Showing posts with label renewable energy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label renewable energy. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New EU support to renewable energy and fighting climate change in the Pacific

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 22 April 2014:

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, will undertake a joint mission to the Pacific on 23-27 April to further strengthen development cooperation in that region. The visit will focus above all on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, several of them co-financed by New Zealand and the EU in Samoa, Tuvalu, Kiribati (including Christmas Island) and the Cook Islands. Commissioner Piebalgs will also travel to Papua New Guinea from 28 – 30 April to discuss development challenges with members of the government and will launch two projects worth almost €60 million.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Germany seeks to trim subsidies for renewable energy

Germany's economy and energy minister laid out Tuesday proposals to curb renewable energy subsidies and cap electricity prices but opponents fear they could jeopardise the country's much vaunted green energy transition.
Just weeks after taking over as Economy and Energy Minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-right "grand coalition", Social Democrat Sigmar Gabriel presented a blueprint to meet what he described as "the biggest challenge currently facing our country."
He wants to start by trimming subsidies for renewable sources of energy, a keystone in the so-called energy transition that Europe's top economy embarked on 15 years ago under its then Social Democrat chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

Monday, January 20, 2014

La Commission européenne veut développer l'énergie marémotrice

La Commission européenne a lancé lundi un plan d'action pour inciter les 28 à exploiter leurs vagues et marées, une source d'énergie renouvelable jugée prometteuse pour compléter éolien et solaire. Le secteur permettrait de créer plus de 25.000 emplois temps plein et 14.000 emplois temporaires.

L'énergie marémotrice est "une énergie à portée de la main, que l'on peut exploiter de manière écologique", a souligné lors d'une conférence de presse le Commissaire à l'Energie, Gunther Oettinger.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

China’s path to green economy fraught with challenges, finds joint UN-Government report.

Photo: UNEP
27 November 2013 – China is facing significant environmental and social challenges that must be addressed if it is to achieve its sustainable development goals, according to a joint report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government.

“China’s Green Long March: A Study of Renewable Energy, Environmental Industry and Cement Sectors” notes that the country has a strong policy framework in place to support a national transition to a green economy.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Spain’s solar industry to collapse as govt introduces draconian profit caps

One of the main producers of renewable energy in Europe, Spain’s solar industry, is edging toward bankruptcy. Producers say they’ll be unable to repay credits after the government’s decision to cut subsidies. Banks will suffer and jobs will be lost.
Energy Minister José Manuel Soria has introduced a new compensation plan for calculating levels of "reasonable profitability" for renewable-energy production, distribution and transportation. It will reduce payments to companies serving the nation's electrical system by up to 2.7 billion euro annually. It’s hoped the move could help cope with the electricity system deficit that has been growing since 2005 and now exceeds 25 billion euro.

To sap the annual deficit, which has been estimated by the government at 4.5 billion euro this year, Spain is set to raise consumers' electric bills by about 3.2 percent starting from August, contributing about 400 million euro in extra revenue for the system this year and 900 million euro next year, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ayrault : «Il est exclu d’exploiter des gaz de schiste en France»

Arnaud Montebourg avait évoqué la création d'une entreprise publique pour les exploiter. Après une journée de polémiques, le Premier ministre a balayé cette idée.

Jean-Marc Ayrault a recadré sévèrement jeudi Arnaud Montebourg pour ses déclarations sur le gaz de schiste, en affirmant que l’interdiction de l’exploiter serait «maintenue» et en prévenant qu' «il n’y avait qu’une politique au gouvernement».
En déplacement en Roumanie, le Premier ministre était interrogé sur les propos du ministre du Redressement productif qui a préconisé la création d’une «compagnie nationale publique» pour «exploiter de manière écologique le gaz de schiste».

Friday, July 05, 2013

Με Ανεμογεννήτριες Siemens, Εγκαινιάστηκε το Μεγαλύτερο Υπεράκτιο Αιολικό Πάρκο του Κόσμου (2 VIDEO YT)

Με επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκαν τα εγκαίνια του μεγαλύτερου υπεράκτιου σταθμού παραγωγής αιολικής ενέργειας στον κόσμο, του London Array.Η Siemens προμήθευσε τις 175 ανεμογεννήτριες και τη σύνδεση του δικτύου για το London Array. Σε συνεργασία με τη Dong Energy, η Siemens θα είναι επίσης υπεύθυνη για τις υπηρεσίες συντήρησης των ανεμογεννητριών, σύμφωνα με μακροπρόθεσμη συμφωνία. 
Η μονάδα αιολικής ενέργειας, η οποία ανήκει, αναπτύχθηκε και κατασκευάστηκε από κοινοπραξία αποτελούμενη από την Dong Energy, την E.ON και τη Masdar, έχει συνολική ισχύ 630 megawatts (MW) και θα παράγει καθαρή ηλεκτρική ενέργεια ικανή να τροφοδοτήσει 500.000 βρετανικά νοικοκυριά. Το London Array θα μείωσει τις ετήσιες εκπομπές διοξειδίου του άνθρακα (CO2) κατά περίπου 900.000 τόνους, ποσό που ισούται με τις εκπομπές 300.000 επιβατικών αυτοκινήτων.

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