Last year, Dena, the German Energy Agency, issued a stark warning: the country faced a 12 GW power shortfall by 2020 without investment in modern, high efficiency fossil fuel fired power stations. RDK 8, latest of a new breed of large ultra-supercritical steam power plants, could point the way to a solution. So say Alstom and its customer, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW). PEi considers what the Karlsruhe plant has to offer.
For the first nine months of 2002, Europe's installed wind energy capacity reached 20 447 MW, 74 per cent of the world total, according to a new industry survey published by the European Wind Energy Association.
The Commission of the European Communities has approved a study of its zinc-air battery infrastructure, designed to support the widespread application of electric vehicles using the Electric Fuel Corp. energy system. The study is part of the Thermie program for the promotion of European energy technology, a vital element of the European Community`s strategy to meet its energy needs. Thermie places emphasis on technologies which could help improve the environment, especially those which reduce CO
Expectations are that the European Union summit being held this week in Barcelona will achieve an agreement on energy market liberalization and a date of 2004 is understood to have been pencilled in for the electricity market.
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Enerpresse, the French daily energy publication from the Vivendi Publishing Group, are launching a new research publication assessing the levels of deregulation across 17 European countries.