Europe needs to double electricity share to meet climate goals – EU official

By |november 8th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, Electricity, electrification, eurelectric, European Green Deal, net zero, News, sector coupling|

The European Green Deal to be unveiled in early 2020 will pursue a strategy of increasing the share of electricity in the EU’s energy mix, the new head of the European Commission’s energy department told a conference in Brussels Wednesday (6 November).

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Norwegian scientist: ‘No way’ of reaching climate neutrality without hydrogen

By |november 5th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, carbon capture and storage, CCS, Gas package 2020, hydrogen, News|

Europe has to get serious about the hydrogen economy if it really wants to reach net-zero emissions as quickly as possible, says Nils Anders Røkke. This is why decarbonised natural gas, using carbon capture and storage (CCS), will be crucial to ramp up hydrogen production in the short term, he argues.

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UK airline industry calls on government to spur sector to net-zero

By |oktober 18th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, Airlines, Aviation and airlines, EU long term strategy 2050, net zero, News|

The industry body for UK airlines believes that a renewed partnership with the Government can help the sector achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, as long as investment opportunities into green technologies are created. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net...

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EU climate official: Innovation fund will help decarbonise metals production

By |september 20th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, aluminium, decarbonisation, European Aluminium, Innovation, Metals, News|

The production of non-ferrous metals such as aluminium is very energy-intensive, but new technologies are being developed to decarbonise the process and the European Commission is ready to finance them, says Mauro Petriccione.

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Time to give the transport sector the predictability it needs to thrive in a zero emission economy

By |september 5th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, net zero, News|

Despite its clear potential for clean transportation, electro-mobility still does not seem to be the motor driving Europe’s economic, climate, and industrial policy, writes Folker Franz.

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EU top jobs leave big questions hanging on climate policy

By |julij 4th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Charles Michel, Christine Lagarde, climate diplomacy, Josep Borrell, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated to lead the EU’s executive at a critical moment for climate policy, but she has no record on the issue. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.

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Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

By |junij 19th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, coal phase-out, electricity market, energy poverty, energy tax, EU structural funds, green taxation, Just transition, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

The energy transition will hit the poor hardest unless it's balanced by a shift in taxation, says Christian Egenhofer. The EU needs to acknowledge this and get started by lowering taxes on electricity to achieve the EU’s carbon reduction goals at least cost, he argues.

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Connecting the dots to enable climate leadership at all levels

By |junij 6th, 2019|1.5°C pathway, 2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, cities, cities and climate change, district heating, energy performance of buildings directive, heating and cooling strategy, News|

We are running out of time to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, and need urgent and ambitious climate leadership. Cities are central to this effort – and it is crucial that we continue to enable our cities to address and solve climate challenges, writes Lars Tveen.

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EU national climate plans well below par, study reveals

By |maj 16th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Energy Union governance, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News|

Of the 28 draft national energy and climate plans submitted by EU member states, not a single one is on a pathway to reach net-zero emission by 2050, according to a fresh analysis published on Thursday (16 May).

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Merkel sends first strong message for climate neutrality by 2050

By |maj 14th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, carbon neutrality, carbon price, Energy transition, France, German climate protection law, Germany, greenhouse emissions, News, Svenja Schulze, zero net emissions|

Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated for the first time that Germany may join a European alliance to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. At a recent EU summit, Germany was unwilling to join a similar initiative by nine EU member states. EURACT...

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