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Poland Wants to Subsidize Coal-Fired Electricity

Poland Wants to Subsidize Coal-Fired Electricity

EU plan for CO2 limit to power reserve schemes hasty: Poland Reuters, November 30, 2016 The European Commission’s proposal to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts would be hasty and bad for the environment, Poland’s energy ministry said. A draft law published by the EU executive

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European Commission Planning a Revision to the Energy Efficiency Directive

Energy efficiency: Binding targets will hinder EU growth The Parliament Magazine, May 3, 2016 This autumn, the European Commission is planning a revision to the energy efficiency directive. Both the Commission and Parliament are currently evaluating the implementation of the existing directive, originally adopted back in 2012. The best word to describe how the directive

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EU Extends Motor Efficiency Regulations to Include VSDs

EU plans tougher motor efficiency regs – and to add VSDs Drives and Controls, November 3, 2015. Image credit: Winsker The Commission is proposing to raise minimum efficiency levels on some types of motor, introduce regulations for smaller motors and for VSDs (variable-speed drives), remove the option to use VSDs with lower-efficiency motors, and extend the

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PERFORMER Project Aims to Monitor Energy Performance

Better monitoring for energy efficiency in buildings Phys.org, February 23, 2015 The past five years have seen energy efficiency in buildings moving from a welcomed addition to a sector priority. Unfortunately, well-defined targets do not always translate in effective measures: gaps between projected and actual performance can be huge, resulting in poor return on investment.

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IE3 Electric Motors Required by the EU MEPS

Mandatory IE3 electric motors appearing in OEM machines Plant Engineer, January 14, 2015 From this month (1 January 2015), premium-efficiency IE3 motors are compulsory for all new machines in the range 7.5—375kW under EC 640/2009, the EU MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard) regulations. IE2 motors are no longer permitted (beyond notified exceptions, such as ATEX

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Energy Storage in Compressed Air to Feed the Grid

A lot of hot air? Why energy storage matters CNBC, January 12, 2015 People around the world are turning to renewable sources of energy such as the wind and sun, which offer a sustainable and abundant source of power for our homes, cities and offices. But what do you do when the sun isn’t shining

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EU Regulations Aim to Reduce Mega-TVs’ Energy Consumption

After similar energy-saving rules for vacuum cleaners provoked a storm of criticism from UK newspapers last autumn, the planned TV rules may be a test case for new ‘ecodesign’ formulas for kettles, toasters and hairdryers, due to be announced next year.

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