Sustainable Energy

An annual growth of 0.5% does not suffice The European Union recently caused quite a political stir by announcing their ambitious new target of 20% renewable energy capacity in Europe by 2020. At the same time the likelihood that Europe will even approach its former renewables target of 12% by 2010 is growing smaller. The… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

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

Posted by Ingenheiro

Luca Lo Schiavo from AEEG (the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas) presents his organization and its major contribution to EU works in this domain in this interview. He also gives an overview of possible future trends in service quality regulation as well as some examples from Italy and France. He discusses the appeal… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Photovoltaic Systems

This 10-minute webcast, prepared by Leonardo ENERGY, offers an introductory overview of photovoltaic technology, different systems and market figures.

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

What’s the difference? In these times of climate change concern, individuals and organizations alike are eager for measurable criteria to compare the impact of products and services on global warming. The notions of ‘Life Cycle Assessment’, ‘Carbon Footprint’, and ‘Ecological Footprint’ often appear in the media, but their exact meaning and the differences between them… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

This webinar will discuss the European Commission’s Proposal for a Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. The webinar starts with a briefing on the proposal, following by a discussion on its strong and weak points. Indicative list of discussion points (other points may arise depending on participants): Cross-border transfer… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Fast-tracking new technologies

It is an often repeated hope that new technologies should enable at least developing countries to get a jump start into the future. A phenomenon called leap-frogging. Indeed it happens and has happened only recently with the mobile phones. But we should not take it for granted that it happens and there are many exceptions… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/LPgytYuoAzg” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Jonathan Manson presents the results of a survey conducted by the European Copper Institute (ECI) into the consequences for EU industry of poor power quality. These add up to €150bn annually, are mainly experienced by industry and caused by power interruptions (dips, surges, transients and short interruptions). Call for… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday, 18 January 2008 How best to heat a house is a question that is often hotly debated. On one side, it is a purely personal choice affecting our daily life and personal comfort and productivity. But on the other side, given the enormous amount of heating energy the global… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer