Posts in category 'Renewable Energy'

  • Indirect Land Use Change from Biofuels Explained

    Full decarbonisation of transport will be hard without biofuels, but sustainability concerns have made policymakers weary of stimulating crop-based biofuels. The debate on the indirect impacts from biofuels in particular has increased recently. For example, on December 2, 2017, a group of Dutch scie...
    Posted 28-12-2017 By: Carlo Hamelinck Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 0
  • When will renewables overtake coal in generated electricity?

    “Renewable power generation capacity now exceeds that of coal” (IEA) - True, but it will take a decade or so before this is the case for electricity generated. IEA, the International Energy Agency, recently stated that renewables overtook coal in terms of cumulative installed capacity in the world,...
    Posted 12-12-2016 By: Kees van der Leun Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 1
  • Travelling from 1984 to 2014 in the world of energy

    Ecofys looks back to look ahead When Ecofys was founded back in 1984, the energy world was completely different from the one we know today. The world was just recovering from two oil crises and oil prices were soon to drop. Nevertheless, these crises, together with the increased awareness of the finiteness of fossil energy resourc...
    Posted 10-11-2014 By: Kornelis Blok Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 0
  • A fully renewable energy system needs biomass

    Biomass  and its conversion to feedstock, raw materials and energy plays a crucial role in every renewable energy scenario. According to The Energy Report by Ecofys and WWF, many sectors and countries will rely on biomass in decades to come. Biomass will be supplying almost 50% of the world’s energy...
    Posted 30-04-2013 By: Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 2
  • Phasing out nuclear and speeding up wind

    Since deciding in summer 2011 to completely phase out nuclear energy by 2022, Germany has fully committed itself to a “path to the energy of the future – reliable, affordable and environmentally sound”. A rapid expansion of Germany‘s offshore wind capacity is foreseen, requiring optimal use of the p...
    Posted 17-09-2012 By: Michiel Müller Category: Renewable Energy Comments: 0