Innovation Fund: 239 applications competing for EUR 3 billion from the third call for large-scale projects
The European Commission has received 239 applications from innovative clean tech projects, in response to the third Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects. The project proposals applying to four different topics will now compete for a total call budget of €3 billion.
Fit for 55: EU reaches new milestone to make all new cars and vans zero-emission from 2035
The Commission welcomes the final adoption today by the EU Member States of the European Commission’s proposal to make all new cars and vans registered in Europe zero-emission from 2035.
REPowerEU under the Recovery and Resilience Facility: Auctioning tentatively to start in July 2023
In December 2022, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on financing additional actions under REPowerEU. The auctioning for the purpose of REPowerEU is therefore tentatively envisaged to start in July 2023.
EU ETS - Publication of available emissions data per installation
Since 1 April, 2023, is a bank holiday, the Commission will publish the available emissions data per installation on 3 April in the afternoon.
Humans, Science, and Policy Making: Behind the Scenes of IPCC reports
Thousands of experts from all around the world are involved in the drafting of IPCC reports – and some of them even work at the European Commission.
Global panel of scientists publish their latest verdict on the climate crisis and how we must respond
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published its Synthesis Report, the final part of its sixth assessment cycle, which confirms the link between human activity and the climate crisis.
The Northstor+ story: introducing the world’s greenest battery
To reach climate neutrality in Europe by mid-century, we need to invest in making our electricity grids sustainable and emission-free, while boosting European green industry.
EU Mission Adaptation signatories now number over 300
301 regions and local authorities have now signed the Charter of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change. In doing so, they support the goals of the European Green Deal and EU Climate Adaptation Strategy.
Carbon removals: a strong ally to achieve climate neutrality in the EU
With 2022 ranked as one of the warmest years ever recorded, tackling climate change has become an even more pressing matter. This is nothing new for the EU which launched the European Green Deal back in 2019 to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
European Green Deal: Commission proposes 2030 zero-emissions target for new city buses and 90% emissions reductions for new trucks by 2040
Today, the European Commission has proposed ambitious new CO2 emissions targets for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) from 2030 onwards.
Commission launches market testing survey for the future operation of the EU ETS Innovation Fund
DG Climate action launched a market-testing survey, to consult a wide range of stakeholders on key features of the future Innovation Fund and to establish an appropriate portfolio of support instruments that will best meet the market needs.
Commission is calling for experts to advise on the new framework of the EU ETS Innovation Fund upcoming calls for proposals and new auction mechanism
Today, the European Commission launched a call for applications for the renewal of the membership of the Innovation Fund Expert Group (IFEG).
ETS Revision: no change to deadline to surrender allowances in 2023
On 18 December 2022, the Council and Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the revision of the EU emissions trading system (‘EU ETS’), as part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package.
Energy in a low-carbon world: trade in fossil fuels plummets, global energy self-sufficiency increases
A modelling exercise for a 1.5°C global warming scenario shows that energy trade shrinks to account for 13% of global energy demand in 2050, and energy production goes local as renewables increase to reach 75% share of energy supply.
Innovation Fund: grant agreements signed with further 16 innovative large-scale projects
The European Union has granted EUR 1.8 billion through its Innovation Fund to 16 innovative projects that will avoid about 125 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions in the first 10 years of operation.
European Green Deal: new rules agreed on applying the EU emissions trading system in the aviation sector
The Commission welcomes the deal reached this week between the European Parliament and the Council to help make the aviation sector ‘Fit for 55', setting in law its contribution to our target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
European Green Deal: EU agrees to strengthen and expand emissions trading, and creates a Social Climate Fund to help people in the transition
The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached with the European Parliament and Council to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), apply emissions trading to new sectors for effective economy-wide climate action, and establish a Social Climate Fund.
Innovation Fund: additional large-scale geothermal project invited to prepare grant agreement
EAVOR-LOOP will proceed with the first commercial-scale implementation of an innovative closed-loop geothermal technology.
EU and international partners strike an agreement to support Viet Nam's ambitious climate and energy goals
Leaders from Viet Nam and the International Partners Group, including the EU, United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United States, Italy, Canada, Japan, Norway and Denmark have agreed a bold Just Energy Transition Partnership.
The Bigger Picture: how the climate and biodiversity are intimately linked, and what the EU is doing to protect them both
Weeks after the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt and with the COP15 biodiversity conference in Canada still ongoing, it is clearer than ever that the two crises – climate change and biodiversity loss – are interconnected and need to be tackled together.