The Big Power Plan: European Union to cut energy use by 30%
The European Commission has unveiled its big power plan, aiming to slash energy use in the bloc 30 percent by 2030.
“Europe is on the brink of a clean energy revolution. And just as we did in Paris, we can only get this right if we work together. With these proposals, we have cleared the way for more competitive, cleaner energy in Europe.” — European Commission
Energy Start-Ups in Germany to Receive Leadership and Robust Assistance
Under the leadership of Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Sigmar Gabriel, Minister of Economic Affairs, a new and exciting organization has been created to assist startups in Germany’s energy and environment space.
With three separate, but interlocking components; (1) THE START UP ENERGY TRANSITION (2) THE PROJECT (3) THE START UP ENERGY TRANSITION AWARD this organization works to facilitate and empower persons, groups, organizations and companies to excel at their maximum potential in the energy sector of the German economy.
The FIRST GLOBAL START-UP AWARD for VISIONARIES and VANGUARDS fighting against climate change. It attracts innovative start-ups and supports them in making their visions become a key success factor for the worldwide energy transition. To support this, we will organize the
The START UP ENERGY TRANSITION TECH FESTIVAL to stimulate new business models by connecting the best of all interdisciplinary stakeholders. Start-ups from around the globe will work together with customers and investors to improve their products and to kick-off new ideas.
And we created the START UP ENERGY TRANSITION NETWORK to ensure a continuous exchange of the best ideas and talents among the participants and our partners and sponsors. We want this network to accelerate co-operations and drive innovation within the international debate on climate change.
The FIRST GLOBAL START-UP AWARD for VISIONARIES and VANGUARDS will officially launch on the 22nd and 23rd of November during the DENA congress with the first annual awards ceremony taking place in March 2017 in Berlin.
German Energy Agency Assists Energy Start-Ups
The German Energy Agency (DENA) is looking for start-ups interested in participating along with other organizations that want to be involved as sponsors, ambassadors, media and network partners.
Renewable Energy Jobs: A lot of people have said that switching from fossil fuels to renewables would hurt the economy. They said it would raise energy prices and cost jobs. So far, those fears have mostly gone unfounded. Of course, there have been job losses in sectors directly related to fossil fuel production. Coal producing regions have been particularly hard hit, though even in those areas, change can mean opportunity.
At the same time, job growth in clean energy has been robust. According to IRENA, 8.1 million people were working in renewable energy jobs (read the full PDF report here) at the end of last year…