Annual Implementation Report 2016: Contracting Parties Put into Action Energy Union Objectives

The Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report published today outlines the progress achieved by the Energy Community Contracting Parties in implementing the acquis communautaire under the Energy Community Treaty. The current state of implementation is marked by Albania, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and partially Ukraine having transposed the Third Energy Package. Bosnia …

Obama power plant rules face key test in U.S. court

The centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change strategy, federal rules curbing greenhouse gas emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, faces a key test on Tuesday when opponents try to convince a U.S. appeals court to throw out the regulations. Twenty-seven states led by coal-producer West Virginia and industry groups …

Climate Change Solutions: 65% Want Australia to Be World Leader – Study

Public support for Australia to be a world leader in climate change solutions has rebounded to its highest since the major political parties agreed on emissions trading, research shows. About 65% of the nation want to see Australia lead the world in solutions, an increase from 52% in 2010-12 when …

China Embarked on Wind Power Frenzy, Says IEA

China has been building two wind turbines every hour, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told BBC News. This is the world’s biggest programme of turbine installation, double that of its nearest rival, the US. The nation’s entire annual increase in energy demand has been fulfilled from the wind. But …

Pump CO2 Into Rocks Under The North Sea, Ministers Told

The huge undertaking would require planning not seen since the 2012 Olympics. Parliamentary advisors have urged the government to invest in a vast network of pipes designed to store CO2 in rocks under the North Sea. The scheme would require a huge upfront investment, but experts say it could cut …

Department of Energy Announces 16 New Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $37 million in funding for 16 innovative new projects as part of a new ARPA-E program: Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS). IONICS project teams are paving the way for technologies that overcome the limitations of …

Successful installation of world’s largest offshore wind turbine

The first of 32 8MW wind turbines has been successfully installed at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, under construction by DONG Energy in Liverpool Bay. The project is a joint partnership between DONG Energy (50%), PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S (25%). At 195m, a bit taller than two …