Oman Facilities & Environment Exhibition & Conference 2020

At the heart of this National Development Agenda Event, is the development of Sustainable Residential, Commercial, Industrial & Public Infrastructure, consisting of facilities which have a low impact on the Environment. Participants at this Exhibition & Conference will include Government, Corporate Organizations and Academic Institutions that have extensive Environment & Sustainability Initiatives, Products & Solutions. Read more about Oman Facilities & Environment Exhibition & Conference 2020[…]

MEET THE EXPERTS AT RENEXPO® BIH

The  biggest international trade fair on Renewable Energy, Environmental Protection and Water Management October, 23rd and 24th 2019, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, with its natural resources and infrastructure development potential, is an ideal place to implement new energy production, water and waste treatment technologies. The reliability of these systems and their economic Read more about MEET THE EXPERTS AT RENEXPO® BIH[…]

Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight!

With the help of new textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells. Solar panels on building Read more about Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight![…]

EU needs more wind and solar power to meet renewables targets, warn Auditors

The EU needs to take significant action to generate more electricity from wind and solar power and meet its targets on renewables, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Although both wind and solar power have recorded strong growth since 2005, there has been a slowdown since 2014, say the auditors. Read more about EU needs more wind and solar power to meet renewables targets, warn Auditors[…]

€5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources in Italy. The measure will contribute to the EU environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “More renewable energy in power generation is essential for the future of our Read more about €5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy[…]

Amazon Web Services one step closer to 100 percent renewable energy

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced three new renewable energy projects as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure with renewable energy. These projects – one in Ireland, one in Sweden, and one in the United States – will deliver wind-generated energy that will total over 229 megawatts (MW) of power, with expected generation of Read more about Amazon Web Services one step closer to 100 percent renewable energy[…]

€350 million financing of Europe’s first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells

The European Investment Bank has given its in-principle agreement to support the financing of Europe’s first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells, Northvolt Ett, in Sweden. Upon conclusion of a loan agreement, the financing would be supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe. The gigafactory will be Read more about €350 million financing of Europe’s first home-grown gigafactory for lithium-ion battery cells[…]

€385 million support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Lithuania. The measure, open to all types of renewable generation, will contribute to the EU environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The scheme will contribute to Read more about €385 million support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Lithuania[…]

A prototype battery features high-power output and high-conversion efficiency

Any resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, wind energy accounts for an ever-bigger slice of U.S. energy production: In the past decade, $143 billion was invested into new wind projects, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Read more about A prototype battery features high-power output and high-conversion efficiency[…]

European Islands Facility – Unlock financing for energy transitions and supporting islands to develop investment concepts

Specific Challenge: Mobilising investment in energy efficiency and renewables is key for Europe’s energy transition. In 2017 the European Commission and 14 EU Member States signed a political declaration to launch the new ‘Clean Energy for EU Islands’ initiative. Its aim is to help islands reduce their dependency on energy imports by making better use Read more about European Islands Facility – Unlock financing for energy transitions and supporting islands to develop investment concepts[…]

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[…]