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The LEAD ERA project is aimed at fostering the coordination of a series of trans-regional programmes dedicated to research and innovation within the highly innovative and technology based themes of the EU Lead market initiative.

Conference "Renewable Energy Law 2012" in Brussels

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:35

An event entitled 'Renewable energy law 2012: market design and system transformation for a renewable energy future' will take place on 8 March 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.

With increasing interest in renewable energies, there is a parallel focus on the potential and need for renewable energy regulation. In the twentieth century, energy law focused mostly on natural gas regulation, but was expanded to include other areas of energy regulation.

This area of energy law relates primarily to the transactional legal and policy issues that surround the development, implementation and commercialisation of renewable sources of energy, namely solar, wind, geothermal and tidal. Renewable energy law also encompasses policies that relate to renewable energy and legislative instruments that further encourage its growth.

The event will be a forum for stakeholders and law professional to exchange views and challenges of the renewable energy sector and get the latest developments regarding the European Commission's Roadmap for 2050.

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About Leadera

The LEAD ERA project is aimed at fostering the coordination of a series of transregional programmes dedicated to research and innovation within the highly innovative and technology based themes of the EU Lead market initiative. Through a process of intensive knowledge sharing of the regional competences and programmes, LEAD ERA partners will develop a joint Scientific and Technological strategy and the mutual tools and methods to foster RTD cooperation amongst their regional RTD stakeholders. The main objectives of the project are to launch ambitious RTD calls for proposals and therefore to fund trans-national projects involving RTD actors from the private or the public sector which will provide them new resources to collaborate at a European level.

The project is under the coordination of the experienced Wallonia (involved in 7 ERA-NET) and brings together  innovative and science based regions and national agencies.

During the 51 months of the project, the partners will focus on the topic of the 6 Lead Markets identified by the European Union named hereafter as protective textile, renewable energy, e-health, recycling, sustainable construction and bio-based products. All of them are at the crossroad of a number of scientific and technological fields which are difficult for a single region to master. It is therefore economically and scientifically relevant to link the research competencies (ICT, health, chemistry, nanotechnology, energy, etc.) from the various regions to achieve new technological and knowledge breakthroughs. The current proposal LEAD ERA seeks to link the two initiatives (Lead Markets and ERA-NET) by adding the research dimension to the support provided to the Lead Markets.

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Lead-Era Proyect