Energy performance

7/7/2021: ESFRI chair, Connecting Europe programme, EU-US cooperation, nuclear research, EU Green Bonds, energy-efficient buildings, and Green Cities awards

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Jana Kolar elected chair of EU research infrastructure forum (ESFRI)
– €30 billion for infrastructure projects connecting EU regions
– CEOs of European multinationals call for greater R&D cooperation with the US
– Calls for open access projects in JRC Nuclear Research Infrastructures
– Commission investments in nuclear research to include synergies with health, AI & robotics, among others
– New strategy to make the EU’s financial system more sustainable and new European Green Bond Standard
– Climate targets: EU bets on energy-efficient buildings
– Valongo (Portugual) among the ten finalists of the European Green City Award

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6/7/2021: Europe’s largest electrolyser, Eurobarometer survey, renewable energy directive, building digitalisation, Farm2Fork, and Iberian energy webinar

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Launch of Europe’s largest electrolyser for clean hydrogen
– Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world
– The EU renewable energy directive and innovation
– Cost/benefit analysis for Building Information Modelling (BIM)
– Farm 2 Fork: new Code of Conduct for companies and associations
– Webinar “Iberian Electricity Market Simulation” (13 July)

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5/7/2021: EIC-ERC collaboration, GÉANT network enlarged, WHO on AI for health, State Aid, EDF, energy efficiency platform and rules, EU rural areas and Green Deal blueprint for cities

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EIC and ERC strengthen collaboration in joint workshop
– FCCN first NREN to migrate to new GÉANT fibre network
– Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health (World Health Organisation)
– New state aid rules to facilitate researchers
– EU defence research fund to increase technological sovereignty
– Energy efficiency financing platform: DEEP 2.0
– New EU measures for energy efficiency of electric motors
– Long-term vision for EU rural areas
– A blueprint for cities to implement the EU Green Deal

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19/05/2021: INESC article on fisheries published on Science Business, HUB workshop material, Horizon Europe, Blue economy strategy, fusion power, and energy performance workshops

In today’s Morning Brief: INESC article on fisheries published on Science Business | HUB Horizon Europe workshop | Newer member states’s hardship in extracting value from Horizon Europe | Commission strategic guidelines for sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture | EC and EIB for a new blue economy strategy | Fusion power: EU ITER and EU-Japan DEMO | Workshops on the green & digital transition | OLISSIPO Twin Seminars on Computational Biology

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01/04/2021: ERA survey, Energy: decarb energy systems/hydrogen/buildings/islands, STOA, EU policies for health, agri-food trade, a board game to beat climate crisis

In today’s Morning Brief:
Covid gives fresh momentum to EU clock-change idea | European Commission launches survey to evaluate European Research Area policy framework | ITRE Public Hearing on decarbonisation of the energy system | Germany to put €15 million towards international green hydrogen research | Public consultation launched on revising the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive |
Appointment of STOA’s International Advisory Board (2020-2024 mandate) | The need for better EU policies for health (online event) | Overview of 2020 agri-food trade in the EU | Clean energy transition support for islands | Hidden gem: A board game to beat climate crisis – from the creator of Pandemic

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