First Alternative Energy Hub with LNG for inland transport

Port of Antwerp and ENGIE sign 30-year concession agreement for construction and operation of sustainable infrastructure powered by LNG, CNG and electricity The Antwerp Port Authority and ENGIE have signed a 30-year concession agreement for the development of an Alternative Energy Hub at Quays 526 and 528 in the Port of Antwerp. The Alternative Energy Hub will consist of a bunker and filling station with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for inland navigation and road transport. The site will also feature a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station and rapid chargers…

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Sustainable smart regions and cities can drive Europe forward

President Markkula and the President of the Basque Country Iñigo Urkullu met in Bilbao during the 8th conference on sustainable cities and towns Sustainable smart regions and cities can drive Europe forward, boost economic growth, create jobs and improve citizen’s quality of life, stressed President of the European Committee of the Regions Markku Markkula and President of the Basque Country Iñigo Urkullu during their meeting in Bilbao April 27. Both leaders discussed cooperation between European regions and cities, the EU Urban Agenda, sustainable development and the next Climate Summit –…

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Sustainable Energy: Derisking Investment vs Subsidies

With an ambitious yet aspirational goal to keep global temperatures within 1.5-degree rise by 2100, a global shift to renewable energies is essential to achieving the Paris Agreement. Yet, undertaking such a monumental shift requires a combination of both public and private resources. This can be a challenge, especially for developing countries that may be deemed ‘risky’ by investors. However, these challenges are not insurmountable. Efforts can and should be taken to address perceived risks and to leverage both public and private resources. The climate case for investing in renewables…

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Week in Smart Metering-Preparing the right skills

IT minors could close some of the skills gaps in the utility industry, writes Claire Volkwyn, editor, Metering & Smart Energy International. I read the report on metering.com about smart energy talent with great interest. It has long been my opinion that the modern energy engineer needs to be more than an expert in electric energy – he (or she) needs to have some IT expertise in order to comfortably work in the ‘new normal’ that is the modern energy industry… read more…

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Sensity Systems Joins Panasonic’s CityNow Initiative to Accelerate the Transformation of Smart Cities

Strategic alliance begins with the implementation of sustainable solutions in Denver, bringing lower energy costs, improved public safety, and enabling a new generation of smart city applications DENVER and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, and Sensity Systems Inc. today announced a strategic alliance based on their respective smart city platforms. Panasonic’s CityNow Safe and Smart Streets platform is based on the company’s experience in smart city planning and integration around the world. The first deployment of the integrated…

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Commodity Prices and Energy Transition Top 2016 World Energy Congress Programme

ISTANBUL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 27, 2016–The 23 rd World Energy Congress, which is taking place in Istanbul, between 9 and 13 October 2016 has today announced the first key highlights of its official event programme. Headline sessions will include weathering the commodity price storm and the impact of the COP21 agreement on the energy industry. Prominent leaders such as Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF; Amin H. Nasser, CEO of Saudi Aramco; Zhenya Liu, Chairman of SGCC; Johannes Teyssen, CEO of E.ON; Strive Masiyiwa, CEO of Econet as well as Ben…

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Breakthroughs in Material Development to Unleash Growth Opportunities for Photovoltaic

LONDON, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Decreasing prices of modules favour photovoltaics’ (PV) increased use to generate electricity. However, challenges are being posed to the industry as new module technologies are adapted quickly. Those can be organic PVs, which are made from sustainable materials and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), another emerging technology producing electricity from a wide range of light conditions. This webcast explores the trends… read more

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North Sea offshore wind Developments in the Netherlands

Offshore wind in the Netherlands is rapidly developing into a significant investment opportunity for the coming years. The European and national renewable energy targets have resulted in new legislation coming into force that must cater for the procurement of an additional 3500MW of offshore wind capacity in the North Sea. For this purpose, a new regulatory and subsidy framework has been designed and put into operation to facilitate the construction and operation… read more

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UAE- ADNOC participates in OTC 2016

(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 25th April 2016 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi National Oil Company ADNOC and its diverse group of 21 subsidiaries is participating in the Offshore Technology Conference OTC 2016 which is taking place in Houston Texas from 2nd to 5th May. In addition to gaining technical knowledge and meeting with energy industry experts from around the world the ADNOC delegation will also promote….. read more

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