeenovate presented the results of the technology transfer promotion project ProRETT at…

Objective zero emissions? The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Brussels, 6 February 2008 – In its last report on the implementation of the EU Energy…

Lead Markets initiative to support innovative markets

Brussels, 10 January 2008 – The European Commission has announced a new ‘Lead markets initiative for…

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