Smart Cities

With the implementation of smart lighting, electric vehicle integration and charging and wifi hubs across cities, utilities are well positioned to utilise...

Powering a Moon village

With interest growing in a return of humans to the moon, says Jonathan Spencer Jones, attention is turning to the possibility of establishing a long-term presence there and the form that such a settlement might take.
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‘Blockchain for Energy’ consortium (re)launched

The oil and gas operators blockchain consortium has rebranded as the Blockchain for Energy consortium.
Europe coal

COVID-19 may end coal in Europe 5 years earlier says research...

Inflexible baseload coal will fade into Europe’s past more quickly than originally thought, with the pace of the transition being accelerated by more than five years.

Slovenian electric plane “world’s first” to receive official certification

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has announced the certification of an electric airplane, the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the first type certification world-wide of a fully electric aircraft and an important milestone in the quest for environmentally sustainable aviation.
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.
Europe emissions

May sees renewable energy set a span of records in Europe

May approved to be a record month for renewables in multiple ways across Western Europe, with much of the continent’s energy provided by solar and wind, thanks to favourable weather conditions according to the Wärtsilä Energy Transition Lab.
France offshore wind

EDF and partners finalise €2 billion funding for 550MW offshore wind...

French utility EDF has finalised funding for a €2 billion offshore wind project, along with its German and Canadian partners.
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.
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.
Europe energy data

Winners of European Energy Data Access Pilots competition announced

In the beginning of April 2020, a group of leading European grid operators announced a Europe-wide competition to select pilots of innovative energy products and services that need access to metering data.

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