Since 1990, the production of "green" electricity in Germany has increased by 1,000% and export rates, according to preliminary data for 2017, just smashed another record. EURACTIV Poland’s partner WysokieNapiecie.pl reports.
Less than 1% of projected capacity for advanced biofuel production worldwide has become reality, according to ethanol industry researchers who warned policymakers against placing too much hope in the fledgling technology.
A new report released on Tuesday (6 February) by WindEurope highlights a record year for Europe and UK offshore wind projects. Diving into the data, EURACTIV's media partner edie brings you seven surprising statistics, from the continent's booming offshore industry.
Wind power enjoyed a record year in 2017, as more offshore capacity was installed than ever before. Renewable energy in general continued to grow and the EU generated more electricity from clean sources than coal for the very first time.
The EU was supposed to enable us all to take part in the energy transition and help make Europe's economy a low-carbon one. It's easy to see why the member states would be against this but it's more surprising that the Parliament is not championing citizens' clean energy hopes.
EXCLUSIVE / Households, schools and hospitals that decide to place solar panels on their rooftop could be exposed to the same responsibilities as big energy utilities under new EU electricity market rules currently being drafted in the European Parliament, EURACTIV.com has learned.
The European Union’s auditors will launch an inquest to assess the effectiveness of support for electricity generated by solar and wind power, saying the two play an increasingly vital role in Europe's energy mix.
Sustainable forest management is vital to ensure that Europe meets its climate and energy goals. But over-regulating forest bioenergy would damage the sector’s economic performance and undermine its potential for climate change mitigation, Emma Berglund told EURACTIV in an interview.