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, and in particular H2020. The Working Group also wants to provide opportunities for regional stakeholders to share experiences, and support matchmaking to create new partnerships and projects.

In the view of breaking silos between the different sectors, the WG will explore links and synergies with other areas in which energy plays a central role and cooperates with other ERRIN WGs on Transport, ICT, Smart cities and bioeconomy.

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

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

The 15th edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week is set to run from 22nd - 26th June 2020. As part of the week, a Policy Conference and Networking village will run from 23rd - 25th June. EUSEW is the biggest event dedicated to renewable and efficient energy use in Europe.  Calls for local sustainable energy events are expected to be launched in January 2020 in anticipation of EUSEW, while registration is expected to open in April 2020.  For more information, click here. 

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

The 2020 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Fiance Market Place has been scheduled to take place 18-19th Februrary 2020 in Brussels. The two-day event is co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy, the Directorate-General for Climate Action and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME). The event will comprise plenary sessions with high level representatives from the Covenant of Mayors as well as a showcase of successful projects on energy efficiency finance, future-proof investments, financing clean…

Global markets need smart green batteries for sustainable future

Finland wants to strengthen further and create new mutually fruitful partnerships with European ecosystem players both in the areas of R&D and business. The Permanent Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and the team are inviting to participate in the seminar and establish contacts and start discussions round on possible cooperation with Finnish battery ecosystem.  Registration deadline is Monday 27 January. Programme and registration can be found here.

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…

WG Documents
WG Related Content

WG Related Content

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…

Apply for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards

During EU Sustainable Energy Week oustanding projects are announced as winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards, also know as the EUSEW Awards. As EUSEW 2020 approaches, applications are now open. There are three categories for this year's competition: Engagement Innovation Youth. If your project centres on clean, sustainable and renewable energy, worthy of pan-European recognition, then you might want to consider applying. Applications are open until 27 January 2020. For more information and guidelines click here. 

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

On 4 December, Lärosäten Syd – the network of Universities in South Sweden – together with the other south Swedish Brussels offices – Skåne European Office, Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden, Skåne Association of Local Authorities and City of Malmö EU Office – co-organised a policy event in Brussels to present the main wishes and expectations of south Swedish actors on the Horizon Europe mission on cities, as well as to discuss with European partners the main recommendations for the implementation of the mission. The following points summarise the discussions between the speakers, the…

Commission sets out draft guidelines for CEF2 Digital programme

The European Commission has published a non-paper detailing potential orientations and implementation guidelines for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF2) Digital programme.  The aim of CEF2 Digital is to catalyse investment in digital connectivity infrastructures during the 2021-2027 period, so that Europe can benefit from individuals, institutions and businesses' increased access to Gigabit networks.  The deployment of high-capcity networks, including uninterrupted 5G, high-quality wireless Internet in local communities and the cross-border projects supporting digital platforms in the…

Lahti, Finland announced as European Green Capital 2021 winner

The winner of the European Green Capital 2021 competition has been announced as Lahti, Finland, following a unanimous decision by the judges. Lahti, a partner of the ERRIN member Helsinki EU Office, was one of three cities to make it to the final stage of the competition, alongside Lille and Strasbourg, also our members.  The award comes after each city made presentations in June 2019, where they outlined their commitment to sustainable urban development.  Lahti was distinguished in certain areas, particularly air quality, waste, green growth, eco-innovation and governance, which it…

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Global markets need smart green batteries for sustainable future

Finland wants to strengthen further and create new mutually fruitful partnerships with European ecosystem players both in the areas of R&D and business.

  • By Hilary Webb

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Covenant of Mayors 2020 Awards: applications open

Applications for the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy 2020 Awards are open until 16th January 2020.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

'Evidence informed policymaking' training course by JRC

A 2-day training course is organised on “Evidence informed policymaking” which will aim to introduce participants to useful tools, train them to navigate between different types of evidence and research methods, and reflect on how to deal with the many challenges of evidence-informed policymaking. ERRIN has been invited to nominate up to 3 candidates.

  • By Hilary Webb

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Save the date for 2020's Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finace Market Place, which will take place in Brussels 18-19th February 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

Details have now been published regarding the 15th edition of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). Events will run from 22nd - 26th June 2020, with a Policy Conference and Networking Village taking place from 23rd - 25th June 2020.