EU Parliament voted the proposed amendment on the 2030 objective (60% carbon emissions cut by 2030)
On the policy side
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.
Sleepwalking, side-stepping or frontrunning?
A part of the Bruegel Annual Meeting was VP Timmermans’ talk about the Green Deal, he’s in charge of. VP Timmermans gave a typical example of the lack of vision for Solar by the current statements of the EU-Commission officials.
CO2-concentration in the atmosphere reached a new high level: 410 to 414 ppm. If we want to keep the line for 1,5 degree for 2100 we need to reduce carbon emissions by 7 % – every year!
Is he the only one? Indien Prime Minister Modi, a Solar Visionary: Solar Power is sure, pure and secure
India and the visionary approach of Prime Minister Modi: towards Solar PV should inspire Europe.
In the latest ESMC discussions, included the Solar Industry Forum’s last session on 9th of September almost all panellists of the European Solar Renaissance Talk claimed easier access to finance.
During the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator event, co-hosted by ESMC, it became obvious what element is missing to support the RENAISSANCE of European Solar Industry: easy access to cheap capital. Let us get inspired by the wise and future driven Chinese government :“Sources close to China’s central government told PV Magazine that the proposal of...
“A proposal for a pan-European solar rooftop programme has been adopted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
On July 23rd, the European Commission published its decision to maintain the anti-subsidy countervailing duties on imports of solar glass from China.
On July 8th, the European Commission published its strategic roadmap setting out the vision of how EU can turn clean hydrogen into a cost-competitive solution to decarbonise its economy.
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.