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New IEA Energy Efficiency 2020 report signals reversals for First Fuel

The IEA report should be read by entire EEIP network. It is good to have a wake-up call by the IEA. But we also have to take stock of how far we have come and the practical measures we can take to improve energy efficiency in all sectors. The climate community must embrace the IEAs analysis about the importance of energy efficiency improvements to meet our long-term climate goals. Energy efficiency cannot be an afterthought. It is a means to the end of a sustainable future for all. We cannot lose sight of the long- term goals to become carbon neutral by 2050. But setbacks should not set us too far off-course if we remain committed to the target. There will be some disastrous years, such as we are experiencing now, but setbacks shouldn't set us off course if we are not an end in itself. And we also need to accept that energy efficiency is not an all-term goals to improve our energy efficiency.

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One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project
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One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe: the OneNet Project

The Horizon 2020 OneNet project aims to consolidate results and learnings into a comprehensive framework for European grid flexibility. It will: Identify standardised flexibility products and services; Design a common market scheme for Europe; implement the reference version of the IT architecture;.

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New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy
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New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy

New report by European Commissions Joint Research Centre. It aims to understand how to handle energy performance targets. This is a relatively new endeavour in both scientific research and realised projects. There are several ‘zero energy and ‘energy community concepts that.

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Is the future synthetic? E-fuels and the future energy system
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Is the future synthetic? E-fuels and the future energy system

Trucks, Marine and Aviation are the biggest challenge to decarbonisation. There is no scale-able green alternative due the energy density of the alternate sources of energy currently available. To make e-fuels you need plenty of pure Hydrogen.

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The role of nuclear energy in the European decarbonization path
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The role of nuclear energy in the European decarbonization path

As of today, 17% of energy need in Europe is covered by nuclear power. This is fed by 128 European and 56 extra European power stations. Nuclear energy production in the EU has been sharply decreasing over the past decade. But top European.

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What is the carbon footprint of space travel?
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What is the carbon footprint of space travel?

Two astronauts successfully left the earths atmosphere to dock with the international space station on a semi re-usable rocket. This was clearly an incredible achievement and returned the USA to the forefront of space travel. In addition this significant step moves us closer to manned.

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Could Ammonia be an energy black swan?
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Could Ammonia be an energy black swan?

Ammonia is produced under super high pressures from Hydrogen and Nitrogen. The feed stock for Ammonia (NH3) is simply Nitrogen and Hydrogen. Potential early applications for ammonia as a fuel include shipping and maybe even aviation.

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How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!
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How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!

Ten years ago Matt Cardle was Christmas number one (anyone remember Mr Cardle?) and David Cameron had just started his 6 years in office. The UK Government predicted in its base case energy scenario that in 2020 electricity generation would be delivered with 75T.

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Ceramics industry and the transition to a Circular Economy
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Ceramics industry and the transition to a Circular Economy

The EU ceramic industry represents an annual production value of around €30 billion. The EU Emissions Trading System covers over 1200 ceramic installations. Ceramic products can be reused, recycled or recovered after their end-of-life.

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EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM: sustainable industrial recovery plan
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EUROPEAN ALUMINIUM: sustainable industrial recovery plan

2019 data show primary production in Europe is flat, despite a growing demand for aluminium products. This is due to tensions on the aluminium supply chain caused by trade issues at global level and high energy prices. There are 15 smelters in the EU,.

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