Posts tagged with 'renewable energy'

  • 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
  • Developing Energy Strategies That Can Be Readily Deployed

    A Socio-Political Merit Order This blog post was prepared with contributions by Jan Cihlar. The challenge brought by the energy transition is every bit as political and emotional as it is techno-economic. Yet today almost all energy modelling is based on least-cost optimisation from integrated assessment models for global clima...
    Posted 04-05-2018 By: Kornelis Blok 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
  • Setting Science-Based Targets

    How Long Can Companies Afford to Neglect Setting Science-Based Climate Targets? This blog post was prepared with contributions from Vincent Hoen, Jeroen Scheepmaker, and Frank Stern. During the last 3 years, more than 300 companies have signed up to participate in the Science Based Targets initiative. The combined revenue of these companies runs into the billions of US dollars...
    Posted 03-01-2018 By: Giel Linthorst Category: Energy & Climate Policy Comments: 0
  • Connecting the dots: Connect At COP!

    Until the Paris COP, the climate debate was largely focused on the direction and policy framework of an agreement. With the signing of the Paris agreement, the call to action was broadened to include many stakeholders and sectors, yet, the agreement alone will not protect us from the most dangerous ...
    Posted 20-10-2017 By: Katja Eisbrenner Category: Energy & Climate Policy 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
  • Global carbon pricing - How full is the glass?

    Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
    Posted 04-04-2017 By: Maarten Neelis Category: Energy & Carbon Efficiency Comments: 1
  • 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
  • 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
  • EU solar eclipse: preparing our power system for future challenges

    On 20 March 2015, a solar eclipse will be observed in large parts of Europe. As a consequence of the recent growth of PV capacity, for the first time, this event will be relevant for the operation of power systems in Europe. The experiences gained will be a valuable input for future system operation...
    Posted 18-03-2015 By: Michael Döring Category: Energy Systems & Markets Comments: 0