€150 million Romanian scheme to support investments in district heating systems based on renewable energy sources

The European Commission has approved, under EU State Aid rules, a Romanian scheme to support the construction and/or upgrade of district heating systems, based exclusively on Renewable Energy Sources (“RES”) in Romania. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This €150 million Romanian scheme will support investments to support the construction or upgrade Read more about €150 million Romanian scheme to support investments in district heating systems based on renewable energy sources[…]

Seaports expansion as strategies into new construction

Seaport footprints will need to expand by up to 3,689 square kilometers (1,424 square miles) worldwide in the next three decades to cope with the combination of sea-level rise and rising demand, according to a new study published in Earth’s Future, a peer-reviewed scientific journal focusing on climate change and future sustainability. The new study modeled trade growth Read more about Seaports expansion as strategies into new construction[…]

Renewable fuel from carbon dioxide with the aid of solar energy

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, are attempting to convert carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to fuel using energy from sunlight. Recent results have shown that it is possible to use their technique to selectively produce methane, carbon monoxide or formic acid from carbon dioxide and water. The study has been published in ACS Nano. Plants convert Read more about Renewable fuel from carbon dioxide with the aid of solar energy[…]

Decarbonising energy systems of geographical Islands

Specific Challenge: Energy prices on geographical island are typically 100% to 400% higher than on the mainland; therefore the large-scale deployment of local renewable energy sources brings economic benefits and, at the same time, contributes to decarbonise the energy system of the island, reduce greenhouse gases emissions and improve, or at least not deteriorate, air Read more about Decarbonising energy systems of geographical Islands[…]