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Energy 04-04-2018

Portugal breaks 100% renewables mark but remains isolated

Portugal produced more power from clean energy sources in March than it actually needed, marking the first time in the 21st century that renewables have topped 100% of its production. But a dearth of energy connections with the rest of Europe remains problematic.
EU-China 21-03-2018

EU study weighs linking power grid to China’s

The European Union’s scientific research centre has explored the idea of linking the power grids of Europe and China, in order to tap into the immense clean energy potential of the Middle Kingdom and the countries of Central Asia.

ECJ ushers in new era for water protection

Disputes over an Austrian hydropower project and snow cannon system are ushering in a new era for water protection across the EU, writes Andrea Johanides.
Energy 04-09-2017

Croatia raises incentives to boost renewable energy production

Croatia will this month increase incentive fees for renewable energy producers in an attempt to boost the share of clean energy, although this will result in slightly higher electricity bills for households.
Energy 10-01-2017

Real-time energy data open to all

Electricity suppliers are increasingly using real-time data to visualise Europe’s energy grid in order to carry out their day-to-day work and it is information that is open to everyone. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel provides an overview.

Energy 17-08-2016

EU support for Austrian hydropower plant undermines own rules

While discussions over the permit and environmental impact assessment are ongoing, the European Commission has listed the expansion of the Kaunertal hydropower plant among the key energy infrastructure projects of the EU, write Roland Jöbstl and Birgit Schmidhuber.
Energy 12-05-2016

Italy cleaning up its act

Thirty-nine of Italy’s municipalities are now running on 100% renewable energy and utility bills are falling as a result. The rest of the country is also experiencing a green revolution of sorts. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.