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?
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.