Policy & Regulation


Policy & Regulation

Reflections on the recent 2020 EEFIG plenary

On February 18th, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) held its annual plenary session in Brussels .EEFIG was established in 2013 by the European Commission Directorate-General…

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Policy & Regulation

Deep decarbonisation of industry: The cement sector

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Fossil fuel combustion to meet heating needs accounts for 35% of cement’s CO2 emissions. The remaining 65% are due to direct process emissions, which must also be addressed.

The…

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Policy & Regulation

How Energy Efficiency and Renewables will benefit from COVID-19

Since 1900 only three events had a greater impact on global energy demand than COVID-19: The Spanish flu, the Great Depression and World War II. So now COVID-19. Can we already predict the near and/or…

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Policy & Regulation

Central banks need to prepare for climate change

In 2006, the notorious Stern Report asserted that climate change poses the biggest challenge to the discipline of economics. Markets, it argued, cannot properly account for climate change and its…

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Climate Change

Chemical Industry could go totally carbon neutral

The chemical industry could become carbon neutral, new research indicates.

Switzerland’s Federal Council has decided that the country should become carbon-neutral by 2050. This may be challenging as…

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Climate Change

Mythbusting: The footprint of renewable energy

Even though solar panels and wind turbines are not releasing any emissions or toxins while they generate energy, we can’t say the same thing about the way they are manufactured. Not to mention their…

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National & Regional Policy

Russia's hydrogen for Japan

Russia is all set to gain a foothold in the global hydrogen sector in what looks like a bid to be a key supplier for Japan, which has ambitious targets for adoption of the fuel by 2050.

Japan's plans…

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National & Regional Policy State Aid

Pandemic upends commercial renewable energy demand

The covid-19 pandemic is disrupting industries around the world, including renewable energy. With so many workers stuck at home, experts caution that corporate renewable energy demand could drop off. …

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Climate Change

Having ‘Impossible’ conversations about energy

In my recent blogs on the future of energy I have had some really interesting debate on what will and won’t work… I’ve been challenged to consider Ammonia for air travel, a full Hydrogen switch over…

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