Tag Archive for 'smart grid'

UK Energy Minister highlights smart grid solutions at Ecoislands Summit

October 18th, 2012 by Ecoisland

John Hayes, the Minister of State for Energy, provided the keynote address at the Ecoislands Global Summit 2012, which was sponsored by IBM and supported by Cable&Wireless Worldwide. John Hayes addressed an audience of community leaders, islands representatives, sustainability experts, UK government ministers, and technology companies. He spoke about the role that local initiatives play […]

Germany introduces new plan to accelerate shift to renewable energy

February 8th, 2012 by Germany Trade and Invest

Germany recently passed the 20% mark for renewable energy in the electricity mix. And the federal KfW bank group has introduced a new plan to further accelerate this shift to renewables, with increases in multimillion euro business loans now available. As more renewable energy is generated, energy management and storage are also receiving increased focus.

Renewable energy technologies will generate economic benefits with grid investment starting now

November 7th, 2011 by European Climate Foundation

Power Perspectives 2030, the second phase of the ground-breaking Roadmap 2050 report from the European Climate Foundation, shows the key steps to power sector decarbonisation for the next two decades. The report, launched in Brussels with Philip Lowe, Director General of DG Energy in attendance, shows that while the existing energy policy framework to 2020 […]

Building a low-carbon economy – the UK’s innovation challenge

July 20th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Committee on Climate Change provides independent advice to Government on building a low-carbon economy. In October 2009, Professor Sir John Beddington, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, asked the Committee on Climate Change to carry out a review of low carbon innovation in the UK.  This report consider the effectiveness of current policy measures and […]