A study published by the European Commission focuses on the development of an offshore renewable energy system in the Irish and North Seas. It considers several possible plans for building wind farms to generate renewable energy, energy storage facilities, and an electricity grid that would extend over the territorial waters of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
The Sinbio project, which uses a biomass boiler to convert straw, hay and woody material into renewable energy in the town of Trebišov in Slovakia, was the winner of the Businesses category in the EU Sustainable Energy Awards.
Updated energy statistical datasheets for all EU countries have just been published by the European Commission. These datasheets cover the period 1990-2015 and make it possible to track how each country's energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions patterns have changed over time.
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.
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.
An assessment of monthly data shows that in 2016, OECD net electricity production grew by 0.9% compared to 2015.
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.