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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
European Energy Union

Establishing a European Energy Union

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President, Energy Union at European Commission speaks to Open Access Government about establishing a European Energy Union and the importance of all Europeans having access to secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy
energy system

Electricity is the new oil: Digitalisation and the world’s energy system

Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council discusses the impact of digitalisation on the future of the energy system and argues that electricity is the new oil
renewable energy promotion

Renewable energy promotion: From wind to green gas

The Horizon 2020 project STORE&GO focuses on the remarkable potential of power-to-gas and synthetic methane as forms of renewable energy
climate change in Finland

The priorities for energy and climate change in Finland and beyond

In this special interview, Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing speaks to Open Access Government about his government’s priorities for energy efficiency and climate change in Finland and beyond
illegal gas fitters

Liverpool Council to tackle illegal gas fitters who are putting lives at risk from...

Liverpool City Council has agreed a ground-breaking initiative to provide life-saving technology that will tackle the dangers of illegal gas fitters and keep tenants safe
energy technologies

Energy technologies and manufacturing: America at the forefront of innovation

When it comes to energy technologies and manufacturing, America aims to be at the forefront of innovation, as Open Access Government finds out.

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