Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, was in Nagoya, Japan today give the keynote speech at the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2018 and meet with high-level officials. Dr Birol began his visit by meeting with Mr Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Dr Birol emphasized the IEA’s support for Japan’s upcoming G20 presidency, in particular highlighting the IEA’s commitment to energy efficiency policy guidance and upcoming work on the future of hydrogen and energy in support of the G20 Summit to be held in June 2019.
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Brussels – AVERE’s E-Mobility Conference came to a close yesterday (18 October) after two days of engaging, exciting, and diverse discussions on the future of e-mobility in Europe. The main message from the close to 100 high level speakers that spoke at AEC2018 is that the time is now for Europe to accelerate the transition to electrification.
Citizens of the Bulgarian capital city Sofia will benefit from cleaner and more comfortable urban transport thanks to the introduction of new electric buses financed by a loan provided by the EBRD and the Green Energy Special Fund (GESF).
Looking to the result from the vote of the Environmental Committee of the EP on the regulation setting CO2 emissions standard for new heavy-duty vehicles, NGVA Europe points out the missing opportunity to include already available cost-effective solutions with regard to the long-term decarbonisation target.
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The atomic structure of common table salt could hold the key to a revolution in energy storage. EU-funded researchers are developing batteries that will extend the life of your mobile, power electric cars farther and support Europe’s transition to renewables.
Batteries are crucial for the transition to a sustainable economic model, both at the industrial level, but also for households and transport. However, around 80% of batteries in the world are produced in Asia.