Electricity

Energy 22-12-2011

Smart grids: Making connections

EU plans to move towards a low-carbon economy depend upon a transformed cross-border transmissions system that can integrate renewables and smart meters alike, offering energy consumption savings at source. But is Europe on track to meet the challenge?

Energy 04-06-2010

Integrating renewables into the electricity grid

Europe has put in place legislation to promote renewable energies but is now faced with the challenge of integrating increasing amounts of intermittent power sources like solar and wind into the electricity grid, running the risk of destabilising it.

Energy 13-03-2008

EU Electricity Market Liberalisation

The liberalisation of EU electricity markets is part of a wider move towards a common energy policy - EURACTIV takes a closer look at the liberalisation drive, including power trading and challenges specific to the electricity sector.