Integrated and Multi-level Energy models for the Alpine Space


  • Lack of energy efficiency projects

    The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) - worth EUR 20 billion, also known as the ‘Juncker Plan’, does not contribute enough in the fight against climate change, states an analysis of the EFSI investments. The analysis evaluated operations funded by the EFSI from its start in 2015 until October 2017. The analysis by CEE Bankwatch Network, CAN Europe, Counter Balance and the WWF European Policy Office shows that even though the imbalances in geographical and other sectors have become less problematic over this period, they have not been eliminated. The fund is still not reaching the right geographical and sectorial targets set by the EFSI Steering Committee in its Strategic Orientation document.

  • Strengthened Regional Approach to System Operation Key for RES Integration

    To better integrate an ever-growing share of renewable energy sources into the wholesale power market, a better use of interconnections is needed, stressed the European power lobby group Eurelectric last week, calling for strengthening of the regional approach to system operation.

  • Global Petrol Demand to Peak by 2030

    Global oil demand for transport is expected to peak by 2030 due to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, predicts UK-based Wood Mackenzie. Meanwhile, global oil growth is expected to plateau by about 2035.

  • EIB Foresees Growth in Investments Also in Energy Efficiency

    Energy sector lending by the European Investment Bank (EIB) reached EUR 12.3 billion last year, which is 15-20% of the bank's total lending, said Federico Ferrario from the EIB at the beginning of October at EMART Energy 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ferrario mentioned that by 2030 an increase in EU energy investments in networks and energy efficiency is expected.

  • Environment MEPs Propose 40% Energy Efficiency Target for 2030

    In the beginning of September, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee adopted a forward-looking opinion on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive, considerably improving the European Commission’s proposal, said the WWF European Policy Office.