Saudi Arabia is planning to diversify its energy mix away from oil, to increase the share of energy generated by renewable sources, with a specific focus on solar power.
The Five Star Movement has released an energy programto make Italy more sustainable and independent.
Unfortunately, it shows tendencies to autharchy and lack of practicality.
After long negotiations Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) seem to have reached an agreement to form a new government coalition, and setting up a coal phase- out plan is one of the main pillars of the treaty.
The first of a series of analyses focused on the less green aspects of green energy.
On January 17th the European Parliament in plenary sitting endorsed the proposal of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Parliamentary Committee to raise the EU 2030 targets on renewable energies and energy efficiency above the objectives originally set with the 2030 Framework for climate and energy agreed by member states in 2014.
A brief analysis of the impact that the explosion at the gas hub of Baumgarten had on the energy security narrative in Italy.
The long lasting experience of Italy with the national Energy Efficiency Certificates incentive mechanism for energy efficiency projects shows how complex is the design of this kind of market based instruments can be, offering a good and interesting case study for other Governments
Opec agreed to extend the cut until December 2018. Many see Russia as the new swing producer, but Saudi Arabia still seems to have a lot to say.
During the past few weeks, following the publication of RTE’s 2017 “Bilan prévisionnel”, rumours about a possible rethinking of the partial nuclear phase-out planned within 2025 spread out. RTE made a pragmatic analysis of long term possible scenarios for France’s electricity sector, with the maybe not surprising result that less nuclear generation entails higher expected CO2 emissions.
The Bonn conference ended up in a mixed result. Some progress was achieved, but differences on financing, implementation and coal phase-out remain. The U.S. is increasingly isolated, Will the world be ready one year from now to take concrete stepts to achieve the Paris Agreement goals?