By using a number of different metrics, decision makers can be better able to get a fuller picture of the energy system and how to effectively decarbonise
MODERN METRICS How energy was measured previously is no longer applicable in a 21st Century system that incorporates, for instance, distributed energy resources and active prosumers
DATA OWNERSHIP Who owns the data and who collects the data differs market by market, complicating decision-making and knowledge sharing
KEY QUOTE There will be an abundance of energy at some point in time, so it will not be a matter of counting the electrons, but measuring when energy is needed at what point in time and where ...
Weather forecasts can bring down the cost and financial risks associated with new renewable energy infrastructure projects
Fulfilling the Paris Agreement’s climate-neutrality commitments by 2050 demands significant efforts from the building sector. All actors from across the entire buildings value chain need to increase decarbonisation efforts, say Caroline Milne and Zsolt Toth from the Buildings Performance Institute Europe
Put garbage into an economic model and garbage comes out. By using a discount rate that inflates the cost of the energy transition, the EU’s executive body is undermining the bloc’s new and more ambitious carbon reduction goal. Behind the scenes, however, method may lie in the madness. Officials working on legislative updates are suspected of holding a negotiating trump card up their sleeves
Coal-reliant regions around the world have been generally resistant to the energy transition and regulators have tended to defend the status quo. But they are slowly starting to realise that clear plans and financial support for disrupted societies are more important
Technology choices and policies are available to create a zero-carbon energy system in Europe by 2050, keep the economy competitive and secure a favourable deal for citizens, concludes a podcast by EU scream produced in conjunction with FORESIGHT Climate & Energy.