September 28th, 2016

Report shows the cost-effective potential of building automation and controls is mostly missed at Member State level

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is a big step in the right direction for improving the energy performance of EU’s building stock. However, as it looks today, it doesn’t grasp the cost-effective potential of building automation and controls. Furthermore, the results of the survey show Member States even fell short in effectively transposing and implementing the partial requirements and recommendations for building automation and controls currently comprised in EPBD.

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September 8th

The Role of DSM to Provide Flexibility in Electricity Systems

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September 6th

Transformer Loss Calculation Tool

It is important to have an insight into the energy efficiency of a transformer during its long lifetime. DNV GL’s Transformer Loss Calculation Tool calculates losses for different types of transformers. The tool also considers CO2 emissions. This gives you information about the most energy-efficient transformer during the lifetime. The evaluation of the most economic transformer will be done by capitalized cost, payback time or internal rate of return.

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August 30th

A Regulatory Framework for PV Prosumers

The technical development and price reduction of PV panels has provided energy consumers with the opportunity to generate their own electricity at their own site in a relatively uncomplicated manner. For nearly decade, a growing number of innovative consumers have embraced this opportunity and became PV prosumers, meaning that they both produce and consume electricity.

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August 24th

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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