New HET on "A Foresight Exercise in the Energy Sector to 2050"
INSIGHT-E has published a new Hot Energy Topic on "A Foresight Exercise in the Energy Sector to 2050."
This Hot Energy Topic aims at defining and assessing megatrends impacting the future energy system of the European Union (EU) to the year 2050. This paper discusses the results of an internal opinion pool, targeted at INSIGHT_E’s energy experts, and, performed between 13th and 29th January 2016. The survey allowed respondents to assess the impact of megatrends on three specific impact areas: energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and affordability, in the EU. This paper provides insights on the underlying impact of each megatrend on the energy system, on the degree of uncertainty of the impact outcome, and on how a foresight analysis can support policy development towards the European Union’s long term decarbonisation objectives of 80-95% to 2050 compared to 1990.
To know more about this publication, please click here.
INSIGHT-E has organised a webinar on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen
On the 7th of June, the INSIGHT-E project has organised a webinar on the Merit Assessment of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Pathways for Energy Applications. If you couldn't attend the event and want to watch the video, please click here.
New Policy Report on Business Models for Flexible Production and Storage
INSIGHT_E has released a new Policy Report on "Business models for flexible production and storage"
Current trends and policies are progressing in the direction of an increased share of electricity from renewable sources in the EU electricity system, in particular from intermittent sources such as wind and photovoltaics. Furthermore, the share of electricity in total energy consumption is likely to increase in the coming years. Finally, there is increasing use of electric appliances in households at varying use through the day. All together this results in potentially large and sometimes fast variation of both electricity production and consumption - as well as the need to match these - calling for temporary production or storage of electricity or conversion of electricity into other forms in a range of scales for both power and time.
Debate on "Innovation as a Catalyst for Energy Markets?"
IFRI will organise a debate on "Innovation as a Catalyst for Energy Markets" in Brussels in June, the 22nd. You can register here.
New webinar to be held on the 7th of June!
The Insight-E project will held a webinar on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen on the 7th of June: don't hesitate to participate!