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EU policy can negate negative social impacts of energy transition

A new study conducted by Eurelectric, with the scientific contribution of the Enel Foundation, outlines several remedial solutions that could be considered to cushion the effects on vulnerable households, while ensuring sustainable growth for the benefit of all.
Europe offshore wind

Offshore wind capex set to top oil and gas in...

Offshore wind capital investment is set to reach parity with that of both oil and gas in Europe by 2021, and surpass both sectors by 2022, due to plunging oil prices and increasing levels of offshore wind activity in Europe.
EU emissions

EU carbon emissions fell 23% between 1990 and 2018 says EEA...

Carbon dioxide emissions in the EU fell by nearly a quarter between 1990 and 2018, thanks in no small part to the power sector.
Austria decarbonisation

IEA commends Austria’s efforts to accelerate clean energy transition

Austria is committed to reaching carbon neutrality a decade earlier than the goal set by the European Union, however, the government will need to step up decarbonisation efforts across all parts of its energy sector, according to the International Energy Agency.
Europe battery storage

EIB provides €1 billion in funding to support European battery industry

At a meeting of the European Battery Alliance on Tuesday 19 May, European Investment Bank (EIB) Vice-President Andrew McDowell, confirmed the Bank’s commitment to supporting a strong, independent European battery industry.
Poland clean energy

EBRD loans IPP Qair €63 million to boost Poland’s clean energy...

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced further support for Poland's energy transition with approximately €63 million ($67 million) in loans for renewables-focussed independent power producer Qair’s 200MW renewable energy portfolio.
EU EVs

Europe’s EV sales double in Q1 2020, despite COVID-19

Registrations of new of electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe doubled in the first quarter of 2020 by 100.7%, despite the pandemic.
COVID-19 emissions

COVID-19 causes emissions levels to plummet in Europe

New data, based on observations from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over several major cities including Paris, Madrid and Rome, coinciding with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Europe Hydrogen

Europe’s love affair with Hydrogen

Q&A with Maria João Duarte, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ representative to the EU Institutions.
EU climate law

EU Commission announces new 2050 net-zero climate law

The European Commission has announced a new piece of legislation, the proposed European Climate Law, which it says will commit the 27 union member countries to reducing greenhouse gas emission to nil by 2050.

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