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Future of mobility 13-06-2022

“The energy transition will not happen without a transport transition”

REN21, as the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry, is at the heart of enabling the transport transition.  Its Executive Director, Rana Adib, shares her perspective on mobility, renewable energy, and how both are inter-related to effect deep, positive change.
Energy 25-05-2022

Different mentality needed on raw material domestic mining, says EU body

The increasing need for critical raw materials essential to the energy transition and phasing out Russian fossil fuels requires more domestic EU production and a different mentality to mining on EU soil, the largest consortium in the sector warned last week.
Energy 20-05-2022

Campaigners hail ‘historic breakthrough’ on revised EU biomass rules

Environmental groups claimed victory earlier this week after the European Parliament's environment committee voted on new rules clarifying what can be counted as "sustainable biomass" under the revised renewable energy directive. Others were more cautious though, saying the battle is far from over.
Energy 18-05-2022

EU tables €300bn plan to ditch Russian fossil fuels, speed up green transition

The European Commission submitted on Wednesday (18 May) a €300 billion plan to eliminate Russian energy imports by 2027, although it admitted this would require short-term investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure to replace imports of Russian oil and gas.
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.
Energy 15-04-2022

Germany’s global hydrogen plans could accelerate climate change

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck plans to import hydrogen from all over the world to satisfy Germany's hunger for energy despite a new study questioning the climate-friendliness of hydrogen transport. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 07-04-2022

Speed up green transition to break from Russian fossil fuels, say 11 EU countries

Europe must speed up the rollout of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to eleven EU countries.
Energy 06-04-2022

Germany unveils major electricity sector revamp

The German government presented on Wednesday (6 April) a comprehensive revamp of the country's electricity sector, outlining new frameworks for renewables, power grids and markets in order to set the country on track to reach climate neutrality.
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Biofuels 18-03-2022

RePowerEU: Biofuels play a strategic role in boosting Europe’s energy independence

Russia’s war on Ukraine has dramatically highlighted the urgency of reducing the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels and supporting its energy and food independence. This effort will require mobilising an array of domestic resources.
Energy 08-03-2022

How Europe can reduce its dependence on fossil gas

Europe needs to break free of its dependence on Russian gas to lower its emissions and break away from the Kremlin, but it should focus on deploying renewables, rather than liquified natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen, writes Marta Lovisolo.
Energy 02-03-2022

LEAK: EU drafts plan to ditch Russian gas

Europe needs to build up its renewable energy capacity and diversify its gas supply to end its dependency on Russian gas, according to a leaked draft of the EU’s communication on energy prices seen by EURACTIV.
Energy 24-02-2022

Permitting issues risk derailing EU’s renewable energy targets, warns wind industry

Complex and slow permitting procedures are stalling the rollout of wind power in Europe, meaning the EU will likely miss its climate goals and be dependent on unreliable gas supplies for longer, the wind industry has warned.
Electricity 18-02-2022

German electricity grid upgrade ‘will be expensive’, experts warn

Germany’s power grid is in dire need of upgrade to ensure stable supply in a country aiming to source 80% of its electricity from intermittent wind and solar by 2030.
Energy 16-02-2022

EU says it is prepared for partial disruption of Russian gas flows

The European Union would be able to cope with a partial disruption to gas imports from Russia, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.
Energy 19-01-2022

Germany’s ‘hydrogen diplomacy’ under fire in Ukraine

Amidst rising military tensions between Ukraine and Russia, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s visit to Kyiv focused on the massive amounts of renewable hydrogen Germany aims to import in the future.
Energy 11-01-2022

Germany will likely ‘miss its 2022 and 2023 climate targets’, Vice-Chancellor says

Germany missed its climate target for 2021 and is likely to miss them again this year and next, according to Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck who said the country “must triple the pace of emission cuts” to reach its 2030 goals.
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Transport 14-12-2021

Ask For The Road: Neste on How Fit-for-55 Can Offer Clear Directions

There is an old proverb that says “those who ask for the road don’t get lost.” That may be so, but passenger traffic is predicted to exceed 80,000 billion kilometres globally by 2030. That’s a lot of road: and a lot of emissions. New priorities will have to shape tomorrow’s mobility.

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Europe is sitting on a goldmine of unaccounted for renewable energy

The energy price crisis is creating fierce political debates over the block’s energy security with renewed pushes for centralised energy supply solutions such as hydrogen or nuclear energy.
Energy 25-11-2021

New German coalition aims for 80% renewable power by 2030, more gas as back-up

The new German coalition on Wednesday (24 November) announced big plans to accelerate the energy transition, aiming to "ideally" exit coal by 2030, quadruple solar PV installations on all rooftops and push renewable energy capacity to 80% of the country's electricity mix by 2030.
Energy 24-11-2021

German nuclear power shutdown will not lead to power shortage: report

The shutdown of Germany’s last nuclear power plants will not cause supply shortages, according to calculations by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), CLEW reported. 

NGO’s ‘set fire’ to protest use of forest biomass

On Monday (November 15) a group of activists gathered in front of the European Parliament in Brussels to protest against production of bioenergy in Europe by burning wood.
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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 15-10-2021

Emerging renewable energy markets require well-designed auctions

Auctions are an essential part of the policy toolkit for promoting cost-efficient renewable energy development, but policymakers must be prepared to tailor design to local conditions and adjust for market-specific challenges, write Geoffrey Ho, Corinna Klessmann, and Fabian Wigand.

Europe needs to speed up on climate action

Europe's recent push to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions is desperately needed, but it is happening too slowly, with many key measures laid out in the Fit for 55 climate package not coming into force until the 2030s, writes Michael Bloss.