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Wind sets new production records in Europe

European wind power has set a new daily generation record with 2,128 GWh of electricity produced on January 3, statistics by WindEurope show. The previous record was set on February 22, 2017, when 1,826 GWh came from wind turbines across

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EU Parliament votes in favor of 2030 binding renewable energy target of 35%

The European Parliament has approved the proposal submitted by its Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), to set an EU 2030 renewable energy target of 35%. Europe’s Climate Action and Energy Commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete has welcomed the vote

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Gas lobby keeps Europe hooked on fossil fuels

With deadly wildfires and ferocious hurricanes fresh in their minds, EU negotiators will head to Bonn for COP23, the latest round of UN climate talks. But the head of the delegation, EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete,

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Devastating climate change could lead to 1m migrants a year entering EU by 2100

Climate change will drive a huge increase in the number of migrants seeking asylum in Europe if current trends continue, according to a new study. The number of migrants attempting to settle in Europe each year will triple by the

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Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment in Europe

Last 7th of November the European Parliament organised in Brussels along the European Commission the High-level conference on clean energy financing: delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment, where the necessity and proposals to carry out the energetic

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Wind energy in Europe

A new report publishing WindEurope – “Scenarios for 2030” – describes three possible scenarios for wind energy capacity installations in 2030 based on analysis of the potential conditions determining wind energy deployment post-2020. According to WindEurope’s Central Scenario, 323 GW

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At least 303 GW of solar PV are now installed world-wide

The International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS, Paris, France) published its new Snapshot report on April 18th, 2017. This serves as a preliminary assessment prior to the PVPS Trends Report that will be published in Q3 2017.

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Climate scoreboard: EU member states fail to convince with patchy 2050 plans

Only eleven EU Member States delivered a 2050 emissions reduction strategy by 2015 as required by EU law – and the strategies that were submitted vary hugely in quality. These are the findings of the EU LIFE-funded MaxiMiseR project from

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How Denmark’s Samsø island switched to zero carbon

Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been energy-positive for the past decade, producing more energy from wind and biomass than

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Climate change impacts in Europe

The observed changes in climate are already having wide-ranging impacts on ecosystems, the economy and on human health and well-being in Europe. New records continue to be set on global and European temperatures, sea levels and reduced sea ice in

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