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  • EU can cut natural gas imports by half, achieve 49% carbon reductions

    By ramping up cost-effective investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency the European Union can cut its dependency on natural gas imports in half, according to new analysis released today. Carbon reductions of 49% or more could be achieved below the 1990 level by 2030 – far more than currently proposed. The analysis arrives just days before the European Council meets to set new climate c...
  • European Commission honours commitment of 100 European cities to take action on climate change adaptation

    Yesterday, the European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard honoured the leadership being shown by more than 100 Mayors across Europe in adapting to climate change at the Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony in Brussels. The ceremony celebrated European cities which have signed up to Mayors Adapt – the Covenant of Mayors Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change. It also marked a major m...
  • Dutch offshore wind energy cluster generates 2150 full-time jobs and over €900 million turnover

    In a study realeased today, Ecofys has assessed the economic impact of Dutch offshore wind energy. Commissioned by the Dutch Top consortium Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind Energy (TKI-WoZ), the study finds that offshore wind energy has so far created 2150 full-time jobs and generated a turnover of 900 million euro in 2014. The ambition of the TKI-WoZ is to reduce the costs of offshore wi...
  • Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm: Beach landing of export cable

    With yesterday's arrival of the export cable at the Dutch shore, the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, located 23 kilometers off the coast of Noordwijk and Zandvoort, has reached another important realisation step. The cable will transport the energy of 43 wind turbines with a total capacity of 129MW to shore. It will take the installation vessel NDurance about two weeks to install the cable from ...