Policy

Is it Really Carbon Neutral?

FORESIGHT

Climate & Energy Business Denmark

In this issue of FORESIGHT Climate & Energy Business Denmark, readers are taken on a journey through the next major challenge of the energy transition: how to design well functioning electricity markets for a future in which renewable energy is affordable, reliable and provides all our baseload power. The key lies in advanced management of a far larger, better integrated and more flexible energy system than the one we have today.

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We face a fundamental change of the cost structure on the supply side and a need for a fundamental change.

Jochen Kreusel

- Market innovation manager in the power grids division at ABB Power

They [the European Commission] are looking at this stuff backwards. I still think they are convinced the short-term market model could work even though they are also starting to realise that you need something parallel, with long term price signals that give investors confidence to invest in infrastructure and allow them to see a decent market return.

Francesco Venturini

- Global head of renewables for Italian utility Enel

Despite tremendous cost decline of wind and solar technologies, electricity prices will probably remain too low to attract the level of investment needed.

Fatih Birol

- Executive director of the International Energy Agency

The greatest barrier to overcome is the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems. This will require developing power system flexibility and also a friendly deployment of variable renewables.

Fatih Birol

- Executive director of the International Energy Agency

Electricity markets need fixing

IEA boss Fatih Birol discusses the need and the tools for bettering the business case for renewable energy. Special report part 3/3

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Entry of China heralds emissions trading shake up

When China later this year introduces its emissions trading system, it will double the combined size of all existing carbon markets.

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Cloudburst management the Copenhagen way

Splitting the bill between water utilities and the city budget made financing Copenhagen’s cloudburst plan possible.

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Less risky tender model promises more cost cuts

Denmark’s offshore wind tender model is being looked to as a shining example of how to drive down cost through proactive government action. Others may adopt the market model, too.

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Knowledge

Winds of change

The photo essay on the following pages turns its focus on wind energy and reflects on its enormous power for helping us keep the planet fit and healthy for coming generations.

Desert farming with next era solar

In search of a cure for Cannibalisation

17/March/2017
Cities

Learning by sharing

17/March/2017
Cities

The Big Picture

17/March/2017
Policy

A clear case of protectionist policy adding to the cost

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