The European Commission’s recent publication proposing massive spending by the 27 EU countries on wind and solar energy, carbon capture and nuclear power could result in billions of dollars going to European universities and research institutions over the next 10 years.
A joint European-US energy council to coordinate policy on both sides of the Atlantic is expected to begin work in November, according to a US official.
Brazil is moving forward with its nuclear expansion programme, which could be worth more than $24 billion by 2030, and this could be just the first stage in a programme that would run until 2060.
The European Union will invest an additional €50 billion (about $75 billion) in energy technology, according to information from the two-day EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan conference, which began in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 21st.
ERDF, the European Union's largest electricity distribution network operator, has published the specifications of the power line communications (PLC) protocol for meter/concentrator communication developed and deployed by Atos Origin, an IT services provider and a leader in smart meter management, and Trialog, a consulting company specialising in the introduction on innovative technologies.
Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola Renovables, met Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the UK at 10 Downing Street, and expressed his interest in contributing to the development of the UK’s energy system through clean technologies.
Sempra Generation is paying an undisclosed sum to acquire Hawaii-based Auwahi Wind Energy from the Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary Shell WindEnergy. Auwahi is developing a 22MW wind farm on the Ulupalakua Ranch in south easterm Maui.
The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) will start implementing a cross-border power trading system in November, largely based on the successful Nord Pool, operating in the Nordic region, the world’s largest power derivatives exchange.