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  • Meshed offshore grid could bring significant financial, technical, and environmental benefits

    The EU could benefit from a “meshed” offshore grid in the Northern Seas region. A report published by the European Commission and written by PWC, Ecofys and Tractebel Engineering compared the costs and benefits of a meshed offshore grid to a business-as-usual approach with separate radial connections to shore for each wind farm. In the coordinated approach of a meshed grid, the wind farm clusters ...
  • US China cooperation could make major difference to emissions gap

    If the US and China were to adopt global best practice in their domestic action on climate, together, the world’s two largest emitters could close the 2020 emissions gap by 23%, according to new research. In their latest Climate Action Tracker update, research organisations Climate Analytics, Ecofys and the PIK Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research have compared the actions of China and th...
  • 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...