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Sunday, December 3, 2017
Green is the new black – oil majors bet on RES
Hydrocarbon giants have recently been showing a growing appetite for RES, especially through investments in EVs and offshore wind. The oil and gas industry also appears to be healing financially and, while some announced a major refocusing of their businesses, others are aiming for a ...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Hot Topic: New York and Virginia reaffirm their offshore wind support with promising developments
The State of New York announced that, in order to meet its target of 2,4 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, it will construct three to six projects of 400 to 800 MW capacity each. However, according to the New York State Research and ...
Monday, July 3, 2017
Hot Topic: Germany bans negative offshore bids
The German Bundestag outlawed negative bids for the 1,6 GW offshore wind tender to be held in 2018. The lower house of Parliament amended the Wind Energy at Sea Act (WindSeeG) in an attempt to prevent spiraling into negative prices. This development follows the April 2017 ...


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ENVI and ITRE vote on Governance of the Energy Union

S.12. Winter Package


Thursday, December 7, 2017 : The EP’s Committees on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) held a joint meeting in which they carried out a vote on the draft Report on Governance of the Energy Union. Co-Rapporteurs Michèle Rivasi and Claude Turmes’ draft ...

EC opens new call for smart energy projects

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 : Under the Horizon 2020 programme, the EC has made available €138 million and opened a new call for proposals for smart cities, smart energy systems or RES fuels. Eligible projects must belong to one of the following categories: (i) developing and testing solutions for smart ...

ENTSO-E publishes Winter Outlook 2017-2018

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, December 1, 2017 : ENTSO-E published its “Winter Outlook 2017-2018”, a short-term energy sufficiency Report that analyses the main risks for the winter period and underlines the possibilities of generation and demand balance contribution through cooperation among countries. Specifically, the Winter Outlook considers the period from 29 November 2017 ...

MEPs vote on amending EU RES and energy efficiency targ...

S.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 : The EP’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) voted on two of the crucial Directives that are part of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, namely those on the ‘Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)’ (RES Directive) and ‘Energy ...

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