Energy & Climate Change Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group.

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Charles Abbott

Scotland Europa

Irene Palomino Antolín

Leader

Irene Palomino Antolín

Extremadura Goverment

Energy & Climate Change WG Leader

Leader

Emilia Pernaa

West Finland European Office

Solveig Skåravik

Leader

Solveig Skåravik

Oslo Region

Pieter Faber

Leader

Pieter Faber

Cities Northern Netherlands

Energy & Climate Change

The main objective of the Energy & Climate Change Working Group is to act as a platform to discuss and share information on energy-related priorities and funding programmes, especially looking at the Green Deal and Horizon Europe. Since the energy-related topics are gaining importance in the European context, the WG will explore links and synergies with other areas in which energy plays a central role and cooperate with other ERRIN Working Groups.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Energy

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

Anonymous

Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to

Energy WG

Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting: Hydrogen energy applications

Teresa Vio

 Save the date for the upcoming Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting on Hydrogen! The aim of this meeting will be to discuss and present solutions to R&I barriers in Hydrogen energy

WG Events

WG Events

Financing innovative clean tech conference

To reach its goal of becoming the first climate-neutral bloc by 2050, the EU needs significant investment from both the public and private sectors. As part of the European Green Deal Investment Plan, the Innovation Fund is one of the world's largest funds for low-carbon technologies - at about €10bn over 2020-2030 depending on the price of carbon.  This conference will bring togehter financiers and industry representatives to raise awareness to the financial community about the business and investment opporunities that will subsequently present themselves. Participants will also be able to…

European Climate Pact Citizen's Dialogue launch

As the European Climate Pact is announced during the Covenant of Mayors Ceremony, attention will also be placed on the importance of citizen engagement in the European Green Deal. The Climate Pact Citizen's Dialogue will take place on 4th March in Brussels. It will be opened by Vice President Frans Timmermans, who will announce the launch of an open public consultation on the Climate Pact, inviting all citizens and stakeholders to contribute ideas. The launch of the dialogue is taking place alongside the EU Covenant of Mayors ceremony to highlight the importance of citizens' and…

Covenant of Mayors ceremony & European Climate Pact announcement

In order to achieve its ambition of Europe reaching climate-neutrality by 2050, the European Commission is launching a Climate Pact to bring citizens, industry, civil society, authorities and institutions together.  The Climate Pact will be launched at the European Covenant of Mayors' ceremony to symbolise the Covenant's huge success, with almost 10,000 signatories. The Climate Pact will engage with the public to induce behavioral changes by encouraging the exchange of inspiration and information, fostering spaces for citizens to work together on climate actions and the create capacity to…

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

The 2020 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Fiance Market Place has been scheduled to take place 18-19th Februrary 2020 in Brussels. The two-day event is co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy, the Directorate-General for Climate Action and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME). The event will comprise plenary sessions with high level representatives from the Covenant of Mayors as well as a showcase of successful projects on energy efficiency finance, future-proof investments, financing clean…

Webinar: Renewable energy on islands - electricity storage and integration challenges

The Clean Energy for EU Islands secretariat has organised a webinar on the storage of renewable energy on islands. The one-hour webinar will ask how best to intergrate renewable energies on islands with seasonal weather variations, with a focus on storage, grids and infrastructure.  Professor Francesco Contino from UCLouvain and Profesorr Goran Krajacic from the University of Zagreb will speak during the free webinar. To register to the session or to learn more, please click here. 

Global markets need smart green batteries for sustainable future

Finland wants to strengthen further and create new mutually fruitful partnerships with European ecosystem players both in the areas of R&D and business. The Permanent Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and the team are inviting to participate in the seminar and establish contacts and start discussions round on possible cooperation with Finnish battery ecosystem.  Registration deadline is Monday 27 January. Programme and registration can be found here.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Public consultation to shape the European Partnership on Driving Urban Transitions

The Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership aims to address the complex set of urban challenges, which cities and urban communities are facing today, with an integrated approach to offer decision makers in municipalities, companies and society the means to act and enable the necessary urban transformations. The partnership aims to create a portfolio of measures to build capacities in all stakeholder groups and contribute to the European Mission on Climate Neutral Cities. Read more about what is at stake in this article. The partnership’s objectives will be…

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online. Please find below a list of Working Group meetings for the month of March:   Online webinar:  - Blue Growth WG meeting on clean waterborne transport (23 March)   Postponed meetings: - Smart Specialisation WG meeting on Component 5 (19 March) - Innovation & Investment WG meeting on access to finance for SMEs (24 March) - ICT and Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG meeting on…

EU Circular Economy Action Plan adopted

The Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan which aims to protect the environment by further implementing measures on the life cycle of products, green economy and strengthening the competitiveness. The actions foresee an involvement of different stakeholders and business. The action plan is an integral part of the EU Industrial Strategy announced yesterday and one of the main parts of the European Green Deal. The Commission’s objectives are to focus on sectors with high circularity using the most resources like ICT, electronics, batteries and vehicles, textiles,…

Partner search for H2020 LC-SC3-RES-1-2019-2020 call: Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies

This project aims to create local, distributed virtual power plants in order to limit the losses of energy from renewable sources, balance the grid, secure the energy for the end-users and bring stable and cheap green energy. It would demonstrate how to produce and use the energy locally creating the almost off-grid energy islands cooperating with Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Distribution System Operators (DSOs). The project combines hybrid hydrogen and battery energy storage technologies as well as large scale and small scale green energy producers that have systemic relevance…

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

  Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise. We advise all our members to follow our communications in the coming weeks for possible updates on the current situation.    

The first European Climate Law presented by the Commission

The Commission has presented the first European Climate Law. The act writes into law the target set out in the European Green Deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become climate-neutral by 2050. The Commission also proposes a new EU target for 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reductions to ensure its consistency with the climate-neutrality objective for 2050.  Achieving net-zero emissions for EU countries should be done by investing in green technologies and protecting the natural environment. The overall objectives of the Climate Law are to set a long-term plan to reach climate-…

Latest Updates

  • By Heidi Johansson

Public consultation to shape the European Partnership on Driving Urban Transitions

The Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership aims to address the complex set of urban challenges, which cities and urban communities are facing today, with an integrated approach to offer decision makers in municipalities, companies and society the means to act and enable the necessary urban transformations.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EU Circular Economy Action Plan adopted

The Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan which aims to protect the environment by further implementing measures on the life cycle of products. The action plan is an integral part of the EU Industrial Strategy announced yesterday and one of the main parts of the European Green Deal.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Join a pan-European community of place-based innovation ecosystems interested in new partnerships for energy transition

In the frame of the Horizon 2020 SwafS-14-2020 call - Coordination and Support Action “Supporting the development of territorial Responsible Research and Innovation”, a consortium, led by the Centre for Social Innovation (Austria), is looking for interested regions.

  • By Anonymous

Partner search for H2020 LC-SC3-RES-1-2019-2020 call: Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies

The project aims to create local, distributed virtual power plants in order to limit the losses of energy from renewable sources, balance the grid, secure the energy for the end-users and bring stable and cheap green energy. It would demonstrate how to produce and use the energy locally creating the almost off-grid energy islands cooperating with Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Distribution System Operators (DSOs).

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.