Calculating the actual cost of renovating 97% of the existing building stock in the EU is no easy task. Various methodologies have been applied, each being met with both applause and critiques. Generally, a realistic number seems to be in excess of €300bn per year for the next 30 years. To drive that number home, it’s helpful to think of this way: ~€1 bn per day, every day until 2050.
The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is a unique resource that provides to a varied audience of policy makers, elected officials, frontline practitioners, academics and campaigners, contemporary up-to-date analysis on the problem of energy poverty across Europe and resources to help address it, raise awareness of the problem and enhance knowledge and understanding.
If we are serious about getting the European Green Deal done, we will need to significantly increase the RES share in the EU’s energy mix – and explore in detail how to improve the regulatory framework in ways that allow for enabling many more PV prosumers on one hand, while making the required transformation to smarter, flexible (and renewable!) energy systems feasible and affordable on the other.
Therefore, the workshop aims to shed light on the upcoming policy options that EU decision-makers could (or should) develop under the Green Deal, and showcase and debate findings from the PVP4Grid project as for developing and better integrating PV Prosumer Solutions in the Distribution Networks across Europe.
For decades the global nuclear energy industry was a highly diverse and vibrant market. Today the situation has changed with the global nuclear energy market becoming increasingly dominated by the state-owned companies of Russia and China. Both countries are continuing to step up efforts to strengthen their position in the global markets, especially in critical regions such as the Middle East and South Asia. Nearly two-thirds of the new reactors under construction worldwide are using designs from China and Russia. This development has heightened concerns about a weakening of nuclear governance standards, as well as potential political, economic and international security implications for Europe, its neighbours and partners.
Jointly organized by the Association of the European Distribution System Operators (E.DSO) and InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe, the Data&Innovation event will focus on ‘Driving the electrons that make your future’. It will provide the opportunity for start-ups and traditional businesses to share their views and innovative ideas in the multiple cross-sections of the electricity grid.
Today a life without heating oil is unthinkable for 17% of Europeans who have no ecological and/or affordable alternative to heat their homes. How can we guarantee in times of energy transition that 20 million households – mainly in rural areas – will not lose access to affordable and secure heating?
The 2nd edition of the Forum will bring together a diverse mix of high-level stakeholders from government, industry and other international organizations to discuss the development of Africa’s energy sector. The event presents an opportunity to build on the outcomes of the first 2019 Ministerial Forum, identify further diverse and pressing energy challenges facing African countries, and highlight opportunities to continue driving Africa’s clean energy transition.
The European Investment Bank has announced the signing of a EUR 20m loan – guaranteed by the European Commission – to a company owned by Meridiam (60%) and Voltalis (40%) to support the large-scale deployment of the demand response technology developed by Voltalis.