New report series on power, heat, transport and industry sectors in Europe

New report series on power, heat, transport and industry sectors in Europe
26. February 2021 | EWI collaborates with UK-based consulting firm Cornwall Insight for a new monthly report series.

In order to reach the climate neutrality targets of the European Union, strong and rapid decarbonisation efforts in the power, heating, transport and industrial sectors across Europe are necessary. Successful decarbonisation over a wide range of sectors requires new investments, new business models, new regulatory frameworks – basically, new approaches to solving complex problems. Therefore, insightful and in-depth analysis regarding the latest developments in the energy landscape is important for decision-makers.

Therefore, the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) at the University of Cologne and the UK-based renowned management consulting firm Cornwall Insight collaborate on a new monthly report series: “Energy Spectrum Europe” provides news, insight and analysis covering power, heat, transport and industry sectors in Europe.

Informing business and operations decisions

The first issue of Energy Spectrum Europe covers investment levels required for electricity distribution grids in Europe, as well as the UK plans for an independent system operator. The use and development of hydrogen networks as part of the European Green Deal is also part of the report, as is a commentary from Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) on support for the hydrogen transition. The report includes details of the European Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy and updates of the recent renewable auctions. Additionally, highlighting current EWI research, a detailed look at future supply costs of green and blue hydrogen in the EU up to 2050 is provided.

The new, monthly report series is aimed to inform business and operations decisions across a range of geographies and for a wide range of decision-makers, such as generators, transmission and distribution system operators, energy-intensive industries and investors. To get a free copy of the first issue, please sign up here.

Launch Webinar on March 4

In addition to the report series, EWI and Cornwall Insight will host a webinar on March 4th, 15:00 – 16:30 p.m. CET. It will deal with some of the latest developments in the European energy markets including the EU offshore wind strategy and its impact on cross-country projects, the EU hydrogen strategy, the economic potential of various sources of hydrogen and investment opportunities. Among the panelists are:

  • Thomas G. Engelmann, Head of Energy Transition, KGAL
  • Lisa McDermott, Executive Director Renewable Project Financing EMEA, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge, Professor for Economics, Energy and Sustainability at the University of Cologne and Director of EWI
  • Tom Andrews, Senior Analyst, Cornwall Insight
  • Dan Atzori, Research Partner, Cornwall Insight (chair)

Registrations for the webinar are possible here.

For your enquiries on the Energy Spectrum Europe report series, please contact: eren.cam@ewi.uni-koeln.de.