30 May 2017 - Today the ninth Citizens' Energy Forum begins in London. Representatives of the European institutions, regional authorities, and regulatory and consumer bodies will examine the role of consumers in a competitive, 'smart', energy-efficient and fair energy retail market.
This week's EU Green Week, with the theme 'Green jobs for a greener future', offers a platform to discuss the EU's environmental policies and how they are creating green jobs and contributing to sustainable and socially responsible economic growth.
Participants at a high-level meeting Brussels, 'Interoperability to create the Internet of Energy', will consider how Europe can benefit from the new opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) in the ongoing transition to clean energy.
An assessment of monthly data shows that in 2016, OECD net electricity production grew by 0.9% compared to 2015.
A new study examines the use of biogas – gas produced from organic waste – as an energy source in Europe, and shows that it has not yet reached its full potential.
Renewable energy in the EU
Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU still on the rise to almost 17% in 2015
Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets
Today EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest €444 million in key European energy infrastructure projects.
A new study funded by the EU explores policy options for increasing the deployment of renewable energy in Europe between now and 2030. The study addresses ways of generating long term funding for renewable projects across all sectors.
A new study funded by the EU forecasts the likely evolution of European electricity markets between 2020 and 2050 and estimates how far renewable electricity projects will be able to finance themselves in this period without the need for public subsidies.
As a flexible and competitive source of renewable energy, bioenergy can play a key role in decarbonising energy systems by responding to the needs of a wide range of demand profiles in the electricity, buildings, and transport sectors.