Low-Carbon Economies Archives - Sustainable Places

“Free Electrons” incubator launches 12 clean energy tech startups

Utility-led “Free Electrons” accelerator programme selects 12 innovative energy startups. Opportunities for innovation in the energy sector have never been greater. The changes the sector is undergoing with energy decentralisation and the ability of consumers to manage and automate their environment is opening up new prospects, especially for new entrants unconstrained by the day to day operations of a utility business….. Perhaps one of the…

What is flexibility, who is an Aggregator you ask? Let these 45 EU projects shine some light…

1. REserviceS 2. aDSM 3. Hybrid-VPP4DSO 4. IndustRE 5. Flexiciency 6. Market4RES 7. eBadge 8. FUSE-IT 9. BestRES 10. Best PATHS 11. Electra 12. EVA+ 13. Flex4Grid 14. Future Flow 15. Inspire Grid 16. Integrid 17. Migrate 18. PROMOTioN 19. Dareed 20. Anyplace 21. Discern 22. ESTfeed 23. EvolveDSO 24. Grid+Storage 25. IDE4L 26. Smart Net 27. Venteea 28. Triangulum 29. STORY (LCE-08) 30. ELSA…

SME Instrument: EU to invest €8.9 million in 184 innovative businesses

184 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 28 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. The funding is provided under Phase 1 of the instrument, which means that each project will receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies for new products that can disrupt the market. They can also ask for up to three days of free…

EeB European Initiative, ECTP & E2B Report

The overall vision of the Energy Efficient Buildings European Initiative (E2B EI) is to deliver, implement and optimise building and district concepts that have the technical, economic and societal potential to drastically decrease energy consumption. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]herefore reducing CO2 emissions in both new and existing buildings across the European Union (EU). The E2B EI aspiration is to manage a €2bn research and demonstration programme from 2009…

Meeting the carbon emissions challenge in the energy sector

Renewables need to increase four-fold to decarbonise the energy sector by 2050. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith strict targets to reduce carbon emissions in a bid to contain rising global temperatures to within 2℃ above pre-industrial levels, the million dollar question is, can these be met? For our sector the question is much more than academic. For one thing, the energy sector is the largest contributor to global carbon…