About: decarbonisation

Energy 27-05-2022

G7 pledges to phase out coal power but without fixing date

Ministers from the world's richest democracies agreed on Friday (27 May) to work to phase out coal-powered energy, but failed to set a date to do so.
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Transport 25-05-2022

The road ahead to be Fit for 55

The timely deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure across the EU, and smart taxation and charges, which encourage operators to decarbonise, are paramount for successfully decarbonising road transport. Raluca Marian is the Director EU Advocacy and General Delegate of IRU’s Permanent...
Energy 18-05-2022

Germany could quit fossil fuels by 2035

Germany could shift all of its current electricity demand onto solar, wind and batteries within the next 10 years for just €35.2 billion per year and could be completely energy self-sufficient by 2035 for less than it currently spends on fossil fuels, writes Nafeez Ahmed.

Europe should dream big and start the gas exit now

True energy independence means a complete phase out of natural gas from the energy system and its replacement with renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency, write Martin Dimitrov and Kostantsa Rangelov.
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‘Fit for 55’ climate policies must be ambitious without undermining industry’s ability to invest in decarbonisation

Access to affordable clean electricity and a global level playing field on carbon pricing are crucial for the ability of energy-intensive industry in Europe to invest in decarbonisation. When EU Environment Ministers meet to discuss the revision of the EU ETS this week, they should look for a framework that puts Europe on track for carbon neutrality.
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#GIEAnnualConference is BACK! See you on 7-8 April in Budapest

So how can we decarbonise Europe? Grab your early bird now: and (re)connect face-to-face with high-level energy leaders from the whole of Europe.
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Transport 04-02-2022

The way ahead for a greener Europe

Road transport operators are at the core of the EU’s green transformation. Fully aware of their responsibility, they are committed to decarbonise. However, technologies for zero-emissions alternatively fuelled heavy-duty vehicles and related infrastructure are still in their infancy. Raluca Marian...

EU carbon market blurred by volatile prices and speculation, Greens warn

The EU needs to tackle design flaws and speculation on its carbon market to ensure the price of emissions remains high and becomes a more effective tool to drive decarbonisation, according to a report by the Greens in the European Parliament.
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How hydrogen can decarbonize the steel industry — and what it will take

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Take a look at his infographic to discover the many applications of hydrogen in steelmaking and what’s needed for the industry to reach net zero emissions.
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Reshaping our energy system – the decade of action is now

To achieve rapid and effective decarbonisation of our economy and to tackle climate change, Europe must utilise the potential that available pre- and post-combustion gas technologies offer complementary to variable renewable energy.
Energy 12-11-2021

Lawmakers slam EU support for fossil gas projects undermining Green Deal

Energy projects that are incompatible with Europe’s climate goals are about to be granted priority status by the European Commission, EU lawmakers warned on Thursday (11 November).
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Transport 03-11-2021

Greener shipping: how the EU can boost a global ambition

Progressive Industry leaders from the shipping sector stress that full decarbonisation of international shipping is urgent and achievable. Governments and international regulators must deliver the policies that will supercharge the transition and make zero emission shipping the default choice by 2030.
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Time to act to deliver cost-effective plan to decarbonise European heating system

Heating represents nearly half of the EU final energy consumption and is structurally one of the most difficult sector to decarbonise. Europe faces an urgent need to roll out a cost-effective plan that can match environmental and energy objectives.
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Digital must be at the centre of our climate action plan

We urgently need to take bold actions to counter the global existential threat of climate change and to promote a green economic recovery.
Energy 19-10-2021

How carbon payments can facilitate the EU’s new effort sharing targets

Carbon payments for emissions reductions could be a more politically attractive way of promoting EU country-level cuts than current effort sharing regulation targets and providing more solidarity and additional finance for the green transition, writes Arpad Cseh.  
Energy 14-10-2021

Scientists warn against global warming effect of hydrogen leaks

Recent studies suggest that hydrogen could be a contributor to the greenhouse effect when it leaks through infrastructure.
Energy 28-09-2021

EU countries urged to step up emission cuts in buildings, transport and agriculture

Lawmakers in the European Parliament's environment committee urged EU countries on Monday (27 September) to step up their efforts to reduce emissions in sectors such as agriculture, buildings and transport, which are currently not covered by the bloc's emissions trading scheme.
Climate change 15-09-2021

Just one country on course to meet 1.5°C target, new research warns

Only Gambia is currently on course to deliver climate action that is in alignment with the 1.5°C pathway of the Paris Agreement, according to new research from Climate Action Tracker (CAT), which warns that momentum on updating climate targets has stalled. EURACTIV's media partner, edie.net, reports.

Summer controversy illustrates polarisation of hydrogen debate

An August research paper by two US scholars, Robert Howarth and Mark Jacobson, cast doubt over the environmental merits of 'blue' hydrogen made from fossil gas with carbon capture technology, triggering fierce reactions from commentators and the industry.

Healthcare must drastically reduce emissions to help prevent new health crises

Climate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st century and healthcare systems need to dramatically reduce their emissions in order to help prevent this from worsening, writes Jacqueline Cramer.
Energy 22-06-2021

Why a carbon tax is the most effective price signal for the building sector

A carbon tax on the fuel used to heat Europe's buildings is the most effective price signal to decarbonise Europe's building stock, which is in desperate need of renovation to meet the EU's climate ambition, writes Oliver Rapf.
Energy 18-06-2021

‘Hydrogen valley’ projects sprout up across Europe

Projects to create a full hydrogen value chain combining production, infrastructure and use all in one region are sprouting up across Europe, but more needs to be done to accelerate their development, according to supporters.

Industry decarbonisation has stalled in recent years, warns think-tank

European industry is becoming increasingly vocal regarding the challenges it faces in decarbonising production while remaining competitive, a view supported by a recent think-tank report.

UK launches carbon market – without link to Europe

Britain will start its own market for trading fossil fuel emission permits this week, but with no sign of a link to the European Union's market, prices could end up being more volatile than the EU's.