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.
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, …
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?
This month the IPCC released a special report about Global Warming of 1.5 °C and its very likely consequences. Approved in Incheon, Republic of Korea on Saturday October 6th 2018, it is going to be a key scientific input for the next Climate Change Conference, which is going to happen in Katowice in Poland in December. But this is also a kind advice to all Governments, industries and organisations all over the world about the urgency and importance to take action now.
A report released few days ago by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development shows, together with Terna statistical data, the slow but persistent increasing share of renewables in the power mix of the peninsula
The substantial increase in the CO2 global emissions registered in 2017 shows that the world is still very far from an absolute decoupling, and it probably also casts doubts on the goodness of the Paris Agreement, and on the more recent internationally shared pledges of green growth.
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.
On 6th October 2017 the EU and India adopted a joint statement on clean energy and climate change, confirming their commitments under the Paris Agreement and agreeing to step up cooperation to enhance its implementation and meet its ambitious goals.
Environmental sustainability has been on top of the Swedish policy agenda since decades ago. Today the country has a worldwide solid reputation as a leader in many fields of environmental policy and innovation, with very demanding long-term commitments.
With the new world’s largest offshore wind farm project in progress in East Anglia the North Sea seems to be set to keep its leading role in the development of one of the currently most powerful renewable energy technologies.
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