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RWE board approves plan to create green powerhouse

The board of Germany’s RWE has decided to take action in the face of persistently low market prices and the challenges of the country’s energy transition by approving a plan to carve out its renewable energy operations and sell a stake in them by the end of 2016.

Electric vehicles: Engineering possibilities vs practical implementation

A key focus of Europe’s energy transition must be taking pollution off the roads as well as out of power plants.

A Case Study in Energy-Transition Momentum

South Australia is clearly at the forefront of the global energy transition as it establishes a fast-moving model other economies can follow.
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Germany’s ‘coal habit to undermine Energiewende’

Germany’s drive towards a transition to renewable energy is being undermined by its continuing dependency on coal-fired power, according to GlobalData.

RWE launches UK wind project amid struggle to adapt to new...

RWE officially opens the Gwynt y Mor project off Liverpool today, and while it’s an impressive project observers say the company is a long way behind where it needs to be in adapting to the ongoing energy transition.

Flexibility must be cornerstone of Europe energy transition says Siemens boss

Dr Wolfgang Konrad, chief executive of Siemens Distributed Generation, has said that one of Europe’s biggest energy transition challenges was the grid.

Navigating the energy transition

Europe's energy landscape is in a state of transition. The penetration of renewables is gaining pace, throwing doubt on the future role of fossil fuel and nuclear plants and opening the door for the adoption of flexible, on-site power solutions.
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ETI reports on decarbonising UK heat for homes

A new report by the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute concludes that eliminating carbon emissions from UK homes is more cost-effective than making deeper cuts in other sectors, but the next decade will be critical in preparing for the transition and rapid implementation of measures that will be needed by 2025.
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German government tensions over Energiewende progress

The junior partner in the German government, the Social Democrats, says that the country’s energy transition cannot be held up while the other governmental parties resolve their internal differences on power transmission.
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CHPA re-launches as Association for Decentralised Energy

The UK’s Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) is to be renamed the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), a move it says cements its role as the key advocate for the UK’s decentralised energy transition across the industrial, public, commercial and domestic sectors.

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