Banking on the energy transformation

By |februar 25th, 2019|clean energy transition, EIB, european investment bank, News|

In the last five years, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided over €50 billion in clean energy investments in Europe and around the world. As a new cycle opens, Andrew McDowell explains the key principles that will underpin the EIB’s future lending policy.

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China seen as ‘absolute winner’ of clean energy transition

By |januar 11th, 2019|China, clean energy transition, Energy transition, News, Renewable Energy, solar power|

The transformation brought by renewable energies will alter the global distribution of power, relations between states, and the environmental drivers of geopolitical instability, according to a major international study published on Friday (11 January).

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Local Energy Communities: driver of the 2050 low-carbon agenda?

By |december 7th, 2018|clean energy, clean energy transition, News, Renewable Energy|

Households and neighbourhoods feeding small-scale electricity and heat into a decentralised European energy grid: this is the vision developed by proponents of microgeneration. As much as half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be...

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Five benchmarks for a just transition to low-carbon energy

By |november 23rd, 2018|2050 climate strategy, clean energy transition, COP24, Energy Roadmap 2050, Energy transition, EU strategy 2050, Just transition, low-carbon, low-carbon energy, News|

The new long-term climate strategy for the EU can be a tool for a prosperous zero-carbon society if it addresses Just Transition, write Lisa Fischer and Rebekka Popp.

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Delivering on clean energy research and innovation

By |november 20th, 2018|clean energy transition, Energy technologies, Energy transition, Horizon Europe, low-carbon energy, low-carbon technologies, News, research and innovation|

Assembling together countries, industry and research institutes, the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan has been bringing together public and private investments to make the clean energy vision a reality on the ground. Launched in 2008, the SET Plan now stands at an important junction, writes Miguel Arias Cañete.

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Companies call for net-zero emissions by 2050 to help transition to low-carbon economy

By |september 6th, 2018|clean energy transition, Climate Change, Green finance, low carbon economy, net zero, News|

Ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit on 12-14 September, Cambridge-based Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group has called for a worldwide government-mandated net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 to help speed up transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Merkel: Auto and coal workers need to know what their next jobs are

By |junij 20th, 2018|Angela Merkel, clean energy transition, coal phase-out, Germany, green jobs, News|

At a meeting of climate ministers in Berlin on Tuesday (19 June), the German chancellor stressed the importance of re-training to help people take part in a greener economy.

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Conducting the new energy orchestra – or is it a circus?

By |maj 24th, 2018|clean energy transition, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, energy utilities, fossil fuels, News, solar power|

The decarbonisation of electric power, and the electrification of energy, is unstoppable. Whether it will be rapid enough to prevent the coming climate crisis is uncertain and will demand vision from politicians, industry leaders and energy providers, ...

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Germany’s energy and climate policy is taking shape

By |februar 13th, 2018|alternative energy, CDU/CSU, clean energy transition, coal, electric vehicles, German coalition, GHG emissions, green energy, News, Social Democrats SPD|

The coalition agreement between the German Conservatives and the Social Democrats outlines a relatively ambitious energy policy. EURACTIV’s partner Le Journal de l’environnement reports.

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Canete defends ‘balanced’ EU proposal on car emissions

By |februar 1st, 2018|batteries, clean energy transition, Clean Mobility Package, electric cars, Miguel Arias Cañete, News|

The EU Commissioner in charge of Climate Action, Miguel Arias Cañete, has fought back accusations that Brussels lacked ambition in setting new CO2 limits on cars for 2030, saying the proposal “strikes the right balance” between environmental, social and industrial policy objectives.

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