• Africa-EU Renewable Energy Co-operation Programme

    /10th July 2020, SolarPower Europe/ The RECP is an African-European platform for promoting renewable energy market development and investment in Africa that was initiated in the framework of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP). By promoting market development and investment, it spurs growth on both continents. It contributes directly to the targets of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership, the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative. 

  • EU Invests €873 Million in Clean Energy Infrastructure and Creates More Growth and Jobs

    /29th April 2018, EU Commission, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/. EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest €873 million in key European energy infrastructure projects. Europe's transition to a clean and modern economy is the goal of the Energy Union, a priority of the Juncker Commission. It is now becoming the new reality on the ground, and one important building block is adapting the European infrastructure to future energy needs.

  • European Union (EU) in discussion for 50 per cent emission cuts by 2030

    /7th June 2019, EURACTIV, Sam Morgan, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ While Germany and Eastern European countries continue to oppose raising the EU’s 40% emission reduction target for 2030, a new analysis insists the bloc will actually manage at least 50% cuts under a business-as-usual scenario taking into account the latest coal phase-out pledges.

  • New Report is Published about the Europe Corporate Renewable PPA Market

    /31st March 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ This independent, 230+ page report of Renewable Market Watch™ analyzes the corporate renewable PPA market in 44 European countries. Through extensive research and discussions with experts in the industry, Renewable Market Watch™ has identified a series of market trends that will impact investment volume and renewable energy capacity additions under corporate renewable PPA models over the coming decade in Europe.

  • On-site renewable electricity and storage can help to bring Europe’s business sector closer to climate neutrality

    /8th December 2020, Brussels/ The RE-Source Platform launched today a new report revealing the significant untapped potential and value for corporates in deploying renewable electricity and storage installations on commercial and industrial (C&I) buildings or within their premises.

  • The European Alliance for a Green Recovery is Launched

    /18th May 2020, SolarPower Europe/ At the initiative of Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, 180 political decision-makers, business leaders, trade unions, NGOs, and think tanks have come together to form a European Alliance for a Green Recovery. In the face of the coronavirus crisis, the biggest challenge Europe has faced in peacetime, with devastating consequences and a shock to the economy tougher than the 2008 crisis, Ministers from 11 countries, 79 cross-party MEPs from 17 Member States, 37 CEOs, 28 business associations representing 10 different sectors, trade union confederation representing members from 90 national trade union organisations and 10 trade union federations, 7 NGOs and 6 think tanks, have committed to working together to create, support and implement solutions to prepare our economies for the world of tomorrow.

  • The European Commission Published the List of Members of the Platform on Sustainable Finance

    /5th October 2020, The European Commission, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ In response to a call for applications on 18 June 2020, the Commission selected 50 members and 10 special observers on the basis of their environmental, sustainable finance or social/human rights expertise. At the beginning of this month, the European Commission published the list of members of the Platform on sustainable finance. The platform will advise the Commission on the development of technical screening criteria for the EU taxonomy, and policy development, amongst other things, as required by the taxonomy Regulation.

  • The European Commission Raises Climate Ambition and Proposes 55% Cut in Emissions by 2030

    /18th September 2020, The European Commission, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The European Commission presented today its plan to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. This level of ambition for the next decade will put the EU on a balanced pathway to reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The new target is based on a comprehensive Impact Assessment of the social, economic and environmental impacts. The Assessment demonstrates that this course of action is realistic and feasible. This raised ambition also underlines the EU's continued global leadership, ahead of the next UN climate conference (COP26).

  • UK Launches Research into Space-based Solar Power Station

    /18th November 2020, Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News/ The UK has launched research into whether solar power in space could offer the potential for an unlimited and constant zero carbon source, backed by the government and the Space Agency. The government is commissioning the project into space-based solar power (SBSP) systems that would use very large solar satellites to collect renewable energy, convert it into radio waves and safely beam it back to ground-based receivers connected to the electric grid..

  • €500 Million EU Funding Available for Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure

    /11th June 2018, EU Commission, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/. Following the 2018 CEF Energy Work Programme's adoption in March 2018, the second call for energy proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for 2018 has opened today. The European Commission will release €500 million of funding for energy infrastructure projects that plan to strengthen the EU's internal energy market, enhance energy supply security, and help provide clean, sustainable energy for Europe.

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