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La cuota de solar y eólica en la oferta energética de los Emiratos Árabes Unidos se triplicó en 2019.

La cuota de energía eólica y solar crece a un ritmo rápido y constante (+1,1 ptos. en 2019), llegando al 8,5 %

En 2019, la cuota de energía eólica y solar en la oferta energética mundial aumentó en 1,1 ptos., mientras que la generación de energía eléctrica a partir de renovables siguió creciendo a un ritmo acelerado (+12 % en el caso de la eólica y +24 % en el caso de la solar), y la térmica —en especial, la derivada del carbón— experimentó una caída. La generación de energía eólica marina aumentó en un 20 %, impulsada por un aumento en Bélgica, Alemania y el Reino Unido, que habilitaron 5,5 GW de capacidad eólica marina en los dos últimos años.
La reducción de los costes y la implantación de políticas ambiciosas en materia de renovables contribuyeron a acelerar la ampliación de las capacidades eólica y solar (+60 GW y +97 GW, respectivamente). Impulsaron la cuota eólica y solar en China (la generación eólica y solar creció un 10 % y un 31 %, respectivamente, hasta casi un 9 % de la oferta energética), EE. UU. (+9 % y 15 %, respectivamente, hasta casi un 10 % de la oferta energética), la UE, Japón, la India, Australia y Latinoamérica (gran auge en Chile, Brasil, México y Argentina). Las tecnologías eólicas y solares están progresando en Egipto y en los Emiratos Árabes Unidos, a pesar de representar una cuota aún modesta. Continúan siendo marginales en África y en las zonas de producción de combustibles fósiles (región CIS y Oriente Medio).

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26
Oct

The EU is missing its 2020 target for electricity cross-border capacity

According to the European Union (EU) Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), the amount of cross-border capacity available for trade among Member States remains insufficient to meet the minimum EU target of 70% by 2020. Cross-zonal capacity increased by 3% in 2019 compared to 2018 due to border-specific improvements (Poland-Czech Republic/Germany/Slovakia, Austrian borders, Greece-Italy, Bulgaria-Romania and Germany-Denmark). Moderate decreases, compared to 2018, were observed at the Swiss and Norwegian borders (-6%) and at a smaller scale in Italy North and Nordic regions (-2%). In addition, several Member States continue to use national capacity mechanisms, even if they do not always face an adequacy problem. 

11
Sep

EU and UK energy-related CO2 emissions declined by 3.8% in 2019

According to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, global CO2 emissions from energy combustion increased by 0.9% to 38 GtCO2 in 2019, driven by China (+3.4%, accounting for 30% of global emissions) and India (+1.6%, 7% of global emissions). Meanwhile, Japan (3% of global emissions) reduced its energy-related CO2 emissions by 2.1%, the United States (13% of total emissions) by 2.6% and Russia (5% of total emissions) by 0.8%.

27
Jul

EU countries need to strengthen energy efficiency efforts to reach targets

According to the European Commission, primary energy consumption declined by 0.7% in 2018 (-0.1% only for final energy consumption), which is insufficient to meet the 2020 targets. The highest annual reductions in primary energy consumption were posted in Belgium, Austria and Greece, whereas the largest increases were observed in Estonia, Latvia and Luxembourg. Between 2005 and 2018, primary energy consumption decreased in all Member States except Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia and Poland.  Primary energy intensity fell in all Member States between 2005 and 2018; however, it grew in Denmark, Estonia and Luxemburg in recent years (between 2015 and 2018).

30
Jun

Switzerland's final energy consumption slightly increased in 2019

According to the Swiss government, final energy consumption in Switzerland slightly increased in 2019 (+0.3%) due to cooler temperatures, economic growth (+0.9%), demographic growth (+0.7%) and increasing fleet of motor vehicles (+0.8%). This rising trend was offset by continued energy efficiency and substitution effects.


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