Electricity Archives

  • EU’s untapped heating and cooling potential laid bare

    News | Energy 27-02-2018

    Europe’s heating and cooling sector accounts for more than one third of the EU’s untapped renewable energy potential, according to one new study, while another has highlighted which countries are the worst for deaths caused with living in cold homes.

  • Energy storage progress could slash electric car charging times

    News | Electric cars 27-02-2018

    Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could enable electric cars to be driven as far as petrol and diesel vehicles, and recharge in minutes rather than hours. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.

  • The great European fuel shift?

    News | Energy 26-02-2018

    Europe’s electricity industry appears to have come to terms with the reality that wind and solar power will be central to a shift away from fossil fuels, especially coal-fired power generation. Now policy makers in Brussels are swivelling the spotlight towards transport, and the biggest fossil fuel of all: oil.

  • MEPs take big step towards energy market reform

    News 21-02-2018

    MEPs have decided to impose strict rules on mechanisms often used as coal power subsidies and to support small-scale renewable energy producers. But the European Parliament now faces the fight of its life to convince member states of its ambitious position.

  • Grid operators need a revised cybersecurity strategy in the IoT era

    Opinion | Energy 21-02-2018

    Cybersecurity threats invade the minds of electricity grid managers on a constant basis, and for good reason, writes Neil Strother.

  • The future of gas is not fossil but green

    Opinion | Energy 20-02-2018

    There is a vast potential for green gas in Europe, generated from sustainable resources such as biomass and organic waste, some of which can directly be injected into the grid or take the shape of hydrogen, writes Claude Turmes.