Spanish Government announces first renewable energy auction for new remunerative scheme

The Spanish Government recently approved Royal Decree 960/2020, of 3 November, which regulates the remunerative framework applicable to renewable energy production facilities (RD 960/2020), which was analysed here. In order to develop and implement RD 960/2020, the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge approved Order TED/1161/2020, of 4 December, which regulates the first … Read more

Summary: Revised TEN-E Regulation – future financing of European energy infrastructure

The European Commission has announced this week a proposed revision of the Trans-European Networks for Energy Regulation (the TEN-E Regulation). The revision aims to bring European energy infrastructure in line with the EU’s new climate targets and the European Green Deal. Changes in technology and ambitions have required new infrastructure categories along with changes to … Read more

Revised TEN-E Regulation – future financing of European energy infrastructure

Background The primary driver behind the revision of the TEN-E Regulation is to align the regulation with the new European Green Deal. The European Green Deal aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. The TEN-E Regulation is seen as a central instrument for the … Read more

Jet Zero and Green Ships – point 6 of the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan

Shipping and aviation are key contributors to the UK economy, with estimates being that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, they contributed over £40 billion and £20 billion, respectively each year. They are important sectors in achieving the UK’s net-zero ambition, but decarbonising these industries is a challenging exercise. Emissions from international aviation and shipping are not … Read more

Joining the race to zero – UN launches Green Hydrogen Catapult

Aiming to drive down the cost of green hydrogen, the Green Hydrogen Catapult initiative launched by the UN on 8 December 2020 sees a coalition of global green hydrogen leaders come together with a target to deploy 25GW of renewables-based hydrogen production over the next six years. The Green Hydrogen Catapult coalition, which includes ACWA … Read more