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Benefits of new 2030 energy efficiency targets

Published on 23-07-14

The European Commission outlined today the expected benefits of a 30% energy efficiency target for 2030, and an assessment of the progress made towards its 20% energy efficiency goal for 2020. The measures were outlined in the energy efficiency communication which is a part of the European Commission's climate and energy framework expected to be agreed in October 2014 by EU governments.

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Benefits of new 2030 energy efficiency targets

New funding opportunities for Europe's innovators

New funding opportunities for Europe's innovators

Published on 22-07-14

A new pilot call "Fast Track to Innovation" has been unveiled by the Commission to help Europe's innovators get their great ideas to market.  The scheme will open to applications in January 2015 and offer up to €100m (around £80m) in grants to innovative businesses and organisations. It is the only measure in More...

UK SMEs earmarked for EU grants to get ideas from lab to market

UK SMEs earmarked for EU grants to get ideas from lab to market

Published on 24 -07-14

Twenty six UK small firms will receive €50,000 (£40,000) each to finance feasibility studies to develop their innovation strategy, as well as benefit from up to three days of business coaching. The SMEs were selected by the European Commission in the first round of grants allocated from the new €3 billion (£2.4bn) SME Instrument, launched under...

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Euromyths and Letters to the Editor

Weekend press watch, 5-6 July 2014

Published on 07-07-2014

This is a new occasional feature on our blog, given that weekends tend to be a peak time for – to say the least – contentious coverage of EU-related matters Non-existent EC proposal alarms motorists The Sun on Sunday on 6 July ran a prominent story headlined “No tanks: EU in 3p a litre hike”. […]

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Karel de Gucht on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, (23 mins in) explaining why fears on Investor State Dispute Settlement are unfounded as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Part...

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