The International Energy Agency on 11 July hosted a discussion among leading global energy sector figures about technologies that can help to bring about a clean energy future, including hydrogen and nuclear power.
Trio Presidency note on fostering European sustainable growth through novel approaches to innovation and digital policies, in view of the meeting of the High Level Working Group on Competitiveness and Growth on 19 July 2019.
– Council conclusions (25 June 2019).
The Sunrise project aims at providing a sustainable solution to mitigate the effects of climate change by developing a sustainable alternative to the production of fossil-based, energy-intensive fuels and basic chemicals. The project is committed to help establish a carbon-neutral circular economy and contribute to a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050.
June 2019: The EU is entering a period of institutional change with a new Parliament and a new European Commission. These institutions will need to develop an agenda that puts Europe on track to end its contribution to climate change by 2050 at the latest while delivering economic and social benefits. This briefing sets out what business sees as five priorities for Europe’s new leaders, identifying the key areas where EU policymakers and businesses must work together to deliver a competitive, prosperous, climate neutral future.
Founded in 2009, Climeworks is trying to ‘stop climate change from reaching dangerous levels’ by capturing CO2from the air through direct air capture of the gas from ambient air through engineered chemical reactions.
The Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU will place the fight against climate change high on its agenda. One of the challenges will be to unite the 28 Member States around this fight and focus on the opportunities that a more sustainable Europe can provide for economic, social and environmental progress.
The annual EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) takes place in Brussels between 17-21 June. This year’s events promise to be even bigger than in recent years following the theme ‘Shaping Europe’s energy future’, with around 3,000 stakeholders and speakers gathering in Brussels to attend over 90 sessions.
How can German and European industry become compatible with a net zero emission society? What technologies and policies are needed? What kind of infrastructure is necessary? Which EU funding is available? How can we ensure a just transition of energy intensive industries, protecting jobs and the economy?
The Northern Light CO2 storage project, HeidelbergCement and Fortum – with support of the Bellona Foundation – invite industry, decision makers, unions and other stakeholders for an update on the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe. This seminar will discuss the current challenges, milestones and potential for a greener industry in Europe.
In WEO 2018 IEA introduced the Future is Electric Scenario to test what could happen to electricity demand if economic opportunities for electrification were maximized. We found that industry had the potential to account for a major portion of increased electrification globally, rising from 27% today to 37% in 2040 – an increase of almost 1 700 TWh. This growth would take place across a wide range in various sub-sectors, from 13% in cement production to 60% in aluminium.