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.
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?
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.
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.
The World Energy Week 2018 focused on the challenges of the energy transition, between perceived risks and the opportunities of digitalization
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
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.
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.