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The European Commission embodies and upholds the general interest of the Union and is the driving force in the Union's institutional system. Its four main roles are to propose legislation to Parliament and the Council, to administer and implement Community policies, to enforce Community law and to negotiate international agreements, mainly those relating to trade and cooperation.
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2021
6 May 2021

EUCAD 2021

This IDTechEx premium article summarises the political discussion, highlighting key themes from the plenary session of the 3rd European Connected and Automated Driving conference. There are also summaries of presentations given by representatives from the European Commission, Continental, Valeo, Faurecia and more.
5 May 2021

PivotBuoy Floating Wind Platform for Canaries Deployment

X1 Wind is preparing to deploy its ground-breaking PivotBuoy floating wind technology in the Canary Islands after successfully completing the assembly and load-out of a fully-functional prototype.
16 Apr 2021

Bodycote Targets Ocean Energy Space, Landmark CorPower Deal

Bodycote, the world's largest provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, is targeting the marine renewables sector after securing work with wave energy pioneer CorPower Ocean.
12 Apr 2021

World's First Hydrogen Cargo Vessel Set For Paris Debut

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world's first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021.
6 Apr 2021

Layered Materials Grant Sight to Electronic Chips

Researchers at Graphene Flagship partner, the Vienna University of Technology in Austria, hasve reported an image sensor with an integrated artificial neural network capable of learning and classifying images within nanoseconds. The chip is a thousand times faster and uses much less power than conventional vision technologies.
2 Mar 2021

Work on Sea Wall Begins for Landmark EWP-EDF One Wave Energy Project

Eco Wave Power has officially commenced preparation works for installation of floaters on the sea wall of the Port of Jaffa, Israel.
25 Feb 2021

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) 2021-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Michael Dent
24 Feb 2021

CorPower Extends Equity Funding for Commercial Scale Demonstration

The equity together with public investments from Sweden, Portugal and EU brings the total funding secured for CorPower's HiWave-5 program to 38 MEUR, supporting CorPower's pan-European efforts in Sweden, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland and Norway.
22 Feb 2021

LEVA-EU Proposes new Concept of Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles

Trade association LEVA-EU, the voice of the light electric vehicle sector, has laid out in full and presented to the European Commission, its proposals for a new legal classification of light electric vehicles.
12 Feb 2021

Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
9 Feb 2021

Eco Wave Power Engineering Permit for EWP-EDF One Project

In a significant regulatory milestone, Eco Wave Power secured the engineering coordination permit from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa needed for the cement works and installation of ten floaters for the EWP-EDF One wave energy project in the Port of Jaffa, Israel.
9 Feb 2021

Solar Vehicles 2021-2041 2nd Edition

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Matthew Dyson
5 Feb 2021

INNOSEA on Major European Project for Offshore Floating Solar

The 4m€ BOOST project, funded and led by the European Commission, aims to design and deliver solutions to build a full-scale 0,25MWp Floating Solar Photovoltaic in Europe's sunniest area, the Canary Islands.
4 Feb 2021

New EU Project will Make Windows Generate Solar Energy

Transparent solar cells can be used in windows. But until now, they have either not been particularly effective or very transparent. A new project will change that. With a revolutionary concept, the EU project CITYSOLAR will make energy-producing, transparent windows, mainstream.
4 Feb 2021

CorPower Secures Investment in Portuguese Wave Power

Portuguese authorities have joined the Swedish Energy Agency, EIT InnoEnergy and private investors to support CorPower's flagship HiWave-5 demonstration project in northern Portugal.
4 Feb 2021

Antimicrobial Technology Market 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
2 Feb 2021

Eco Wave Power Wins the Smart Port Challenge in Morocco

Eco Wave Power announces the winning of the Smart Port Challenge Competition. The goal of the challenge was to find disruptive solutions that will facilitate transit at Morocco's ports and improve port performance.
29 Jan 2021

World's First Hydrogen Double Deckers Start Today in Aberdeen

The world's first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses officially launched into service in Aberdeen.
22 Jan 2021

£12M UK-Japan Robotics Deal for Fusion Energy, Nuclear Decomissioning

Britain and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. A world-leading alliance, it will see new robotics and automation techniques applied to both fusion research and to decommissioning nuclear facilities in Japan and the UK.
22 Jan 2021

LEVA-EU Calls for Amendment to E-Bike Legislation

Trade association LEVA-EU, the sole voice for the light electric vehicle sector in Europe, says companies that solely assemble e-bikes are confronted with discrimination that is threatening their existence. The discrimination makes it almost impossible to start up new companies and could severely hinder the EU's net-zero emissions target.