The political economy of energy innovation

Did you know that countries with better governance are characterized by higher levels of energy-related Research and Development, or that left-wing governments are more likely to devote resources to the energy sector? And what’re the impacts on energy innovation? A new study by CMCC Foundation explores the effects of environmental policy, institutions, political orientation, and lobbying on energy innovation […]

INNOPATHS: Building a shared vision for the EU energy transition

What are the major challenges that emission intensive sectors face in order to transition towards decarbonization? Six workshops, focused on six sectors of particular importance to the low-carbon transition – power, buildings, transport, agriculture, industry and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) – to foster the exchange and discussion of views […]

Visions for post-carbon cities in the energy transition

The strategies envisaged for a transition process towards post-carbon cities in the framework of the EU project POCACITO. The CMCC contribution to the report of the LCS-RNet community on cutting edge research for low carbon societies aiming at contributing to international as well as national policymaking […]

WE are MED: going beyond thematic communities

The event organized by the Interreg MED Programme on May 16th – 17th in Alicante. An occasion to work on project synergies, find a common work methodology and build a strong Interreg MED community […]

Towards a low carbon economy: a new climate strategy for Albania launched

A comprehensive strategy and action plan with targets and methods on how to mitigate climate change is now in place. It covers policies and actions in those economic sectors that contribute most to carbon emissions […]

The Efficient Buildings thematic community launched

The Interreg Horizontal Project MEDNICE launched its community on energy efficiency for efficient buildings in the Mediterranean area during the kick-off meeting held in Nice, France, on March 7-8, 2017 […]

UNEP report: world record in renewable energy investments

For the first time developing world investments in renewables topped developed nations in 2015, with increasing investments especially in China and India. Conversely, EU investment in Europe was down 21 per cent, the continent’s lowest figure for nine years. Major milestones reached and new world record set in the 10th edition of the UN Environment Programme’s annual publication […]

Climate and energy targets in China’s 13th Five-Years Plan

A specific target for PM2.5 and other measures to address pollution. A wide-ranging plan including several binding and guiding targets for China’s economy and policy until 2020 setting the country on a path to a 48 percent reduction in carbon intensity levels by 2020 compared to 2005 levels […]

A plan for Apulia decarbonization

Michele Emiliano, President of Apulia Region, told about his homeland, energy systems and industrial complexes during COP21 climate summit in Paris. Watch the video […]

International Climate Policy: new design for ICCG magazine

The new edition of ICCG‘s International Climate Policy magazine is out. A clear analysis of the worldwide evolution of both international and domestic climate and energy policies, as well as the carbon market […]

Rome 2015 – Science Symposium on Climate: call for abstracts

On 19-20 November, 2015, in Rome, the Italian Scientific Societies  involved in the study of climate jointly organize Rome 2015 – Science Symposium […]

White drop: water, sustainability and energy nexus

Pianeta acqua second edition has been launched: on June 24-26, 2015, a focus on water footprint and water for transportation, energy, industry […]

Energy efficiency: the effects of incentives

The effects of the policy on two types of renovations: door/window and heating system replacements. A new study on Energy Efficiency […]

Energy intensity trends: structural change or technology improvement?

An analysis on Energy Economics attributing efficiency changes to either changes in technology or changes in the structure of the economy while studying trends in global energy intensity, with a focus on sectoral and regional differences […]

Best Climate Practices Contest on Energy Poverty Reduction: winners announcement

ICCG announces the two best innovative projects facing the dual challenges of climate change and energy poverty: the Solar Powered Floating Schools project based in Bangladesh, and the upOwa practice in West Africa […]