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Tag: European Union


Electric, Energy Consumption

AI is supposed to make us more efficient, but it could mean we waste more energy

January 29, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The European Union is negotiating an Artificial Intelligence Act, the world’s first comprehensive law that aims to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) based on the risk it poses to individuals, society and the environment. However, discussions of AI overlook one significant […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

EV revolution gets major boost as Europe mandates more charging stations and open-loop payments; Switchio is ready

October 11, 2023

Via: PetrolPlaza

New rules put EV charging on track to match convenience of petrol stations Part of the EU’s Fit for 55 in 2030 package, which aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030, the new rules will greatly diminish […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, World

EU deal to nearly double renewable energy by 2030

March 30, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

The European Union reached a deal Thursday to almost double the share of renewables in the 27-nation bloc’s energy consumption by 2030 amid efforts to become carbon neutral and ditch Russian fossil fuels. The provisional political agreement, which was reached […]


News and Policies, World

Europe unveils its answer to U.S. clean energy incentives

January 19, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

The European Union pushed forward on Tuesday with a major clean tech industrial plan which not only should keep the continent in the vanguard of plotting a greener future but also guarantee its economic survival as it faces challenges from […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Green Hydrogen Needs Industrial Policy Making and Certification

March 11, 2022

Via: IRENA

With its ability to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors like chemicals and steelmaking industries, green hydrogen is expected to be in high demand as countries are racing to achieve their net zero targets. However, the current green hydrogen market is at an […]


Energy Consumption, Global

‘Landmark moment’ in Europe as renewable electricity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

January 25, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Despite making strong gains against coal and natural gas, Europe’s renewable energy growth needs to grow faster to reach the EU’s climate targets, according to new research. Europe saw its “greenest electricity year on record” in 2020, with renewables generating […]


News and Policies, World

European renewable ambitions on track as green hydrogen era beckons

June 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The EU’s renewable targets remain well within reach despite COVID-19’s long shadow, according to figures released as countries urge the bloc to embrace the “missing link” of green hydrogen. Earlier this week, the European Commission said it has assessed the […]


News and Policies, World

The European Union’s proposed climate law has not gone down well with Greta Thunberg

March 5, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

A proposed climate law to enforce the European Union’s commitment to be climate-neutral by the year 2050 has drawn criticism from environmental organizations and activists including Greta Thunberg. Plans for the European Climate Law, as it’s known, were unveiled by […]


News and Policies, World

Europe ‘on track’ for 53% renewable power by 2030 despite country gaps

November 8, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A mix of policy and economics puts Europe in a solid position to source more than half of its power supply from renewables by 2030 but not all countries will reach their targets equally as fast, according to Wood Mackenzie. […]


News and Policies, World

New EU Energy Chief To Put Connections And Security At Heart Of Green Deal

October 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the European Union, no discussion of energy issues these days comes without a discussion about climate change. The bloc’s energy policy must now be in line with its climate objectives – something reflected in the new organization of the […]