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10 Mar 2014

The EU SME Centre has translated its popular Diagnostic Kit into Spanish, Italian and English

The EU SME Centre is a Support Service Provider for European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) facilitating market access in China.  The Centre provides free of charge, practical information, advice and business tools to better equip SMEs to develop their business and tackle challenges faced in the Chinese market. To help European SMEs considering to enter the Chinese market to make an informed decision, the...

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18 Feb 2014

2030 climate and energy framework: the Parliament calls for heat strategy

Parliament’s joint Environment (ENVI) and Energy (ITRE) Committee recognised on January the 9th the importance of heating and cooling in today’s vote on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. Heating and cooling represent over 45% of the final energy consumption in the European Union compared to 20% for electricity, 26% transport and 9% for ‘non-energy’ use (IEA, 2011) yet they remain largely neglected...

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28 Jan 2014

Geothermal energy debate – Para Todos La 2 (TV show)

Two beloved entities for GEOPLAT, members of our Steering Committee, participated in a didactic and interesant debate in the TV show “Para Todos La 2” in the Spanish public TV channel in order to disseminate geothermal energy, shallow and deep geothermal: Celestino García de la Noceda, Chief of Geothermal Research Projects of IGME (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España) and Ane Sainz-Trápaga Sisón, from the...

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29 Nov 2013

Indicators of Spanish R&D 2012: activity statistics + innovation in companies survey

Gasto en I+D+i en España

The Spanish Observatory of R&D&i of the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) has updated its web, ICONO, with the following indicators: Statistics about R&D Activities 2012 (published on 14 November 2013- in Spanish) Survey on Innovation in Companies 2012 (published on 27 November 2013 – in Spanish) Most of the indicators are available at national and region level. Using the map you can Access to the comparative and the evolution by region...

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29 Nov 2013

GEOPLAT Assembly 2012 – available documentation

GEOPLAT Assembly 2012 – available documentation

On November 28, 2013, GEOPLAT celebrated its Annual Assembly: Technological opportunities for the Spanish geothermal sector at a national and international level and Official training in geothermal energy. The Assembly has been divided into two blocks, the first related to the technological opportunities that exist nationally and internationally for the Spanish geothermal sector. The second block of contents of the Assembly has been dedicated monographically...

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19 Nov 2013

EGS systems: the future of geothermal energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently posted an article which enphasizes the future of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). While the amount of conventional hydrothermal power worldwide has reached nearly 12 gigawatts, exponentially more geothermal resources can be accessed through next-generation technologies known as enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). Through funding by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), USA first commercial-scale EGS was...

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13 Nov 2013

Horizon 2020: energy

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 provides major simplification through a single set of rules. It...

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