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‘Europe must wake up to undervalued CHP says industry’

June 16, 2017 - Jean Pierre Boydens, Cogen Vlaanderen’s managing director, [wants] to make it “clear to the European community” that with the transition to an energy mix that includes increasing numbers of intermittent renewable energy sources comes “a high need to develop a system of how we will provide the complementary energy”. (...) “You cannot solve a multi-day period of low renewable production with demand-side management,” he added. “Cogeneration is the most efficient way of using a fuel, and the best complementary technology to renewable energy.” Read more...

 
Apple targets supply chain efficiency through $1bn green bond

June 15, 2017 - Apple has launched a dedicated funding stream to finance clean energy and environmental projects, through a $1bn green bond. The technology giant’s second green bond was announced on Tuesday (13 June) and is the first corporate bond offered since US President Donald Trump announced his intentions to withdraw the nation from the Paris Agreement. Apple said the green bond highlights the business commitment to the historic climate accord. Read more...

 
Germany and California to strengthen climate cooperation

June 14, 2017 - Europe’s largest economy and the largest state economy in the U.S. have issued a joint statement of intent to boost climate cooperation and to support the "Under 2 Coalition". The move comes just days after California signed an agreement to work with China on combating climate change and reducing emissions. Read more...

 
Germany’s top court powers energy giants

June 13, 2017 - Germany’s Constitutional Court on June 7 ruled that a nuclear fuel tax imposed from 2011-16 was illegal. This means the country’s power companies will need to be refunded billions of euros from the government. Read more...