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What questions do you have for BP’s chief economist?

1 juni 2017
BP

Does fossil fuels still dominate the global energy landscape? Is global energy consumption slowing further? Is the mix of energy sources shifting towards lower carbon fuels? Register now and submit your questions for BP’s chief economist, Spencer Dale: Tuesday 13 June 2017 2.30pm –  4.00pm BST (9.30am – 11.00am EDT)…. [Persbericht]

ABB launches new TRIO string inverter

1 juni 2017
ABB

TRIO-TM offers market leading return on investment for large photovoltaic systems. ABB’s latest addition to the TRIO family, the TRIO-TM is a three-phase string solution with power ratings up to 60kW, for cost efficient large decentralized photovoltaic systems. Suitable for both commercial and utility applications, and for both rooftop and ground-mounted installations, the TRIO-TM has been designed with flexibility in mind. …. [Persbericht]

Light on? Light off? Almost every second person argues about this with their partner

1 juni 2017
E.ON

Almost every second person in Europe argues with their partner about whether the light should be on or off in particular rooms in a house. This was identified by E.ON in a Europe-wide survey of around 8,000 participants.
In Italy and Hungary in particular, the accusation of “You left the light on” is a frequent topic of disputes for more than half of those questioned (52 percent), with Germany a close third. Here 43 percent argue about pressing the light switch. …. [Persbericht]

One-stop fulfillment: Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

1 juni 2017
Siemens

Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). …. [Persbericht]

62 % van de aandeelhouders dwingen ExxonMobil te rapporteren over klimaatverandering: “slechts een eerste stap richting daadwerkelijke actie”

31 mei 2017
Follow This

Op de aandeelhoudersvergadering van ExxonMobil stemde 62 %  van de aandeelhouders vóór een aandeelhoudersresolutie die het olieconcern vraagt te rapporteren over de gevolgen van klimaatverandering voor zijn bedrijfsvoering (*), zo werd zojuist bekend in Dallas. Het bestuur adviseerde tegen te stemmen. …. [Persbericht]

350.org: Exxon climate vote gets 62% support as pressure on company continues to build

31 mei 2017
350.org

Today, shareholders of ExxonMobil voted by a 62.3% shareholder majority instructing the oil giant to report on their impacts on climate change. The result of this vote is a sign that activist pressure on the company is working, says 350.org, a leading international climate campaign. …. [Persbericht]

Shell completes divestment of oil sands interests in Canada

31 mei 2017
Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc today announces the completion of two previously announced agreements by Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Limited and Shell Canada Resources (“Shell”) that will see Shell sell all its in-situ and undeveloped oil sands interests in Canada and reduce its share in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) from 60% to 10%. …. [Persbericht]

Europese Commissie: Kilometerheffing is de weg vooruit om files op te lossen en om CO2-uitstoot te verminderen

31 mei 2017
GroenLinks Europa

Ook de Europese Commissie steunt kilometerheffing als de manier om files aan te pakken en om de CO2-uitstoot van de transportsector te verminderen. Het zogenaamde mobiliteitspakket met Europese transportwetgeving die eurocommissaris Violeta Bulc woensdag presenteerde, sluit daarbij aan bij de plannen van Europarlementariër Bas Eickhout eerder deze maand publiceerde. Over de sociale component van de wetgeving is Eickhout een stuk minder te spreken. …. [Persbericht]

Trump trekt zich terug uit Parijs-akkoord

31 mei 2017
GroenLinks Europa

Vandaag is dan toch gebleken dat Trump zich waarschijnlijk gaat terugtrekken uit het klimaatakkoord dat in Parijs gesloten werd door bijna alle landen in de wereld. GroenLinksers Bas Eickhout en Suzanne Kröger reageren.…. [Persbericht]

World’s largest floating photovoltaic power plant test-bed features ABB technology

31 mei 2017
ABB

Land scarcity has severely limited Singapore’s adoption of solar power. Floating solar panels may be a viable alternative for the city-state surrounded by water. Floating panels could be eleven percent more efficient than solar panels placed on precious land. Pioneering technology leader ABB is providing critical components on a landmark one megawatt floating solar photovoltaic test-bed. It measures 1 hectare or 1.5 football fields. …. [Persbericht]

Media advisory ahead of the EU-China Summit

31 mei 2017
CAN Europe

On 1-2 June, the EU and China will hold a high-profile summit, with climate at the forefront of the agenda. The two partners are expected to reaffirm their unequivocal commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to spearhead cooperation on the clean energy transition. Ahead of the summit, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe organized a press briefing. Our speakers talked about the state of play of the global climate diplomacy and the crunch issues that must be tackled in order to secure a meaningful outcome of the meeting. You can listen to the audio recording …. [Persbericht]

European traded gas hubs: an updated analysis

31 mei 2017
The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

This Energy Insight provides an analysis on the maturity and development of European traded gas hubs, including both longer-term established hubs and recently emerging ones, both from a liquidity and price perspective, in order to come to an overall assessment of the policy goal of achieving a Single Energy Market for natural gas in Europe. …. [Persbericht]

EU-Klimaziele lassen sich mit mehr Erneuerbaren Energien günstiger erreichen

31 mei 2017
Agora Energiewende

Agora Energiewende hat Annahmen zu den Kosten von Wind- und Solarenergie in den Modellierungen zum „Clean Energy for All Europeans“-Paketes kritisch überprüft. …. [Persbericht]

Sjaak van der Tak nieuwe voorzitter LTO Glaskracht Nederland

31 mei 2017
LTO Glaskracht

Sjaak van der Tak (60) wordt met ingang van 1 oktober 2017 de nieuwe voorzitter van LTO Glaskracht Nederland. Hij is nu ruim twaalf jaar burgemeester van de gemeente Westland. Van der Tak volgt in deze functie Nico van Ruiten op, die op 14 september afscheid van de branchevereniging neemt. …. [Persbericht]

De energiecarrousel: meer betalen of wéér overstappen

31 mei 2017
Vrijopnaam

Energieleveranciers bieden forse welkomstpremies en actietarieven om nieuwe klanten te winnen. Maar na het eerste ‘goedkope’ jaar krijgt de consument te maken met een tariefsverhoging van wel tientallen procenten. Dit blijkt na bestudering van de tarieven op vergelijkingssite Independer. Hoe werkt dit nu precies?  …. [Persbericht]

Shell completes sale of its aviation business in Australia

31 mei 2017
Shell

Following regulatory approval, Shell has completed the sale of its Australian aviation business (“Shell Aviation Australia Pty Ltd”) to Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd (“Viva Energy”) for a total transaction value of approximately US$ 250 million, including working capital. This sale was announced on 19 December 2016. …. [Persbericht]

Nederlandse uitstoot van broeikasgassen steeg in 2015 met 4 procent

30 mei 2017
RIVM

In 2015 is de totale uitstoot van broeikasgassen in Nederland met ongeveer 4 procent gestegen ten opzichte van 2014. De stijging in 2015 komt vooral door de toename van de CO2 emissie doordat er meer elektriciteit is geproduceerd in de door steenkool gestookte elektriciteitscentrales. Daarnaast is er vanwege de koudere winter meer brandstof gebruikt voor ruimteverwarming dan in 2014. Dit blijkt uit de jaarlijkse inventarisatie van broeikasgasemissies door het RIVM. …. [Persbericht]

EU lawmakers reduce loopholes in key climate law

30 mei 2017
Carbon Market Watch

The European Parliament’s environment committee voted today to limit loopholes in the EU’s key climate legislation, preventing  European countries from stalling emissions reductions in sectors such as agriculture and transport. EU environment ministers must go further to maximise the low-carbon potential of the law as they prepare to adopt a joint position at their next meeting in June. …. [Persbericht]

MEPs improve proposal for key climate policy

30 mei 2017
CAN Europe

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today on the revision of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), which covers emissions from transport, waste, buildings and agriculture, for the coming decade. The Committee proposed improvements to the original draft by the European Commission. According to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe however, much more still needs to be done to align the EU’s climate policy with its international commitment under the Paris Agreement. …. [Persbericht]

Europees Parlement stemt over nationale klimaatdoelstellingen voor 2030

30 mei 2017
GroenLinks Europa

“Ik had alle mazen in de wet graag volledig zien verdwijnen, dat is niet gebeurd. Toch is wat nu op tafel ligt een duidelijke verbetering ten opzichte van het Commissievoorstel. Nu de lidstaten nog, al vrees ik dat daar eigenbelang zwaarder weegt dan het algemeen belang,” aldus GroenLinks-Europarlementariër Bas Eickhout. …. [Persbericht]