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Europe has set a target that 32% of its energy should come from renewables by 2030, up from 17.5% today. Corporates are and can play an even bigger role in meeting this target. Thousands of key corporate buyers – including from the steel, aluminium, ICT, and chemicals industries – and clean energy suppliers, are meeting in Amsterdam at the RE-Source 2019 event – for a two-day conference to discuss how to accelerate efforts to source more renewable energy.

The last weeks have seen an abundance of significant solar and wind sourcing agreements from major corporates around the world. Google announced its largest corporate renewable purchase in history, including nearly 800 MW of new renewable energy in Europe. Amazon recently unveiled plans to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030.

The Airports Council International (ACI Europe) also announced at the event a new partnership with the RE-Source Platform to accelerate the clean energy transition of the airport industry and help it achieve its 2050 net zero commitment. In addition, the RE-Source Platform received a €500,000 grant from Google.org to fund further the development of new renewable energy purchasing models, provide training and resources for consumers, and enable more widespread access to clean power.

Corporate sourcing of renewables has risen rapidly in Europe, with 7.5 GW of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) deals signed over the past five years, and 1.6 GW worth of deals in 2019 alone. More European countries are engaging in PPA deals: 13 countries have inked PPAs in 2019 so far. Commercial and industrial on-site corporate sourcing accounted for 3.4 GW in 2018 and is expected to grow considerably in the next decade.

Industrial and commercial consumers account for more than half of Europe’s energy consumption today. Powering these corporate consumers with renewable energy could deliver both significant reductions in CO2 emissions and make European industries more competitive due to the rapidly falling cost of renewables.

According to a recent study from the European Commission, if EU-based corporate buyers committed to sourcing renewable electricity to meet 30% of their total electricity demand by 2030, the EU renewable energy sector would generate more than €750bn in gross added value and over 220,000 new jobs.

Governments can play their part in facilitating more companies to source renewables, by removing administrative hurdles for corporate renewable PPAs, and on-site and direct investments in renewable energy generation that exist throughout Europe. Under the new Renewable Energy Directive, European governments now have the duty to remove these barriers. Currently, only two of the draft National Energy and Climate Plans for 2030 even mention PPAs and none comply with the agreed legislation.

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The SolarPACES conference is the main annual event that offers an opportunity for researchers, developers, political and financial stakeholders to join and learn about current progress in R&D and market and project developments worldwide in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). It offers therefore a unique view on the current situation and future perspectives in this area. It’s 21st edition is the first time it is held in South Africa organized by SolarPACES and supported by many local and international stakeholders in this area. SolarPACES (Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems) is an international network of countries designating their experts in Concentrating Solar Power which is managed under the umbrella of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The conference gathers typically around 700 particpants from more than 40 countries in the world, among them a high share of young and senior researchers in this field presenting their latest results, as well as representatives from the industrial sector (companies, utilities, project developers) as well as members from government agencies and ministries. They will contribute to a program of around 200 oral technical presentations, 150 posters and about 30 plenary lectures. Plese find all related information on SolarPACES2015.

Over 20,000 international attendees from the gas industry and it related sectors are set to gather at Gastech Singapore 2015 from 27 to 30 October 2015. Gastech, now in its 43rd year, is the world’s leading natural gas LNG conference & exhibition and brings together all the major industry players from the commercial and technical communities within the global energy supply chain.

Gastech boasts the accolade of having the world’s largest award winning natural gas and LNG exhibition – at an expansive 40,000sqm, it spans 10 pavilions across Europe, America, Asia, Scandinavia & Australia, and hosts 500 international, regional and local exhibitors.

Confirmed Exhibitors from leading IOCs, NOCs and global EPC, shipping, transportation, infrastructure, equipment and manufacturing companies include the likes of Qatar Petroleum, ADNOC, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BG Group, Gazprom, Nigeria LNG, GDF Suez ,Cheniere, Total, Gas Natural Fenosa, Mitsui, Sonatrach, Bechtel, KBR, WorleyParsons (Intecsea), Chiyoda, Technip, Wood Group Mustang, Black & Veatch, Linde, Toyo, Larsen & Toubro, JGC, Fluor, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Hanjin Heavy Industries, among some.

Showcasing a plethora of gas industry related sectors, the exhibition features 4 dedicated zones: offshore technology, ports & marine, LNG facilities and infrastructure, and natural gas vehicles. In addition there will be over 80 free technical seminars offered at the Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs).

The 11 sector focused streams at this year’s seminar programme are; gas processing, LNG bunkering, LNG & gas carrier ship building, LNG facilities & infrastructure, natural gas vehicles, floating LNG, offshore technology, LNG as a marine fuel, pipeline infrastructure, information & communications technology in gas and small & mid-scale LNG.

The CoTEs seminars will be dedicated to delivering knowledge and awareness of the latest technological developments and applications in the gas industry and will be attended by over 3,000 gas professionals

As a global meeting place for the gas community, networking opportunities will also be abundant before
and during the 4 day event. A new networking tool for 2015 attendees is the Gastech Global Meetings Programme – a personal business networking and matching programme. The free programme will enable attendees to specify their preferences so that they can do business and meet with other attending professionals.

Pre-event registration is free and is currently open; already hundreds of industry professionals have registered to attend what is set to be this year’s largest gathering for the gas industry and its related sectors.

Gastech Conference & Exhibition is hosted by BG Group. The event is also supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) Singapore, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), and will be held in association with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

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The Union Cabinet in India has already approved the 100 smart city projects in India and the Indian Government has allocated INR 6000 crore for development of these smart cities with the intention to handle the raising challenges due to rapid urbanization. The concept of smart cities is at a nascent stage in India and there are no set standards or frameworks for the smart cities except for the guidelines. The definition of smart cities varies and depends on a lot of parameters like the cultural & regional background of the population, the physical and institutional infrastructure, the existing technology, and fundamentals of a city such as power and water supply, sewerage and waste management, education, healthcare, etc.

It is extremely essential for the government, the private sector and the citizens’ involvement to create a fool proof smart city model that elevates the quality of living. It is extremely essential for us to learn from the leaders who have succeeded after facing a series of challenges in executing the smart city model. Indian cities look at other smart cities like Amsterdam Smart City and Tel Aviv Smart City which has similar challenges as the Indian city to benchmark smart city practices.

Nispana brings case studies from International experts like Mr. Zohar Sharon, Chief Knowledge Officer – Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality which received the Worlds Smartest City award at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2014 and Mr. Frans Anton Vermast – Senior Strategy Officer – Amsterdam Smart City to present case-studies and share the best practices that will help in envisioning the opportunities, challenges and barriers in the Indian scenario at the “Sustainable Smart Cities India” Conference scheduled on 3rd & 4th of September 2015 at the Vivanta by Taj, M.G. Road, Bengaluru, India. This conference will also host a presentation from the “GIFT City”, India’s 1st and most ambitious smart city project.

This two day deliberation will focus on more sustainable and smart ways to develop urban mobility, traffic management, building, infrastructure development, renewable energy, waste management, e-governance, ICT connectivity, security, safety and more in order to meet India’s rapid urbanization. This conference is under the patronage of the Minister of Urban Development, Govt. of Karnataka with an official endorsement from the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce (FKCCI) and the Smart Cities Foundation as supporting partners in association with the All India Association of Industries.

The 8th International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit, CSP Today Sevilla, took place in Seville from 12 – 13 November and FuturENERGY was present to distribute its magazine to the leading players in the international solar power business. Now in its 8th edition, CSP Today Sevilla provides a platform to bring the international CSP community together and on this occasion, topics of maximum interest were discussed including the keys to optimising CSP plants.

The entire solar thermal industry was brought together in Seville at a unique event whose events included: keynotes by the CEOs from some of the leading sector companies (ACWA Power, Abengoa Solar and ACS Cobra); key O&M information provided directly from benchmark plants in Spain and abroad; an exclusive overview of failed components at CSP plants; and the latest in commercial technology.

In short, during 12 and 13 November in Seville, the participants in CSP Today Sevilla 2014 had the opportunity to:

  • Compare projects in South Africa, Morocco, UAE, India, Chile from the international benchmarking point of view so as to be competitive in terms of costs and to successfully develop plants in these markets.
  • Take advantage of the more than 20 years of the combined experience of the executives of La Africana, Gemasolar, Puerto Herrado 2 and Extresol, that have written the O&M manual to obtain the maximum performance at these plants.
  • Participate in unprecedented unpublished research from CSP Today regarding critical components in the solar field and power block and its performance in operational plants.
  • Learn how to manage common challenges such as temporary in situ repairs so as not to stop the plant, automation, control systems and troubleshooting to ensure that the plant’s operation is continuous and trouble-free.
  • Find out about the latest developments and innovations in technology to make the most of the performance and drastically reduce LCOE in CSP plants.

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See you at Hamburgo, México, Valencia o Madrid

This week is not just any week. It will see the hosting of a number of very important events and congresses in the energy and environment sectors.

A week full of major events, and FuturENERGY and FuturENVIRO will be present at them all, from Hamburg to Mexico to Valencia and Madrid.



FuturENERGY and FuturENVIRO support and promote the energy and environment sectors and will collaborate as a media partner in the big events taking place this week. We will attend with the latest issues of our magazines. Don’t miss them! Articles of great interest await you!

We are now in Hamburg, where tomorrow we will attend WINDENERGY HAMBURG, which will offer a comprehensive overview of the current situation and future prospects of both onshore and offshore wind energy sectors, spanning the entire value chain of the industry.

Other representatives of our magazines are now flying to Mexico to attend the 20th edition of THE GREEN EXPO, which has become a leading environment, energy, water and smart cities event. The energy reform in Mexico lends the event even greater significance and opens the doors to new investments and business opportunities.

On Thursday, we will be in Valencia at CLIMAVAL 2014, the 2nd National Congress on Integrated Energy Management in the Hotel Sector with the FuturENERGY special on energy efficiency in the hotel sector.

Finally, on Wednesday, we will be at the IDAE (Spanish Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification) at a conference organised by EXPOBIOMASA which will examine different approaches in biomass heat applications (domestic, industrial, public, private, etc). The conference will also provide up-to-date figures reflecting trends in the biomass sector within the current energy scenario

The GREEN Expo 2013 opened its doors to the public yesterday, consolidating its position as the most important event in the areas of the environment, energy, water and sustainable cities.
Taking place in tandem with The GREEN Expo is the 21st International Environment Congress, organised by CONIECO (Mexican National Council of Ecological Industrialists). This event brings together environmental experts and representatives of the the leading institutions in Mexico. With an exhibition area of over 5000 m2, The GREEN Expo 2013 is playing host to the clean technologies and innovative solutions of more than 250 exhibitors representing almost 500 of the world’s leading brands.

Present at the inauguration were the Sub-secretary for the Management of Environmental Protection, Mr Rafael Pacchiano Alamán and the Sub-secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, Mr Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez. Also in attendance were Mr José Navarro, CEO at E.J. Krause, Mexico; Senator Silvia Guadalupe Garza, President of the Commission of Climate Change of the Senate of the Republic of Mexico; Deputy Lourdes López, President of the Commission for the Environment and Natural Resources of the Mexican Parliament; Odón de Buen, Director General of the National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE); and engineer José Ramón Ardavín, CEO of the Business Coordination Council (CESPEDES).
At the inauguration, Sub-secretaries Mr. Rafael Pacchiano Alamán and Mr Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez kindly visited the FuturENERGY stand, where the Director of the publication outlined the technical and informational work we do in the international energy sector.

Esperanza Rico, Director of FuturENERGY and FuturENVIRO,receives Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Sub-secretary for the Management of Environmental Protection and Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Sub-secretary for Energy Planning and Transition.
Esperanza Rico, Director of FuturENERGY and FuturENVIRO,receives Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Sub-secretary for the Management of Environmental Protection and Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Sub-secretary for Energy Planning and Transition.

During the three days of the event, The GREEN Expo 2013 expects to receive visits from over 10,000 professionals interested in the clean solutions and technologies offered by more than 250 exhibiting companies, representing over 450 brands, from Germany, Austria, Canada, Italy, China, Colombia, Spain, the USA, Finland, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands and the UK. This edition has seen 20% growth in exhibition space with respect to last year.
This year, the exhibition includes International Halls, such as the Austrian Hall, which features companies from a wide range of sectors: photovoltaic solar energy, drinking and waste water treatment, treatment of end-of-life glass and solid waste, etc. Similarly, the German Hall features products boasting innovative technology in the area of renewable energy, along with German and worldwide experience in the efficient use of such energy. The Italian Hall, organised by the Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ICE) and the Ministry of the Environment, Territory and Sea, features the products and services of 10 companies, with the aim being to foster scientific and commercial cooperation, as well as the exchange of good practices and know how. The United States Hall houses 10 companies with leading edge technology, while the United Kingdom Hall features companies offering products and services that focus on a low-carbon economy.
The International Environment Congress, which features over 120 conferences, covers a wide range of topical issues and is divided into four main areas: Environment, Energy, Water and Smart Cities. Over 500 participants from the business and academic communities, the non-governmental sector, and government representatives at federal, state and municipal levels are expected to attend

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