Renewables

How energy is produced in the EU (and how much greenhouse gas it produces) 

Friday 22 January 2021 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

The natural resources used to produce energy directly impact CO2 emission levels and the long-term environmental sustainability of the energy sector. National differences within the EU are large, and suggest the very different approaches being taken.


Can the green transition help in solving fiscal and monetary divergencies in the EU? 

Thursday 27 August 2020 | Petter Aspestrand
| OBC Transeuropa

The COVID-19 pandemic may have opened a window of opportunity for the European Union to strengthen its fiscal cohesion and to put the climate transition on the right track.


The Global Wind Atlas

Thursday 29 October 2020 | OBC Transeuropa

The Global Wind Atlas displays the typical amount of wind flowing in all areas of Europe, making it easier to identify valuable ares for wind power generation. 


Carbon emissions: straight back to bad habits? 

Tuesday 16 June 2020 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The Covid-19 crisis brought about unprecedented reductions in CO2 emissions and energy consumption, benefiting renewables. This effect may be temporary however – but it could also mark the beginning of an ecological transition compatible with safeguarding the planet.


Is the EU carbon market serving its purpose?

Tuesday 10 December 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The EU emissions trading system has reached its 2020 reduction target as early as 2017. But it still needs to fix one problem to be truly efficient. 


Electric mobility (IEA)

Friday 20 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Global EV Outlook tracks the development of electric mobility, providing both historical and prospective data. 


The EU carbon market, serving its purpose at last? 

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Without a high enough carbon price, surplus emissions permits will remain high and the European carbon market will remain broken.


Share of energy from renewable sources

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Where do European countries stand in terms of renewable energies? 


Water stress in Europe (EEA)

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The European Environment Agency created an interactive map to explore the evolution of water stress over time. Data are available since 1990.


The Balkans (and Europe) are choking on coal pollution 

Friday 29 March 2019 | Maria Giulia Anceschi
| OBC Transeuropa

The 16 coal power plants in the western Balkans cause as much pollution as the 250 plants active within the European Union. The health impact is severe, and not just within the region.