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Clean Energy Newsletter - September 2021

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EU invests €122 million in innovative projects to decarbonise the economy

For the first time since the creation of the Innovation Fund, the European Union is investing €118 million into 32 small innovative projects located in 14 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway

New call for proposals for Projects of Common Interest under CEF Energy

The first call under the Connecting Europe Facility Energy programme for the period 2021-2027 has just been published by CINEA. The new call for proposals addresses studies and works for Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) in the field of trans-European energy infrastructure, and it will be open until 19 October.

Simpler EU energy labels for lighting to help consumers cut their energy bill

From 1 September 2021, the new version of the EU energy label for light bulbs and other lighting products is applicable in shops and online, helping EU consumers cut their carbon footprint and energy bills.

Launch of the third Estonia-Latvia electricity interconnector

A new electricity connection between Estonia and Latvia was launched on August 25 by the respective electricity system operators Elering and AST. This is the third electricity connector between the two countries and a further step in synchronising the Baltic with the continental European network.

LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 (Q&A sessions)

Did you miss the EU LIFE Info Sessions 2021? Watch the recordings now and get useful tips to prepare a successful proposal! Networking opportunities among potential applicants are also available on the page.

Get involved in the WSED 2022!

Submit your paper or propose a speaker at the World Sustainable Energy Days 2022 on 2 - 4 March 2022 in Wels, Austria

Registration is open to the EU Sustainable Energy Week

EUSEW will take place online on 25-29 October 2021. It will bring together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to debate initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power to achieve the European Green Deal objectives. Join us and attend the Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, the second European Youth Energy Day as well as 1:1 video meetings, virtual stands and other networking activities.

Launch Event of the Commission’s Recommendation and Guidelines on Energy Efficiency First

The European Green Deal identifies energy efficiency as one of the key solutions across sectors that will help achieve climate neutrality at the lowest possible cost. The event will take place online on 28 September. It will be opened by the Commissioner for Energy, Ms Kadri Simson, and introduced by Mr Massimo Garribba, Deputy Director-General for DG Energy.

Virtual Info Day on the call for proposals for preparatory studies for cross-border renewable energy projects

CINEA organises a virtual info day on 28 September to present the second call under the Connecting Europe Facility Energy 2021-2027. The event will cover the main aspects of the call for proposals addressing prefeasibility studies for cross-border renewable energy projects.

EU Green Deal - Research and Innovation as a driver towards Climate Neutrality

The event is organised by the European Commission and hosted at the Sweden Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai. The event will host a high-level workshop on 4 October and a dedicated EU projects’ Networking Village on 3-4 October 2021.

Sustainable Places 2021 Conference

Register now for the 9th annual hybrid edition of Sustainable Places from 28th September to 1st October hosted in Rome, Italy

Sustainable Energy Investment Forum

On 22 and 23 September, CINEA will co-host a joint event on mobilising public and private finance to accelerate investment in Belgium’s buildings and infrastructure.

Virtual workshop on women in CCUS on 29 September & 1 October

Join this virtual workshop on issues women face when first approaching or already being established in a highly technical field such as Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage.

Projects' updates
Greener, smarter and more sustainable SmartCities with urban innovation

Horizon 2020 project GrowSmarter brought together the cities of Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm to demonstrate 12 innovative urban solutions, such as smart energy saving and waste collection, electric mobility and refurbishing buildings to make them more sustainable.

Upgrading the performance of district heating networks in Europe

The Horizon 2020 project Upgrade DH supported the upgrading and retrofitting process of district heating systems in the different climate regions of Europe, covering various countries.

Limiting global warming can boost employment in the energy sector

Researchers supported by the EU-funded NAVIGATE and ENGAGE projects estimate that actions to limit global warming to well below 2 °C would boost the energy sector employment from 18 to 26 million by 2050.

Fish-friendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower

Horizon 2020 project FIThydro aims to improve river ecology and achieving sustainable fish populations in the hydropower plants' environment and innovating the existing hydropower technologies and devices.

Intelligent Control for Comfort, Energy and Flexibility Optimisation

The EU-funded iBECOME project aims to increase intelligence, decarbonisation and decentralisation of the energy system by transforming building and operation data into products that can be profitable in the innovative business framework.

Leveraging new skills for the building value-chain to deliver on the European Green Deal

Through its BUILD UP Skills initiative, the EU aims to increase the number of trained and qualified building professionals across Europe, with a view to delivering new nearly zero-energy buildings as well as building renovations offering high-energy performance.

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