European Union

A just energy transition vs rising inequality

A just energy transition vs rising inequality

At the heart of the European Green Deal is the goal of a carbon free Europe by 2050. Yet, achieving this lofty goal is not going to be without some pain and effort over the course of the next three decades.
green

Ed’s note: Is a green recovery good for the utility sector?

The European Green Deal is the EU's action plan to reduce emissions and deliver a sustainable economy. But is a green recovery good for the utility sector?
RWE E.On

RWE completes E.ON asset swap, now EU’s 3rd largest renewables firm

The major asset swap between utility giants RWE and E.ON has been completed.
Apple

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.
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.
EV adoption plan

French president announces sweeping e-mobility transition plan

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a commitment to deploy 100,000 new charging points throughout the country by 2021, a year ahead of the previous target, along with an increased subsidy for EV purchasers, and an accelerated commitment to clean transportation as part of an €8 billion stimulus package.
energy transition

Ed’s note: Step aside US/China – there’s a new leader in...

The increasing tension between the US and China has been a discussion point in the news across all parts of the world...
smart grid competition

Greenbird wins 2020 European energy data access pilot with Utilihive

Norwegian IT company Greenbird Integration Technology was announced a winner by Elering as part of a Europe-wide competition, among an elite group of solution providers, and will help provide access to smart meter data to implement select pilots of innovative energy products and services during 2020.
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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