The Government of Flanders supports the production of renewable electricity with a system of green certificates. The Federal Government offers support for offshore wind turbines. Support is needed to offer investors adequate security. In addition, the social cost must be kept to a minimum.
A significant amount of support has already been pledged in recent years. This fact check gives an estimate of the total accumulated commitments of support for solar (photovoltaic energy), onshore and offshore wind. Because this support is available for ten to twenty years after the installations are commissioned, there are commitments that run through 2038.
Today, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Japan and KU Leuven signed a research agreement for a joint project: during 4 years we will investigate enhanced direct current (DC) grid protection methodologies together.
The European Commission has published a paper by its Executive Agency for SMEs, summarising the findings of buildings' experts i.e. researchers, engineers, architects and practitioners, from some 40 EU-funded projects. EnergyVilles low-regulatory energy environment zone and our participation in the STORM project were worth mentioning in this paper 'Energy Efficiency. Building Renovation Challenge. Practical Approaches'.