Sustainable Energy Systems
8 October 2004 - Warsaw, Poland
Information and brokerage seminar on Distributed energy resources and future electricity networks
The Commission's Research DG is helping to organise a series of information and brokerage seminars in anticipation of the third call for proposals under the sustainable energy systems link 1 sub-priority of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
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28 September 2004 - Potsdam, Germany
Information and brokerage seminar on CO2 capture and storage
The Commission's Research DG is helping to organise a series of information and brokerage seminars in anticipation of the third call for proposals under the sustainable energy systems link 3 sub-priority of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
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28 September 2004- Brussels
Future Vision for PV - A Vision for PV Technology up to 2030 and Beyond
The European Commission has organised a conference to present the major conclusions outlined in the Vision Report for the future of photovoltaics, established by the PV Technology Research Advisory Council.
The conference was held at the Charlemagne Conference Centre in Brussels on 28 September 2004.
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20 September 2004 - Brussels, Belgium
Information and brokerage seminar on ‘hydrogen and fuel cells’
The Commission's Research DG is helping to organise a series of information and brokerage seminars in anticipation of the third call for proposals under the sustainable energy systems link 7 sub-priority of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).
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>> Conclusions of this information seminar are available on the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform - HFP website link 9
29 April 2004 – Amsterdam
Distributed Generation and the Development of Sustainable Electricity Networks: The Challenges for Policy and Regulation
This conference, organised by a group of European research institutes cooperating within the SUSTELNET project, addresses the challenges for future electricity policy and regulation.
The SUSTELNET project is supported by the European Commission under the 5th RTD Framework Programme within the thematic programme ‘Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development’. SUSTELNET has been created to identify criteria for a regulatory framework for future electricity markets and network structures that create a level playing field between centralised and decentralised generation and facilitate the integration of RES.
In this conference, the results of the SUSTELNET project have been presented and discussed, including strategies for changing the current regulatory framework and recommendations for future EU policies. During the conference, current EU policies and Member States regulatory practices have been be presented and discussed, as well as experiences with technical and regulatory innovations.
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12 February 2004 – Essen, Germany
AcceptH2: Public Perception of Hydrogen Buses in Five Countries – Preliminary Results.
The international project AcceptH2 aims to understand and measure public perception of hydrogen buses in public transport. The knowledge gained thereof will be used to develop and disseminate recommendations for maximising the positive influence that hydrogen bus demonstration projects can have on public perceptions of hydrogen vehicles and technologies.
This project started at the beginning of 2003 and is due to be completed by mid-2005. The European part of AcceptH2 is funded by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme.
The preliminary results of this project were presented during the International German Hydrogen Energy Congress 2004, which was held in Essen during the 11 and 12 of February 2004.
These results are in general accordance with former acceptance studies in the field, and can be summarised as follows: people strongly support hydrogen and fuel cells, not existing practically objections – neither in general nor when these technologies are applied in vehicles. Yet, a significant group of people “need more information” or stated that their support would depend on certain conditions (support for hydrogen fuel cell buses in case an extra charge would be required).
>> Further information on project preliminary results can be found here
Project details can be found at AcceptH2 project website link 12