The 2017 Italy’s National Energy Strategy is finally online, with good news for the anti-coal lobby and the environmentalists. The political intent to proceed with a coal phase-out for electricity generation within 2025 is confirmed, and a governance plan to make it possible is set up. This plan is in line with other European countries, which in the past few years have shown a growing commitment to get rid of coal as soon as possible.
Two years after the Cop21, the task of setting the details of the Paris Agreements implementation is given to the Cop23, will it live up to the challenge?
In the context of the ongoing debate about EU electricity market design the OIES is proposing an adaptive approach, informed by system thinking and based on evolutionary change, trying to properly address all the known relevant issues of the sector
Iran is by far one of the most interesting actors in the global energy arena. Owner of abundant resources, the Islamic Republic led by Rohani, after years of sanction, is determined to increase the hydrocarbon production, while quickly ramping up the renewable capacity.
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.
The referendum for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan showed an overwhelming support for complete separation from Bagdad. Many variables are involved in this process, the most relevant being the oil in the Kurdish north of the country.
The latest UK Contracts for Difference allocation results for offshore wind farms put once again the spotlight on the falling costs of renewable technologies, and revive the debate about Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Nord Stream 2 in brief In 2011 the first Nord Stream offshore pipeline became operational, bringing 55 bcm/y of Russian gas directly through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The planned Nord Stream 2 is to follow the same route, doubling the capacity of the existing gas connection. The designed shareholders are Gazprom (50%), E.ON (10%), …
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.
On November the 30th 2016 the European Commission presented a package of measures named Clean Energy for All Europeans. The package is aimed at keeping the European Union competitive while the clean energy transition takes place, inevitably changing global energy markets in a permanent way. The intention of the European Union with this package is …