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26 02 2021 | 10:55

Solar facades and solar roofs are profitable.

The additional costs for a solar building envelope compared to conventional construction methods amount to 30 to 50 per cent of the costs for the facade and roof. However, the electricity yield leads…

26 02 2021 | 09:58

How the Texas electricity system produced low-cost power but left residents out in the cold.

Americans often take electricity for granted – until the lights go out. The recent cold wave and storm in Texas have placed considerable focus on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT,…

25 02 2021 | 07:36

‘It's in our DNA’: tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant climate step.

President says the time is finally right for international agreement to tackle biodiversity loss and global heating. When it comes to the environment, few countries rival Costa Rica in terms of…

23 02 2021 | 11:45

2021 EPG Summer School / 22-30 July 2021 - “Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector”.

The fourth edition of Energy Policy Group’s Summer School will be held between 22-30 July 2021, with a focus on “Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector”.

22 02 2021 | 14:52

Sweden Shows Texas How to Keep Turbines Going in Icy Weather.

With the right gear, wind turbines can keep on generating through the harshest winter weather.

22 02 2021 | 14:22

Biden Official Says Texas Storm Shows Infrastructure Need.

The Biden administration said it will work with states and business to make infrastructure more resilient after a winter storm led to widespread power outages in Texas. “Climate change is real and…

18 02 2021 | 10:06

The Greek island where renewable energy and hybrid cars rule.

Female Mayors at the forefront of green development in the Mediterranean Tasos Dimalexis and his colleagues from the Hellenic Ornithological Society had spent days scouring the rocky promontory on…

17 02 2021 | 09:43

Total 100GW renewables target to put oil giant in green power top league.

Supermajor confirms figure is now official 2030 goal as it accelerates pace of wind and solar activity. Total aims to have developed almost 100GW of renewables capacity by 2030, a target that would…

17 02 2021 | 09:03

Vestas Launches 15 MW Offshore Wind Turbine.

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has introduced the V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbine. With the world’s largest swept area exceeding 43,000 m2, the V236-15.0 MW delivers industry-leading…

17 02 2021 | 09:00

Wind turbines are freezing in Texas amid ‘unprecedented’ storm.

Frozen wind turbines have caused almost half of Texas’s wind generation capacity to go offline in the midst of an “unprecedented storm”. The Lone Star state is under a state of emergency after…

17 02 2021 | 08:51

Top ten global countries with the highest proportion of renewables.

A UK-based price comparison company, Compare the Market, released the results of a study conducted in 2019 to analyse countries using the highest and the least amounts of renewable energy. The study…

16 02 2021 | 10:19

Infinium closes funding to decarbonise transportation sector with electrofuels solutions.

  Infinium’s ElectrofuelsTM have the potential to help investors decarbonise their operations and meet their net zero carbon goals. Infinium have announced the close of a funding round, led by AP…

15 02 2021 | 12:40

10 Reasons Why '100% Renewables Is Possible': Top Energy Experts Issue Declaration

Setting out to rebut defeatist and cynical claims that transitioning the entire global energy system to 100% renewables by 2035 is infeasible, a group of dozens of leading scientists from around the…

15 02 2021 | 12:15

Why oil giants are swapping oil rigs for offshore windfarms.

The fossil fuel giants need to find new ways to reduce emissions, generate growth and maintain their share price. The world’s biggest oil companies are no stranger to UK waters, but by the end of…

15 02 2021 | 11:27

Europe's carbon price tops 40 euros for first time.

Benchmark prices of European Union carbon permits rose above 40 euros per tonne for the first time on Thursday morning, exposing polluters to the highest prices in the carbon market’s 16-year history…

12 02 2021 | 07:22

Moody’s forecasts sustainable bond issuance to hit a record $650 billion in 2021

Moody’s forecasts $121 billion of sustainability bonds, $375 billion of green bonds and $150 billion of social bonds in 2021. Global issuance of sustainable bonds will hit a record of $650 billion…

09 02 2021 | 13:29

Cooling down Europe’s heating system.

If we want Europe to go carbon neutral, we must stop manufacturing and selling technologies based on oil and gas – starting with heating systems, write Davide Sabbadin and Melissa Zill. Davide…

09 02 2021 | 13:13

Feeling the heat: Why EU climate targets depend on ditching fossil fuel boilers.

The European Union has set a target of increasing renewables in heating and cooling by 1.3% every year starting in 2021. Given the pervasiveness of gas heat, it may be a struggle. Why do home…

09 02 2021 | 13:07

Hiding fossil fuel subsidies under clean energy targets?

To safeguard climate targets’ integrity against greenwashing measures, transparent rules should be in place, write Vlasios Oikonomou and Haris Doukas. Vlasios Oikonomou is the managing director at…

09 02 2021 | 09:18

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power.

In 2020 wind turbines provided almost a quarter of electricity, and in EU renewable energy outperformed fossil fuels. The UK’s renewable electricity outpaced its fossil fuel generation for the first…