European Union gets 23.4% of electricity from renewables

Here is another article on Cleantechies focusing on another success story, but this time a European one as clean energy sources are pursuing their rise. The energy transition is slowly taking place. Here is the introduction : ” According to official statistics from Eurobserv’ER, 23.4 percent of the electricity in the European Union came from… Continue reading European Union gets 23.4% of electricity from renewables

Why heat pumps are a fantastic idea

As Eurobserv’ER published a market barometer for heat pumps I thought it might be the occasion to have a look at this most interesting and promising technology which already accounts for nearly 9 GW th of capacity in Europe. With over 100,000 systems installed every year throughout the European Union, heat pumps can both heat… Continue reading Why heat pumps are a fantastic idea

Renewable energies are progressing in Europe

EurObserv’ER published its eighth report on the state of renewable energies in Europe. Both in French and English, it demonstrates the sector is vibrant and is just taking off. As there are too many renewable energy solutions to be handled in a single article, I will only present you here the findings of the report… Continue reading Renewable energies are progressing in Europe

In 2006, solar thermal progressed steadily in the EU

According to EurObserv’ER, an organism from the European Union, solar thermal energy saw its demand grow by no less than 44 percent in 2006 in the European Union. This represents more than three million square meters of panels installed in a year. Huge differences occur between countries. For instance, Germany lead this increase by installing… Continue reading In 2006, solar thermal progressed steadily in the EU