• China’s climate targets for Paris are conflicting

    China’s new climate plans announced this week for the Paris Climate Agreement are conflicted, the Climate Action Tracker said today. China’s non-fossil primary energy target, actions to reduce coal use and wide range of other actions are set to make a major step toward a below 2oC pathway. However, one element – the proposed carbon intensity target - is much weaker than all the other elements put ...
  • Distributed Energy Resources can provide flexibility for the grid

    There are plenty of options to provide power system flexibility on the distribution grid level, but this potential is not fully used. This is one of the main findings of a recent study for the European Commission that was prepared by Ecofys together with Sweco, Tractebel Engineering and PwC. The study gives an answer on how to unlock the great potential of decentralised flexibility in electricity ...
  • South Korea's submitted INDC: still rated “inadequate”

    South Korea’s climate plans, announced on 30 June 2015, will see the country double emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and have been rated “inadequate” by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT). The country has put forward a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% below business-as-usual (BAU) by 2030. The South Korean Government initially put forward four different options for its INDC (Inte...
  • EU countries on track to meeting EU target of 20% renewable energy in the overall energy supply by 2020

    The EU will come close to meeting the binding 2020 target on the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES), with currently implemented and planned RES policy initiatives. A new report finds that the majority of Member States is expected to meet mandatory RES targets by 2020. Nineteen of the 28 assessed Member States may fulfil or even overfulfil their targets. For five Member States, namely the...

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