As the issues tackled by the EU renewables directive include repowering and corporate PPAs, investors in EU member states can expect changes as soon as by 30 June 2021.
By Piotr Michajłow and Karol Lasocki, DWF
While many regions were trying to shape up their R&D investments, the European Union was removing itself from the race for civil nuclear. Now, with the challenge of achieving an sustainable energy future, it is looking to get a seat at the table.
By Benita Dreesen
The ecosystem is an essential facet of Europe’s future economy. Without it, there is simply no way we can rise to meet the climate and environmental challenges that we are facing. Yet many of the start-ups and entrepreneurs that underpin this ecosystem are falling between the cracks of state-led support and have limited access to credit.
By Elena Bou, Innovation Director, EIT InnoEnergy
As the spectre of COVID-19 remains, energy professionals should review their existing contracts to evaluate their obligations and actively consider the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on existing and future negotiations of energy contracts, including the use of “hell or high water” clauses.
By Julia Kalinina Belcher, Deborah Ruff and Charles H. Golsong of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Paving the way for EV adoption in the UK is a delicate equation, but there are a number of improvements to the electrical infrastructure that utilities can begin work on now.
By David Hall, VP Power Systems UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric
The complexity of billing in the UK has caused problems for both energy suppliers and customers. But there are so many interested parties and bodies involved in the decision-making that change will be slow in coming. By Martyn Young, ZTP
Research by npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ, found that 20 per cent of UK energy managers say that less than half of their energy efficiency plans have been implemented into business policy. Energy HQ has therefore launched a toolkit to provide energy managers with the context, insights and statistics they need to make the business case to their boards for adopting a long-term energy management plan.
By Ben Spry, Head of Flexibility Services at npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ.
Matthew Pech, Finance and Control of AW-Energy Oy, explains how technological improvements are making ocean energy solutions more attractive for commercialisation.
If the 2010s was the decade of the lithium-ion battery, research shows the 2020s could be the decade of the fuel cell.
By David Hart, Director for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen at E4tech
The complexity of the make-up of the non-energy costs and resulting non-standardisation across Europe means that even with a Single Energy Market for wholesale costs, we are a long way off having a single way of costing retail energy.
By Martyn Young Co-founder and Director of ZTP