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Energy Agency Predicts High Prices in Future

The world can expect energy prices to continue their generally upward spiral in the years ahead if global energy policies remain the same, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported this week. Rapid economic development in China and India, coupled with relatively consistent energy use in industrialized nations, will likely

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Ireland faces annual EU energy fines of €600m

Ireland faces fines of €600m a year from the EU for failing to meet renewable energy targets and cutting carbon emissions by 2020. New, more ambitious targets for 2030 do not let Ireland off the hook for the 2020 measures, it has emerged. A report for the

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Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday. Based on current projections, green schemes will produce 12.4 percent of the Dutch energy supply by

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Focus on Romania: the Energy Union tour

European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič arrived on 27 September 2017 in Romania as part of the Energy Union tour. The Energy Union is the EU’s plan to help provide Europe with secure, affordable and clean energy. The Vice-President met Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose,

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Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

The economics of wind and solar are becoming compelling enough that it’s unlikely coal be able to hold onto its dominant position in the global power mix. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic

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Germany Accepts First Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Auction Bid

Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has selected three offshore wind projects by DONG Energy and one project by EnBW in the first auction for grid connections and funding for existing offshore wind farm projects, with at least one of the developers offering the lowest price bid of 0.00 Euro cents per kilowatt-hour. The

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