Industry participation central to success of Smart Grids Innovation Challenge workshop

  Stakeholders from the public and private sectors convened in Rome from 21st to 23rd November for the fourth Smart Grids Innovation Workshop. The event included the first Smart Grids Innovation Challenge Industry Workshop, involving speakers from many industry representatives including ENEL, GE Global and Power Links Technology Limited*, and the launch of the Smart … Continue reading Industry participation central to success of Smart Grids Innovation Challenge workshop

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COP24: A clear road ahead towards the Paris Agreement goals

  At COP24 in Katowice. Poland, world leaders were urged to take action and listen to the wake-up call in the IPCC’s 1.5°C report. At the end of two intense weeks of climate negotiations, governments adopted a set of guidelines for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement, which will enter into force in 2020. … Continue reading COP24: A clear road ahead towards the Paris Agreement goals

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Mission Innovation at the COP24 UN Climate Conference

  Three years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December 2018. Mission Innovation (MI) members and partners are organising a wide range of events on clean energy innovation, which this newsletter showcases. Members are … Continue reading Mission Innovation at the COP24 UN Climate Conference

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$103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

The Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (IC3) is demonstrating the impact of international collaboration with the allocation of $103 million funding to support projects aligned with IC3’s priorities. The US Department of Energy (US DOE) recently announced up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development on Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational … Continue reading $103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

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Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

A Framework to support investors and funders to identify those system solutions and technologies that have significant ability or potential to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in society, so called avoided emissions, has been launched by Mission Innovation. The financial sector has long seen climate change almost exclusively as a risk with the need … Continue reading Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

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Breakthrough Energy Europe: a new €100 million clean energy investment fund

Governments have traditionally funded early stage energy technology research but find it difficult to support technologies through to commercial exploitation. Conversely, private investors are good at identifying the most promising companies and start-ups but are unable to assume both technological and commercial risks. What if a new approach could avoid these pitfalls by allowing the … Continue reading Breakthrough Energy Europe: a new €100 million clean energy investment fund

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Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

The 2018 IRENA Innovation Week: Solutions for a Renewable-Powered Future put innovation in the spotlight, attracting over 300 international policy makers, innovators and leading companies to Bonn. Philippe Dauphin Director General, Canmet Materials Laboratory at Natural Resources Canada and Patrick Child, Deputy, Director General of the European Commission attended the international gathering to represent Mission … Continue reading Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

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Innovation inspired by nature’s power generator

The MI Innovation Challenge (IC) on Converting Sunlight (IC5) is bringing together governments, academics and the private sector to achieve the performance breakthroughs and cost reductions needed to deploy solar fuel technologies at large scale. The process is inspired by nature, where photosynthesis creates a solar fuel from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Funding opportunities … Continue reading Innovation inspired by nature’s power generator

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Five pillars of cooperation to support clean energy innovation

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Mission Innovation (MI) intend to address their shared goal of accelerating global clean energy innovation through enhanced collaboration. Building on the strong foundations of their existing relationship, the Letter of Intent on MI-IEA Cooperation signed at the third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) identifies five main areas of collaboration. Since … Continue reading Five pillars of cooperation to support clean energy innovation

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Thermal storage funding opportunities for Mission Innovation members

Horizon 2020, the multi-annual programme for research and innovation of the European Union (EU), is launching two new funding opportunities for thermal storage projects to support the implementation of the MI Innovation Challenge 7: Affordable Heating and Cooling  of Buildings. The two new Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals, promoting collaborative research and innovation activities, specifically … Continue reading Thermal storage funding opportunities for Mission Innovation members

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