Long-term climate strategy not impacted by COVID-19, says global business – but governments have a bigger role to play

Long-term climate strategy not impacted by COVID-19, says global business – but governments have a bigger role to play New data released today by international non-profit, The Climate Group, shows a call to climate action from corporates But nearly half (47%) said they still need more supportive government policies to be able to achieve their […]

Solar identified to contribute to a ‘dynamic, resilient and competitive’ European Industry

Solar identified to contribute to a ‘dynamic, resilient and competitive’ European Industry Council of European Union conclusions list solar and renewables as a steppingstone of recovery and a permanent bedrock of any future European industry Yesterday, the council of the European Union instated a series of conclusions, addressing how COVID-19 recovery actions can pave the way […]

A new level of credibility for PPAs: 24/7 PPA put into practice

A new level of credibility for PPAs: 24/7 PPA put into practice Statkraft develops innovative and tailor-made solutions to support companies in delivering on their sustainability targets. In 2020, Daimler and Statkraft have inked a deal on an industrial scale including a highly credible and sustainability-driven concept for a 24/7 PPA called Pure Statkraft PPA. […]

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread

Hybrid renewable power plants make a good business case but need clearer legislation to become more widespread On 8 October WindEurope spoke in a “Hybrid Power Plants” conference organised by Solar Plaza. The conference focused on hybrid wind/solar and wind/solar/storage power plants and how can help speed up the energy transition. A hybrid renewable power […]

Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting

Pushing the needle forward amidst disruption: new report showcases more robust sustainability reporting Geneva/London 21 October 2020: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights the importance of maintaining sustainability ambitions amidst unprecedented disruption in the eighth edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of its member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports in partnership with […]

Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this

Hybrid offshore wind farms are already being built – the Offshore Energy Strategy should reflect this On 20 October Energinet, the Danish TSO, and 50Hertz, the German TSO, inaugurated the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution offshore interconnector in the Baltic Sea. This marks the first time an offshore wind farm gets connected to two different […]

Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave

Press releases Solar recognised as competitive and strategic energy technology in State of the Energy Union and Renovation Wave Brussels, 15 October 2020 – Yesterday, the European Commission unveiled its Renovation Wave strategy, and published its annual State of the Energy Union, accompanied by a series of documents, including the annual Renewable Energy Progress Report, the Report on Energy Prices […]

New market outlook anticipates large growth for European residential battery storage

New market outlook anticipates large growth for European residential battery storage Key takeaways: In 2019, residential battery storage saw a huge leap in annual installed capacity: with 745 MWh added year-on-year, 57% growth compared to the previous year Residential storage is a rapidly expanding market with a total installed capacity of nearly 2 GWh by […]

EU Parliament approves report that supports massive roll-out of rooftop solar

EU Parliament approves report that supports massive roll-out of rooftop solar Today, a large majority in the European Parliament voted to approve (526 votes in favour, 77 against and 94 abstentions) ITRE’s Own Initative Report titled ‘Maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock’ that supports a massive roll-out of solar power as part […]