The UK is the latest country to ready for blackouts and power shortages this winter, as Europe’s energy crisis intensifies, according to a report

The UK is the latest country preparing to implement emergency measures this winter as soaring gas and electricity prices fuel an energy crisis in Europe. The British government is prepared to trigger emergency measures in January to conserve gas as electricity imports fall, according to Bloomberg. A number of countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark…

Taoiseach tells French summit that Ireland aims to become exporter of energy

Ireland’s aim is to become an energy exporter but it remains vulnerable currently because of its dependence on imported fossil fuels, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has declared. Speaking at a French summit of 40 world leaders, Mr Martin said Ireland’s “way out” of dependence on foreign supplies will rely on offshore wind, especially “floating” turbines, green…

EU ministers debate how to tackle rising energy costs

The wave of price hikes is not set to abate before next spring, and ministers discussed a set of short-term measures that have been put forward by the European Commission to help consumers and businesses weather the shock. The main reason behind the sharp spike is increased global demand for energy, and gas in particular.…

It’s Official: In 2020, Renewable Energy Beat Fossil Fuels Across Europe

The results are in: last year, for the first time, renewables generated more electricity than fossil fuels across the EU, spurred on by new solar and wind power projects. Over the 12 months, renewable sources generated 38% of Europe’s electricity, while 37% came from fossil fuels. Investment in wind and solar power was the chief…

Five trends to shape Europe’s power sector in 2021

The rollout of vaccines will enable European lawmakers to focus on initial but substantive steps towards net-zero objectives, according to Wood Mackenzie. Rory McCarthy, senior research manager at Wood Mackenzie, says the biggest trends to watch for in the bloc’s power sector include: Laying the foundations for EU Green Deal delivery “From the depths of…