The security of European natural gas supplies has rarely been far off the political agenda. New gas pipeline and LNG projects command high levels of attention, particularly in the context of the European Union’s growing need for imports: its own production is declining; around 100 billion cubic metres (bcm) of long-term contracts expire by 2025; and there is some upside for gas consumption – at least in the near term – as coal and nuclear plants are retired.
The Agency published yesterday the yearly report on the costs reported by Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) in order to establish, amend and operate single day-ahead and intraday coupling, according to the EU Regulation on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM Regulation). The report covers the year 2017.
The annual Energy Infrastructure Forum is organised by the European Commission and takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Representatives of the EU institutions, transmission system operators, project promoters, regulators, energy companies, NGOs and civil society and the financing community meet to discuss the challenges of developing Europe’s energy infrastructure and building an internal energy market.
The Exeger solar cell works efficiently in ambient light conditions, in both artificial and natural light, with the potential to enable self-powered devices. It is the only solar cell that can be printed in free-form and different colors, allowing it to seamlessly enhance any product with endless power.
Wind turbines are transforming the way we generate energy for the better. But because their mixed fibreglass blades are hard to recycle they currently go to landfill. LIFE REFIBRE is paving a new destination for turbines by mixing the plastic with asphalt to build stronger roads and cut waste.
A summary of the policy debate is available.
A summary of the policy debate is now available.
As of today, Ukraine’s gas transmission system is finally balanced on a daily basis. The new regime provides increased system efficiency, thus delivering benefits to Ukrainian energy consumers and the wider economy.