Renewable energy

27/7/2021: State aid exemptions, working group on offshore renewable energies, report on food systems, new steel&coal projects, EARTO on partnerships, and Spain funds more science missions

In today’s Morning Brief:
– State Aid exemptions: more money for research
– Commission launches call for expression of interest for working group on offshore renewable energies
– Report “Co-creating knowledge for food systems transformation”
– Approved 25 new steel and coal projects supporting the European Green Deal
– EARTO recommendations on European Partnerships
– Spain announces €141M for science missions in 2022

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19/7/2021: Pact for R&I in Europe, struggle with HE 2022 budget, ERC 2022, industrial partnerships, EIC call for project portfolio managers, LIFE CET call, R&I regulations for the Green Deal, renewable energy directive, data governance, and the Industrial Forum

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Commission adopts proposal for a Pact for R&I in Europe
– European Research Council to award €2.4B in 2022
– Parliament tries to fight back on proposed cut to 2022 HE budget while Commission pushes for more investment
– Parliament to settle on recommendations for 10 industrial partnerships
– EIC seeks six project portfolio managers
– First LIFE 2021 call on clean energy transition
– New laws and regulations bind R&I programmes to Green Deal targets
– Renewable Energy Directive
– Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU
– New Industrial Forum collaborative platform

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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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22/6/2021: Health Technology Assessment, Industry and technology, HE Science Business guide, coop EU-Canada, raw materials, forest fires, EU energy infrastructures and Renewable Energy Directive, a new hackathon, and the Twin Transition

In today’s Morning Brief: Political agreement on the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Regulation
|| Impact of technology on industry: New issue of Science&Society
|| Horizon Europe: the Science Business guide || Developments in international cooperation in R&I || Raw materials strategic partnership with Canada || Forest fires: European Commission is stepping up its preparations for the forest fire season 2021 || EU’s plan for optimising European energy infrastructures || [Opinion] “Not all renewables are created equal” – How the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive risks destroying Europe’s forests || Hackathon to identify and develop tools to serve the transplant patient community || [Video] The Twin Transition: How can Green Growth and Digital Transformation go hand in hand to drive Europe’s recovery?

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2/6/2021: HUB events yesterday, tech sovereignty, AI and blockchain, EU processor, German hydrogen projects, geothermal energy, CAP’s impact, consultation on ecodesign, and ICC City Lab

In today’s Morning Brief: Deep Tech and Forestry events yesterday | Tech sovereignty as a priority of the K4I’s innovation manifesto | Report: EU must boost AI and blockchain funding to avoid market failures | EU processor project designs European-grown test chip | Germany to invest €8 bn in large-scale hydrogen projects | Planned revision of EU renewables law opens door to geothermal | Evaluation of CAP’s impact on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions | Commission seeks public opinion on ecodesign and energy efficiency for mobile phones and tablets | 3rd ICC City Lab open sessions

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12/05/2021: Horizon Europe, research partnerships, EIC, EU start-up scoreboard, women’s cancer, renewable energy, chemical strategy, and the path to SDG 14

In today’s Morning Brief: New EC webinar on Horizon Europe | Launch of Horizon Europe work programmes postponed to late May | MEPs enquire about research partnerships in industrial strategy | EIC freezes funds for start-ups | EU-wide start-up scoreboard | Health Commissioner: EU cancer plan must ‘break the silence’ on women’s cancers | IEA: Renewable energy to account for 90% of new power expansion post-COVID-19 | EC Chemical Strategy: roadmap to revise REACH and CLP | New report on EU’s performance on the SDG 14 (Life under water)

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05/05/2021: Renewable energy, GMOs, leaked draft on renewables and industry green transition, Digital Europe, Datathon, and a new Quantum Computing HUB

In today’s Morning Brief: EC platform for renewable energy statistics transfer | EC study on gene editing in agriculture | EU’s draft renewables law confirms 38-40% target for 2030 | EC draft measures for a rapid green transition of industries | Parliament votes €7.5B Digital Europe programme | EU Datathon 2021 | ETH Zurich founds Quantum Computing Hub

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