25 April 2017
Archive of Featured Articles

 

Winter 2016

Energy savings and the market economy
By Paloma López Bermejo, MEP

 

Costs and Economics of Electricity from Residential PV Systems in Europe
By Arnulf Jäger-Waldau (pictured), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit

 

International collaboration to promote Smart Grid as an enabler for sustainable development
By Karin Widegren, Adviser to the Director General at the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate

 

How Intelligent Energy – Europe II supported policy making and implementation for the market uptake of bioenergy in Europe
By Silvia Vivarelli, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, European Commission, Emilio Font de Mora, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, European Commission, and Pat Howes, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Autumn 2016

The way forward after COP 21
By Knut Fleckenstein, MEP

 

European ports are thinking climate
By Isabelle Ryckbost

 

Secure energy: Market First
By Adina Ioana VĀLEAN, Vice-President of the European Parliament

 

Europe at Crossroads: defining the face of future mobility
By Hans ten Berge, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

Summer 2016

Building the Energy Union in a Fast Evolving Energy Landscape
By Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission

 

Aviation Emissions: A Global Solution for a Global Issue
By Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport

 

How IoT Will Play a Crucial Role in Slashing Energy Use
By Mario Campolargo

 

We Must Place Citizens at the Heart of the Energy Union
By Theresa Griffin, Member of the European Parliament

Spring 2016

How is European Transport Contributing to the Fight Against Climate Change?
By Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport

 

How Shipping Can Contribute to Efforts to Limit Climate Change
By Jos Delbeke, Director-General, DG Climate Action, European Commission

 

Smart Manufacturing
By Pilar del Castillo, MEP, Industry, Energy and Research Committee (ITRE)

 

Digitalisation of Energy: A Vision Becoming Today a Reality
By Maher Chebbo, Chairman of the ETP SmartGrids Energy Digitalisation group, Patrick van Hove, Senior Expert Smart Energy Systems at European Commission DG Research & Innovation and Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou, Chairman of the ETP Smartgrids

Winter 2015

Smart Cities: Energy Efficiency and More
By Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission

 

In Paris We Have An Appointment With History
By Kathleen Van Brempt, Vice-President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament

 

Electrification - A Key Solution For A Decarbonised Europe
By Hans ten Berge, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

 

The Transformation To Smarter Cities
By Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES Secretary General

 

Covenant of Mayors: The Way Forward For The EU’s Flagship Climate Initiative
By Frédéric Boyer, Head of the Covenant of Mayors Office

 

Doing More With Less: Smart Regulation For The Future
By Herbert Reul, MEP

 

Building Blocks For Market Design
By Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, EASE the European Association for Storage of Energy

Autumn 2015

LNG - Promising Solution for Ships
By Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission

 

Energy-Efficiency, More Than a Buzz Word for European Ports
By Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General ESPO

 

EU Initiatives to Decarbonise Maritime Transport and Port Activities
By Rémi Mayet, Deputy Head of Unit, Ports and Inland Navigation, DG for Mobility and Transport, European Commission

 

Heating Our Homes: Gas Innovation Now and in the Future
By Noel Regan, EU Affairs Director, Eurogas

 

Perceptions Versus Real Change: Is the Building Market Ready to Value Energy Efficiency?
By Cosmina Marian, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

 

Smart Lighting as a Stepping Stone Towards Smart Cities
By dr.ir. Elke den Ouden. TU/e Fellow New Business Development in Public-Private Value Networks, Eindhoven University of Technology

 

Does Europe Abandon Photovoltaics?
By Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, European Commission, Joint Research Centre; Institute for Energy and Transport, Renewables and Energy Effi ciency Unit

Summer 2015

The New Politics of Energy: Supply, Demand - and, of course, Power
By Michael Edmund

 

Joining All Energies to Deliver Innovation for Transport
By Mr Aguiar Machado, Director General, European Commision

 

Smart Grids in Europe: Policy Drivers, Technology and Investments
By Manuel Sánchez-Jiménez and Flavia Gangale, European Commission

 

European Standards - Supporting Innovation in the Energy Sector
By Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC

 

Show Time: Demonstrators in the Sky
By Eric Dautriat

 

A Long Road To Securing Energy
By MEP Nils Torvalds

Spring 2015

Why Europe Needs a Strong Energy Union
By Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy the environment spokesman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)

 

Waste-to-Energy: Essential for Future Energy Systems, Essential for the Circular Economy
By Dr Edmund Fleck, President, ESWET

 

Investing in Negawatts, The World's 'First Fuel'
By Kathleen Van Brempt, MEP and S&D's vice-president responsible for sustainability

 

Ship Energy Efficiency – Why Regulatory Action is Needed to Save Energy and Fight Climate Change
By Jos Delbeke, Director-General of DG Climate Action, European Commission

 

An EIB Perspective on the European Commission Directive "Clean Power for Transport" and its Implications for Shipping
By Mark Clintworth, Head of Shipping, European Investment BankSpring

 

Blue Energy: Why an Energy Transition Has to Start Offshore
By Gesine Meissner, Member of the European Parliament

 

Development of European CO2 Infrastructure Networks
By Beatrice Coda, Policy Officer, Unit B1, Internal Market I: Networks and Regional Initiatives, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Winter 2014

Energy Efficiency – A Winning Argument for Europe
By Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission

 

Mobility From the Electrical Outlet?
By Michael Cramer MEP, Chairman of the Committee for Transport and Tourism

 

Climate Change: Local Action for Global Results
By Lot van Hooijdonk, deputy mayor of Utrecht for transport and mobility, energy and environment and chair of the EUROCITIES Environment Forum

 

Delivering an Efficient EU Energy System to Benefit Industry, Commerce and Homes
By Fiona Riddoch, COGEN Europe

 

Carbon Capture and Storage: The Train is Moving
By Didier Houssin, Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, IEA

 

Potential Growth of Renewables and Corresponding Progress in Greece
By Eva KAILI, Member of the European Parliament

Autumn 2014

Alleviating Fuel Poverty in Europe
By the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

 

The Role of LNG in the Directive on the Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure
By Mr José Fernandez Garcia, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission

 

A Security Risk Assessment Methodology for Gas Infrastructure Operators
By Thierry Deschuyteneer, Executive Secretary, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)

 

EU Energy Policy: Impact on European Ports
By Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General ESPO

 

Creating the Right Framework for Investment: Targets and Renewable Energy
By Dr James Watson, CEO, European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)

Spring 2014

EU's Energy Efficiency: Innovation Through Regulation
by Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission

 

Turning Energy Challenges Into Opportunities: Horizon 2020
by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

 

Energy Efficient Shipping: Things Are Changing
by Gesine Meissner, Member of the European Parliament

 

Energy Efficient Shipping and Impact on Shipbuilding Evolution
by Luciano Manzon, Chairman, SEA RDI

Winter 2013

Shared Efforts Towards a Greener Maritime Sector
by Dimitrios Theologitis and Jakob Slot

 

The Contribution of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies (CCS) to the Decarbonisation of European Energy Systems Towards 2050
by Beatrice Coda, Policy Officer, Low Carbon Technologies Unit, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission

 

Security of Supply Needs Investment Security
by Andreas Renner, Managing Director of astora GmbH & Co. KG

Autumn 2013

Making Nuclear Energy In Europe Even Safer
by Philip Lowe, Director General for Energy, European Commission, DG ENER

 

Sweden's Road To A Sustainable Energy Future
by Anna-Karin Hatt, Minister for Information Technology and Energy, Sweden

Spring 2013

Green Photonics: At the Heart of Europe's Innovation
by Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes

 

Europe's Energy Challenge: The Role of Renewables
by Philip Lowe, Director General, European Commission, DG ENER

 

Renovating Buildings to High Energy Performance Standards
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

 

Photonics Technologies for the Low Carbon Economy
by Iain Weir, Director, Optimat Ltd

 

Stimulating LED Innovation - New Focus for Demand-side Management
by Nils Borg

 

Smart Specialization: Education Meets Automotive
by Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament

 

Knowledge and Data Collaboration for Better Building Energy Performance Policies to Mitigate Climate Change
New Global Knowledge Platform - www.gbpn.org

 

Energy Efficiency Drives Ongoing Transformation of the Lighting Industry to LEDs
by Tim Whitaker

Winter 2012

A New Architecture for the EU's Gas Supplies?
by Jacques de Jong, Senior fellow Clingendael International Energy Programme

 

DSM Paves the Way for the Smarter Energy System
by Hans Nilsson, IDE DSM

 

Renewable Energy Targets for 2030
by Julian Scola, Communication Director, European Wind Energy Association

 

More Than 100 Years Old and Still Innovative
by Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)

 

Security of Gas Supply and Liberalisation: What are the Challenges Ahead of Us?
GIE - Gas Infrastructure Europe

 

Smarter, Faster, eCar?
by Dr. Angelika Niebler, MdEP

Autumn 2012

Reducing Impacts, Increasing Benefits: How ATM is working to improve aviation's environmental performance
by Luc Tytgat, Director Single Sky, EUROCONTROL

 

IEA Technology Network Tours the Netherlands from North to South
by NL Agency and IEA Technology Network, Netherlands

 

EIT: Excellence for Energy in Dutch and European Regions
by Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Rapporteur for Regional Policy 2014-2020

 

EU Research and Innovation Intensify Efforts Towards Electro-mobility
by Frédéric Sgarbi, Directorate-General for Research, Head of Automotive Innovative Systems, European Commission

 

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
by Bert De Colvenaer, Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking

 

A Clean Sky for Europe: Technology for aviation in the 21st Century
by Siim Kallas, Vice President and EU Commissioner for Transport

 

Clean Sky 2
by Eric Dautriat, Executive Director Clean Sky

 

Austria's New Energy Future
by Dr Reinhold Mitterlehner, Federal Minister for Economy and Energy, Austria

 

European Aviation Industry to protect the environment and the energy supply
by Dr Naresh Kumar ACARE Communication Group Chair

 

Towards More Efficient use of Energy
by Günther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy

 

Hydropower is at the Heart of Flexible Power Generation
by Philip Lowe, Director General for Energy, European Commission

 

A New Golden Age for Dams
by Michel de Vivo, Secretary General, ICOLD

 

Leveraging ICT's potential
by Mr Stancic, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology

 

Photovoltaics and our Future Energy Supply
by Dr Arnulf Jäger-Waldau

 

Through the Glasses of Innovation: Solar energy technologies for a European solar future
by Professor Vladko Panayotov, MEP (ALDE, Bulgaria)