The European battery industry has been identified as a strategic value chain for the EU in the context of a strengthened industrial policy strategy. Batteries are a key enabling technology and will be essential for the automotive industry of the 21st century.
In the last years, flexibility has indeed been one of the most discussed topics related to EU energy systems: its complexity has however allowed simplistic views to flourish at the expense of some necessary measures crucial to ensure a successful transition to a digitalised and a flexible energy system with active customers at its centre.
More than 150 attendees, speakers and panelists at E.DSO’s event had the opportunity today to discuss what is, according to them and based on research and evidence, the underlying “Truth about Flexibility”.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and EDP organised a matchmaking day for startups and scaleups working in the energy sector. On 26 March, a total of 29 entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their solutions and engage in bilateral meetings with corporate representatives in Lisbon.
Germany and Sweden have recently signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on Innovation and cooperation for a sustainable future, including among others cooperation in the Batteries sector.
The E-Mobility revolution is undeniable. The International Energy Agency expects the number of electric cars on the road to increase from 2 million in 2016 to 70 million in 2025. Which impact will this have on Ecodesign, the Circular Economy, Recycling and Raw Materials Supply? At EMCE 2019, the industry will present its latest services, technologies and future designs in the field of E-Mobility, Power Distribution and Energy Storage. Meet all the industry’s stakeholders in a spacious Exhibition parallel to the Conference and experience Demo Rides with participants and media on Tokyo’s roads.
The event, chaired by the Romanian Ministry of Energy, Anton Anton, was attended by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete and ministers of Energy from the European Member States. Participants discussed the priorities for the future EU energy system, in view of post-2020 energy transition. Ministers proposed a number of directions on the infrastructure priorities as well as on innovative solutions for the coming years, in order for the Council to adopt conclusions in June 2019.
Automated driving and shared mobility could dramatically reshape road transport over the coming decades, with major implications for vehicle electrification and the broader electricity system. But can we assume that shared and/or autonomous vehicles of the future will be electric?
A summary of the policy debate is available.