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renewable energy policy

India needs to rethink its renewable energy policy to reach 2020 target

According to Global Data, if India does not make any changes to its renewable energy policy, it will not reach the ambitious target of installation of 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022
energy efficiency measures

New regulations will require landlords to install energy efficiency measures

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced today
shale gas

Consultation on community involvement in shale gas proposals launched

Shale gas developers could be required to consult local communities, even before submitting a planning application, following the launch of the latest government consultation
ocean energy

Ocean energy: Time to unleash the current

Gesine Meissner MEP, Special Envoy to the President of the European Parliament on Maritime Policy, shares her thoughts on ocean energy and why now is the time to unleash the current so that renewable technologies in Europe are pushed forward
energy-positive office

Turning buildings into power stations: The UK’s first energy-positive office

Dr Justin Searle at Swansea University, discusses low carbon affordable buildings and energy-positive structures.
greener future

Tech and the shared responsibility of a greener future

Independent energy consultant Joss Clarke believes tech innovations have shown the future can be bright, but the whole sector needs to do its part to make a greener future
wind power

ScottishPower first in UK to change to 100% wind power

ScottishPower has become the UK's first to exit completely from coal and gas to wind power after selling generation assets, worth £702 million, to Drax.
heating

SAP 10: lifting the handbrake on how we decarbonise heat in the UK

Kevin Stickney, Managing Director of Erda Energy, argues recent building assessment factor updates are an overdue (and incomplete) corrective offering a glimpse of the UK’s electrified future for heating.
net zero emissions

Climate experts advise government on net zero emissions target

Climate experts will advise the government on whether the UK should set a date for a net zero emissions target as the first ever Green GB & NI week launches
oil and gas pipeline

Russia will contribute 75% of Former Soviet Union’s oil and gas pipeline additions to...

Russia is forecast to add the highest trunk pipeline length in the Former Soviet Union oil and gas pipeline industry between 2018 and 2022
power outages

Greece receives EU funding to become first member state to use solar power to...

As lithium-ion battery prices fall, Greece receives EUR 12.5 million in EU funding to become first member state to use solar power as a way of reducing power outages
solar power

Renewable energy set for boost in Spain as government suspends solar power tax

The recently elected Spanish government is set to suspend the country’s controversial 7% solar power tax, as it seeks to move towards renewables and lower the cost of electricity bills for families with solar panels fitted to their homes
grid connected power

The Flexible Heat and Power (FHP) project: Distribution grid connected power to heat resources

Chris Caerts, Product Manager at VITO, detail the FHP (Flexible Heat and Power) dynamic coalitions of distribution grid connected power to heat resources project and how this could provide local and system level services throughout Europe
utility companies

Why utility companies need to look at agile mobile applications in order to increase...

The public utility space is a competitive one, and as this competition continues to increase, Power and Utilities providers are increasingly investing sizeable amounts in infrastructure projects designed to expand their offering
sustainable energy worldwide

New food production systems need sustainable energy worldwide

Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration explain the reasons as to why sustainable energy worldwide is a requirement if we are to continue producing food in the future for an ever-growing population
baltic sea region

Advanced power electronics promotes the green transition in the Baltic Sea Region

The Interreg 5B project Power Electronics for Green Energy Efficiency (“Green PE”) helps companies in the BSR to transition towards more efficient products using next-generation power electronics.
zero energy buildings

From net zero energy buildings to autonomous city districts: A necessary step towards the...

Professor Marc Frère of the University of Mons Research Institute for Energy looks at the arguments for creating low energy demand buildings
clean energy

Clean energy: The U.S. Energy Department’s priorities for wave, tidal and hydropower resources

The work of the U.S. Energy Department is examined here by the Editor of Open Access Government Jonathan Miles in respect to clean energy and the remarkable potential of wave, tidal and hydropower resources.
fusion energy

Fusion energy: Global procurement to build a star on earth

Laban Coblentz, Head of Communication, ITER provides an overview of fusion energy, focussing on the first industrial-scale fusion reactor
Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement: How serious are we about it?

Adel El Gammal, Secretary-General of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) details two crucial conditions for achieving the ambitious energy goals set by the world community in 2015

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