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BP Foresees ‘Unprecedented’ Fall in Fossil Fuel DemandPhoto: Roman Peklaj

BP Foresees ‘Unprecedented’ Fall in Fossil Fuel Demand

September 16, 2020 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy

The share of fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas – will fall from around 85% of primary energy in 2018 to between 65% and 20% by 2050 under the three scenarios presented in BP’s 2020 benchmark Energy Outlook. “This corresponds to a decline in the absolute demand for fossil fuels over the next 30 years and is entirely unprecedented,” noted BP’s chief economist, Spencer Dale....


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End-consumers Becoming Competition for Energy UtilitiesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

End-consumers Becoming Competition for Energy Utilities

September 14, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | RES and EE | Economy

It is becoming more and more demanding to manage and balance demand and supply in real time without cutting power to customers in the middle of the heatwave, while the pandemic and the smoky air are forcing them to stay indoors. Therefore, California – and eventually the whole of the U.S. – needs to introduce more price-responsive demand via dynamic pricing: the meters are there and the...


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Croatian SOL4ALL Project Receives Funding From EITPhoto: www.befree-solarbikes.com

Croatian SOL4ALL Project Receives Funding From EIT

September 9, 2020 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE

The Croatian Green Energy Cooperative and the E-institute Zavod za celovite razvojne rešitve will receive EUR 100,000 for the SOL4ALL project, the aim of which is to accelerate the transformation and regeneration of cities in Croatia through a community-led solar revolution by delivering 1,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to urban households. The funds will be provided though the EIT Crisis...


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Montel Weekly: COVID-19 Accelerates Demise of Coal in PolandPhoto: Pixabay

Montel Weekly: COVID-19 Accelerates Demise of Coal in Poland

September 8, 2020 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy | Heating

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the start of the demise of coal-fired power generation in Poland, the third most coal-dependent country in the world, and the economics of these plants are not positive either, especially as of 2025 onwards. Amid this development, the country is currently experiencing massive growth in rooftop solar panels, said Joanna Mackowiak-Pandera, the CEO of Forum...


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Igor Kulašić, Siemens: Data Provide the Foundation for Smart BuildingsPhoto: https://new.siemens.com

Igor Kulašić, Siemens: Data Provide the Foundation for Smart Buildings

September 3, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies | En.vision

Siemens is developing solutions to intelligently connect energy systems and building infrastructure, creating living spaces that benefit both people and the environment. By combining these two areas, it aims to set up a smart infrastructure for grids, buildings, and the industry, creating an ecosystem that intuitively responds to the needs of people, explained the Head of Smart Infrastructure at...


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Nordic Energy Day: Declining Coal Power, the Golden Age of Gas, the Surge in RESPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Nordic Energy Day: Declining Coal Power, the Golden Age of Gas, the Surge in RES

August 28, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Coal | Economy

How much will electricity cost in the future and what are the most important influencing factors to follow? Arne Bergvik, chief analyst at Jämtkraft, tried to provide answers to these questions during Thursday’s Nordic Energy Day, organised by Montel. The panel discussion has also highlighted today’s uniqueness in the energy markets....


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Companies Need to Adapt to Various Facets of the Energy TransitionPhoto: Pixabay

Companies Need to Adapt to Various Facets of the Energy Transition

August 27, 2020 | Valerija Hozjan
Energy policy | New technologies

The energy sector is facing unprecedented challenges, with the global COVID-19 pandemic complicating an already challenging transition towards a low-carbon future. One of the key elements in addressing both the current pandemic and climate change is through forward-looking collaborations in technology development and innovation. This was the message emphasised in a webinar held on Wednesday titled...


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Bricks That Store Electricity May One Day Compete With BatteriesPhoto: www.togo.si

Bricks That Store Electricity May One Day Compete With Batteries

August 20, 2020 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

Bricks used in the construction of houses have been turned into a battery that can store electricity. If their capacity can be increased, they may become a low-cost alternative to the lithium-ion batteries currently used for storage, reported The Guardian last week....


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Brought Together by the Bottom Line of a Green Future

August 20, 2020 | Ana Vučina Vršnak
RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy | Ecology | En.vision

In 2007, when I first reported from Brussels on the now infamous 20-20-20 climate and energy targets set for what we then saw as “the far future” (the year 2020), we could not imagine in our wildest dreams what we would actually be dealing with this year. So, is there anything that can bring a population of 7.8 billion together more than a virus that presents a serious threat to public health?...


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Higher Energy Security Demands Recycling, Flexibility and… Energy EfficiencyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Higher Energy Security Demands Recycling, Flexibility and… Energy Efficiency

August 13, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies | Economy

Energy is one of the pillars of the economy, therefore we need to look for new systems, including the possibilities of recycling, said Salvatore Pinto, the chairman and founder of Green Energy Storage, in the opening of the latest webinar organised by the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) devoted to energy security. Pinto said that he expects significant innovations in this...


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