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21 Mar 2013

What have we done in GEOPLAT in 2012?

Anuario GEOPLAT 2012

For all of you who wonder what does a “Technology Platform” work in, we are going to show you today all the activities that have been made within GEOPLAT during 2012 to accomplish our goals. We would like to remember you that GEOPLAT specific objectives are: To provide a framework within which, all sectors involved in the development of geothermal energy, lead by the industry,...

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13 Mar 2013

The financiation of the innovation of the companies in 2010 + Bibliometric indicators of the Spanish scientific activity in 2010

The Spanish Observatory of R&D&I of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has recently published  in its web ICONO two new reports. Below is a summary of their most important conclusions. “PITEC 2010: The financiation of the innovation of the companies” In the recesive phase (2008-2010), the companies with R&D expenditure have had less job destruction than the economy as a whole. The...

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11 Jan 2013

Hungarian EGS Demonstration project awarded NER300 funding

The European Commission published a draft decision awarding NER300 funds to the Geothermal South Hungarian Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Demonstration Project. The Hungarian project is one of the 23 innovative renewable energy technology projects funded according to the outcome of the first call for proposals under the NER300 programme. The funds were raised from the sale of 200 million allowances from the new entrants’ reserve (NER) of the EU Emissions...

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12 Dec 2012

European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are key to boosting the European Union “industrial policy”.

The European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are already an existing powerful tool and they could be the concrete solution for innovation and deployment of the industrial policy. ETPs have been active in implementation of the FP 7 for R&I of  the EU.and are now providing information and proposals to the ongoing work for the establishment of Horizon 2020 to bring it into line with the real...

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10 Aug 2012

Igniting the Ring of Fire: A Vision for Developing Indonesia’s Geothermal Power

Igniting the Ring of Fire: A Vision for Developing Indonesia’s Geothermal Power

WWF’s Geothermal Ring of Fire program has an ambition to shift towards the use of renewable energy, particularly in the sustainable production and use of geothermal energy, in Indonesia and the Phillipines by 2015, as a catalyst for the economy, community empowerment, biodiversity conservation and reduce greenhouse emmissions. This report presents Indonesia’s challenges and opportunities to be the leader in developing sustainable geothermal options. WWF commits to...

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21 Jun 2012

Commission gives a boost to renewables, but more post-2020 ambition needed

Logo EREC

The European Commission’s communication on renewable energy issued on 6th June examines the current 2020 framework for the development of the sector and outlines policy options for the post-2020 phase. “The Commission is pushing for rigorous implementation and enforcement of the Renewable Energy Directive, and rightly so. We must make sure that, even in the current economic crisis, we meet our 2020 objectives, and most...

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11 May 2012

First RHC Week at the European Parliament

First RHC Week at the European Parliament

Combating climate change and ensuring the security of energy supply represent profound challenges for Europe. Adapting the current energy scenario into a truly sustainable one will require realising the full potential of renewable energy sources to satisfy the heating and cooling demand– which accounts for around half of the EU’s final energy consumption. The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-Platform) brings together stakeholders from...

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13 Mar 2012

Energy Roadmap 2050: Neither hot nor cool

On 6th March, eleven European heat&cool sector related associations published the joint statement “Energy Roadmap 2050: Neither Hot nor Cool” calling for an ambitious European heating and cooling policy and showing that despite its huge potential, the heating and cooling sector remains misinterpreted in the EU Energy Roadmap 2050.



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