Tag Archives: fossil fuels

EBRD’s Renewable Energy Programme Fuels Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Power

(IN BRIEF) The power sector is undergoing a vital transformation to meet climate goals by shifting towards carbon-free electricity production. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is actively contributing to this transition through its Renewable Energy Programme, particularly … Read the full press release

DNV Calls for Urgent Policy Changes and Tech Advancements in Net Zero Emissions Report

(IN BRIEF) DNV’s “Pathway to Net Zero Emissions” report emphasizes the need for immediate and lasting emissions reductions to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The report acknowledges that achieving a fully fossil-free energy system by 2050 is unrealistic and instead … Read the full press release

DNV Report: Energy Transition Slow to Replace Fossil Fuels, CO2 Emissions Peak Expected in 2024

(IN BRIEF) Despite record-high sales of electric vehicles, increased solar and battery installations, and the rapid expansion of renewables, fossil fuels are still growing in absolute terms and meeting half of the world’s new energy demand, according to DNV’s Energy … Read the full press release

Renewable Energy Surpasses Fossil Fuels for Second Year Running in UK’s Record-Breaking 2022

(IN BRIEF) The UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has released new statistics showing that renewables generated a record-breaking amount of electricity in 2022, surpassing fossil fuels for the second consecutive year. Renewable sources accounted for 41.5% of … Read the full press release

Voith unveils new concept for CO2-neutral paper production, teams up with Essity for development

(IN BRIEF) Voith, a German technology company, has developed a new, disruptive concept for CO2 neutral paper production that reduces fresh water consumption by up to 95% and energy consumption by up to 40%. The process no longer requires fossil … Read the full press release

ING to restrict funding to midstream oil and gas activities as part of net-zero strategy

ING Repurchases Nearly 1.7 Million Shares, Demonstrating Progress in Buyback Initiative

(IN BRIEF) ING, a Dutch multinational bank, has announced that it will no longer provide dedicated finance for midstream oil and gas infrastructure that unlocks new oil and gas fields. The decision comes a year after the bank stopped funding … Read the full press release

Eneco’s Power Plant in Utrecht Sees Reduced Gas Consumption with iwell’s Mega Cube

(IN BRIEF) Energy storage company iwell has developed an intelligent battery system known as the Mega Cube, which is capable of storing 14 MWh of energy and has a power capacity of 7 MW. The system has been connected to … Read the full press release

Professor Machiel Mulder, University of Groningen: Individual Efforts Alone May Not Drive Energy Transition

(PRESS RELEASE) GRONINGEN, The Netherlands, 9-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Groningen, one of the most traditional and prestigious universities in the Netherlands, has announced that its Professor of Energy Economics Machiel Mulder argues that individual actions, like switching to … Read the full press release

Professeur Machiel Mulder, Université de Groningue : les efforts individuels ne suffisent pas à eux seuls à conduire la transition énergétique

(COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) GRONINGEN, The Netherlands, 9-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Groningen, l’une des universités les plus traditionnelles et les plus prestigieuses des Pays-Bas, a annoncé que son professeur d’économie de l’énergie Machiel Mulder affirme que les actions individuelles, … Read the full press release

DNV’s Energy Transition Research: one third of the energy mix in Europe will come from non-fossil fuels in 2024

Energy mix will decarbonize more quickly in Europe. Gas consumption alone will be 9% lower in 2024 as countries pivot towards renewables Greenhouse gas emissions will be 580Mt (or 2.3%) lower in Europe in the period 2022-2030 Europe will produce … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies AG to launch power semiconductors based on silicon carbide (SiC) to help reduce the energy consumption of streetcars by 10 percent

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 14-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), a German semiconductor manufacturer, has announced it will launch power semiconductors with CoolSiC™ MOSFET and .XT technology in the XHP™ 2 package in support of … Read the full press release

Wind energy: WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 14-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — WindEurope, a Brussels based association active on promoting the use of wind power across Europe, has announced that its CEO  Giles Dickson has spoken at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris, organised … Read the full press release

GSK Consumer Healthcare to pilot carbon neutral toothbrush helping reduce the use of fossil fuels for virgin plastic

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH), the world-leading consumer healthcare business, whose brands include Sensodyne, parodontax, Voltaren and Advil, has announced it is raising sustainability standards in the oral care industry with its first carbon … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Radio Fossil Freedom starts broadcasting from InCharge public charging stations in Stockholm

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 11-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall, a European energy company with a mission to enable fossil free living within one generation, has announced the sequel of its “Museum of Fossil Fuels” the “Radio Fossil Freedom”, listen to future … Read the full press release

DNV GL report forecasts strong future scenario for floating wind energy

Floating wind will play an important role in decarbonizing the global energy system, contributing 2% of the world’s power supply by 2050, but more comprehensive industry standards and risk management is required for the technology to scale. (PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, … Read the full press release

Shipping industry’s first commercial use of biomethane at scale

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 16-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Total (EPA: FP), a French multinational broad energy company, has announced the completion of the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering operation at the Port of Rotterdam. The CMA CGM Jacques Saadé, … Read the full press release

WinGD’s iCER technology with the Alfa Laval PureCool system to help significantly minimize methane slip

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 7-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval (STO: ALFA), a leading heat transfer, separation and fluid handling company, has announced that the company cooperated with with WinGD, a global Swiss engine developer, over a solution aimed at helping … Read the full press release

Robeco strengthens commitment to sustainable investing with exclusion of investments in thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling

(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM, 24-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Asset management firm, Robeco announces its decision to exclude investments in thermal coal, oil sands and Arctic drilling from all its mutual funds as an important next step in its sustainable investing approach. … Read the full press release

Henkel signs major virtual PPA in Texas aimed at covering the company’s entire electricity demand in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel (ETR: HEN3), leading chemical and consumer goods company, has announced it has signed a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a new wind farm in Bee County, Texas on its way … Read the full press release

Valio and Gasum partnership will recycle farm manure into biogas to reduce milk’s carbon footprint 

Milk’s carbon footprint could be reduced by up to 50 percent Potential reduction of the usage of fossil fuels as well as methane emissions (PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Food producer Valio and energy company Gasum have just … Read the full press release

RenewableUK’s Hugh McNeal on MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s new facility at Fawley: powerful symbol of UK’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy

LONDON, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — RenewableUK is highlighting today’s announcement by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind that it is opening a new plant at Fawley in Hampshire – on the site of a decommissioned oil-fired power station. The company is already manufacturing … Read the full press release

Wind Power Becomes Leading Source of Renewable Energy

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (15 June 2017) we celebrate Global Wind Day. With over 500GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world. In 2016 … Read the full press release

ABB to power Metsä Group’s new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland

The first mill to operate fully free from fossil fuels will increase the share of renewable energy in Finland by more than two percent ZURICH, 19-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB will supply the complete power and process electrical systems for Metsä … Read the full press release

FrieslandCampina trucks in Leeuwarden will start the switch from diesel to green gas

Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, 16-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — At the end of this month, trucks that transport products from the production location to the container port in Leeuwarden will start the switch from diesel to green gas. This week, the RTL-Z television programme … Read the full press release