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Europe: Renewables in 2022 in five charts – and what to expect in 2023

The European power market was caught in a storm in 2022. The ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic as well…

Europe: “Any fears of a coal rebound are now dead”

While the share of coal-fired power generation increased in EU countries last year, it did so by much less than…

Weekly data: Norway is now Germany’s top gas supplier

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Norway has become Germany's top gas supplier. From 24 February 2022, it…

Is the EU bracing for an electricity market design revolution, or evolution?

Last week the European Commission got the ball rolling on what is going to be one of the ‘hottest’ topics…

EU prepares to ban greenwashing

“Carbon neutral” is a claim we are used to seeing on products these days, whether it be everyday goods or…

EU solar deployment rate soars by almost 50% in 2022 – report

The EU saw a significant increase in solar power capacity installed in 2022, with 41.4GW added, up 47% from the…

Should the EU count wood as a renewable fuel? Opinions are divided.

As EU lawmakers return to Brussels after the New Year holiday, they are prepping for a major battle over a…

Weekly data: A submarine electricity cable is coming under the Black Sea

The EU’s Global Gateway initiative, an international infrastructure development programme to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is poised to…

One-third of EU nations have not introduced any measures to reduce energy demand

Efforts by European governments to reduce EU energy demand have been insufficient and inconsistent, finds new analysis by the European…

How green lobbyists helped drive unprecedented EU climate action in 2022

The last year has seen EU policymakers deal with the unprecedented dual challenge of net zero and energy security following…