Raquel Castán

Raquel Castán has written 79 posts for NobelGrid

Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU reached 17% in 2016 Eleven Member  

In 2016, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 17% in the European Union (EU), double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available, as confirmed an article issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union  The share of renewables […]

NOBEL GRID brought smart energy tools to FITUR 2018

Finnova exhibited NOBEL GRID in the International Tourism Fair Trade (FITUR 2018) -celebrated in Madrid between the 17th -21st of January- to present how its smart energy tools and services could help tourism sector reduce its operational costs while increasing competitiveness and sustainability. Finnova Foundation, partner of the consortium, hosted in its booth the most relevant […]

MEPs set ambitious targets for cleaner, more efficient energy use

MEPs are ready to negotiate binding targets with EU ministers to boost energy efficiency by 35% and the share of renewables in the total energy mix by 35%, by 2030, as voted yesterday in the  European Parliament.  Parliament endorsed committee proposals for binding EU-level targets of an 35% improvement in energy efficiency, a minimum 35% […]

Launch of the EU public consultation on the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework

Have your say on how the EU budget should be spent ? Until the 8th March, European Commission has launched public consultations on several policy areas, like Energy, regarding the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU’s long–term budget. The Commission’s proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU […]

Meeting Alginet Pilot Site

  What Alginet is?  The Spanish test site is based in Alginet, a town with 14.000 inhabitants. One of the characteristics of this test site is that Alginet has its own local energy distribution network managed by a local cooperative that acts as Distribution System Operator and as a retailer in the same area.  Suministros […]

A strong EU industrial base backing renewables is essential to support the clean energy transition

The first high-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum took place in Brussels on 9th January at the European Commission, the event focused on the vast growth opportunities arising from the clean energy transition and on ways to improve the industrial underpinning for renewables in the EU. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, […]

The Commission launches the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV)

The European Commission launches EU Energy Poverty Observatory on 29th January in Brussels, which  will providestakeholders and the wider public with information on the objectives and instruments of the Observatory and be an opportunity to obtain feedback on their expectations of it. It will feature the participation of the Commission’s Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš […]

NOBEL GRID latest Newsletter is out!

              The latest Newsletter of NOBEL GRID is available on line. Find out the current deployment activities and smart tools installed in our 5 demo sites, .the interview to BRIDGE initiative, our  participation in European Utility Week 2017, our new  partners, next events and much more!   Click here: https://goo.gl/qcSM1K 

Commission welcomes agreement on energy performance of buildings

A political agreement on new rules for improving the energy performance of buildings was reached today between negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The Commission’s proposal forms part of the implementation of the Juncker Commission priorities – in particular “a resilient Energy Union and a forward-looking climate change policy“. Today’s agreement […]

Meeting BRIDGE initiative (video)

During the last BRIDGE Meeting in Brussels (20-23 November), NOBEL GRID had the change to interview two of the main representatives of this European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Project. Don’t miss the video below and find out what BRIDGE is!  

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