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Wind energy and hydrogen united for climate protection

Hydrogen can contribute to climate protection if electricity from renewable energies is used for its production in electrolysis - so-called "green" hydrogen. Wind energy, unlike solar energy, cannot be used at the point of generation because wind turbines are almost always located far away from electricity consumers. The largest German onshore wind farms are in the north and east - is there really no room in the other regions? In 2019, a volume of electricity of 6,482 GWh had to be curtailed by grid operators, 19 percent more than the year before. Eco-consumption of electricity is not possible, The power generation of post-EEG plants has been in place since 2000, since it limits the feed-in tariff to 20 years, but the power plants have to think about how they can continue to operate economically. After that, operators have to find a buyer for direct marketing of the electricity.

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HYDROGEN MEGATREND: GREEN HYDROGEN THE FUEL OF THE FUTURE?
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HYDROGEN MEGATREND: GREEN HYDROGEN THE FUEL OF THE FUTURE?

hydrogen is an all-rounder and can be used in many different ways. It is not only an energy carrier, but also used as a raw material for industrial purposes. In the future, hydrogen could be produced in large quantities through the use of renewable.

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Lessons for the energy transition from the golden age of steam!
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Lessons for the energy transition from the golden age of steam!

Decisions made today to build assets impact the energy system decades in the future. The last steam train left Swindons incredible factory with over 200 built during the preceding decade. Between the first commercial diesel train and the last steam train being retired are 43 years.

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Climate protection in the company secures the future
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Climate protection in the company secures the future

More and more companies are setting their own targets for reducing emissions. They know that their own future and competitiveness are at stake. Some committed German companies are networking in the Climate Protection Companies initiative. Green energy networks help companies tap into new potential as well.

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Mapping energy use for a fossil fuel-free Europe
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Mapping energy use for a fossil fuel-free Europe

Heat Roadmap Europe provides the data that engineers need to decarbonise heating and cooling systems. The project has inspired EMB3Rs and is redesigning our energy sector. Heating and cooling is probably the most diverse sector of Europes energy system.

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Why would you use hydrogen for power generation?
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Why would you use hydrogen for power generation?

SSE and Equinors plan to build a hydrogen power station in the UK. To help navigate this topic I have provided a guide to hydrogen colours. It does not seem to make too much sense to use electricity to make hydrogen to then convert it.

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EV supply chain majors pilot Re|Source, a blockchain solution for end-to-end cobalt traceability
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EV supply chain majors pilot Re|Source, a blockchain solution for end-to-end cobalt traceability

Re|Source is a solution to trace responsibly produced cobalt from the mine to the electric car. It is designed with the direct input of responsible sourcing, and supply chain experts from all participating companies, proactively addressing the growing need for cobalt value chain.

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What is cold local heat?
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What is cold local heat?

Cold local heating is a heat supply with relatively low temperatures. The principle of heat supply is particularly interesting with regard to climate protection. It allows waste heat from industry or renewable energies to be used. There are no or only minor losses in the pipeline.

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6 Use Cases: Open Call for Innovative Grid Services
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6 Use Cases: Open Call for Innovative Grid Services

INTERRFACE publishes an Open Call for innovators with €60,000 awarded to each successful applicant. The call opens on 30 March 2021 and accepts applications until 30 June 2021. InterRFACE is a sister project of OneNet - One Integrated Power.

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Sustainable bioenergy and its crucial role in driving the green transition in industries
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Sustainable bioenergy and its crucial role in driving the green transition in industries

The EU Industry Days are Europes flagship annual events dedicated to the industry. They are the main platforms to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities. The webinar brought together almost 200 participants from different sectors and organisations to learn about innovative approaches to ensure.

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