Renewable energy

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Solutions for upgrading electricity grids in Central Eastern Europe

The integration of renewable sources into electricity grids is reshaping the way many nations approach sustainability. But Central Eastern European (CEE) countries are grappling with regulatory obstacles, technical challenges, and a lingering reliance on fossil fuels. A new report by CAN Europe presents a roadmap to overcome these barriers.
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Ten measures to improve electricity grids in Central Eastern Europe

Action needs to go beyond the usual technological solutions, countries must consider not just kilowatts and power lines, but also include the social dimensions of energy transition.
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Renewable heating in rental housing

High upfront costs, limited financing options, and a lack of awareness among landlords and tenants are some of the barriers for renewable heating adoption in the rental sector. In a recent briefing CAN Europe proposes solutions to facilitate the transition.
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Crowdfunding and energy communities take centre stage

Poorer areas of the EU are exploring funding approaches such as crowdfunding and citizen-driven energy communities for the green transition.
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Low energy vision for the European region

The CLEVER scenario, a Collaborative Low Energy Vision for the European Region, is an energy transition scenario that follows a “sufficiency – efficiency – renewables” approach.
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Agrivoltaic solutions show positive performance in combating heatwaves

In the face of heatwaves and growing concerns about water scarcity, Sun'Agri, a French agrivoltaics specialist, has published insights on the positive impact of temperature regulation, water resource management and crop yields under agrivoltaic installations.
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Unlocking the potential of ocean energy

To ensure affordable energy and limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 °C there is an urgent need to transition rapidly from a centralised energy system that heavily relies on fossil fuels. Ocean energy is one of the technologies that should be scaled up to support the transition of the energy system to reach full decarbonisation.
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More than 1.6m homes will be powered by the world’s deepest offshore wind turbine

The world’s deepest offshore wind turbine has been installed in Scotland at a sea depth of over 58 metres. The turbine is one of 114 turbines ...
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Overcoming windpower conflicts in the Baltic Sea

Two conflicts regarding the location of offshore wind power in Estonia and Poland, show the benefit of including a wide range of stakeholders at an early stage in the planning process.
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Renewables are planable

There is no need for fossil fuels or nuclear power to stabilise our power system. Large power plants actually increase uncertainty, since the effects are so great when they fail to deliver.
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