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Keep up to date on this page with all news relating to the SPiCE3 project, its initiatives, events, successes and awards. All our news stories are presented here and are summarised on a regular basis in the SPiCE3 newsletter. All registered users of SPiCE3 will receive the newsletter automatically. Non-registered users must register in order to receive these updates.

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25 Apr 2016

EU Commission

The Commission has recently published a number of roadmaps concerning some policy areas you may be interested in. Roadmaps for new major initiatives describe the problem to be tackled and the objectives to be achieved, explain why EU action is needed and its added value and outline alternative policy options.

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E2: Energy Efficiency for Industry Conference
12 Apr 2016

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Organised as part of the European Union's Sustainable Energy Week (www.eusew.eu), E2 for Industry will bring together industry energy managers and solution providers to explore the major opportunities and answer challenges in the market. The event will identify key vector and vertical solutions, review innovative financing strategies and dissect best practice case studies.

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Cefic publishes its European Chemical Industry Facts and Figures 2016
06 Apr 2016

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The latest iteration of the Cefic Facts and Figures Report is now available online. Published each year, the report provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry and the most up-to-date information based on currently available data about the sector, which produces 17% of the world's chemicals, employs 1.2 million workers and contributes €551 billion to the EU economy.

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Launch of European Energy Efficiency Platform Event
06 Apr 2016

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On 5 April the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission held a stakeholder meeting in Brussels to present and further discuss the launch of an energy efficiency platform E3P. SPiCE3 was particularly interested in sharing views and ideas with the JRC on both the concept and content of the platform.

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EU Sustainable Energy Week
06 Apr 2016

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The EU's yearly celebration of sustainability and energy efficiency will take place this year during the week of 13 June. Plenty of activity is planned including the main conference, side events including workshops, networking events and the EUSEW Awards. SPiCE3 submitted an application to hold a seminar, and submitted itself to the Awards (to which we've passed the first round, so fingers crossed we make it to the final!).

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Manufacturers don’t trust equipment energy efficiency claims
07 Apr 2016

In a wide-ranging survey carried out by Carbon Trust only 5% of people trust energy efficiency claims made by equipment manufacturers and over half were not aware of where to find reliable data on equipment energy efficiency.

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Scottish Industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmap published
07 Apr 2016

Zero Waste Scotland have published a roadmap for decarbonisation of the energy intensive sector in Scotland. It will be up to the Government to decide how to respond after the May elections.

A 76% reduction in annual CO2 emissions from Scotland's EII by 2050 is both ambitious and achievable, provided immediate and continuous actions are taken to decarbonise, according to the roadmap recently produced by Zero Waste Scotland.

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Study on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Potential shows Great Potential for EU Chemical Industry Sector
05 Apr 2016

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Eurostat (the European Union's statistical office) figures for 2013 show that the chemical and pharmaceutical industry hold the largest share in final energy consumption – larger than any other energy intensive industry sector in the EU.

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SPiCE³ platform updates
04 Apr 2016

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Following on from the platform's original development and official launch in December 2013, an aim of the second phase of the project was to restructure the homepage and some sections and make the website more accessible and relevant for users from all countries.

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COSME: financing opportunities for European SMEs
25 Feb 2016

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COSME, the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, is a funding scheme planned to run from 2014 to 2020 with a current budget of €2.3 billion. This business support programme aims to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access finance in all phases of their lifecycle – creation, expansion, or business transfer.

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