Energy & Grid Management
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.
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.
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.
French utility EDF has finalised funding for a €2 billion offshore wind project, along with its German and Canadian partners.
Europe & UK
Carbon dioxide emissions in the EU fell by nearly a quarter between 1990 and 2018, thanks in no small part to the power sector.
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.
Data & Analytics
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.
Registrations of new of electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe doubled in the first quarter of 2020 by 100.7%, despite the pandemic.
Following solar production records set in the UK, Germany and Spain in March and April, the European solar market is set to break further records in 2020, according to Solargis