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

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…

Soil degradation: how to bring green land back to the community

The Emilia-Romagna Delegration invites you to the conference “Soil Degradation: how to bring green land back to community – the contribution of LIFE Biorest project”. The initiative will be held on Thursday 26th November, from 10:00 to 14:00, at Emilia-Romagna Delegation premises – rue Montoyer 21, Brussels. In line with the European Commission’s soil and SDGs conference and priorities, this event aims at bringing together European Institutions representatives, academia and stakeholders to discuss about the multiple facets related to soil degradation, at European and regional level. In this…

More circularity, less carbon - launch event

What if cities and regions could contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint thanks to the implementation of their local circular economy policies? With the campaign "More circularity, less carbon" ACR+ will encourage local public authorities to account for the carbon impact of their circular economy strategies. Even better: participating cities and regions will take steps at their local level to reduce the carbon emissions linked with local resource management by 25% by 2025! Discover how they will reach this ambitious goal on 19 November 2019. This new ACR+ campaign will be…

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

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 produce biomass. Large amounts of agricultural products are currently not used to their full potential or are simply not being used. Using waste from different types of feedstock – be it olive oil, swine, fruit, or dairy to name a few – to develop bioenergy, fertilisers, new chemicals etc. will significantly contribute to lower our impact on the climate and move towards the clean energy transition…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Public consultation for European Climate Pact launched

As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission has launched a public consultation for its European Climate Pact, designed to give everyone a voice on future climate actions. The aim of the Climate Pact is to inform, inspire and foster cooperation between people and organisations across national, regional and local authorities, as well as civil society, businesses, education, research and innovation organisations, consumer groups and individuals. All submissions to the consultation will be used to shape the final design of the Pact, which will officially launch ahead of COP26 in Glasgow…

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-…

Europe Towards Positive Energy Districts

The Programme of Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods (PED Programme) is designed to support the planning, deployment and replication of 100 'Positive Energy Districts' across Europe by 2025. The programme has just released the first update to its booklet, which so far maps 60 urban projects.  PEDs will raise the quality of life in European cities, help reach COP21 targets and boost Europe's chances of becoming a global role model. The programme was established in 2018 as part of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan.  The PED booklet is a compilation of projects…

€101.2 million investment for new LIFE Programme projects

Today the European Commission announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Action. Ten large-scale projects in nine member states will be funded to support Europe's transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality. The LIFE Programme is the EU's funding instrument for environment and climate action, this latest investment is expected to mobilise billions of complementary funds. The selected projects are located in Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain, and are…

Covenant of Mayors 2020 Awards: applications open

The Covenant of Mayors for Energy and Climate will celebrate a small, medium and large-sized signatory in its 2020 awards. Applications are open until 16th January 2020 and winners will be awarded at a ceremony in Brussles on 4th March 2020. Applicants will be evaluated on their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SE(C)AP). Specifically, the judges will consider the following in relation to signatories' SE(C)APs: Commitments and monitoring Stakeholder involvement Financing of actions Administration Governance Connecting 2020 commitments with 2030 commitments. Applications are…

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

Details have now been published about the 15th edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). The week will run from 22nd - 26th June 2020, with a Policy Conference and Networking Village taking place from 23rd - 25th June 2020.  The call to host sessions at the Policy Conference is now open and will run until 20th January 2020. The sessions will be interactive meetings lasting an hour and a half, which focus on sustainable energy issues and debates around policy practices, developments and ideas. The Policy Conference will take place at the European Commission's Charlemagne and Berlaymont…

Latest Updates

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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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Public consultation for European Climate Pact launched

As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission has launched a public consultation for its European Climate Pact, designed to give everyone a voice on future climate actions.

  • By Hilary Webb

The first European Climate Law presented by the Commission

The Commission has presented the first European Climate Law, which writes into law the target set out in the European Green Deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become climate-neutral by 2050.

  • By Hilary Webb

Europe Towards Positive Energy Districts

The Programme of Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods (PED Programme) has just released the first update to its booklet, which so far maps 60 urban projects. 

  • By Hilary Webb

€101.2 million investment for new LIFE Programme projects

The European Commission has announced an investment of €101.2 million for ten new projects under the LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Action.