August 24th, 2016

Purchase and design decisions

Many assets and products are either intended to be used many years or simply wind up that way. The financial impact of these decisions can easily be—and quite often is—a hundred times larger than the original investment. Moreover, safety and the environment are strongly influenced by the decisions that are made during the engineering stage. To properly balance the importance of all these aspects against each other, the involvement of all stakeholders in the design or acquisition of the new asset is necessary.

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August 23rd

The Future of Coal in the European Energy Mix

For how much longer will coal have a seat around the European energy table? How might the coal-mining companies and regions throughout the EU transition to a post-coal economy?

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August 12th

International Auctions for Renewables

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014 requires Member States to allocate support via a competitive and market-based mechanism by 2017 if their support measure is to be approved as justified state aid by DG Competition. As a result, many Member States are currently in the process of discussing or piloting auction designs to replace their existing support schemes in the medium term.

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August 5th

Energy Transition of the EU building stock

A new report by Yamina Saheb from OpenExp looks at how to ensure a smooth energy transition of the EU building stock, from being an energy waster to being highly energy efficient and an energy producer, leading to net zero energy consumption.

“Energy transition of the EU building stock” is an analytical report aiming to support the ongoing review/revision of EU climate and energy policy instruments.

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July 6th

Biofuels: Improving or worsening the environment?

A recent study suggests that instead of reducing GHG emissions, the use of biodiesel in transport could increase emissions by 4%. This is equivalent to putting an extra 12 million cars on the road in 2020

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June 30th

Clean Restructuring: Design Elements for Low Carbon Wholesale Markets

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 1 - The Evolving Role of Network Regulators.

Module 2: Design Elements for Low Carbon Wholesale Markets

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June 20th

Analysis of the recent German Underground Cabling legislation

In October 2015 the Federal Cabinet (Bundeskabinett) of Germany approved a draft bill that gives priority to underground cables instead of overhead lines for new high voltage, direct current (HVDC) transmission lines. It paves the way for a faster grid expansion, and deals with concerns raised by residents in many places about overhead lines.

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June 10th

The scope for energy savings from energy management

Energy management is a structured process through which organisations seek to optimise their energy use and whose definition and practice is codified through standards such as EN ISO 50001. It is an essential tool to deliver systemic level savings in how energy using capital is chosen and deployed but also, and importantly, with respect to how that capital is actually operated and managed.

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May 31st

The Moving Parts of Homes

This white paper is one of a series of thematic white papers covering various aspects of electrical installations in houses, flats and residential units. They are aimed at architects, designers, specification writers, decision makers and students.

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May 27th

What's preventing German SMEs from using green electricity?

In 2014, only 7% of German SMEs purchased green electricity. Research was conducted to try and find out why.

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