Tag: EU

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Power Europe Predicts EU Will Reach Its Renewable Energy Goal 3 Years Early

September 12, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The 2023 annual report from Solar Power Europe comes to a startling conclusion. It says the EU will reach the renewable energy goal it set for 2030 three years early. The report is 148 pages long, so we are going […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Important Decisions Ahead in EU’s Push For Cleaner EV Batteries

August 4, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The European Parliament passed groundbreaking legislation [last] month which, for the first time, sets environmental protections throughout the entire life cycle of batteries — including the sourcing of raw materials, production and recycling. EU Environment Ministers are expected to rubberstamp […]

Energy Consumption, Global

Europe Ramps Renewables, Looks for New Gas to Reduce Reliance on Russia

May 1, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

Energy storage also is making inroads across Europe. Technology group Wärtsilä in early March announced it had brought online a 25-MW/100-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Belgium, in a collaboration with Japan’s Nippon Koei Energy Europe and Aquila Clean […]

News and Policies, World

EU agrees to boost green fuels for aviation, cut emissions

April 26, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

New rules requiring airlines to use more sustainable fuels across the European Union have been agreed by negotiators from member countries and the EU Parliament in a bid to help decarbonize the sector. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, […]

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

EU fossil fuel car ban gets final green light

March 28, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

The 27 EU member states gave final approval Tuesday to a ban on sales of new fossil fuel cars by 2035, after Germany dropped a last-minute blocking effort. The vote was a formality after ambassadors on Monday backed the milestone […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hungary Adding New VVER-1200 Nuclear Reactors in First for EU

August 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Hungary’s nuclear energy agency has issued a license for construction of two reactors for Paks II, a power generation project first launched in early 2014 as part of an inter-governmental agreement between Hungary and Russia. Officials said Paks II would […]

Energy Consumption, Global

European Council reaches agreement on its Renewable Energy Directive, includes faster permitting for renewable projects

June 28, 2022

Via: PV Resources

The European Council (EC) yesterday reached an agreement on a revision to its Renewable Energy Directive (RED) as part of its ‘Fit for 55’ package that has increased its renewables targets and called for accelerated permitting for clean energy projects. […]

News and Policies, World

Reprieve for Nuclear, Gas in EU’s Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Rules

April 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The European Union’s (EU’s) much-watched Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act—the world’s first “green list”—unveiled by the European Commission (EC) on April 21 qualifies several power producing sectors in its technical screening criteria for sustainable investment decisions. However, it delays controversial decisions […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gas industry calls on EU for enhancing gas contribution to decarbonisation

October 21, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

57 CEOs and associations representing the European gas sector sent a letter on 19 October calling on the EU institutions to ensure that EU financial mechanisms recognize gas as an indispensable part of the energy transition towards a carbon neutral […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

EU Nuclear Fears Drive Attempt To Shut Down Belarus Nuke Power Plant

April 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Europe is terrified of nuclear energy. Reasons differ. For one country, Lithuania, it’s a question of lost market share for its very expensive LNG plant. For others, it’s a question of safety and a political push to go green. So […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

EU nuclear sustainability needs expert review, utilities say

March 13, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

On 9 March, the technical expert group advising the European Commission on sustainable finance published its final recommendations on the EU taxonomy, including “substantial new user guidance” to help investors and companies meet obligations for reporting against the framework. In […]

Energy Consumption, Global

Renewable energy share in EU up to 18% according to Eurostat’s report

January 27, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The increase in the share of renewables is essential to reaching the EU climate and energy goals. According to Eurostat’s report, the EU’s target is to reach 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, and at least 32% […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

EU To End All Fossil Fuel Lending In Two years

November 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

After months of contentious negotiations, the governing board of the European Investment Bank, the EU’s lending arm, voted yesterday to convert itself into a ‘climate bank’ – delivering a major policy promise of incoming EU Commission President Ursula Von Der […]

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 […]

Energy Consumption, Global, News and Policies, World

EU Set To Approve Plan For Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

June 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Though a plan to decarbonize the European Union looked to be in trouble last week, developments in recent days combined with political paralysis in choosing the EU’s top jobs means EU governments may take a surprise decision to endorse a […]

News and Policies, World

Seeking To Deflate Trade Tensions, EU Will Double US Gas Imports In Five Years

May 3, 2019

Via: Forbes

As trade tensions over steel, cars and airplanes mount between Washington and Brussels, the European Union yesterday tried to calm the situation by convening a summit on an import the two sides both want to see increase – natural gas. […]

News and Policies, World

EU Unveils Plan to Cut Emissions to Zero

November 28, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The European Union unveiled its long-term vision on combating climate change in a push for more ambitious action on the environment just days after U.S. President Donald Trump rejected his government’s warning on the economic costs of global warming. The […]

News and Policies, World

EU and Algeria meet to strengthen energy partnership

November 20, 2018

Via: Energy Global

He will meet Mustapha Guitouni, Minister of Energy of Algeria. The EU-Algeria energy dialogue covers natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Algeria is a reliable and competitive supplier of natural gas for the EU. Europe relies on Algerian gas […]

News and Policies, World

EU Challenges China On Solar Tech, ‘Developing Market’ Status

June 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

The future of European solar manufacturers hangs in the balance this summer, with two separate but overlapping policies on Europe-China climate policy under review by delegations from the EU and China. Representatives from both sides will meet in Brussels this […]