The joint initiative ‘Hydroports’ will develop a hydrogen cluster, located in the north-west of the Netherlands, that will focus on energy transition and boost the role of green hydrogen in the shipping industry. Specifically, ‘Hydroports’ consists of the Port of Rotterdam, Den Helder and Groningen.
The EU evaluated the existing report about energy taxation which was firstly launched in 2003, given that when the EU rules on energy taxation no longer deliver the same positive contribution as when they first came into force.
In the most recent Energy Transition Outlook, DNV GL presents its timeline of the next 30 years of the energy transition, which shows many astonishing milestones. Namely, the one of the key takeaways of the timeline is the peak of energy supply and demand, but there are other significant milestones as well. According to the timeline oil will peak at 2022, while 4 years later transport energy demand will peak.
In light of DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2019 launch, this infographic describes 10 measures that aim to help close the emissions gap to well below 2°C. However, DNV GL added that policies must also be developed in order to mitigate at least three fronts at the same time: higher energy efficiency, more renewables, and industrial-scale CCS.
DNV GL issued its Energy Transition Outlook for 2019 examining the energy future through to 2050. The forecast says the technology available is able to deliver the Paris Agreement climate goals, but only with strongly enforced policies aimed to enhance Nationally Determined Contributions.
In light of the opening of Corvus Energy’s first production plant in Norway, Corvus inked an agreement with AIDA Cruises to electrify the first cruise ship of AIDA Cruises; AIDAperla will be the first ship to be equipped with lithium-ion batteries.
The Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SGSA) entered the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK), and was provided with a grant to develop a prototype digital tool for the precise quantification of available wind for any ship, on any route.
The German offshore wind industry associations published a joint statement for the implementation of the special contribution of offshore wind energy for the development of a 2GW capacity, in light of the 2030 climate goals.
Global wind turbine order intake increased 111% year-on-year (YoY), overtaking the previous record set in Q4 2018 by 13.2GW, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie. Developers globally ordered a record 31GW of wind turbine capacity in Q2 2019.
The University of Aberdeen announced its ambition to create a new Centre for Energy Transition. The Centre will align research and education programmes with the opportunities presented by the net zero agenda. The Centre will provide a focus for all areas of energy-related research, with an emphasis on supporting industry in the transition to clean energy and renewables.
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