As lobby groups go, the Friends of the Supergrid is unusual. Rather than representing an industrial sector or a social constituency, its aim is to realise one specific project: the creation of a pan-European, high-voltage transmission network that will improve the distribution of electricity and make it possible to integrate large-scale renewable energy into [...]
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The cost of a completed hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is 1/20th of what it was when current prototypes were being developed, paving the way for a workable business model and improved sales prospects, one of Toyota's top engineers said today. Chris Hostetter, group vice president of strategic planning for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., [...]
Via bbc.co.uk A hydrogen-powered passenger boat has begun operating in Bristol's harbour. Commissioned for the city council's Green Capital initiative, Hydrogenesis operates 45-minute trips between the Arnolfini and the ss Great Britain.
In the press we could read about new developments in the Chinese photovoltaic industry: Suntech, the biggest Chinese producer, is declaring insolvency, the other big players we have heard about so much in the last years are losing shareholder value as we speak, creating some unease on the market.
Dear friends, STOP VIVISECTION gives european citizens the opportunity to say NO to animal experimentation and urge the European Union to take into consideration a different scientific approach, geared to protect human beings and animals' rights. Thanks to the Right to take a Citizens' Initiative, (ECI) European citizens – with 1 million signatures – [...]
Jeremy Rifkin, the american economist and thinker born in Colorado, author of several books, the first one written 40 years ago, and creator of the economic and energetic plan known as the Third Industrial Revolution, participated to the 2nd annual Supergrid Conference
EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger and his staff organized the Second Conference (here a report of the first one, held in 2011) on The completion of the EU internal energy market – 'Making the Internal Energy Market work'.
The beginning of the end for centralised generation? The “solar revolution” is making traditional generation unprofitablemar 14th, 2013 | By L | Category: centrale_EN
On May 17, 2010, E.ON, the biggest electricity utility in Germany, opened a brand new 860MW combined cycle gas-fired power station in Bavaria, which it had built at a cost of $520 million. Less than three years later, having hardly been used and losing money, the owners of Irsching-5 (this is the name of [...]
GlobalData’s Jonathan Lane: “The EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive is a hammer blow for Smart Metering in Europe”mar 13th, 2013 | By L | Category: centrale_EN
In October 2012, the European Parliament approved the hotly debated Energy Efficiency Directive. The document introduces specific energy saving measures that are expected to help the European Union achieve its 20-20-20 targets.
At COP 18 in Doha at the end of 2012, Parties decided how to deal with the large surplus of Assigned Amount Units (AAUs) from the first Kyoto commitment period (CP1) and how to prevent the accumulation of new surplus in the second commitment period (CP2) of the Kyoto Protocol.