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New Book — Consumers, Prosumers, Prosumagers — Reveals Dramatic Changes Coming

March 30th, 2019 | by Karel Beckman

In Consumers, prosumers, prosumagers – How service innovations will disrupt the utility business model, Fereidoon Sioshansi helps readers grasp the spirit of the times, the importance of the stakes and the uncertainty of the outcomes. The 19 essays, written by experts in their respective fields, in this 550-page book, are divided into three parts


Cultivating An Emergent Order In The Energy System

February 28th, 2019 | by The Beam

Everything -- 9 to 5 jobs, flat rate energy bills, three-car garages --  is organized according to the misconception that fossil fuels will always be around to provide energy exactly at our convenience. The challenge of embracing renewable energy is just as much mental as it is technical. It requires ditching the dominant industrial cognitive paradigm that still persists in an age where the transition away from fossil fuels use is imperative


Understanding The German Energy Transition: From Leader To Laggard

December 16th, 2018 | by The Beam

Germany is often praised as being the frontrunner in the transition to renewable energy. It is shutting down its nuclear power plants by 2022, and their capacity will be replaced by renewables. Today, the country already produces 38% of its electricity from renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. Its long-term goal is to reach 80–95% by 2050. But is Germany on the right path to reach these goals?


Energy Transition: The Greatest Switch Capital Markets Have Ever Seen

October 5th, 2018 | by The Beam

When we think of the changes a clean energy transition will bring, we often think of a transition from high to low carbon technologies. But even the most engaged energy pundits tend to gloss over what may be one of the biggest changes of all: how we pay for and finance the energy we use, and what that may mean for the investors, industries, and companies that provide that energy


Blockchain Technology – A Threat to Distribution Network Operators?

July 11th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Network operators should get involved soon in blockchain technology. If they miss the digital revolution, it will threaten their business model in the longer term and they could end up becoming pure network asset owners without operational responsibilities, writes Marius Buchmann of Jacobs University


Shell New Energies VP: “We Are Further Along Than People Realize”

July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

With a string of new investments and acquisitions in the past year (you can find a unique overview further on in this article!), Shell has quietly stepped up the pace of its transition from an oil and gas company into an energy company. “We are further along than people realize”, says Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice-President of Shell New Energies, in an exclusive interview with Energy Post. According to Gainsborough, there is a “shift in thinking” within the company that is now irreversible. “People in Shell see a lot riding on the success of New Energies. And we are considered one of the most attractive units to work in. Anyone under the age of 35 wants to work for New Energies.”


Ukraine’s Power Sector Is Set For A Major Transition

July 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Ukraine’s power sector has seen few changes during the two decades after the dissolution of the USSR, as it continued to operate as part of an energy system inherited by the newly independent states.  For 20 years, it was rolling down the hill without a clear vision for the future. Now everything is about to change. Multiple pressures and opportunities have merged to open up a new pathway for the country: Ukraine can get on board of Europe’s grand energy transition by starting a profound transformation of its power sector


Poland Has Huge e-Mobility Plans

May 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

The Polish government has adopted a new law on electromobility aimed at turning Poland into an e-mobility leader in Europe. The country wants to have 1 million EVs on the road by 2025 (download position paper here). Already home to electric bus manufacturing plants and a big EV battery plant, Poland is set to become the motor for electrifying transport in Europe. “We are really pioneers,” says Marta Gajęcka, Head of Energy Advisors to the President of the Republic of Poland, in an exclusive interview with Energy Post


Use Europe’s Electricity Underuse To Promote Electric Cars

April 15th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Electricity distribution networks in Europe run at well below their full potential, finds a new study from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP). The findings show that the unused network capacity could be utilized for charging electric vehicles with little or no need for additional capacity. Smart pricing and smart grid technologies will be the keys


How Europe Can Deliver On Energy Efficiency

December 17th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

The European Commission’s recently released Clean Energy Package, has a 2030 target of 30% energy savings. An important policy instrument to deliver these are Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) schemes


Wanted: Business Models For The Energy Future

April 27th, 2016 | by Tobias Engelmeier

The energy world is changing fast. Investments into renewable energy are outpacing investments into conventional energy. The incumbents, unused to this pace [&hellip



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