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ERRA Member News: E-Control’s Own Grid Connection Action Plan

The electricity production from renewable energy sources needs to be increased by a total of 27 TWh by 2030. E-Control has developed its own grid connection action plan, which provides for a number of measures to speed up the implementation of grid connections. Efficient grid connection of PV systems requires Photovoltaics as an important building block for achieving climate goals. [Featured Image from Pixabay]

ERRA Member News: The Development & Operation of Offshore Power Plants in Lithuania

National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC) of Lithuania adopted a Procedure for the Organisation of tenders and the Granting of Permits to Use Parts of the Maritime Area for the Development and Operation of Renewable Energy Power Plants. The process was possible based on amendments to the Law on Energy from Renewable Sources which were adopted in Lithuania in May 2022.

Countries that are making unexpected gains in their energy transitions

Despite the singular global goal of net zero emissions, countries will have to find their own paths to reach it, and the routes are many and varied. While some nations have been leading the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index score for a decade, others are now seeing seismic changes to their score. So which countries are making unexpected progress in their energy transitions, and what’s behind this improvement?

Which EU countries are making the most progress with their emissions reductions?

EU greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 3% in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the previous year. Emissions reductions were recorded in 21 of the 27 EU member states, with Bulgaria achieving a 15.2% drop – the biggest of any EU country. The World Economic Forum’s Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2023 report found there has been broad progress globally on embracing clean, sustainable energy.

EU Parliament plans to boost use of renewable energy

Renewables will have to make up 42.5% of the EU’s energy consumption by 2030, with the aim of achieving 45% Faster approval procedure for deploying renewables New fuels in the transport sector should lead to a 14.5% reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions

World Economic Forum: Storage is the key to the renewable energy revolution

Investment in renewable energy is skyrocketing, in line with ambitious national targets aimed at curbing carbon emissions. As renewable energy capacity grows, better ways of storing this energy should be identified, to avoid waste and deal with demand spikes. Utility companies and other providers are increasingly focused on developing effective long-term energy storage solutions.