MEPs adopt EU budget 2023: focus on Ukraine, energy and recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. For next year’s EU budget, MEPs secured better and more effective support for addressing the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the pandemic recovery process. In a deal with member states on Monday, 14 November, Parliament obtained €1.05 billion for its priorities on […]

Energy crisis: MEPs back plans to boost the deployment of renewables

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The proposal would accelerate the procedure to grant permits for new renewable energy power plants, such as solar panels or windmills, or to adapt existing ones. In their amendments to the Commission proposal, MEPs in the Industry, Energy and Research Committee shortened the maximum […]

Here’s how solar energy saved Europeans $29 billion this summer

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Solar power is helping Europe navigate an energy crisis of “unprecedented proportions” and save billions of euros in avoided gas imports, a new report finds. Record solar power generation in the European […]

Using the sun to keep agricultural produce cool? How Ghana’s farmers are benefiting from solar-powered cold storage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Finding ways to store freshly harvested fruit and vegetables is a big problem for smallholder farmers in Ghana in West Africa. Produce can rot quickly in outdoor temperatures, and transporting it to […]

State of the EU: Ukraine, energy, climate change, economy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In the annual State of the European Union debate, MEPs quizzed President von der Leyen on the Commission’s work in the past year and its upcoming plans. Opening the debate, EP President Roberta Metsola said: “It is a special honour to have Olena Zelenska […]

Power-sector emissions are set to fall in 2022. Thanks to renewable energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephen Hall, Writer, Formative Content Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered an unprecedented global energy crisis, the world has been turning to other sources of power, besides oil and gas, to meet demand. Renewable energy has seen a […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on energy

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. We are facing an extraordinary situation, not only because Russia is an unreliable supplier, as we have witnessed over the last days, weeks, months, but also because Russia is actively manipulating the gas market. I am deeply convinced that with our unity, our determination, […]

This city will soon run only on renewable energy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US city of Chicago runs more than 400 public buildings, including City Hall and two international airports. Now these buildings and other city operations are to be run on 100% renewable […]

Why the global energy transition must be just and equitable

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Wole Hammond, Global Shaper, Abuja Hub Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) held its 5th annual energy forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the event focused on driving forward bold action for a people-centred energy transition. Developing countries […]

EU-US Joint Press Release on the Global Methane Pledge Energy Pathway 

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The following text was released by the Governments of the European Union and of the United States of America . Today, the European Union, the United States and 11 countries launched the Global Methane Pledge Energy Pathway to catalyze methane emissions reductions in the […]

Get the reporting right and sustainability will follow

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Olivier M. Schwab, Managing Director, World Economic Forum Expectations of the purpose of business, as well as how companies operate and deliver is evolving. The Forum understands the challenges they face and supports progress on convergent sustainability reporting […]

EU and Egypt step up cooperation on climate, energy and the green transition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today in Cairo, on the occasion of the visit of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and her meeting with Egyptian President El Sisi, theEU and Egypt issued a joint statement on climate, energy and the green transition. President von der Leyen said: “We […]

Social Climate Fund to help those most affected by energy and mobility poverty

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament committees back setting up a new fund to help vulnerable citizens cope with the increased costs of the energy transition. The committees on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) adopted today, with 107 votes […]

How ports can be transformed into energy hubs of the future

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, Port of Antwerp To create fundamental societal change to mitigate the climate crisis, we need cross-sector collaboration and collective commitment. But lack of trust in modern society is increasingly hindering this type of approach. The […]

Community batteries are helping neighbours in Australia share energy – here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content In Australia, neighbourhoods are using community batteries to store solar energy locally. This helps reduce their bills and eases pressure on the electricity grid at peak times. Wind and solar energy isn’t […]

Green Deal: EP backs updated guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament approved on Tuesday new rules for selecting which energy projects can receive EU funding and aligning the existing regulation with the EU’s Green Deal. The legislation, agreed upon with Council in December 2021, sets criteria and the methodology for choosing energy projects of […]

Gender Day gives rise to the forgotten energy providers in the climate conversation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefan Klebert, Chief Executive Officer, GEA What emerged as a pivotal issue on Gender Day from the UN climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow was the need to give voice to the forgotten, disadvantaged women in the climate […]

Why energy efficiency is the unsung hero of the fight against climate change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric Decarbonization requires renewable energy, electrification and energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is harder to visualize, measure, aggregate, incentivize or legislate – but the impact would be immense. We already have […]

Energy Transition: Commission announces three Energy Compacts at UN High-Level Dialogue in New York

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. At the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy this week in New York, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson presented three Energy Compacts, in partnership with the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency. […]

Microsoft’s new campus will run on geothermal energy – but what exactly is it and can it really help combat climate change?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Microsoft is using the Earth’s geothermal energy to power its new sustainable campus in the US. This will reduce Microsoft’s energy use by more than 50%, the company says. Geothermal energy is […]

A robust cybersecurity culture is critical to the energy industry’s resilience. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Øyvind Eriksen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aker & John Markus Lervik, Chief Executive Officer, Cognite & Karl Johnny Hersvik, Chief Executive Officer, Aker BP ASA The scale and impact of cyber attacks is rising exponentially due to […]

State aid: Commission invites interested parties to provide comments on proposed draft Climate, Energy and Environmental State aid Guidelines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has launched today a targeted public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on the proposed revision of the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (“Energy and Environmental State aid guidelines” or “EEAG”). To cater for the increased […]

The US pipeline attack shows the energy sector must act now on cybersecurity. Here are 6 ways how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leo Simonovich, Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy & Filipe Beato Lead, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum • The recent ransomware attack on a major US pipeline owner outlines the vulnerability […]

4 charts that show how technology is enabling the energy transition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Europe is a leading source of energy-related innovation, according to a new report. Electric vehicles are one of the main drivers of change. While patents relating to renewables like wind, solar, hydro […]

5 key lessons for energy transition from COVID-19 recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harsh Vijay Singh, Project Lead, System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Energy, World Economic Forum Geneva & Pedro Gomez, Head of Oil and Gas Industry and Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), World Economic Forum The world has […]

Africa is creating its own Great Wall – and it’s green

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrea Willige, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Great Green Wall initiative aims to restore an 8,000km strip of savanna along the southern edge of the Sahara desert. 100 million hectares of land are to be restored, 10 million […]

How affordable clean energy solutions can tackle energy poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Wires Transition to clean energy must also tackle energy poverty around the world. Infrastructure investment needed to support this transition is beyond the reach of many countries. Low-income countries, like Colombia, are […]

New EU energy labels applicable from 1 March 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. To help EU consumers cut their energy bills and carbon footprint, a brand new version of the widely-recognised EU energy label will be applicable in all shops and online retailers from Monday, 1 March 2021. The new labels will initially apply to four product […]

Renewable energy can get India’s returned rural migrants back to work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandeep Bhattacharya, India Projects Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative & Sourajit Aiyer, Consultant, South Asia Fast Track Sustainability Communications During India’s lockdown, many workers moved back to their rural villages from the cities – and many have stayed there. […]

Energy: EU funding for priority projects should reflect 2050 climate objectives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission should update its guidelines to select priority energy projects that are fully in line with its climate policy, said Parliament. The revision of the TEN-E guidelines, to be proposed by the European Commission later this year, should be consistent with EU energy […]

To what extent can renewable energy empower women in rural communities?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tharanga Gunawardena, Communications Manager, Room to Read The global energy sector is rapidly transforming and moving more towards renewable energy, a shift that is a huge opportunity to achieve greater gender equality and inclusion. Yet the energy sector […]

COVID-19 will accelerate the revolution in energy systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudia Vergueiro Massei, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Oman Distributed energy systems generate and store power at or near where it will be used. They are flexible and scalable making the power system more resilient in the face of […]

Energy: EU priority projects should be aligned with 2050 climate objectives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission should update its guidelines to select priority energy projects so that the next EU list is in line with its climate policy, said the Energy Committee. The revision of the TEN-E guidelines, to be proposed by the European Commission later this year, […]