The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €40 million loan to Allego, a Dutch company operating charging stations for electric vehicles around Europe.
Organised by SolarPower Europe, the largest European solar association, the SolarPower Summit is globally recognised as the most important event on global solar developments. This year, we met 300+ renowned sector analysts, senior policy-makers and key industry stakeholders and discussed the industry’s biggest challenges and opportunities from a policy, business and technology perspective.
Katowice (Poland), 11 December 2018 – “The European aluminium industry is well placed to support the transition to electromobility,” says Patrik Ragnarsson, European Aluminium’s automotive and transport expert at the World Climate Summit 2018, an official side event of the UN climate change conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
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Orgalime, Brussels, 10 December 2018.
With hydrogen’s widely recognised role as a safe and clean energy carrier, research into its production, particularly from renewable sources, has intensified. One of several pathways to generate hydrogen is the separation of water using sunlight with the help of photocatalysts. Partially supported by the EU-funded DYNAPORE project, researchers have synthesised a new organic material for photocatalytic solar hydrogen production, or water splitting. Their findings were published recently in the journal ‘Nature Chemistry’.
A week away from the release of the European Commission’s 2050 “Long-Term Strategy” for emissions reduction, three Brussels based organisations, Eurofuel, ECFD and UPEI – jointly with their respective German members – presented and debated the results of the Prognos Study “Status and Perspectives for Liquid Energy Sources in the Energy Transition”. The Prognos Study was commissioned by the four organisations representing the mineral oil sector in Germany. Whilst the study focussed on an analysis of the German market, the findings can be extrapolated on an EU wide level. The event was held on 21 November 2018 in Brussels and gathered experts and professionals from the transport and heating fuels sector.
After the success of the first event in 2017, SolarPower Europe and IBESA are collaborating again for the second Digital Solar & Storage conference on 4-5 December 2018 in BMW World, Munich. Join high-level executives from utilities, digital innovators and storage solution suppliers to discuss the latest business models and market trends shaping the New Energy World.
“Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published today. Promoting renewable energy and circular economy — including the shared use of vehicles and product design that supports reuse and recycling — will help maximise the benefits of shifting to electric vehicles.”
The new investment will support both new specialized production equipment and strengthen research and development of new battery products at one of the most advanced industrial plants in Europe, as well as increase the working capital inventory of the company.