Raw materials are essential to securing a transition to green energy technologies and for achieving the goals outlined in the European Green Deal. To meet the future energy demand through renewables, the power sector will face a massive deployment of wind and solar PV technologies. As result, the consumption of raw materials necessary to manufacture wind turbines and photovoltaic panels is expected to increase drastically in the coming decades.
Post date: 24 Apr 2020
Electricity consumption in the EU28 declined by approximately 1% year-on-year in Q4 2019, dragged down by stagnating industrial activity and a very mild start of the heating season. Of the major economies, power consumption increased in the UK (+1.2%) and the Netherlands (+1.3%), while falls were registered in Germany (-2.0%), Poland (-2.0%), Italy (-1.7%), Spain (-0.8%) and France (-0.8%).
Post date: 21 Apr 2020
Prices took a substantial hit at the beginning of March, falling between 15-30% across key markets compared to average prices in February, but have largely recovered from March lows, said Pexapark, the provider of advisory services for clean energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). While this is good news, the episode has pointed to the importance of risk management for the renewable energy sector.
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Reliance on fossil fuels has left countries more exposed to the economic shock of global crises like coronavirus, and governments should look to renewable energy to help reduce such risks, a leading financial economist has said.
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
The event will bring together the entire Knowledge Community, our Associated Partners, and parties interested in ERA-Net SES' works:
- Concluded projects will present their success stories and key results for further uptake,
- Ongoing projects will present their latest research results and activities including collaboration opportunities,
Post date: 12 Jul 2019
Topic of the month (July 2019): Financing energy efficiency in buildings
Current levels of investment are insufficient to deliver on the Union's energy objectives for 2030.
Post date: 12 Jul 2019
Early bird registration is until 7 June 2019!
Post date: 17 May 2019
Smarter grids are enabling electricity producers and consumers to effectively change their electricity generation and usage in ways that can contribute to the system optimisation while also benefiting themselves and helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Post date: 26 Feb 2019
The European Commission’s latest reports on gas and electricity markets, which cover the third quarter of 2018, contains a wide range of data about supply and usage of electricity and gas in the EU.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019