Explainer: Significant amounts of investment are needed in the European transmission grid so it can deal with high levels of renewables. One company thinks it has the answer to making the grid fit for purpose without costing the earth
The problem: Electricity bills are falling in many countries and solutions to the energy transition need to ensure this trend continues
Solutions: A mixture of improving the status quo, innovative technologies and well designed grid tariffs
Key quote: “International markets, local flexibility and a strong grid are key for an efficient green electricity system in terms of security of supply and from a socio-economic perspective.” ...
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Power capacity markets on both sides of the Atlantic face an uncertain future as flexibility becomes a hotter commodity than capacity.
Banks in Europe claim they are comfortable with lending to renewable energy projects financed on the back of corporate power purchase agreements, but only if the purchaser is a large entity or utility
Geneva is changing its technologies and its ways of working to become a truly smart, energy efficient city, argues Patricia Solioz from Geneva Industrial Services, a public utility
Belgium’s complicated political structures keep the country’s climate action ambition low. Mars, a US corporation, is showing the way forward with 100% renewable energy and greener transport
Understanding what disruption means in relation to the energy transition is important for all current and potential energy industry players, says Albert Cheung, Head of Global Analysis at BloombergNEF