The World EXPO 2015 is taking place in Milan from 1 May to 30 October 2015 with the theme "Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life".
Mark your agendas and make your travel arrangements: the Info Days on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ will take place on 14 and 15 September 2015.
This event will provide information to potential applicants for the calls for project proposals under the H2020 challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’.
Following the Landshut-Munich 4th ICLE Conference the fifth one will take place in Brussels on 15-17 September 2015, with a similar structure to the Copenhagen, Verona and Madrid events.
The SET Plan 2015 conference will launch the European debate on the new SET-Plan, and the next steps to implement its actions, at the highest level. The conference will be held back-to-back with the Informal Council of the Energy Ministers in Luxembourg, thereby placing research and innovation in energy at the heart of Luxembourg’s Council Presidency.
The Madrid Forum was set up to discuss issues regarding the creation of the internal gas market. Currently it is addressing cross-border trade of gas, in particular the tarification of cross-border gas exchanges, the allocation and management of scarce interconnection capacity and other technical and commercial barriers to the creation of a fully operational internal gas market.
The ACER IV Annual Conference focussed on how to achieve "An Energy Union for Consumers”. The event took place at the Brdo Congress Centre near Kranj, Slovenia, on Thursday, 9th July 2015.
The European Commission, in close collaboration with the Mission of Canadian to the EU, organised the workshop "Renewable Carbon Sources processing to fuels and chemicals".
This workshop was organised in order to present the results of the study to stakeholders. The objective of this study is to determine actual greenhouse gas (GHG) data for diesel, petrol and natural gas.
The central event of the Partnership is the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership Forum. It took place back-to-back with the EU-China Summit, this year on 29 June at the European Commission's Headquarters, the Berlaymont building in Brussels.
The Third European Regulatory Conference on Nuclear Safety took place in Brussels on Monday 29 June and Tuesday 30 June (morning).
The Eastern Partnership Platform on Energy Security meets twice a year.
On 18 June, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, Internal Market and Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, held a high-level conference on EU action to decarbonise the road transport sector.
This year's EU Sustainable Energy Week took place from 15 to 19 June 2015.
The Electricity Regulatory Forum (Florence Forum) was set up to discuss the creation of the internal electricity market.
A two day conference on the integration of renewable energy, analysing it from multiple perspectives, while highlighting practical examples and practices that can be spread elsewhere in Europe.
The 2015 ENEF Plenary meeting took place in Prague .
The General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) took place in Berlin, Germany at the Metropolitan Solutions Trade Fair.
The goal of a resilient Energy Union with an ambitious climate policy as its core is to give EU consumers – households and businesses – secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy. Achieving this goal will require a fundamental transformation of Europe's energy system.
The 3rd European Workshop on LCA for Algal Biofuels was held on 11 May 2015 in Brussels and was organised by the Directorate General for Energy in close cooperation with the European Algae Biomass Association (EABA).
Up to 16,000 visitors came to the EU quarter in Brussels this 9 May to visit the European Union institutions and take part in many entertaining and informative activities at the EU's Open Doors Day.
At a High Level conference in Brussels, the Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP) and the Atlantic Council officially presented the 'Completing Europe – from the North-South Corridor to Energy, Transportation and Telecommunications Union' report, in cooperation with DG Energy.
A new Network of Energy and Managing Authorities (EMA) set up by the Commission met for the first time in Brussels on 16-17 March 2015.
On 17 March 2015, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, launched a high level conference on renewable energy.
Citizens' Energy Forum – known as the London Forum – took place on 12-13 March at the Business Design Centre in London. The overall aim of the Forum was to explore consumers' perspectives and their role in a competitive, 'smart', energy efficiency and fair energy retail market.
The event disseminated, and sought industry's feedback, on the final achievements of Smart Grids standardisation work under the Mandate M/490 to European Standardisation Organisations.
At this High Level Round Table, the Commission's aim was to listen to practical experience on the implementation of initiatives to create Smart Cities.
This conference discussed the issues facing the heating and cooling sector in the European energy transition. The sector accounts for half of the EU's energy consumption – ahead of both electricity and transport.
An information morning on a new call for proposals for Smart Cities and Communities took place on 12 February 2015 in Brussels. The call for proposals on solutions integrating energy, transport and ICT through lighthouse projects under Horizon 2020 opened on 10 December 2014. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5 May 2015.
Commissioner Arias Cañete represented the European Union at the 5th session of the IRENA General Assembly that took place in Abu Dhabi on 18-19 January, and that counted with over 1,200 delegates. On Commissioner's initiative, IRENA held for the first time a ministerial roundtable dedicated to the renewables' role in energy security, which he addressed as keynote speaker.
The 'EU: Leading Global Technology and Innovation in the Renewable Sector' event took place on 19 January 2015 in the framework of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
The move towards a low-carbon Europe with secure energy at affordable prices, with the achievement of the EU 2020 and 2030 energy targets, requires a profound transformation of the entire energy system, from the supply to the demand side.
The International Energy Agency regularly reviews the energy policies of each of its member countries. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: European Union 2014 Review presents the results of the newest IEA assessment of EU policies.
On 6 November 2014, the European Commission organised in Brussels the conference "Sustainable Energy in Central Asia: Business Opportunities and Technology Transfer".
Meeting the challenges for the energy sector in view of the 2050 objectives, including the need to strengthen Europe's competitiveness and ensure security of supply needs a strong and structured interaction with all relevant stakeholders.
Taking nuclear third party liability into the future: Fair compensation for citizens and level playing field for operators