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Three EU-SysFlex demonstrators located in Germany, Italy and Finland enable flexibility provision from the distribution grid to the transmission grid and thereby improve the cooperation of distribution and transmission system operators. EU-SysFlex focuses on improving flexibility and system services to address technical challenges arising from the continuously increasing share of renewable energy resources in our… » read more

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

By Otto Ilveskero Two weeks ago, a washed-up carcass of a whale was found on the coast Sardinia, Italy with 22 kilograms of plastic waste in its stomach. The gruesome discovery was yet another indicator for why tackling plastic waste has taken the centre stage of the EU’s environmental action, with the new single-use plastic… » read more

  Posted by EFF – European Future Forum

Tribune – Michel Thibault, consultant en stratégie de développement, ancien chargé de mission en collectivités territoriales, à savoir le Conseil Régional Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur. Les nuages sombres qui planent au-dessus de Paris et de Rome actuellement ne doivent pas faire oublier l’essentiel : dans de nombreux domaines, entreprises françaises et italiennes ont uni leur… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

During the Global Energy Prize Summit, which took place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany on 10 April 2019, international experts, including Nobel prize laureates, discussed possible scientific and technological solutions to avoid dangerous climate change in line with the commitments under Paris Agreement. The event was organised by the Global Energy Association,… » read more

  Posted by Dialogue for Europe

Developing the needed flexibility will require economic incentives provided by well-functioning electricity markets. The objective is to reward the right flavour of flexibility at the right time and on the right place. The 2030 power system will be very different and complex when integrating 50% of RES. The current European power generation accounts for around… » read more

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

Stability and safety are not synonyms of today’s Europe. A possible terror motive behind the tram attack in the Netherlands where 3 people died; a Brussels “bomb threat” that was a false alarm but increased the tension near the European Union’s headquarters, forcing evacuation of the building; rampant anti-Semitism and Neo-Nazism across Europe—these are headlines… » read more

  Posted by Uniting Europe

The overall aim of the EU-SysFlex project is to provide a roadmap for Europe in meeting the challenge of integrating 50% renewables by 2030. Europe has ambitious plans to become greener and more decarbonized by increasing levels of renewable energy and implementing energy efficiency measures. Today, electrical energy accounts for approximately 20% of energy consumption… » read more

  Posted by Renewables at >50% in European grids

“The UN’s latest climate meeting ends positively. But there is a lot more to do if global warming is to be stopped” says The Economist about the 24th UN Conference of Parties, the so-called COP24, which came to an end in Katowice on Saturday 15th December. “The agreement struck in Poland is not strong enough,… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

In its 60-year history, the European Union has often distinguished itself by the use of innovative tools. Two come immediately to mind: the quotas and mechanisms under the Lomé Convention that offer developing country exporters the internal EU price rather than the dumping price practised on world markets. The regulatory innovation that was the rule… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

How can we tackle irregular migration flows into Europe? This is a question that has been puzzling the minds of European politicians and citizens over the past few years, especially after the refugee crisis of 2015 caused by the ravaging war in Syria. Many have argued that the influx of asylum seekers has triggered fear… » read more

  Posted by Fragmented Collisions

By Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam EU Economic Justice Policy Lead Right now, European supermarkets are using their huge purchasing power to squeeze their food suppliers through a range of unfair trading practices, such as late payments or last-minute cancellations of orders. These practices lead to poor working conditions and even human rights abuses for the people… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

            Ulrich Weber is the Head of Staff Unit Funding/Subsidies and EU Affairs at Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG and Director of Regional Office of VDV Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. He is a member of the UITP European Union Committee (EUC) and nominated Chair of the EUC since May 2017. Today marks the end… » read more

  Posted by International Association of Public Transport

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