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Planned hydrogen projects outnumber current projects
09 February, 2021
The number of planned or announced hydrogen projects across Europe is...
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System separation in Europe – update
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by On 8 January 2021 at 14:05 CET the synchronous area of Continental Europe was separated into two parts owing to outages of several transmission network elements in a very short...

System split in continental Europe – now resolved
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by The synchronous area of Continental Europe was split into two separated grid regions between 14:05h CET and 15:08h CET on 8 January 2021.

Consortium to investigate offshore H2 production
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by The Oyster project, a consortium of ITM Power, Ørsted, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and Element Energy, has been awarded €5 million in funding from The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen...

Denmark cancels new oil and gas permits
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 by The Danish parliament has announced that it will cancel all future licencing rounds for new oil and gas exploration and production permits in the Danish part of the North Sea and...

World’s first 1 MW hydrogen engine begins field testing
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by The recent initiation of field testing on the converted combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Othmarschen area of Hamburg marks a ‘decisive step forward' in a joint flagship...

R&D in hydrogen delivery – converting a natural gas pipeline
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Politics and business are increasingly turning to hydrogen as a climate-neutral energy carrier. E.ON is taking a significant step forward in putting the hydrogen vision into practice...

Energy PPA Price Index reveals Italy’s RE advance
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by LevelTen, reportedly the world’s largest renewable energy marketplace, has released its ‘Energy PPA Price Index’ for Q3 in Europe. It is said to provide the most comprehensive analysis...

Record European demand for RE – despite COVID-19
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by New statistics from the Association of Issuing Bodies show that the demand for renewables reached 530 TWh at the close of Q2 2020. This is the highest figure recorded, even compared...

GB could be net exporter of power by 2040s
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Interconnection with EU nations, regardless of trading arrangements post-Brexit, will continue to play a pivotal role in driving wholesale power prices and system flexibility in...

Greece sets ambitious targets to phase out coal by 2028
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 by Greece has committed €5 billion to phase-out the use of coal by 80% by 2023, to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. But data and analytics company GlobalData suggests that this is...

EU sets out its plans for the energy system of the future
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by The European Commission has set out its strategies for achieving the transformation of Europe’s energy system, which accounts for 75% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions, that will...

‘Power bridge’ to connect Crete to mainland Greece
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by A consortium led by Siemens Gas and Power has been awarded a turnkey contract for two converter stations for the HVDC link that will connect Crete, Greece’s largest and most...

French auction schedule is revised
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 by The French government has revised its schedule for upcoming renewable energy auctions because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Market turbulence delays Portuguese auction
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 by Portugal’s government has postponed a 700 MW solar PV tender planned for April.

French PPE boosts offshore wind ambition
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 by The French government has proposed more ambitious targets for offshore wind energy in the latest draft of its 'Programmations pluriannuelles de l’énergie' (PPE) energy strategy document.

EIB announces climate strategy and energy lending policy
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The European Investment Bank has announced a new lending policy to accelerate investment and innovation in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Renewables grow in Ukraine
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Rapid renewable energy growth will help to boost energy security in Ukraine, according to analysts GlobalData.

Legal challenge delays UK auction
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by The UK’s latest renewable energy auction has been delayed by a legal challenge brought by a renewable energy developer.

EIB to cut all funding for fossil fuel projects
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The European Investment Bank has undertaken to end its multibillion euro financing of fossil fuel projects by the end of 2020 in order to align its strategy with climate targets

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