Two German companies, Amprion and Open Grid Europe, recently announced their intention to cooperate in the commissioning of 100 MW power-to-gas facility. An innovative collaboration coherent with the country coal and nuclear phase-out plans.
The fourteen projects that will receive EU funding cover electricity, smart grids, CO2 cross-border transportation and gas, making the Energy Union much more interconnected.
A recent report from IRENA examines how the energy transformation is expected to change the world geopolitics of energy. With an increasing electrification and a progressive switch from fossil fuels to renewables, the international balance of powers could significantly change. But how deep is this report?
On the 4th of December 2018, in the context of COP24 in Katowice, A.P. Moller – Maersk announced the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050 and having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030. Maersk is the world’s largest containers shipping company, that transports nearly one in five seaborne containers. According to the statement, …
According to the Fraunhofer Institute renewables in Germany during 2018 generated more than 40.4% of the total national public net electricity, while lignite and coal 38%, nuclear 13.3% and natural gas 7.4%. The good news… … Are pretty evident: for the first time renewables beat coal in electricity generation in Germany. This was mainly due …
With more than 24 hours of delay from the original schedule, the COP24 is finally over. Getting to a deal is probably always better than no deal at all, but crucial questions remain open… Is this enough? Is it already too late?
The 5th Opec+ meeting has concluded on Friday with the unanimous decision of cutting oil output by 1.2 mb/d starting from January 2019, for an initial period of six months. Opec countries will count for 0.8 mb/d and non Opec countries for 0.2 mb/d of the total target. The decision was far from being an easy one, …
The COP 24 has just started in Katowice and the EU Commission has released its Evaluation of the 2013 EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change and PESETA III Project just a few weeks ago.
The key findings on risk transfer and the areas in Europe mostly afected by climate change picture the EU ready and determined to fight its battle against climate change.
The election of the new President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has drawn the attention of the whole world. And within all the socio-economic implications of his election, he is probably going to have a pivotal role in particular for the energy and climate future of Brazil and the entire world.
One of the latest publications from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) casts some doubts about the need and implementation of centralised capacity mechanisms proposing an alternative solution to complement the energy-only markets. At EU level the discussion about the introduction of capacity mechanism has a long story, and the EC is not completely favourable to them.