Integrated and Multi-level Energy models for the Alpine Space


  • State of the Energy Union: Considerable Achievements and New Electricity Interconnection Target

    The European Commission published its Third Report on the State of the Energy Union in November, stressing that Europe's transition to a low-carbon society is becoming the new reality on the EU's ground. However, the report also confirms that energy transition is not possible without adapting the infrastructure to the needs of the future energy system. Considerable achievements have been made but bottlenecks remain particularly in the field of electricity. To address this, the Commission today adopted a Communication on the 2030 electricity interconnection target of 15%. It also adopted the third list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs).

  • 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.

  • We are making synergies between AS projects: project GRETA and their press release!

    Unlock the potential of Near Surface Geothermal Energy

    GRETA (Near-surface Geothermal Resources in the Territory of the Alpine Space) Mid-Term Conference, Salzburg, november 2017


  • 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.