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EU €300 bn plan for recovery and resilience
24 May, 2022
On 8 March the European Commission proposed the outline of a plan to...
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Renewables funding via power bills cancelled in Germany
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by As of 1 July, German consumers will no longer have to pay the renewables surcharge on power price. The Bundestag, the German federal parliament, has passed legislation to abolish...

European renewables prices rise 27.5%
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by European renewable Power Purchase Agreement prices have surged 8.1% quarter over quarter and 27.5% year on year, with the crisis in Ukraine the latest development in the deepening...

Russian gas supply cuts would cause severe damage
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 by Leading industrialists in Germany have warned against the severe damage that would be caused by stopping Russian gas deliveries. “If we cut off Russian gas deliveries, the...

Joint statement of the EC and the USA on energy security
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 by On 25 March the USA and the European Commission issued a joint statement confirming their commitment to reducing Europe's dependency on Russian energy. The following is a digest of...

European grid synchronised with Ukraine and Moldova
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by On 18 March the EU commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson issued the following statement concerning synchronisation of the continental European electricity grid with the Ukraine and...

Joint European action via REPowerEU
Monday, March 14, 2022 by The European Commission on 9 March proposed the outline of a plan, designated REPowerEU, to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030, starting with gas. The...

Ukraine war adds impetus to Asia’s energy transition
Monday, March 14, 2022 by The invasion of Ukraine is leading to further turmoil for global energy markets already badly affected by extreme price volatility over the past two years, according to the Institute...

Gas prices rise to astronomic levels
Monday, March 14, 2022 by The IEEFA (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis) reports that the invasion of Ukraine is powerfully affecting global gas demand, with LNG unable to deliver...

Germany to spend $220 bn on industrial transformation by 2026
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 by Germany has earmarked 200 billion euros ($220 billion) to fund an industrial transformation between now and 2026, including climate protection, hydrogen technology and expansion of...

Strategy rethink in fossil–dependent Germany
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 by The war in Ukraine is forcing Germany to radically rethink its energy policy, given that the country is heavily dependent on Russian fossil fuels. In a first response,...

RWE and Neptune Energy join forces in H2 initiative
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by RWE and Neptune Energy have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop the offshore green hydrogen demonstration project “H2opZee” ahead of 2030.

Art of darkness
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 by A 40-metre illuminated tower has been constructed in the centre of Manchester, in the UK, marking a key milestone in the development of the city’s new electricity and heating network.

UK government auctions £285m in funding for renewables
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by Analyst Cornwall Insight reports that applications for the UK government’s largest ever Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction have closed with applicants competing for a portion of...

Successful final testing of KS-21 solvent for CO2 capture
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering has concluded testing of its new proprietary solvent for capturing CO2 at the Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in Norway, one of the...

Five sites listed for UK fusion energy plant
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by A final decision on a site for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, or STEP – will be made by the minister for Business, Energy...

EVs predicted to increase UK demand by 71.6 TWh
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Benchmark power curve’ forecast that by 2040 demand from electric vehicles will contribute an additional 71.6 TWh, 31 times higher than...

Shell and Uniper to drive development of H2 economy
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Shell Gas & Power Developments and Uniper Hydrogen GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore accelerating the development of a hydrogen economy in Europe. Under the...

New data shows impact of energy transition on distribution networks
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by depsys, a specialist digitalisation company, reports that the acceleration of photovoltaic installations, charging points for electric vehicles and the intensive use of heat pumps,...

Launch of the EU's DSO entity
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by ENTSO-E comments that it is looking forward to co-operating with the EU DSO Entity in the fulfilment of their respective legal mandates in the interest of European consumers and...

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