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IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to advance the global electrification of the energy sector based on renewables and energy efficiency. Signed by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and EPRI’s President and CEO Arshad Mansoor, the agreement provides the framework for … Continue reading IRENA and the Electric Power Research Institute Join Forces to Accelerate Smart Electrification

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Electrification with wind power will bring Europe to net zero CO2

Electrification is the most cost-effective way to decarbonise Europe’s economy according to a report from ETIPWind and WindEurope out today. Wind energy will lead the process: the EU sees it being half of Europe’s electricity by 2050. With the right investments in grids and technology, the combined rate of direct and indirect electrification will be … Continue reading Electrification with wind power will bring Europe to net zero CO2

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Decarbonisation through electrification

Although climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, it holds immense opportunities for creative and innovative solutions. Vattenfall has a unique position to seize these opportunities and transform itself and other emitting industries on an unprecedented scale. Vattenfall’s goal to enable fossil-free living within one generation means making its own energy … Continue reading Decarbonisation through electrification

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Iberdrola, Volkswagen and SEAT strengthen their partnership to accelerate electrification in Spain

The energy company becomes a strategic partner for the supply of renewable energy in the vehicle value chain and together they will develop a public charging infrastructure network This alliance will contribute to achieving the emissions reduction targets set by the Green Deal and the decarbonisation of Spain Iberdrola, SEAT S.A. and the Volkswagen Group … Continue reading Iberdrola, Volkswagen and SEAT strengthen their partnership to accelerate electrification in Spain

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EU Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategies: no climate neutrality without renewables-based electrification

With today’s presentation of the EU Energy System Integration Strategy and the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the EU sets course for a greener future by promoting direct electrification across the whole economy and the use of renewable hydrogen in hard-to-abate sectors. “It’s good these new EU Strategies recognise the primary role of direct electrification. Electrifying heating, … Continue reading EU Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategies: no climate neutrality without renewables-based electrification

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Electrification, innovation and hydrogen gas reduce industry dependence on fossil fuels

Industry needs help in order to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Vattenfall is making it happen through cooperation and partnerships with industry. This year will see the inauguration of HYBRIT’s pilot plant in Luleå, Sweden. In this plant, a tonne of fossil-free steel will be produced from raw iron ore every hour. By means of … Continue reading Electrification, innovation and hydrogen gas reduce industry dependence on fossil fuels

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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall ready to step up work to achieve fossil-free steel production

SSAB, together with LKAB and Vattenfall, is ready to step up work to achieve fossil-free steel production and to move up the construction of the HYBRIT demonstration plant by three years, write the companies’ three CEOs in an opinion piece published today in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The opinion piece comes just ahead … Continue reading SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall ready to step up work to achieve fossil-free steel production

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Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

American consumers are calling for abundant renewable sources of energy, advanced batteries, and data-driven “smart” devices to power more of their lives than ever before, from heating and cooling to transportation. AAA reports one out of every five drivers will likely purchase an electric vehicle (EV) as their next family car. Consumer-driven mass electrification is … Continue reading Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

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Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

On 22 January WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at an event organised by ENTSO-E (the association of European Transmission System Operators) to mark the launch of the PowerFacts Europe report. With the right policies it is technically and economically possible to increase the share of electricity in energy from 24% today to 62% in 2050, … Continue reading Wind Energy and the Electrification of Europe’s Energy System

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Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, who was speaking today at a European Commission event on long-term emissions reductions. EU leaders asked the Commission earlier this year to update the EU’s 2050 climate strategy. The current version, dating back to before COP21 in Paris, says the EU … Continue reading Electrification the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy

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