Posts tagged with 'electricity'

  • Hydrogen as an energy carrier

    Enabling the 100% decarbonisation of the energy system Decarbonisation of the global energy system is one of the big challenges society faces today. The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, states that efforts should be pursued to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In my previous blog, I explored what such increased ambiti...
    Posted 30-07-2018 By: Wouter Terlouw Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Promoting Sustainable Energy Systems on European Islands

    The EU has around 2,400 inhabited islands. EU islands vary substantially in size, population, natural conditions, and economic activity, but share common energy systems characteristics such as strong dependency on imported fossil fuels, insufficient interconnections, high energy prices, and massive ...
    Posted 04-04-2018 By: Izabela Kielichowska Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 0
  • Value of Industrial Flexibility in Europe

    The Clean Energy for All Europeans proposal (the so-called Winter Package) is a policy package that aims to meet climate objectives and ensure economic growth. This package prioritizes energy efficiency and renewable energies while fostering organized electricity markets to realize cost savings. It ...
    Posted 05-09-2017 By: Izabela Kielichowska Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 0
  • What to take away from the State of the Energy Union?

    A brief analysis As foreseen by the European Commission’s Communication on the Energy Union from February 2015, the State of the Energy Union was published on 18 November 2015. It is intended to address the key issues and steer the political debate by providing a state of play, challenges and next steps of the imple...
    Posted 19-11-2015 By: Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Apples to Oranges - Comparing the costs of energy technologies

    In the public debate on costs and benefits of renewable energy, the life-cycle cost per unit of energy is often used as the metric for comparing various technologies. Especially opponents of renewable energy often claim that technologies like onshore wind result in higher costs than coal, gas and nu...
    Posted 29-05-2013 By: David de Jager Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 3