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

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.

Energy Innovation: how to deliver on the European Green Deal?

The French Permanent Representation is hosting an event in the context of President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen's Green Deal.  The event will discuss the crucial role of innovation in making such radical changes to how we heat, move and produce outlined in the deal, by exploring the business models, new technologies and behaviours needed to implement these changes.  The conference will be introduced by Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General at DG ENER, before presentations and a panel discussion.  The invitation and programme are attached. Please click here to register. 

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

Delivering results for a mission on climate neutral and smart cities, by and for citizens, requires established models of collaboration at city and regional level. Actors in south Sweden are eager to contribute to the success of the forthcoming Horizon Europe mission on cities by scaling up and sharing our points for success for this key research and innovation initiative. What models of governance are quired? What new partnerships need to be created to solve global challenges? What mechanisms for collaboration provide the best opportunity to ensure research and innovation results are picked…

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas field will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands. To tackle these challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with theJoint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). The main goal of this trajectory is  to develop a concrete Action Roadmap that prepares the Northern economy and labour market for the upcoming energy transition.   To help us draft this Roadmap, we have invited experts from regions that faced similar economic transitions to…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Lahti, Finland announced as European Green Capital 2021 winner

The winner of the European Green Capital 2021 competition has been announced as Lahti, Finland, following a unanimous decision by the judges. Lahti, a partner of the ERRIN member Helsinki EU Office, was one of three cities to make it to the final stage of the competition, alongside Lille and Strasbourg, also our members.  The award comes after each city made presentations in June 2019, where they outlined their commitment to sustainable urban development.  Lahti was distinguished in certain areas, particularly air quality, waste, green growth, eco-innovation and governance, which it…

H2020 Proposal for Smart Windows Developpers and/or Adhesive Industry

The project will develop a proof of concept, to show the technical and financial viability of a plug&play system composed of components and intelligent modules for interior renovation, which currently does not exist in the market.  This system will consist of panels with highly insulating and lightweight materials, such as aerogel, heating and cooling elements, ventilation, as well as intelligent windows, and possibly energy production.  The project’s main objective is to develop a new plug & build a modular system for building refurbishment which cuts its actual price in half.…

Sustainability/Green transition education materials for primary schools

This Nordplus pilot project will focus on developing a new teaching materials about the green transition with focus on hydrogen. The teaching material must be usable at the level of training and will be prepared in collaboration with the project partners and must be developed so that it can be used across the participating countries - Denmark, Norway and Iceland. In doing so, we will build a strong network and collect the stories of the different countries - which are different, but still tie us together - especially about the future investment in hydrogen technology, which is common to both…

Self-Assess with the Green City Tool

Following the recent closure of applications for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf awards, the European Commission is celebrating World Cities Day by highlighting its Green City Tool. Working as both as a means of benchmarking and self-assessment, the tool allows cities to commit and communicate their efforts to becoming greener and more sustainable cities. With a focus on sustainable urban planning, the tool emphasies on city governence and approach, rather than quantititve measures.  Cities can complete the self-assessment anonymously or they can register to put themselves…

New Horizon Impact Award 2019 contest opens: apply by 28 May 2019

The European Commission is launching the first Horizon Impact Award – a prize dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The award celebrates successful EU funded R&I projects that have created societal and impactful project results under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme. The contest is open for applications Deadline for application: 28 May 2019 Read the rules and apply here

RESponsible Island prize – apply now!

The RESponsible Island prize is an initiative of the European Commission that recognizes realised projects on geographic energy islands. This prize will reward achievements in local renewable energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transport on islands. Criteria of the competition: - the share of renewable energy produced by innovative energy technologies - environmental and socioeconomic sustainability and impact - citizen and community involvement - replicability of the solution The prize should inspire other islands and off-grid communities to show how small local…

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

On 4 December, Lärosäten Syd – the network of Universities in South Sweden – together with the other south Swedish Brussels offices co-organised a policy event in Brussels to present the main wishes and expectations of south Swedish actors on the Horizon Europe mission on cities, as well as to discuss with European partners the main recommendations for the implementation of the mission.

  • By Stefanie Ubrig

Expression of interest to join a consortium for 'Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies' call

Interest in call topic LC-SC3-RES-1-2019-2020: Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies by interdisciplinary social scientist Dr Markku Lehtonen from Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona

  • By Hilary Webb

Lahti, Finland announced as European Green Capital 2021 winner

Lahti, Finland, a partner of the ERRIN member Helsinki EU Office, has been named as European Green Capital 2021.

  • By Signe Madsen

Partner search on H2020 climate resilience topics from VIA University College, Denmark

VIA University has experience in European projects such as Horizon 2020, Interreg and LIFE. The research center for Built Environment, Energy, Water and Climate at VIA University has expertise in enhanced nature-based urban treatment solutions with a focus on innovative climate adaption solutions, remediation solutions, green renewable energy solutions and to develop methodologies and guidance for the design and implementation of urban enhanced natural treatment systems in cities. 

  • By Irene Palomino Antolín

H2020 Proposal for Smart Windows Developpers and/or Adhesive Industry

The project will develop a proof of concept, to show the technical and financial viability of a plug&play system composed of components and intelligent modules for interior renovation, which currently does not exist in the market.  This system will consist of panels with highly insulating and lightweight materials, such as aerogel, heating and cooling elements, ventilation, as well as intelligent windows, and possibly energy production.

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Sustainability/Green transition education materials for primary schools

This Nordplus pilot project will focus on developing a new teaching materials about the green transition with focus on hydrogen.