ABB and Solar Impulse show that a clean energy future is achievable

As Hawaii embarks on the complex transition from a fossil-fueled past to a clean energy future, Solar Impulse and ABB are proving that renewables are a reliable power source. By flying halfway around the world on solar power alone, Solar Impulse has already proven that it is possible to produce …

EU invests €217 million in energy infrastructure

Member States agreed on a Commission proposal to invest €217 million in key trans-European energy infrastructure projects, mainly in Central and South Eastern Europe. In total, 15 projects were selected following a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), an EU funding programme for infrastructure. The selected projects …

“Good Practice of the Year” award

The call for submissions for the 3rd annual “Good Practice of the Year” award is now open! The Renewables Grid Initiative http://renewables-grid.eu/activities/good-practice-award.html warmly invites you to share the success stories of your most innovative approaches to grid planning. Take part in 1 of 3 categories: Communication & Participation, Technology & …

UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio +20

From June 19-June 22, 2012, the United States joins delegations from around the world at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic Earth Summit. Through a week of negotiations, as well as numerous side events, Rio+20 will showcase …

EPS and KfW together to green energy, Arne Gooss, director of KfW bank in...

For us, EPS is an important partner within our cooperation with Serbia. ЕPS is definitively on the right track to improve its future performance on market bases. The German development bank (KfW) will continue the cooperation with the “Electric Power Industry of Serbia“, which has lasted for more than a …

EU seeks more control on national car tests

The European Commission wants more powers over the approval process of new car types for the European market, it announced on Wednesday (27 January). If national governments and the European Parliament approve the proposal, the following changes will be introduced: – Car manufacturers will no longer pay the test laboratory …