Energy

27-10-2017

Offshore drilling and environmental protection

In early offshore oil and gas activity, drilling wastes were generally discharged from the platforms directly to the sea. Until several decades ago, the seas and oceans were considered as limitless dumping grounds. Today apart from regulatory control, companies adopt voluntary measures to minimise the industry's impact on environment.

Electricity 12-07-2017

Energy and climate scenarios 2050

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The EU has set a long-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. But getting there will be a huge challenge that will require a transformation of our energy system.

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23-02-2017

LPG: Powering your Life.

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LPG is all around you! There are more applications using LPG than you can imagine. Discover more about this clean, flexible and efficient source of energy.

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25-01-2017

European cold spell: Gas system delivers warmth and comfort

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The flexibility of our gas infrastructure ensures that European citizens can rely on warm houses and undisturbed energy supplies, even when temperatures drop, as they have recently.

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Measuring emission performance of Autogas cars
Transport 09-01-2017

Measuring emission performance of Autogas cars

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Autogas vehicles bring significant reductions in NOx and particles emissions when compared to equivalent diesel and gasoline models respectively.

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Why is a thriving energy renovation market essential to drive the EU economy?
21-11-2016

Why is a thriving energy renovation market essential to drive the EU economy?

And what is needed to boost the energy renovation market?

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What impact has Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ had on infrastructure and the labour market?
31-08-2016

What impact has Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ had on infrastructure and the labour market?

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The sharp increase in the use of renewables like solar and wind has provided more flexibility to the German electricity market.

Curbing CO2 emissions from trucks
Transport 20-07-2016

Curbing CO2 emissions from trucks

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Unlike for cars, there is currently no binding EU-wide cap on CO2 emissions from trucks. But the European Commission is considering introducing one in the coming years.

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Can Germany's Energiewende ensure supply security?
21-06-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Germany’s Energiewende ensure supply security?

Boosting renewable energies and using existing sources more efficiently are the two main pillar of the German energy transition, better known as Energiewende. Both pillars contribute to the goal of lowering the dependence on energy imports.

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Reforming the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
07-04-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Reforming the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Four essential priorities to put Europe back on the energy-efficiency track.

EU agricultural emissions
Agrifood 23-02-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: EU agricultural emissions: On the table

In 2012, agriculture was responsible for over 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. Meat production is a significant factor.

The EUs new heating and cooling strategy
16-02-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: The EU’s new Heating and Cooling Strategy

The European Commission announced a Heating and Cooling Strategy aimed at reducing energy waste.

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06-10-2015

PKN ORLEN challenge: Heat Up Innovation contest

PKN ORLEN challenge: Heat Up Innovation contest for waste heat recovery technologies that can operate with low-grade heat of about 115 to 120°C
Conserving energy is an absolute necessity for all industries. It is no longer economically viable for manufacturing or processing plants to emit heat-laden exhaust into the atmosphere without first reclaiming a significant portion of that energy.
PKN ORLEN has made optimal use of the high-grade waste heat sources in their refinery in Plock (Poland) to preheat combustion air, crude oil, and boiler feed water. However, the heat lost through the air coolers at the top of the K1 atmospheric crude distillation column still needs a solution. Pinch analysis has shown that with conventional technology no economic use of this low-grade heat (e.g. for further preheating the crude oil by heat from the process streams) is achievable within the refinery. A novel means to usefully capture a portion of this heat is required.

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How we eat at the global table
Development Policy 31-01-2014

How we eat at the global table

The Netherlands, France and Switzerland are the three countries enjoying the planet’s cheapest, healthiest and most plentiful diets according to a new Oxfam ‘Good Enough to Eat’ index, while three African countries have the worst.