Hydrogen Economy – The necessary shift to decentralize the Energy Economy

More and more often we hear about hydrogen strategies of individual countries. From various media, it is known that plants for hydrogen production are being planned and some have already been completed. Not only is the number of hydrogen projects increasing, but they are also becoming more concrete. Finally, recent events from around the world have led to a push for faster hydrogen establishment.

By , |2022-05-12T18:30:09+02:00May 12th, 2022|Energy|

Multiutility companies: leading players in sustainability

Iren is an Italian multiutility company operating in the sectors of electricity, thermal energy for district heating and gas, and in the management of integrated water, environmental and technological services. The Iren Group, that serves a multiregional catchment area, is made up of the industrial holding company Iren S.p.A. and four fully controlled business companies

By |2022-04-01T19:11:25+02:00April 1st, 2022|Annual Conference 2022|

Energy communities: the COMPILE project example

COMPILE is a project led by the University of Ljubljana focused on showing the opportunities for the energy transition and decarbonization of remote areas or areas weakly connected to the grid. It focuses on fostering the creation of energy communities to transition from a centralized system into a flexible but secure decentralized network while enhancing

By |2022-03-22T14:13:07+01:00March 22nd, 2022|Annual Conference 2022|

e-Mobility Business Unit: ELECTRIC MOBILITY IS NOT THE FUTURE… IT’S NOW

Stellantis is a world leader company in automotive and they offer clean, connected, convenient and secure solutions for mobility. “Stellantis” is the name of the holding company resulting from the merging of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and Groupe PSA. Stellantis galaxy includes 14 brands such as Fiat, Citroen, Jeep, Peugeot, Lancia, DS, Alfa Romeo, Opel,

By |2022-03-19T08:33:34+01:00March 19th, 2022|Annual Conference 2022|

Is nuclear energy unsafe? Recalibrating our perception of risk surrounding this crucial technology

As a result of several catastrophes surrounding nuclear power, public skepticism of nuclear energy has increased greatly and prompted some countries to take drastic action in reducing their dependency on nuclear power (BBC News 2011; Brunken and Mischinger et al. 2020). In light of this skepticism, as well as the fact that coal continues

By |2022-02-20T18:51:22+01:00February 8th, 2022|Energy|

COP & Article 6 of The Paris Agreement

What is the COP? The ‘Conference of the Parties’ also known as COP, is the foremost and only platform where climate change and green energy policy is collectively decided globally. (1 & 2) First held in Berlin in 1995, COP remains the foremost global climate change conference and has been held annually.  After 26 meetings

By |2022-02-03T12:53:29+01:00February 2nd, 2022|Policy|

Hungry for energy: Why a developing world needs nuclear to overcome the climate crisis

Humanity finds itself in a precarious situation in 2021. As the world population continues to grow past 7.5 billion and an ever-increasing number of people lift themselves out of poverty, the planet’s demand for energy shows little sign of slowing down. Greater energy consumption in isolation is not the problem; rising energy consumption has been

By |2022-02-02T16:38:17+01:00January 30th, 2022|Energy|

Polish Hydrogen Policy

On the 2nd of November 2021 the Polish government formally adopted the “Polish hydrogen strategy until 2030 with an outlook until 2040”, which was subsequently published on the 7th of December 2021. More than two years in the making, this policy document defines main objectives of the development of a hydrogen economy in Poland and

By |2021-12-15T16:50:01+01:00December 15th, 2021|Policy|

Fossil-fuel lobbying, the other pandemic

In March 2019, the ENVI (Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety) and PETI (Petitions) committees of the European Parliament (EP) held a joint public hearing on climate change denial(1). Mr Darren Woods, the CEO of oil and gas multinational corporation  ExxonMobil, was invited to participate, having denied not only to appear himself but also anyone

By |2021-11-02T19:20:15+01:00November 2nd, 2021|Policy|