Alterenergy (Energy sustainability for Adriatic small communities)

is the new energy sustainability challenge which aims to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy production across the Adriatic area. It is the first strategic project funded within the cross-border Cooperation Programme IPA-Adriatic 2007-2013, which relies on 12.5 Million Euro total budget; it has been launched in September 2011 with 4 years duration. The initiative relies on a partnership of 18 organizations, regions, ministries and energy agencies belonging to all the countries of the Adriatic area: Italy (7 Adriatic Regions), Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and it is led by the Mediterranean Department of Puglia Region with the scientific support of the Technology and Innovation Regional Agency (ARTI Puglia).


Innovative and sustainable grid projects awarded “Good Practice of the Year”

on Friday, 01 July 2016 10:28.

Three innovative projects that help advance the grid integration of renewable energy have received the “Good Practice of the Year” award from the Renewables Grid Initiative. The winners, announced at the Energy Infrastructure Forum in Copenhagen, are: Early Involvement of Landowners by, the Virtual Power Plant Next Pool developed by Next Kraftwerke GmbH and Minimise Cable Impact on Marine Ecosystems by Terna.


2016 EU Sustainable Energy Week, the EUSEW Policy Conference

on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:17.

From 14 to 16 June, public and private energy stakeholders filled the European Commission's Charlemagne building and Residence Palace in Brussels to debate policy, share ideas and network for Europe's transition to a low-carbon economy. This year's key theme was the power of the consumer to drive the energy transition.


6th Edition of the "World Smart City Awards": open call, apply now!

on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10:37.

The call for the sixth edition of the World Smart City Awards is now open for applications. Smart City players can present their candidacies from now until September 7th 2016. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on November 16th 2016 in the scope of the Smart City Expo in Barcelona (Spain).


Environment and Climate: 2016 Call for Proposals for LIFE Action Grants

on Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:26.

The 2016 call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants is open and the European Commission invites legal entities registered in the European Union to present their applications from now until September 2016. The call covers proposals for both LIFE sub-programmes: Environment and Climate.