New EU rules on public support for energy: are H2 technologies considered mature?
10 Apr, 2014 The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the field of environmental protection and energy more
Latest IPCC Climate Change report points to severe risks for global economy
31 Mar, 2014 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on March 30, 2014 in New Dehli published its latest Working Group II report detailing impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability associated with climate change more
Agreement Council and EP on EU Directive Alternative Fuels Infrastructure
27 Mar, 2014 Om 26 March, 2014 the EU members states’ representatives endorsed the informal compromise reached between the Council and the European Parliament last week (Thursday 20 March) on the directive concerning Alternative fuels for clean transport. “This is a crucial step forward for the development of alternative fuels more
Share of renewables in energy consumption up to 14%!
14 Mar, 2014 Eurostat has produced the latest figures on the share of renewable energy in the EU28 more
Renewable Grid Initiatives RGI unites TSO’ and NGO’s behind EU Energy and Climate 2030 targets
06 Mar, 2014 The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) on 26 February, 2014 issued a statement calls on the European Council to agree on an ambitious and coherent set of binding targets for 2030 for (i) greenhouse gas emissions reductions, (ii)  energy efficiency and (iii) renewable energy more
Happy 2030? EU Emissions – 40, EU renewables + 27, EU efficiency +
26 Jan, 2014 As Europe's multi energy companies ventilate their frustration about Europe's patchwork of non-coherent national incentives and tariffs at the WEF in Davos in view of the 93% rise in electricity consumption and accompanying $ 17 trillion need for  investments in the next 20 years, the EU Commission presented its plans for Energy 2030, derailing its 20-20-20 targets towards 2030 more
French Minister of Industrial Renewal supports hydrogen energy future for France
22 Jan, 2014 The French Minister for Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg visited the national site for Hydrogen technology on 20 January  2014 in Labessière-Candeil, on the occasion of the National Meeting of hydrogen technologies. "If we want hydrogen to be an option in the coming years, we must prepare now," underlined Jean- Marc Pastor, co-author of the report "« L’hydrogène, vecteur de la transition énergétique?" more
EU trend scenarios for development of energy systems to 2050
10 Jan, 2014 The EU's decarbonisation of its energy sector will only cut emissions by half the amount needed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius in 2050, according to a business-as-usual scenario quietly released by the European Commission over the Christmas period. Scientists and EU leaders agree that by mid-century, Europe must ramp up energy savings and green its power generation to slash CO2 emissions by 80-95% compared to 1990 levels, and so avoid catastrophic climate change. But according to a European Commission ‘Trends to 2050’ study, which was released below the radar over the Christmas period, the continent is only on track to reduce its emissions by around a third in 2030, and 44% in 2050. The paper only considered existing CO2 reduction schemes, and assumed no new energy and climate policies after 2020 more
EU Clean Air package supports clean air for EU citizens
10 Jan, 2014 As some Chinese news agencies are referring to military benefits of the recent high  smog levels in Shanghai, the EU Commission’s Clean Air Package presented in december 2013 plans to keep EU citizens’ respiratory system healthy. Air quality is the number one environmental cause of premature death in the EU more
Commission launches “urban mobility package”
10 Jan, 2014 The European Commission is stepping up its support to towns and cities in a new "urban mobility package" adopted on 17 December 2013 more