Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide

Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide

SUN-to-LIQUID joins leading European research organizations and companies in the field of solar thermochemical fuel research, namely ETH Zurich, IMDEA Energy, DLR, Abengoa Energía and HyGear Technology & Services B.V. The coordinator Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.

Global model predicts solar power installation productivity

Global model predicts solar power installation productivity

“We’ve collected 38 years of global solar radiation, weather and temperature data with a spatial resolution of 40km x 40km for the entire globe, and compared this with historical data for photovoltaic installations in Europe,” said Aarhus University department of engineering researcher Marta Victoria, who has lead the project.

Study examines 7.8 TW solar potential of the Belt and Road route

Study examines 7.8 TW solar potential of the Belt and Road route

Chinese mega infrastructure project the Belt and Road Initiative opens up tremendous solar potential across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe as a significant proportion of the countries along the route boast some of the best solar irradiation conditions in the world and expect to see their electricity demand surge in the years ahead.

How lemurs (and humans) are cooling off in Europe’s record heat wave

How lemurs (and humans) are cooling off in Europe’s record heat wave

A massive, potentially deadly heat wave has settled in over Europe this week. 105 degrees in France: why Europe is so vulnerable to extreme heat. Photojournalists have been documenting what the heat wave has looked like across the continent.

GWEC: 200GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 Is Possible

GWEC: 200GW of Offshore Wind by 2030 Is Possible

The total installed capacity for the European market under the BAU scenario is expected to be 78GW by 2030 with its cost competitiveness remaining a key driver for the volume, the report writes.

Swedish start-up secures funds for battery 'gigafactory'

Swedish start-up secures funds for battery 'gigafactory'

Turbo-charging Europe's car battery industry Swedish start-up Northvolt Wednesday announced it had secured funding, in large part from Volkswagen, for Europe's biggest car battery factory, set to rival electric carmaker Tesla's US "Gigafactory".

Brexit Threatens Europe’s Carbon Price Rebound

Brexit Threatens Europe’s Carbon Price Rebound

The Market Stability Reserve involves storing away excess allowances from the ETS, the world’s largest emissions trading scheme, which had suffered from a glut of permits since Europe was hit by the Great Recession in 2008, driving prices down to unexpectedly low levels.

EU NECPs: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Cyprus, others need to step up renewables ambition

EU NECPs: Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Cyprus, others need to step up renewables ambition

The European Commission has released an assessment of the EU member states’ first-ever draft integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs), urging them to step up ambition to implement the Paris Agreement and reach the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets.

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s in the works in Europe

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s in the works in Europe

In fact, prices are dropping so fast that BNEF projects that the power from batteries combined with renewables becomes “cost-competitive with new coal and gas for dispatchable generation” — which is power that can be used when it is needed by the grid operators, even if the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining.

Days of Good Wind gather 200 participants from Croatia, world

Days of Good Wind gather 200 participants from Croatia, world

A conference titled Days of Good Wind, organized by the Croatian Renewable Energy Sources (OIEH), which started yesterday and ends today in Vodice, has gathered around 200 participants from Croatia and around the world interested in the future of wind energy, with a special focus on the region of South East Europe.

METKA EGN acquires 260 MW solar PV project in Australia

METKA EGN acquires 260 MW solar PV project in Australia

METKA EGN has completed or has under construction over 1 GW of solar projects in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas and Australia, as well as over 100 MW of storage projects in the UK and Puerto Rico.

European Commission: Kosovo* continues to rely on lignite, some progress seen on renewables

European Commission: Kosovo* continues to rely on lignite, some progress seen on renewables

In the coming year, Kosovo* should: prepare for the decommissioning of the Kosovo A power plant and the environmental upgrade of Kosovo B; make the Energy Efficiency Fund fully operational and increase energy efficiency incentives for the private sector and households; focus on renewable energy, including by introducing market-based support schemes and addressing investments barriers; adopt a plan that includes the gradual adjustment of energy tariffs reflecting expected increases in costs and mitigation measures for vulnerable consumers.

Carmakers Hold Steady on Fuel-Cell EV Sales Despite Norway Blast

Carmakers Hold Steady on Fuel-Cell EV Sales Despite Norway Blast

Michela Bortolotti, communications manager with the European hydrogen and fuel cell association Hydrogen Europe, said the industry would be watching to see if lessons could be learned from the Kjørbo accident.

New White Paper explores grid parity and the solar renaissance

New White Paper explores grid parity and the solar renaissance

It means solar energy being commercially viable without any subsidies or state support; producing energy with the lowest possible environmental impact. Content includes: From concept to realityDrivers for changeLong-term securityLifetime factorsDon Rodrigo – Europe’s first and largest subsidy free solar plantEnergy transformation on the moveGrid parity and the futureDownload the full white paper here.

Global Offshore Wind O&M Spend to Exceed $12 Billion by 2028

Global Offshore Wind O&M Spend to Exceed $12 Billion by 2028

“We expect average opex across Europe to drop by 57 percent between 2019 and 2028, mainly driven by larger turbine ratings, improved turbine reliability and economies of scale in service (due to larger-scale projects), new service practices and clustering opportunities," said Shimeng Yang, report lead and senior offshore wind analyst with Wood Mackenzie.

PPC inaugurates hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria

PPC inaugurates hybrid wind-hydro system on island of Ikaria

Greek power utility Public Power Corporation (PPC) has launched Europe’s second hybrid renewable energy park, combining wind and hydraulic energy with energy storage, and Grid Master Control System solutions, on the Aegean island of Ikaria.

World's second EPR nuclear reactor starts work in China

World's second EPR nuclear reactor starts work in China

The two EPR reactors at the Taishan nuclear power plant will be the most powerful in the world when fully completed and can supply five million Chinese users, its owners say A next-generation EPR nuclear reactor in China has carried out its first chain reaction, French energy giant EDF announced Wednesday, becoming the second using the much-delayed European technology to reach the milestone.

Scottish Power to build vast battery to improve wind energy supply

Scottish Power to build vast battery to improve wind energy supply

The lithium-ion battery will help Whitelee, already one of the largest onshore windfarms in Europe, to generate more renewable power by storing electricity when wind speeds are high, for use when the wind drops.

Europe’s largest solar plant unveiled amid Spanish renewable rebirth

Europe’s largest solar plant unveiled amid Spanish renewable rebirth

With a €300 million investment planned, the so-called Francisco Pizzarro plant will supply energy to 375,000 people every year and employ up to 1000 people in the process of construction, the company said.

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

Last year, the 14th Regional Summer School on Low Emission Development Planning, held in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, hosted 17 participants of various educational and professional backgrounds from South-East European countries and beyond.

Speed bumps on German road to lower emissions

Speed bumps on German road to lower emissions

Mining regions are key parts of Alternative for Germany (AfD) strongholds in ex-communist eastern states like Brandenburg and Saxony, where the far-right party placed first in Sunday's European elections. In coal phase-out, Germany pledges billions to mining regions.

EU Commission: Serbia makes limited progress on energy, climate change yet to receive adequate attention

EU Commission: Serbia makes limited progress on energy, climate change yet to receive adequate attention

Serbia made limited progress in the area of energy, while the policy areas of environment and climate change have yet to receive adequate attention, according to the European Commission’s latest annual assessment of the implementation of reforms in the country, adopted today.

A step toward fully electric ferries

A step toward fully electric ferries

There are already several offerings of such green ships in Europe, and a Danish operator is ready to pave the way for the widespread use of fully electric powered vessels in the ferry sector.

Analytics technology for your waste containers

Analytics technology for your waste containers

Credit: Magura, Shutterstock Finnish SME Enevo is taking over the European market with a technology able to reduce the cost and environmental impact of waste collection, providing a highly welcome solution that could go a long way towards keeping our cities cleaner and healthier.

Greens land historic result in European elections in clear call for climate action

Greens land historic result in European elections in clear call for climate action

For his part, Bas Eickhout, Vice President of the Greens/EFA group and leading candidate for the European Green Party, noted that any new European Commission should take into account the Green Wave’s mandate to drive change in Europe, noting that the program of climate protection, social justice and defense of rule of law and democracy gave the Greens this important win.

Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall named new president of Eurelectric

Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall named new president of Eurelectric

Vattenfall President and CEO Magnus Hall has been appointed new president of Eurelectric for the next two years, according to press releases from the Sweden-based energy company and the pan-European electricity sector association.

A step closer to decarbonising long-haul road transportation

A step closer to decarbonising long-haul road transportation

"Our research shows there is no common European support strategy towards AFs, and a clear lack of political and financial support, together with the discontinuity of policies and low economic appeal of Alternative fuel solutions."

Vattenfall chief appointed to presidential position

Vattenfall chief appointed to presidential position

Eurelectric, the European industry association for the electricity sector, represents over 3,500 companies in more than 30 European countries in power generation, distribution and supply. Mr Hall will work with the organisation to achieve its main objective of reaching a carbon-neutral power sector well before 2050.

GE’s Record-Breaking 12MW Offshore Wind Turbine Gains Backing of Swedish Utility Vattenfall

GE’s Record-Breaking 12MW Offshore Wind Turbine Gains Backing of Swedish Utility Vattenfall

Swedish utility Vattenfall announced plans to deploy GE Renewable Energy’s 12-megawatt Haliade-X offshore wind turbine at future projects in Europe — a big win for the world’s largest wind turbine, and for GE’s otherwise lagging offshore wind business.

Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany's decision to authorise electric scooters on streets will probably provoke conflicts with cyclists, Social Democrat politician Anke Rehlinger says Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.