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European Parliament vote to signpost renewable energy ambitions

Members of the European Parliament will vote on Wednesday 17th January on Europe’s policy ambition on renewable energy up to 2030.

Key EU committee supports stronger energy efficiency ambitions

Stronger targets for energy efficiency could make for greater investment in the European Union’s heating and cooling sectors, after the European Parliament voted in favour of more ambitious goals in the area.

China to lend $732m for Bosnian coal-fired plant upgrade

China's ExIm Bank is to lend $732m to Bosnia to build a new unit at a coal-fired power plant after a deal was signed this week.   

European Parliament agrees Emissions Trading System reforms

The European Parliament has, after a long period of negotiation, agreed a deal on reform of the bloc’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) for post-2020.

Leading the charge on battery storage

Europe is trailing China and the US when it comes to the development of battery storage, but Brussels is keen to close the gap, writes Diarmaid Williams

EU plays catch up on battery storage

Europe is trailing China and the US when it comes to the development of battery storage, but Brussels is keen to close the gap. Francesco Gattiglio, EU affairs manager of EUROBAT, the trade organisation representing European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, told Power Engineering International why he’s enthusiastic about the bloc’s chances.

Poland wins more funding in cleaner energy transition

The Polish government has won more room to subsidise the transition away from coal-fired power to cleaner energy.

Eurelectric issue warning on new carbon limit rules

Eurelectric, the main body representing European power generators, has issues a warning on forthcoming legislation being proposed by the European Commission aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the power sector.

EU announces new member state energy cooperation regulations

The European Parliament has announced a new rule facilitating cross-border cooperation between EU states in the event of an urgent gas shortage.

Eurelectric calls for swift EU ETS reform

With negotiations on the reform of the European carbon market set to resume this week, electricity trade body Eurelectric is urging policymakers to finalise talks swiftly on a strengthened EU-ETS “and ensure legal clarity for European investors”. 

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