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Re-energising Europe. Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy (2013)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on February 14, 2013

This report, published by the NGO WWF Europe, looks at Europe’s energy consumption by 2030. If the right policy measures are put in place, by 2030 the European Union could:

Energy [R]evolution. A Sustainable EU 27 Energy Outlook (2012)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 20, 2012

This report was commissioned to the German National Centre for Aerospace, Energy and Transport Research by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). It concludes that around half a million jobs could be created in Europe by 2020 if renewables energies and energy efficiency were to be given priority in the political agenda over nuclear power and fossil fuels. This would require a drastical change in the way we produce, consume and distribute energy which encompasses the following 5 principles:

The Emergence of a Regulatory Framework in the MENA Region. Perspective from the Maghreb Countries (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 19, 2011

This presentation was delivered by Mr. Rafik Missaoui, a Tunisian Energy expert, during the “MENA Energized: Regional Challenges to "Green the Power" Sector” event held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The event was jointly organized by the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Euro Mediterranean Energy Market Integration Project (MED-EMIP).

Concentrating Solar Thermal Systems for Generating Electricity (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on December 7, 2011

This is a presentation from the Mexican Non-Conventional Energy Management Electric Power Research Institute aimed at describing the perspectives of using concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies, and the implications stemming from this choice. It was made during the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Electricity Workshop held in Paraguay in May 2010.

Renewable Energy Projects as Published in the National Renewable Energy Action Plans of the EU Member States (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 14, 2011

This report, compiled by the Energy Research Centre from the Netherlands with the help of the European Environment Agency, has been published in February 2011 and illustrates the targeted levels of renewable energy production that the EU member-states want to obtain by 2020.

Renewable Energy Potential of the Middle East, North Africa vs. the Nuclear Development Option (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 24, 2011

A study published in 2007 by the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI) presents the potential and advantages of using renewable energies by the MENA countries. It also pinpoints the drawbacks connected to the nuclear energy option.

It describes the benefits stemming from the use of solar energy, underlining the potential to offer solutions at both national and local level: job creation, better solutions for heating and cooling systems, water desalinization, little land use, etc. The topic of grid interconnectivity (both AC and HVDC) also falls under the scope of this research.

Networking and Outreach Activities in Jordan-Lebanon-Syria for Energy Access II (2005)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 26, 2011

This report was compiled by the Energy Research Group of the American University of Beirut. It summarizes the discussions that took place during the Regional Action Plan Stakeholders meeting on Energy Access and Renewable Energy Technologies in Syria Jordan and Lebanon.

The Regional Action Plan for Regional Sustainable Energy Development started in 2004 between Syria Jordan and Lebanon. The objective of this partnership is to enhance collaboration among universities and other stakeholders to promote energy efficiency and appropriate renewable energy technologies.

TREE Project – CSP Seminars in South Africa (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on August 25, 2009

The TREE Project (Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency), run by the Renewables Academy (RENAC) in Berlin aims to promote capacity building and know-how transfer in renewable energies (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and climate protection for both decision makers from politics and business, as well as technicians and engineers in emerging countries.

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