The European partner project evRoaming4EU facilitates roaming services for charging electric vehicles. Through the independent, open OCPI protocol, consumers can be provided with transparent information about charging, charging locations and charging prices throughout Europe. The goal is that EV drivers can easily recharge their electric cars anywhere in the EU. There is now a short VIDEO available online that shows how this works and why it is so important. Read more ….
Many articles appear in the media, which could be pretty confusing to the average homeowner. We have already communicated before that a balanced approach for gas is needed. And to make all of the Netherlands homes all-electric, is not a very realistic scenario. Of course, certain (new) neighbourhoods can and will be free of natural gas. But various areas will continue to use natural gas for a long time in combination with other sustainable measures.
It is important to bring the role of sustainable gases in the spotlight. Green gas and hydrogen. Especially green gas can already be used in houses and there are already several effective solutions available. We generally have a good gas network in the Netherlands, where we can make good and smart use of it for many years to come. Read more ….
important work is done in Europe by the “Gas for Climate” initiative, which states: “Gas and its infrastructure are important today and continue to be important in 2050, providing that a shift takes place towards renewable and low carbon gas to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees. Gas for Climate: a path to 2050 advocates an affordable solution in the transition to a sustainable energy system.“. Read more ….
in this context it is worth to read a Ecofys report of 15 Feb. 2018; the summary includes:
“To achieve the Paris Agreement target of limiting global temperature increase to well below two degrees, a major redesign of the energy system is required. This study by Ecofys, a Navigant company, explores the role of gas in a fully decarbonised energy system by 2050. We conclude that it is possible by 2050 to scale up renewable gas (biomethane and renewable hydrogen) production in the EU to a quantity of 122 billion cubic metres by 2050. We also conclude that using this gas with existing gas infrastructure, smartly combined with renewable electricity in sectors where it adds most value, can lead to €138 billion societal cost savings annually compared to decarbonisation without a role for renewable gas”.
In the Dutch Budget (click here for a link), there is a clear paragraph on climate related aspects (pages 62 and 63).
Existing home gas burners can function perfectly if 30% of natural gas is replaced by hydrogen in the existing grid, according to engineers from British Swansey University. Read more …
Ecofys, a Navigant company, presents decarbonisation scenario for an energy transition in line with 1.5°C target. Read more and download the paper.
Rotterdam and 18 surrounding municipalities launch “laadpaalnodig.nl”. Read more.
Solar magazine states: Solar energy 2023 scenario: 6 million households in the Netherlands with solar panels in 2023. Read more.
For the Dutch readers, reference is made for more information on solar applications to Zonatlas.nl.
A recent study, launched by the Gas for Climate initiative shows that renewable gas can play an important role in reducing Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by mid-century. Read more ….
Furthermore …. European map renewable gas 2018. Read more….
Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and the European Biogas Association (EBA) issued the “European Biomethane Map 2018”.
Ecofys and Berenschot supported VNCI. Read more ….
NederlandElektrisch.nl has provided an overview of available EVs in 2018.
Other useful information on possibly subsidies for EV’s in 2018 in the Netherland (in Dutch) is available via the website of NederlandElektrisch.nl.
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