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The DSO of the immediate future

In the coming years, more customers will have smart meters installed, and the use of electronic invoicing is increasing rapidly. The current grid is the result of 100 years of history during which the grid has been fundamentally exploited the same way as the first day. Digitalization alone does not guarantee DSOs survival in an everchanging market. Eventually, consumers will no longer pay for energy, but rather for services and products that allow them to interact with the grid without losing comfort or improvement of their experience with energy. This major shift could indeed have some analogies to the telecommunications sector revolution at the end of the The telecom sector, traditionally rooted in a natural monopoly, got exposed to cross-country competition; political pressure was pushing for the unbundling, and there was consumer pressure for having deregulated access to the infrastructure. DSOs must react now to be ready to play in the market and team up with other market openings that allow new operators to offer services that could be in the next decade(.

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The possibilities and limitations of Geothermal energy
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The possibilities and limitations of Geothermal energy

Turning to alternative and renewable sources of energy is one way to secure the stability of our planet. geothermal energy harnesses the pockets of steam, hot water, and rock beneath the Earths surface to generate electricity and power heating/cooling systems.

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Uruguay, Latin America’s renewable champion
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Uruguay, Latin America’s renewable champion

Uruguay now produces more than 97 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources. The country has undergone a remarkable change in its energy sector in recent years. Wind farms across the country had lowered these costs by more than 200 million US dollars annually.

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Some like it hot – Is Hydrogen the answer to those needing it a little warmer?
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Some like it hot – Is Hydrogen the answer to those needing it a little warmer?

Hydrogen is a fuel that burns up to 2800 degrees Celsius (about 700C simply burned in air) It can also be compressed and stored so has potential for transport. We need to be more clear and honest about how we talk about Hydrogen.

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Europe's sustainable future depends on accessibility of raw materials for batteries
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Europe's sustainable future depends on accessibility of raw materials for batteries

EESC singles out accessibility of raw materials as a pressing issue. Widespread e-mobility is the next key step towards making sustainable transport possible. Only by having ongoing access to raw materials for batteries will Europe be able to move away from fossil.

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The future of flight – Three energy futures (electric, hydrogen or just less?)
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The future of flight – Three energy futures (electric, hydrogen or just less?)

Every minute 84 flights take off somewhere in the world with over 4 Billion journeys being made by plane. Burning nearly 300 million tonnes of Jet Fuel annually making up 2.7 percent of global CO2 emissions and global air travel is expected to double over the next.

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Energy storage - an effective weapon in the fight against emissions
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Energy storage - an effective weapon in the fight against emissions

More than one quarter of all emissions CO2 are the emissions hard to eliminate. The political will to invest in such technologies is simply not enough in many countries. In the energy sector, switching to renewable energy sources (RES) appears to be a logical.

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World's largest offshore wind farm will power 4.5 million homes
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World's largest offshore wind farm will power 4.5 million homes

UK renewable energy developer SSE announced construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. With a capacity of 3.6 gigawatts, it will be three times bigger than the world's biggest existing wind farm. Hornsea One, which is still under construction.

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Microsoft details long-term plan for becoming carbon negative
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Microsoft details long-term plan for becoming carbon negative

Microsoft executives announced plans today for the company to become carbon negative by 2030 and then by 2050 to remove all the carbon from the environment that Microsoft has emitted directly or through electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975. The compny hs been working for months on .

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Virtual Power Plants: former sci-fi technology is now a reality
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Virtual Power Plants: former sci-fi technology is now a reality

There are multiple options on how to manage distributed energy resources (DER) A virtual power plant aggregates the capacities of multiple DER of various types. This makes the production of energy more coherent and allows for efficient energy trading on the electricity market.

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