Policy & Regulation
Recently there has been more and more in the media about hydrogen as a future fuel. These discussions often talk about hydrogen using a colour coding - which has the potential to confuse an already complicated matter even further. To support discussion I have pulled together a summary of here of where the colour coding is at right now. Please do let me know if you hear of any others and I will add them. The full colour chart is available at the bottom of this article.Read Full article
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.Read Full article
Deep decarbonisation of industry: The cement sector
Fossil fuel combustion to meet heating needs accounts for 35% of cements CO2 emissions. The remaining 65% are due to direct process emissions, which must also be addressed. By 2050, cement production in the EU is expected to remain below pre-2010 levels.Read Full article
Making an impact
Impact investing aims to have a positive impact on key sustainability problems. Amy Clarke, founder of Tribe Impact Capital, says every investment is an impact investment. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a good roadmap to all the areas where we need.Read Full article
Decarbonisation of industrial heat: The iron and steel sector
Achieving deep decarbonisation by 2050 is only possible through new production processes. Electricity demand of the sector could increase three-fold by 2050. The production of steel from recycled scrap increases by a range of +30% to +70% versus.Read Full article
Industry and Europe’s “Fit for 55” package
The EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net GHG emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. It will be quite a challenge to get all those proposals through the EU approvals process.Read Full article
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.Read Full article
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.Read Full article
EU Fit for 55 package: a good fit for companies performing energy management systems and energy audits?
The European Commission circulated a new set of proposals called ‘Fit for 55’ It aims to deliver the 2030 climate change targets and coping with the highly popular EU Green Deal. The proposed package actively contributes to raise the level of ambition of the EU.Read Full article
35 million time bomb: what’s up with the EU Renovation Wave?
The EU's Renovation Wave aims to renovate 35 million buildings between now and 2030. That means about 3.5 million buildings annually. Adrian Joyce says there is an annual green investment gap of up to €275 billion. But he says.Read Full article