The Green Transition at the heart of the EU Recovery Fund

By |maj 11th, 2020|clean energy, economic recovery, European Green Deal, News|

EU leaders have tasked the European Commission with drafting a trillion-euro recovery fund to restart the economy after the coronavirus crisis. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has since pledged to put the green and digital transitions at the ...

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Which world do we want after COVID-19?

By |april 16th, 2020|Bertrand Piccard, clean energy, Frans Timmermans, News, sustainable economy|

The coronavirus crisis has caused a lot of suffering and uncertainty, but its aftermath offers us an opportunity to break with old habits and build a circular, sustainable and highly competitive economy, write Frans Timmermans and Bertrand Piccard.

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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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Europe’s first marine turbine helps reduce Ouessant Island’s carbon footprint

By |november 15th, 2018|clean energy, energy self-sufficiency, ERDF, Interreg, marine turbine farms, News|

A marine turbine submerged 55 metres deep in the Fromveur passage, a strait off Western French coast known for its strong current, has produced 15% of the electricity needed by Ouessant Island since mid-October. EURACTIV France reports.

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Solar trade barriers: Who are they benefiting?

By |maj 25th, 2018|clean energy, decarbonisation, News, solar, solar energy|

In December 2013, the European Union imposed trade defence measures on solar panels and cells from China, which are set to expire in September 2018.

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German economy and environment ministries clash over coal commission

By |marec 29th, 2018|clean energy, Climate Change, CO2 emissions, Energiewende, Energy transition, Germany, News|

The German ministries for economic affairs and energy (BMWi) and environment (BMU) are clashing over who should lead a highly strategic future commission that is tasked with preparing the country’s coal exit.

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Can energy governance replace binding targets?

By |december 6th, 2017|capacity mechanisms, Claude Turmes, clean energy, clean energy package, Energy Union, Energy Union governance, News|

Lawmakers will vote on Thursday (7 December) on a new energy regime that is meant to ensure the European Union meets its Paris Agreement goals. But much disagreement remains.

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‘We are the Energiewende’: German villages go 100% renewable

By |november 24th, 2017|clean energy, clean energy transition, coal phase-out, Energiewende, News, Renewable Energy, solar energy, wind power|

Local communities are at the forefront of the clean energy transition in Germany, with some villages relying 100% on renewables. EURACTIV Slovakia spoke to mayors there.

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Gas is one of the safest bets for EU’s energy and climate success [Sponsored]

By |julij 3rd, 2017|clean energy, Energy efficiency, energy supply, liquified natural gas, natural gas, News|

Europe will need gas to make renewables work. One of my principal aims as the new president of GasNaturally will be to engage with our partners and policymakers and explain why gas is one of the safest bets if we want EU energy and climate policy to be a success, writes Marco Alverà.

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Rural Renaissance

By |maj 8th, 2017|advanced biofuels, clean energy, News, Phil Hogan|

Developing rural areas across Europe has emerged as a necessity in order for the EU to meet a wide range of economic, environmental and social challenges.

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