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Τετάρτη, 13 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

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Investing in Clean Industrial Technologies 3,4 billion Euro 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 - What will the European Commission do next?

The European Commission is boosting new investment in clean energy and climate research and innovation by doing the following: 
Increasing targeted public investment in clean energy and climate science and innovation – worth €3.4 billion in 2018- 2020 under the EU's flagship Horizon 2020 research programme;

Deploying targeted financial instruments to lower the risk of private investments; Targeted support for top-class innovators comes through the first phase of the European Innovation Council, which will accelerate the development and scale-up of breakthrough innovations through a bottom-up approach. This project focuses €2.7 billion of funding and opportunities on innovators, start-ups and companies with ideas and innovations which are radically different from existing products, services or business models, are highly risky and have the potential to scale up internationally. The most innovative start-ups in the clean technology sector will create the future European global companies in this area. 

The European Commission will also provide investments of up to €400 million in an independently managed Venture Capital Fund of-Funds. The EU investment will represent up to 25% of a projected total fund of €1.6 billion. 

Designing a stable and ambitious regulatory environment that promotes innovation: The EU Emissions Trading System will include two new Innovation and Modernisation funds that have the potential to generate up to €18 billion of revenue during the next decade. The revenue is intended for European industry to invest in new technologies and for the Member States to modernise their power sector and energy systems. The Innovation Fund will help European industry to make investments in breakthrough technologies. Potential projects include steel production without the use of coal, production of cement that captures greenhouse gas emissions, aluminium production with up to 100% greenhouse gas emission reductions, new tidal energy, wave energy, floating wind and energy storage or efficiency concepts. The Modernisation Fund will facilitate investments in the power sector and wider energy systems and boosting energy efficiency in 10 lower-income Member States. It will give priority to the generation and use of electricity from renewables, energy efficiency, upgrading power grids and interconnectors, and energy storage. The Fund will also support the European Commission's work on the transition of carbon-dependent regions to the low-carbon economy, including projects on re-deployment, re-skilling and education.

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Τρίτη, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2017

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Πώς αγοράζουν οι Έλληνες τα Χριστούγεννα –Στα 240 ευρώ η κατά κεφαλήν δαπάνη των Ελλήνων για δώρα έναντι 340 ευρώ του ευρωπαϊκού μέσου όρου

Η πίεση λόγω οικονομικών δυσκολιών αλλά και η παγιωμένη νοοτροπία για αγορές την τελευταία στιγμή καθιστούν τους Έλληνες στους πλέον αγχωμένους κατοίκους στην Ευρώπη αναφορικά με τις αγορές κατά την περίοδο των εορτών. Σύμφωνα με την πρόσφατη σχετική έρευνα από την PayPal και την Kantar Millward Brown, οι Έλληνες καταναλωτές εστιάζουν στην εύρεση των πιο ξεχωριστών δώρων, από την άλλη, έχουν στο μυαλό τους να μην βγουν εκτός budget κατά τις αγορές της τελευταίας στιγμής. 

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