Policy & Regulation

Reflections on the European Commission’s proposal for a European Green Deal

The European Commission has published its European Green Deal. It covers all sectors of the economy, notably transport, energy, agriculture, buildings, and industries such as steel, cement, ICT, textiles and chemicals. The proposal states that by March 2020 the Commission will publish an industry strategy to support the green transformation. Only 12 % of the materials used by EU industry come from recycling. A holistic approach is definitely needed for industry to make the sector more sustainable and more competitive globally. It will be important for the Commission to thoroughly consult to ensure all stakeholders can provide important input to these initiatives. The Commission EEIP looks forward to providing its neutral platform to encourage dialogue on this important topic. Follow the latest developments through EEIP website and our social media channels! Click here for more information on the EU Green Deal details and more details on how the European Climate Law. and how you can visit the Commission’s European Climate Climate Law here.

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The time is right: Industrial Policy and the European Green Deal
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The time is right: Industrial Policy and the European Green Deal

There is increasing support to develop the battery industry because of the growth in electric vehicles. The potential value of the entire battery value chain in Europe could be €250bn in 2025. There is an increasing awareness that industry must take more ambitious steps to dec.

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More national climate policies expected, but how effective are the existing ones?
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More national climate policies expected, but how effective are the existing ones?

In 2019, EU Member States reported that they had already adopted or were planning to adopt 1925 national policies and corresponding measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many of these measures also help achieve energy efficiency and renewable energy targets. While climate action is clearly taking place.

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Best Practices to tackle an investor raise
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Best Practices to tackle an investor raise

Joule Assets Europe is working with project developers and investors. The upcoming LAUNCH lighting raise session offers project developers the opportunity to pitch to each other and provide feedback in front of a live audience. An opportunity to interact with the investors point of view.

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Blockchain will be the next GDPR
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Blockchain will be the next GDPR

Internet of Things (IIoT), big data, blockchain, digital twin technology are all the building blocks of the evolving ecosystem. Potential applications of blockchain technologies could be: markets for certificates of origin, network management and security, electric vehicle charging and coordination.

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) revises energy lending criteria
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The European Investment Bank (EIB) revises energy lending criteria

The European Investment Bank will phase out support to energy projects reliant on fossil fuels. These projects will not be presented for approval to the EIB Board beyond the end of 2020. All the Banks activities in the energy sector will be fully aligned with the Paris.

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Hungary, Portugal and Poland sign up to EU quantum communication infrastructure initiative
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Hungary, Portugal and Poland sign up to EU quantum communication infrastructure initiative

QCI will help Europe to secure its critical infrastructure and encryption systems against cyber threats. It will also enable data centres to store and exchange information safely. Long-term plan is for the QCI infrastructure to become the backbone for Europes Quantum Internet.

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Sustainable finance: Simplicity liberates action!
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Sustainable finance: Simplicity liberates action!

Energy efficiency financing is one of the foundations of sustainable financing in the EU. TEG identified 67 activities for sustainable finance and emphasised the urgencies for investments that need speedy energy transition. The key objective is categorisation and simplification of financing and investment.

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EIC Accelerator Fund Investment Guidelines available!
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EIC Accelerator Fund Investment Guidelines available!

The EIC Accelerator Fund is a breakthrough initiative of the European Commission. It is the first of its kind EU intervention in direct equity-type investments in combination with grants (blended finance) Investment Guidelines for Applicants detail the main guiding principles.

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What the energy efficiency community can learn from the Club of Rome
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What the energy efficiency community can learn from the Club of Rome

Eceee has been focusing on sufficiency and we are making some inroads there. After the first oil crisis, energy efficiency became a policy option for governments and societies. But improving our efficiency does not necessarily lead to lowering energy demand or reducing GH.

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