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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Hot Topic: China surpasses US as world leader in RES generation, could it also become the new leader in climate change efforts?
After President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the EU and China announced their plans to increase their collaboration on measures combating climate change (see Hot Topic of 02 June 2017: ‘US President Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement: An opportunity for the rest of the ...

Friday, June 9, 2017
Hot Topic: Northern European States reassert their offshore wind leadership, create new collaborations and a specialised offshore wind hub
The Northern European States and the companies involved in the development of offshore wind projects in the North Sea area represent some of the world leaders when it comes to technology, commissioned capacity, and long-term project ambitions. The energy ministers of Belgium, Denmark, and Germany joined ...

Friday, June 2, 2017
Hot Topic: US President Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement: An opportunity for the rest of the world?
American President Donald Trump officially announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, claiming that the Climate Agreement represents a “bad deal” for the country that is ultimately slowing the US economy. His statement comes amid numerous calls from US mayors, senators, and CEOs, ...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hot Topic: EFSI 2.0 extension approved by EP Committees and backed by EIB
The scheduled term of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) was 2018. However, in light of its success, the EC proposed in September 2016 to extend the fund’s life until 2020 and to strengthen its mechanisms. In December 2016, the Council adopted a decision ...

Friday, May 12, 2017
Hot topic: An energy price cap for the UK?
The British people will go to the polls on 08 June 2017 and, according to the pre-election statements and party programs, the discussion will not revolve only around Brexit (see news of 18 April 2017: ‘UK’s surprise general election would not affect RES auction and ...

Friday, May 5, 2017
Hot Topic: Blockchain – the next revolution in the electricity sector!
Blockchain, the technology that stands behind the success of the infamous cryptocurrency Bitcoin, is considered to be one of the most potentially disruptive technologies for the established way of doing business in almost all industrial sectors. Since its conception in 2008, the technology has enabled ...

Friday, April 28, 2017
Hot Topic: Macron vs Le Pen – The future of French energy politics
French elections and the two contenders France is undergoing one of the most divisive and controversial elections in the history of the Fifth Republic, with significant consequences for the established parties and political system that will likely be long-debated. In the first round of the elections ...

Friday, April 7, 2017
Hot Topic: On both sides of the Atlantic, the pressure is on: Storage needs to become a priority
New energy storage technologies are constantly being developed and improved, making them cheaper and more easily integrated into the energy networks of both the UK and the US. Both however also face different obstacles to the development of storage technologies. British storage legislation change – to ...