Aerospace industry steps up greening efforts

By |december 19th, 2019|aerospace industry, Aviation, Biofuels, carbon tax, CO2 emissions, electrification, European Green Deal, European Parliament, International Air Transport Association, News, United Technologies, Ursula von der Leyen|

With the European Commission under pressure to deliver on its green commitments and increase funding for research and development in the field, aerospace companies are slowly starting to recognise Europe as a trail blazer towards greening their sector.

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COP25: Push for electric cars intensifies but cost question remains unanswered

By |december 17th, 2019|electric cars, electrification, News|

A number of policymakers emphasised at the global climate conference COP25 in Madrid that electrification should play a leading role in road transport’s decarbonisation efforts. However, the affordability of transport electrification raises questions, as key stakeholders have not yet addressed...

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Commission official: EU should re-examine renewable energy rules

By |december 2nd, 2019|advanced biofuels, conventional biofuels, electrification, Farm Europe, News, Renewable Energy Directive|

The recently updated Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) has drawn much criticism and it would be good for the European Commission to look at it again, a high-ranking official in the EU executive has admitted.

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Power and gas ‘coupling’ seen as key to EU’s zero-carbon quest

By |november 28th, 2019|electrification, hydrogen, News, sector coupling|

As Europe moves towards net-zero emissions, policymakers are looking at all available sources of energy, including new low-carbon gases like hydrogen, to decarbonise at least cost. But direct electrification – of transport, industry and buildings – remains the top priority for the European Commission.

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‘No way around electrification,’ BMW says

By |november 8th, 2019|electrification, News|

Consumers are increasingly turning to electric vehicles – and they’re liking it, said BMW’s chief lobbyist in Europe, calling on policymakers to accelerate charging infrastructure deployment to support the roll-out of electric mobility on a mass scale.

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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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Higher shares of renewables for higher levels of electrification

By |julij 10th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, electric cars, electrification, Energy Roadmap 2050, News, Renewable Energy|

A deep decarbonisation of the European economy is doable, but it will rely heavily on an increased uptake of electricity – even if the challenges are very different across the individual use sectors, writes Kristian Ruby.

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Grid operators boss: ‘Time for energy utilities to re-invent their model’

By |december 11th, 2017|Electricity Market Directive, electrification, ENTSOE, Laurent Schmitt, News, power grids, power transmision, Single Electricity Market|

Digital technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence bring “total revolution” in the electricity industry, allowing energy communities to proliferate, says Laurent Schmitt. Utilities should not resist the change but embrace it to become “community enablers”, he told EURACTIV in an interview.

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‘Near total’ renewable energy system within reach: Lord Adair Turner

By |november 29th, 2017|batteries, clean energy package, Electricity Market Directive, electrification, News, Paris Agreement, Renewable Energy Directive|

Prices of green electricity and batteries have fallen so sharply that even projections for an 85-90% renewables energy system in 2035 now look “ludicrously conservative”, Lord Adair Turner said while on a visit to Brussels.

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EU power utility boss: ‘Coal is finished, the hard question now is gas’

By |oktober 4th, 2017|batteries, coal, coal phase-out, demand response, distributed generation, electric vehicles, electrification, Gas, natural gas, News, P2P applications|

Apart from Poland, there are no plans to build new coal-fired power plants in Europe, says Francesco Starace. The hard question today is instead who will build a new gas power plant. “Many companies are not doing that either,” he told EURACTIV in an interview.

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