The proposal from the European Commission for a European Climate Law means all companies must put decarbonisation at the heart of their business strategies, says Alexandre Perra, member of the board of French utility EDF
Plans for a European Climate Law, enshrining into hard legislation the objective set out in the European Green Deal of the continent becoming climate neutral by 2050, were published by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, on March 4, 2020.
Alexandre Perra, member of the board of French utility EDF, says he is confident Europe can achieve its ambitious climate goals, but insists renewables and energy efficiency alone will not be enough. Perra sticks to his company’s historic line that nuclear has a role to play in decarbonising Europe. ...
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Europe can lead the world on emission-free hydrogen, but it needs to solve the dilemma that industry offers the greatest potential demand, while the profit margins are in transport. Bart Biebuyck from the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking argues the value of emission-free hydrogen must be judged by more than its price tag versus fossil fuels
As with any technology, the key to cost reduction is the rate at which the technology is deployed, but the hydrogen economy is moving forward slowly
The huge scale of offshore wind farms being built in northern Europe is bringing a new understanding of how much electricity can be gleaned from the wind on land and at sea
Europe is moving fast to make the financial innovations required to underpin its Green Deal, write Tom Jess, Policy Advisor, and Kate Levick, Programme Leader, at E3G, an independent climate change think tank
Much as in the energy transition debate, the big question is who pays for carbon removal
Despite differences in system architecture, regulation and technology adoption, a global community of electricity distribution operators can leverage knowledge, innovation and lessons learned to deliver a better energy future, say EY’s Serge Colle and Dana Hanson