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Cracking the Hydrogen Egg! How can consumers understand where their Hydrogen has come from?

In a global interconnected system understanding where hydrogen has come from will become incredibly important. The temptation for some to make hydrogen from coal and release the carbon dioxide into the atmosphere may be too great, however as international trade develops the risk increases. Already some have proposed using blockchain to verify hydrogen provenance and systems are already in production. It is inevitable that a certification scheme will need to be developed otherwise it will not be long before hydrogen generates as much scandal as the carbon it saves. There needs to be a recognition that hydrogen is not perfectly green. Hydrogen along its journey adds to global global warming and carbon, capture and storage is not perfect. Consumers need to have the information they need to understand. There may be 11 billion eggs eaten in the UK each year but with a strong communication system it is possible for consumers to understand what they are buying. A hydrogen carbon labelling system is needed to understand the energy supply as well.

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Does the public's view of Hydrogen matter?
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Does the public's view of Hydrogen matter?

A recent survey in the United Kingdom assessed public perception to be largely ambivalent to hydrogen. Over 64% of participants were unable to demonstrate even a basic knowledge of hydrogen technology or its potential to contribute to the energy system.

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Indicators and common factors that help to determine the impact of EU projects promoting energy efficiency
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Indicators and common factors that help to determine the impact of EU projects promoting energy efficiency

Study into 41 EU-funded energy efficiency projects across Europe looked at primary energy savings, greenhouse gas savings, investment triggered, market stakeholders with increased skills on energy issues, and renewable energy generated. The projects received €58.5m of funding from the EU.

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International recognized sustainable Energy Management System (EnMS): ISO 50001
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International recognized sustainable Energy Management System (EnMS): ISO 50001

In the Energy-Climate era of today, the challenge of energy consumption is the greatest problem faced by humanity in its history. The majority of environmental problems arise from the types of energy we use, and the increasing burning of fossil fuels accelerates climate change.

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How do we get the renovation wave rolling in Germany?
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How do we get the renovation wave rolling in Germany?

The European Union announced a major renovation wave last fall. It wants to double the rate of renovation in existing buildings over the next ten years. Efficient new buildings are important, but they contribute little to achieving climate protection targets. If no additional measures.

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Defining Carbon Neutrality: Not as Simple as It Might Seem
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Defining Carbon Neutrality: Not as Simple as It Might Seem

Carbon-dioxide (CO2) accumulates in the atmosphere through natural and anthropogenic processes. In the atmosphere, CO2 absorbs heat and thus causes the atmosphere to heat up. Is simply moving towards CO2-neutrality sufficient for att.

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Investing in improving energy efficiency is industry's chance to be part of the post-pandemic economic recovery
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Investing in improving energy efficiency is industry's chance to be part of the post-pandemic economic recovery

The European Commission presented its European Green Deal investment Plan. The plan is to mobilise at least €1 trillion of sustainable investments over the next decade. In March 2020, the Commission also published its industrial strategy. It aims to reduce red tape .

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Russia's hydrogen for Japan
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Russia's hydrogen for Japan

Russia is all set to gain a foothold in the global hydrogen sector. It looks like a bid to be a key supplier for Japan, which has ambitious targets for adoption of the fuel by 2050. Russi hs been burned erlier on by delys in securing .

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Pandemic upends commercial renewable energy demand
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Pandemic upends commercial renewable energy demand

The covid-19 pandemic is disrupting industries around the world, including renewable energy. Experts caution that corporate renewable energy demand could drop off. Solar projects linked to corporate power purchase agreements in Europe could be delayed by the virus outbreak and new projects are.

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