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.
Getting freshwater will become increasingly challenging for countries in the Middle East and North Africa as populations grow and living standards rise over the coming decades. In many cases, current water sources will become unsustainable.
The EU Member States have lowered their energy consumption in recent years, despite a slight increase in 2015. At the same time, they use more and more renewable energy.
The JRC has developed a unique and innovative methodology capable of capturing the local geographical information in the variability of wind energy, in particular peaks and ramps, in a much more accurate way than previous meteorologically derived times series.
Costs for onshore wind energy will fall 15% while offshore wind could cut costs by half in the next five years, according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency.
The Wind Europe Summit 2016 took place from 27 to 29 September 2016 in Hamburg. The Summit was co-organised with the fair WindEnergy Hamburg. Both events brought together more than 30 0000 visitors, more than 1200 exhibitors with conference participants from both industry, research, and the public sector.
IEA comprehensive data highlights the growth of renewable energy’s share in global energy supply, with renewables now the second largest source of global electricity production.
The renewable energy sector employed over one million people in Europe and created a turnover of around €143.6 billion in 2014, according to a new report published by EurObserv'ER, the body that monitors trends in renewable energy in Europe.