Biomass is a renewable alternative to fossil fuels, but as a recently published JRC report has demonstrated, finding an equilibrium between the benefits and the possible negative impacts the increased use of biomass might have on the environment, is vital.
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.
The article features a response by Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, to a letter received on the role of the World Energy Outlook in shaping global energy policies.
Two grant agreements releasing over €55 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), respectively €28 million for building a second electricity interconnection between Greece and Bulgaria and €27 million for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the internal Bulgarian gas transmission network, were officially signed earlier this week.
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.
Energy is going increasingly digital – better sensors, real-time data analytics and other innovations are enabling greater efficiencies and optimising the way energy is consumed across key sectors and end uses. Digital technologies are also enabling energy efficiency to play a more central role within the energy system, for example by enabling greater deployment of distributed renewable energy sources or by making electricity grids more flexible and responsive.
The 2019 CEF Energy call virtual Info Day will take place on Tuesday 9 April 2019 and will cover the priorities of the 2019 CEF Energy Call open since 20 March 2019.
A summary of the policy debate is now available.
An EU-funded project has developed guidelines and tools for energy providers and policymakers that are empowering businesses, communities and households to use electricity wisely, saving consumers money and promoting sustainability.
Europe’s changing energy market is attracting new, smaller players that lack experience and know-how when it comes to negotiating commercial transactions. An EU-funded project has come up with a solution to help them make better decisions.