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Through these challenging times, wind keeps delivering

Watch how wind energy is helping Europeans during the Covid-19 crisis – and how it will help them recover from it too.
Energy 10-12-2019

50% Renewables by 2030: Creating a flexible power system to ensure EU’s renewable ambition becomes a reality

Today in Europe, renewable sources of energy meet 30% of electricity needs. The binding renewable energy target for the EU by 2030 is to deliver at least 50% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources of electricity.

Local Energy Communities: driver of the 2050 low-carbon agenda?

Households and neighbourhoods feeding small-scale electricity and heat into a decentralised European energy grid: this is the vision developed by proponents of microgeneration. As much as half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be...

Europe’s electricity market: Ensuring supply security in the transition to renewables

The on-going transformation of the EU power industry is leading policymakers to re-evaluate the current design of electricity markets. Electricity generated from renewable sources has become one of the most important sources of electricity, paving the way for a transition towards a low-carbon energy system. 
Energy 29-11-2017

Engie boss: ‘Phasing-out coal, as quickly as possible’

Isabelle Kocher, the CEO of Engie, wants to "accelerate" the energy transition. After the COP23 in Bonn, she warns that Europe is "running out of time" and supports both "very high and mandatory" targets for energy savings, and for a carbon price floor.
Energy 24-10-2017

Sustainability: Renewable energy in Europe’s clean energy transition

Climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. Following the Paris Climate Agreement, Europe has embraced the clean power transition and set itself a goal of becoming the world’s number one in renewables.
Energy 10-10-2017

Energy transition in France: What to expect from the new government?

The ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package of legislation is the EU’s response to the Paris Agreement on climate change, setting out the bloc’s energy and climate policies for 2030.

Under Pressure: Climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry

The Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil presented its latest Energy Perspectives report earlier this month, drawing up three possible scenarios for global energy-related emissions up to 2050.
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Solar power in Europe
Energy 17-10-2016

Solar power in Europe: Free trade or trade duties?

Europe is the most solarised region in the world with 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power installed.
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Gas naturally
Climate change 05-09-2016

‘Delivering an energy miracle – with gas’

François-Régis Mouton, GasNaturally Chairman, explains how gas can contribute to gear our energy world towards a cleaner future: at home, in making electricity, and in powering transport.
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Energy 23-08-2016

EUFORES interviews MPs and MEPs

EUFORES interviews with MPs and MEPs show how important the exchange is among parliamentarians from different EU Member States.
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Darrin Morgan
Aviation 13-06-2016

Boeing in Europe: Supporting development and commercialisation of sustainable aviation biofuels

Boeing is encouraging regulators to create a strong policy framework to advance sustainable aviation biofuels.
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Silicones in the energy landscape
Energy 21-03-2016

Silicones in the energy landscape

“Energy Landscape” is the first of an exciting four-part mini-documentary series that profiles silicones as key technology enablers that will help to meet the world’s energy needs.
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State of the Energy Union, one year on
Energy 25-02-2016

State of the Energy Union: Policy influencers debate the 1st year’s progress

A ranking of the top 40 policy experts with influence in EU Energy Union policy was unveiled at a debate on the “State of the Energy Union one year after its launch”.
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Energy 15-12-2014

Council position on biofuels not ambitious enough, says EEB

EU energy ministers have agreed their position on the draft directive on indirect land-use change (ILUC), which caps the amount of biofuels that can count towards renewable energy targets.
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Energy 10-04-2014

Commission announces phase out of renewable energy subsidies

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that renewable energy subsidies that helped spur Europe’s €48-billion-a-year clean energy industry are to be phased out across the continent, under new market-friendly state aid rules
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Energy 22-01-2014

Green MEPs, NGOs protest Commission’s new 2030 climate and energy targets

Chanting “Frack off  Barroso” and “Climate SOS”, Green MEPs and NGOs gathered on Wednesday in front of the European Commission in Brussels to protest against the EU's new climate and energy targets for 2030. Dubbing the new proposals 'ambitious, affordable and realistic', the EU's executive is pushing for a binding 40% reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels.
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Energy 21-10-2013

Energising tomorrow’s world: one year after the approval of the energy efficiency directive

Europe aims to reduce its primary energy use by 20% by 2020, although the target is not legally binding. The policies and measures taken to achieve this target will continue to deliver beyond 2020 helping to reduce emissions by approximately 40% by 2050, according to the Energy Roadmap 2050. While trying to achieve the 2020 goals, the EU will have to find ‘flexible’ resources in the power system.
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Energy 15-07-2013

Commission to probe German renewable energy laws

The European Union plans an investigation into Germany's renewable energy law due to concerns that exemptions for some firms from charges levied on power users breaches competition rules, a German magazine reported yesterday (14 July).
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Energy 22-05-2013

Parliament fails to approve ambitious 2030 renewables target

The European Parliament yesterday (21 May) approved a non-binding resolution calling for a mandatory EU-wide share for renewables for 2030, but failed to set the target in the 40-45% range.
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Electricity 16-04-2012

EU seeks wider access to sustainable energy, calls on private sector

Providing access to sustainable energy to an additional 500 million people by 2030. That's the aim of "Energizing Development", a new initiative unveiled by the European Commission on Monday. With a budget of 50 million euros, the EU will give technical advice to those developing countries who choose to participate in the programme. Led by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, the plan also seeks to improve energy efficiency and double the amount of renewable energy currently used.
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EU Renewables Strategy: How can policy and industry shape strategy for the decades ahead?

The further expansion of Renewable Energies is key to achieving the EU climate targets set for 2050. Following the 2009 Renewables directive and the National Renewables Action Plans determining the growth path up to 2020, discussion has now started on the post-2020 Renewables policy. Building on the EU Energy Roadmap 2050, the EU Commission has initiated the discussion with the recent renewables consultation followed by the Communication on Renewable Energy. Are 2030 renewables targets needed ?
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