Building up on the achievements of the first phase (2015-2017), the second phase (2017-2019) will probe how energy efficiency measures, renewable energy sources and technologies, as well as protection of critical energy infrastructure considerations could be more efficiently applied to the European defence sector. Therefore, it will contribute to the identification of the bottlenecks that are preventing the sector from fully benefiting from sustainable energy.
Energy Post will organize a debate in Brussels on 20 March focusing in particular on the proposals for the wholesale market. The debate will focus in particular on how capacity markets should be designed (if we need them at all) and how the increasing amounts of renewable energy should be regulated and integrated into the single EU electricity market.
An EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will be in Bulgaria on 14-15 March as part of the Energy Union tour.The Vice-President will meet Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova, and MPs from the Bulgarian parliament’s Energy and European Affairs committees.
The European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) is the Europe’s conference of reference in the field of hydrogen energy. EHEC provides an excellent framework for updates on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and represents the best setting to show the latest advances in research, projects and products.
The 2018 US Budget Bill, passed by the House and Senate in mid-February, will shape funding for energy technologies for the next decade. IEA analysis suggests it could trigger the largest surge in carbon capture investment of any policy instrument to date.
Social fairness and civil society participation must be at the heart of energy talks at all levels, from local to European. The first of the two “EESC Energy Days” organised in Brussels on 7 March 2018 discussed the state of play and future developments in EU energy policy.