Says the little prince in 2nd chapter of the wonderful book by Saint Exupery. If you remember well this story and if you read it again, long time after we probably all had do read it in school you might be surprised how much it can teach us: The aviator that tries to draw a sheep and fails all the time in the eyes of the (young) Little Prince. The Little Prince, Greta, our children and grandchildren cannot be satisfied with the “Energy policy-sheep” that current politicians draw, mainly influenced by powerful lobby groups that like to maintain the status quo.
ESMC Board position on the French solar manufacturing industry.
Watch it again! 1st Virtual edition of the Solar Industry Forum.
Highlight of the benefits of local solar manufacturing at the Renewable Energy Virtual Summit
ESMC Secretary General participated at the Eurosolar Europe Jury.
Push towards policies that efficiently support the European PV industry.
EU Parliament voted the proposed amendment on the 2030 objective (60% carbon emissions cut by 2030)
“Save the French solar industry!” Article by our ESMC board member Lucas Weiss, Voltec Solar (English translation)
Article by our member Voltec Solar on the French solar industry.
Video by Prof.Weber on the disruptive solar technologies at WSTS2020.
“If I am asked whether it is in my nature to worship the sun, I say: absolutely!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in conversation with Johann Peter Eckermann, March 1832.
The current hype for “Green” Blue and other shades of Hydrogen via “natural gas” removes energy from the effort that we need to put into the massive deployment of the renewables, mainly Solar PV.
Event : Innovations in electricity market design for solar and wind integration
20 October 2020 | Webinar
Start Up Energy Transition
SET Week Online: October 19-22, 2020
The new Ultra Low Carbon Solar Alliance will work to build greater market awareness around how solar supply chain decarbonization is producing solar panels with low embodied carbon to help governments and companies meet aggressive sustainability goals.
Solar is predicted to be the number one electricity capacity in Europe, article by the IEA.
European Commission presented its plan to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Intersolar trade show will do a 2 days online event 14th and 15th JulyProgram: https://www.thesmartere.com/en/events/online-events/intersolar-innovation-dayHannover trade show goes Virtual: Several times postponed now life with an interesting Online on the 14th and 15th July Program with several...
The EU Innovation Fund – large-scale call has just started: It is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies
Two documents on the EU energy strategy, published July 8th focusing on “Green hydro” and “off-shore-wind” almost only. It seems that Solar is a lost battle for the EU-Commission, although it should be a key player!
Little ambition for a real European Energy future: The German program for it’s EU – presidency
German Coal Phase out: Too late too expensive: last week’s decision by German Government to phase out Coal by 2038 largely insufficient and as many critics state largely overpaid
Measuring is key: ESMC participated at World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)2nd Climate and Energy Benchmark: measures and ranks the world’s 50 most influential electric utilities companies on their transition to a low-carbon economy.
The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF)
The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF) Plan the inclusion of “natural” (=fossil) gas can be a crucial element for Coal areas, but heavy support of the Fossil gas cannot be the solution.
Pascal Canfin interview: EU must apply green finance taxonomy:“The taxonomy classifies technologies in three categories: 1) “green” technologies such as renewable energies, 2) those “enabling” the transition and 3) so-called “transition” technologies.
Bloomberg BNEF understands much better that Solar is a key solution: In partnership with European Commission Coal Regions in Transition Platform, released together an in-depth analysis on Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland and Romania, showing how current market conditions and existing policies can accelerate the transition away from coal to cleaner,...