Ursula von der Leyen

EU Crunches Permit Process for RE projects To Under One year To Speed Growth

The Ukraine-Russia conflict is bringing Europe to expedite renewable energy expansion in the region that will just enable the European Union to end its dependence on Russian gas and oil. In a fresh development, the European Commission may propose a new framework that will fasten the permitting system for renewable energy projects in the member […]

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Power Minister Calls for International Credit Guarantee and RE Bank for RE Development

While addressing the round table conference at the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in Gurgaon, Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K Singh said that the world now requires setting up of an international credit guarantee fund and a renewable energy bank that will help the world with renewable energy projects’ development. The […]

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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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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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Europe’s Metal Industry Asks EU to Help it Deliver Energy Transition

Industry association Eurometaux has asked EU policy-makers to allow member states to support domestic producers of aluminium, zinc and silicon with state aid to ensure supplies of the metals crucial for the transition to low carbon energy. The European Union has a goal to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% from 1990 levels by […]

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