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Hans De Keulenaer

Swedish Energy Agency - New report: The electricity certificate system 2008 - 0 views

  • The electricity certificate system is a market based system to support the expansion of electricity production in Sweden from renewable energy sources and peat. Its objective is to increase, by 2016, the production of electricity from such sources by 17 TWh relative to the production level in 2002. It is part of the country’s overall objective of moving Sweden towards a more ecologically sustainable energy system.
Peter Fleming

Sweden Rolls Out New High-Speed Green Train on Old Tracks :: PNN Planet2025 News Network - 0 views

  • new ECO4 energy saving technologies have been installed, including a new permanent magnet motor that delivers increased propulsion chain efficiency and a "driver assistance system."
    • Peter Fleming
      This may be useful, but the emissions for trains are already low per passenger. It is just icing. We need to be investing in carbon capture and make all stations ready for the tech when it arrives.
Hans De Keulenaer

Winners and Losers in the EU- Climate Package | Leonardo ENERGY - 0 views

  • Many countries have an intense debate about their opportunities to meet the new obligations in the EU Climate and Energy Package, especially the part that deals with the required quota of renewable fuels. Sweden and Latvia has lobbied heavily claiming that they already have done so much and already have a high share. Poland has dug their heels into the ground, wishing to expand, rather than reduce, the use of coal. Some of the reactions are clearly rhetorical to show the own voters that “we are defending your interests”. But where are the real winners and losers?
Colin Bennett

Heat pump market growing fast - 0 views

    In 2007, the global heat pump market reached nearly 477,000 unit sales, with China accounting for 24.8% of the market volume, France, Sweden and Germany. Collectively, these five countries held an impressive 82% of the total global heat pump market by volume.

Offshore Wind necessary to meet EU's 20% renewables target - 0 views

    If Europe wants to meet its 20% binding target for renewable energy by 2020, it must increase its use of offshore wind, delegates heard today at the opening of the Offshore Wind Conference in Berlin, Germany. Two concrete steps towards large scale deployment of offshore wind were taken this morning: the European Commission announced an offshore action plan for 2008, and regional cooperation was promoted through the signing of a trilateral offshore research agreement by Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
Sergio Ferreira

SCA and Statkraft collaborate on major renewable energy initiative - 0 views

  • The plans include the development of seven wind farms in Västernorrland and Jämtland in Sweden. Assuming the farms are built, they will be able to produce around 2.8 TWh of renewable energy per year
Hans De Keulenaer

Gadget - News - Digital & Tech - Virgin Media - 0 views

  • A 75-year-old Swedish woman currently has the fastest broadband connection in the world.Sigbritt Löthberg, from Karlstad in central Sweden, enjoys a massive 40Gbps connection
Sergio Ferreira

Commission takes legal action against MS for failing to submit their Energy Efficiency ... - 0 views

  • he European Commission today launched infringement procedures against Belgium, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden for failure to notify their national Energy Efficiency Action Plan by 30 June 2007, as required by the 2006 Energy End-Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive[1]. The Action Plans should present national strategies on how to achieve a 9% energy savings target by the end of 2016 as well as how Member States comply with a number of other provisions of the Directive.
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