April 8, 2011

The EERA: 1000 researchers are currently working on the development of next generation energy technologies

A total of more than 1000 researchers coming from more than 70 major European research institutes in the field of energy are involved in the different EERA Joint Programmes. These scientists are working to accelerate the delivery to industry of a new generation of energy technologies to contribute...[more]

April 6, 2011

Europe-wide Green eMotion Initiative to pave the way for electromobility

The European Commission has kicked off a 4 year cross-European initiative to promote electromobility. The 42 partners in the initiative comprising industrial companies and automobile manufacturers, utilities, municipalities, universities, and technology and research institutions are to input,...[more]

March 23, 2011

New European project helps EU meet its renewable energy targets at lower cumulative costs

The project “Cost-efficient and sustainable deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) towards the EU 20% target by 2020, and beyond (RES4LESS)” was approved by the EU Programme Intelligent Energy Europe and has officially kicked-off in January 2011. [more]

March 18, 2011

ECN response to incidents in Japan

In the light of the incidents in Japan, ECN and NRG, ECN’s daughter company, are currently busy providing all media and other interested parties with information about nuclear energy and radiation. ECN’s involvement entails (research on) nuclear energy in relation to the total fuel mix.[more]

February 22, 2011

Renewable energy share in European Union increased to 11,6% in 2009

The new EurObserv'ER report "The state of renewable energy in Europe" presents an estimate for the share of renewable energy in overall energy consumption in Europe. This share is estimated at 11.6% for 2009, compared to 10.4% in 2008. EurObserv'ER is a cooperation body of experts in the field of...[more]

February 9, 2011

‘The cooperation in EERA should lead to an accelerated development of PV technology’

Kick-off EERA-PV - On Monday 7 February the kick-off meeting of EERA-PV took place in Amsterdam with 50 participants from 23 European research institutes and universities. [more]

February 3, 2011

ECN report on Renewable Energy Action Plans of all 27 European Member States

On 31 January 2011, the European Commission presented its ‘Communication on the progress of renewable energy in the European Union’. Among others it shows that the 2020 renewable energy policy goals are likely to be met and even exceeded if Member States fully implement their National Renewable...[more]

January 31, 2011

Energy saving among consumers

Difficult but doable In the framework of the Changing Behaviour project, the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) developed a toolkit to enhance the success of energy saving programmes among consumers. Currently, such programmes seldom lead to permanent savings. The toolkit contains a...[more]

January 24, 2011

Renewable energy provided in 2009 for the first time in excess of 10,000 direct jobs

In the framework of the EU project EurObserv’ER, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) analysed the turnover and employment of renewable energy companies in the Netherlands.[more]

January 24, 2011

Dutch national policy package needed to really get CO₂ capture going

A policy package consisting of a CO2 emission performance standard, financial support and an improved European system for CO2 trade can realise CO2 capture in new Dutch coal-fired plants in ten years’ time. This is the outcome of a study conducted by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands...[more]

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