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President Barroso announced an interesting shift in the Chinese attitude to the post-Kyoto agreement when visiting Beijing last week. The Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is said to have indicated that China could participate fully in an international agreement provided that the old industrialised nations promised to reduce their emission till 2020 and that a financial… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

In countries like Germany, Denmark, or the Netherlands, wind power is already so widespread that few on-shore sites are left on which new units can be built. Two main paths are being followed to further increase the electrical power generated by wind: building off-shore wind parks, and replacing existing wind turbines with new and larger… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

This webinar discusses energy efficiency labelling and performance standards. Possible discussion topics are: Is ‘enlargement’ of the labeling scheme beneficial? How to accommodate the continuous improvement in technology? How to design schemes to phase-out old appliances? How to certify and harmonize testing centers? Financial incentives to stimulate efficient products in the market. The role of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

We are now so used to talk about climate change in terms of policy, of technicalities, such as GHG-concentration in PPMs and of technologies/fuels that we tend to loose the sight of the object itself – the physical impact in the everyday life. The latest IPCC-report is however of great help for the understanding. What… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

Bart Franken & Erwin Hoeskma from Kema explain what regulators need to consider in establishing an effective voltage quality regulatory framework for distribution networks. In particular, they consider the regulation of five voltage quality dimensions: short interruptions, voltage dips, flicker, supply voltage variation, and harmonic distortions. Their work assesses the most appropriate regulatory control method… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Few people are better acquainted with EU policies regarding energy efficiency than Randall Bowie. During his 11 year career at DG Energy and Transport of the European Commission, he became one of the driving forces on energy efficiency promotion and one of the architects of the Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive and of… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

Date: April 11, 2008 Time: 15h00 – 16h00 Europe Daylight Time (Brussels, Paris, Berlin) Moderators: Roman Targosz, Hans De Keulenaer Practical information & Registration Summary In any country, network losses are the single biggest use of electricity. In the OECD region, network losses amount for 4-10% of electricity generated. This webinar discusses the importance of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

40.8% of the overall electricity demand was supplied on real time basis by wind power some days ago in the Spanish electricity system. This record constitutes a real challenge for transmission system operators (TSOs). In more general terms, renewable energy penetration strongly depends on the ability of TSO to evolve towards a new way of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer