Last General Assembly of INSIGHT_E
Next week, on the 20th and 21st of October, the INSIGHT_E consortium will meet in Brussels for the last General Assembly of the project.
The partners will meet in DG ENER's premises to discuss recent publications, ongoing work and next steps.
Webinar on Energy Megatrends
On the 11th of October, the INSIGHT_E project will host a webinar on "The Future of the EU's Energy System: An assessment of Megatrends".
The webinar will take place from 2 to 3 pm with Aurélie Faure, from IFRI, Céline Jullien and Pierre Serkine from KIC InnoEnergy and Matthew Reading-Smith from Stakeholder Forum. You can join us by clicking here.
NEW HET on UK and German coal phase-out
INSIGHT-E has published a new Hot Energy Topic on "Impacts of a UK and German coal phase-out on the electricity mix and CO2 emissions in Europe."
Based on modelling results of the HET, the authoring team has shown that renewable generation increases and represents the highest share of electricity generation in Europe in 2040, with or without coal pahse-out. Fossil production becomes more and more expensive due to environmental constraints and higher fuel prices. Thus, electricity wholesale prices increase over the time horizon in all scenarios of this HET.
You can find this study here.
New HET on the Sustainable Development Goals
INSIGHT-E has published a new Hot Energy Topic on "Sustainable Development Goals: The EU at the global partnership forefront."
This HET places emphasis on the importance of SDG 17, which relates to global partnerships. We focus on how the European Union (EU) should play a significant role to assist developing economies in Africa in meeting their energy targets. Thus, this HET analyzes advancement to SDG7 (access to a clean energy) and SDG13 (combat and adapt to climate change) in Africa through the prism of SDG17 (partnership).
You can find the publication here.
New HET on Societal Appropriation
INSIGHT-E has published a new Hot Energy Topic on "End-users: The trigger to shape the European Energy System."
How can end-users in the energy system be empowered? This Hot Energy Topic sheds light on the issue, assuming that the end-user will be key to a successful European Energy Transition. We shortly review the context, describe the process that we coin the Societal Appropriation of energy, a four step process that leads to end-users steering this transformation of the energy system. We then identify some barriers that currently prevent end-users from being empowered and follow with further elaboration on the overall process to employ short-term and long-term measures in order to increase end-users’ awareness and understanding of how to fully participate in the transformation of the Energy System. Societal Appropriation of energy is the process and end-result arising from “the appropriation of behaviour that can lead to change in the overall energy system.”
To know more about the paper, please click here.