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Germany Looks At Rapid Renewable Energy Expansion

The German government is looking to come up with a major package of reforms that would give speed to renewable power generation. Speaking in a renewable energy industry event, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said that his government wants to end supplies of fossil fuels from Russia considering its armed conflict with Ukraine. The European […]

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European Commission Ponders Hiking Renewable Energy Target To 45% By 2030

The Ukraine-Russia conflict, and the vagaries of climate change might just have nudged the European Commission when it comes to its renewable energy targets. The European Commission is analyzing if the Union can achieve a higher aim of having 45% of its energy coming from renewable sources by 2030. Currently the European Commission has proposed […]

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EU Will Increase Renewables Target: Timmermans, EU Climate Policy Chief

Eliminating its dependence on Russian oil and gas seems to have a guaranteed a strong runway for renewables growth in the European Union. EU climate policy head Frans Timmermans has said that more ambitious targets are being developed for the EU for faster transition to renewable sources of energy. The announcement by Timmermans comes even […]

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European Commission Announces €300mn Plan for Development of Hydrogen Economy

Clean Hydrogen Partnership (CHP) – a brain child of the European Commission – has called for proposals on 41 different research topics with an outlay of €300 million for a comprehensive development of the hydrogen economy. The initial plan is to fund research that will enable hydrogen production and storage. Clean Hydrogen Partnership is a […]

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Vestas Will Discontinue Four Wind Energy Projects in Russia

Danish wind energy major Vestas will reportedly stop four wind farm projects that are being developed currently in Russia. This is an outcome of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which had drawn sanctions especially from the US and Europe. The development of the four key wind energy projects commenced by Vestas in September, 2021. These […]

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European Commission President Bats for Hydrogen and Renewables to Russian Overhang

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said that Europe must expedite expansion of renewables and hydrogen to achieve energy security and displace Russian gas dependency. Just as political, diplomatic, economic and other sanctions continue to heap over Russia for its armed struggle in Ukraine, many European countries – including Germany – have faced […]

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EU Leaning Towards Controversial Move To Label Gas, Nuclear ‘Green’

The European Union has drawn up plans to label some natural gas and nuclear energy projects as “green” investments after a year-long battle between governments over which investments are truly climate-friendly. The decision is widely blamed on the continent’s high dependence on gas, and a controversial decision by key member countries, especially the UK and […]

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New EU Rules On Energy Projects Focus on Flexibility, Climate Change

The European Commission has endorsed the new Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy State Aid Guidelines (CEEAG).  to ensure that its state aid rules play their full role in supporting the European Green Deal, according to a recent announcement. Back in February, the European Commission (the executive branch of the European Union) organised a conference about how […]

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