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1/10/2005 (Renews 4) – First International Biorefinery Workshop

The first international biorefinery workshop was held on 20-21 July 2005 in Washington, US. The event was jointly organised by the EC Directorate-General for Research and the US Department of Energy. (…)

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1/10/2005 (Renews 4) – FP6 – Scientific Support to Policies in the Energy Sector

Policy decisions at European level will potentially affect the lives of millions of people for many years, and decision-makers often need access to timely, scientific research to make informed choices. Recognising the role of science in the decision-making process, the European Commission has launched the Scientific Support to Policies (SSP) initiative under the Sixth Framework Programme. The SSP projects relating to energy policy are described below.

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More than 150 high-level delegates, including Mr A. Piebalgs, the Commissioner for Energy, and researchers, national and European regulators, and representatives of industry participated in this conference.

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1/10/2005 (Renews 4) – Energy Futures Seminar

The Commission's Charlemagne building was due to be full of energy on 21 September 2005, when two important energy meetings were to take place. Reports on the two events will appear in the next issue of the RENEWS newsletter.

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1/10/2005 (Renews 4) – Local New Energy Technology Implementation – LETIT

Local authorities often own apartment blocks, houses, public buildings, land, biomass resources and waste disposal sites. These assets have significant potential for energy savings and for the utilization of new energy technologies, yet the opportunities to take advantage of these assets and resources are not always evident to the local authorities.

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1/02/2005 (Renews 3) – Information day for proposers

Researchers and industry representatives interested in participating in the latest call for proposals in energy research (FP6-2004-ENERGY-3) had the opportunity to meet with fellow participants and European Commission staff at an information day in Brussels.

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1/02/2005 (Renews 3) – More money needed for renewables research

An analysis of research spending on renewable energy has highlighted the need for increased funding from private sources and maintenance of significant public support. The REDS Specific Support Action, funded by the EU under FP5, undertook an analytical survey of R&D expenditure on renewable energy sources (RES) in the Union as a whole and in individual EU-15 Member States.

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1/02/2005 (Renews 3) – New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability – NEEDS

The objective of the NEEDS Integrated Project is to evaluate the full costs and benefits of energy policies and of future energy systems. The project will evaluate the internal and external energy costs at both national level and for the enlarged EU as a whole.

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1/07/2004 (Renews 2) – NEEDS

Partners from Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt are actively participating in NEEDS (the New Energy Externalities Developments for Sustainability). This Integrated Project will evaluate the expected global costs, direct and external, of future energy systems, and the benefits of different energy policies.

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