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A view on nuclear energy!

One year ago, Commissioner Piebalgs stated: “Nuclear is here to stay!“. The trends, indeed, point in that direction: several European countries are withdrawing their nuclear embargoes and planning nuclear power plants! Leonardo ENERGY has interviewed Jean Van Vyve, the responsible for nuclear generation at Electrabel, discussing some limitations and advantages of nuclear Energy. The resulting… » read more

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How sustainable is electricity?  What is the best technology to produce it? These questions are often asked and the answers are not clear-cut. Leonardo ENERGY has produced this eco-sheet to help clarifying the issue. The environmental burden of generating one kWh from 7 different energy sources is quantified. It shows that there is no silver… » read more

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The wind energy industry is booming worldwide, favoured by ambitious targets for renewable energy, various subsidy mechanisms, and rising prices for fossil fuels. This does not mean however that wind companies have struck gold. A wind development project is a complex affair with many barriers and one requiring favourable climatic and geographical conditions that are… » read more

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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

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Electricity is a high quality energy carrier, and its inefficient use needs to be avoided by all means. But more important than the question ‘can we save electricity?’ may be to ask ourselves whether electricity can save energy. The use of electricity is growing fast, and it’s growing faster than the consumption of primary energy.… » read more

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Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday 29 February 2008 The EU’s Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive came into force in April 2006. The directive prescribes that all Member States should present a series of National Action Plans of which the first one was due for June 2007. These 27 action plans produce for… » read more

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This webinar will discuss the EU’s policy on energy efficiency, focusing on the recent National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAPs) submitted in the context of the Energy Services Directive. These NEEAPs from the 27 Member States offer for the first time a unique panorama on energy efficiency in Europe, as well as an ultimate compendium… » read more

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