The 2030 Framework for climate and energy sets as EU-wide targets for 2030 a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 level, and at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption. For the power system, this means a share of at least 45% of electricity demand generated from renewable sources (European Commission), compared to 27.5% in 2014 (Eurostat).
Post date: 16 May 2019
The 5th International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials (HEREM 2019) is being organized and will be held on June 13-14, 2019 in Bangkok, which is sponsored by International Energy and Environmental Research Institute. HEREM 2019 aims at providing unique platform for researchers, scientists, engineers and professionals from all over the world to present their latest research result and new ideas in the fields of Materials and Energy.
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
The European Commission is launching the first edition of the RESponsible Island Prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling and transport.
Post date: 21 Mar 2019
In 2017, renewable energy accounted for 19.5 % of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union. This is a significant increase from 10.4 % in 2004. Increases in industrial sectors, services and households contributed to this growth. Aerothermal, geothermal and hydrothermal heat energy captured by heat pumps was also taken into account if reported by countries.
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Political and business leaders from around the world have outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy. A report recently launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says that the geopolitical and socio-economic consequences of a new energy age may be as profound as those which accompanied the shift from biomass to fossil fuels two centuries ago.
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.
The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The EU's target is to obtain 20% of energy in gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030.
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has approved 3 orders that facilitate the commercialization of electricity generated from renewable energy sources by prosumers in facilities with a maximum installed capacity of 27 kW.
These orders provide the regulatory framework to ensure that end-consumers can be consumers and be paid for electricity supplied to the grid, ANRE said on its website.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
Several Mediterranean islands are not connected to the main electricity grid yet meaning that independent local grids cater for their power requirements, mainly using imported fossil fuels whose resources scarcity, especially during the high-demand summer months, is a significant challenge. Seasonal variability in power demand, fuel price volatility, as well as a growing tourism development, impose some additional complexity.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
This prestigious Summit will showcase the latest trends, researches, innovations, developments in the various fields of Power and Energy Engineering. The three-day gathering will explore the disruptions and innovations that are likely to occur in the industries and business processes through keynotes, interactive panel discussions, poster presentations, highly enriched workshops, B2B meetings, world-class exhibitions and solution-based presentations with an aim of equipping the guests to embrace the revolution in all the areas of Power and Energy Engineering.
Post date: 12 Dec 2018
Artificial intelligence has found plenty of time and money saving applications within the solar industry, in the automated production of solar panels and the forecasting of their long-term performance, among other areas.
Post date: 10 Dec 2018