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The Catalan Energy Cluster organizes a virtual visit to the European Commission to bring its members closer to energy, environment and mobility policies

The Catalan Energy Cluster (CEEC) together with the European Commission have organized a virtual day in Brussels to bring the latest developments in environmental, energy and mobility policies to CEEC members. The day began with an institutional welcome by Esther Izquierdo, President of the CEEC, by...

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Green Deal: Sustainable batteries for a circular and climate neutral economy

The European Commission has revealed proposals to modernise European Union (EU) legislation on batteries, delivering its first initiative among the actions announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan. Batteries that are more sustainable throughout their life cycle are key for the goals of the...
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European Commission unveils offshore renewable energy strategy

The European Commission has unveiled the European Union (EU) Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy as it steps up efforts to make the Union climate neutral by 2050. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300...
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More than 300 applications for share of €1 billion clean tech funding

More than 300 applications have been received in response to the €1 billion first call for large-scale projects of the Innovation Fund, the European Commission's funding programme to support the development of low-carbon technologies and innovative clean technology. A total of 311 submissions have...
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Circular economy is the model of the future - Timmermans

A sustainalble circular economy is the way forward for Europe as it seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans has said. The Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal was speaking on the first day of the Circular Economy...
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EU chemicals strategy aims to help deliver toxic-free environment

The European Commission has adopted the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability as it seeks to achieve the zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment announced in the European Green Deal. The Strategy aims to boost innovation for safe and sustainable chemicals and increase the protection...
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€1 billion European Green Deal Call launched

The European Commission has launch a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe's unique ecosystems and biodiversity. The Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call, which seeks to spur Europe's recovery from the coronavirus...
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European Commission proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030

The European Commission has revealed plans to reduce European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. The announcement comes after Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union speech, in which she made the pledge, and accelaerates the...
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Have your say on European ocean energy policies

The European Commission is gathering views on the development of the ocean energy sector and of the Ocean Energy Communication. It is particularly keen to hear from: the general public Public sector: EU institutions and bodies, International organisations, Member State and regions active in the...
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Join the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance has been established by the European Commission to support the development of a clean and globally competitive hydrogen industry in Europe. Clean hydrogen technologies have the potential to achieve deep decarbonisation of some of Europe’s highest emitting...
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Consultation launched on EU energy efficiency directives

One of the aims of the European Green Deal is to increase the European Union's (EU) climate ambition so that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by at least 50% and towards 55% in a responsible way by 2030. As the first steps in this process a series of climate, energy and environmental...