The theme of this year’s EU mobility week is multimodality: mixing different, sustainable transport modes for our journeys. Electric modes of transportation—be they vehicles, trams or trains—are all powered by copper, and the shift towards renewable energy will require more copper than is currently used. We consider the past, present and future role of the red metal to illustrate why there is plenty of copper to achieve the clean energy revolution.
Copper is at the heart of many global trends, such as increasing the use of energy-efficient equipment, renewable energy generation and electromobility.
European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is an annual highlight for everyone working on sustainable energy policy issues, both in Brussels and across member states. This year’s theme is ‘Lead the Clean Energy Transition.’
Is it feasible to power European industry fully with renewable energy? From the perspective of the copper industry, we present some of the challenges to be faced, and opportunities to be seized, for this scenario to come to fruition.
With a strong focus within the European Union on moving towards a low-carbon future, buildings are a key area where improvements can and should be made. Find out how copper could play a role in creating greener, smarter and healthier buildings.
Dr Katia Lacasse of the European Copper Institute has defined five points concerning copper, carbon pricing and future competitiveness in the European Union ahead of tomorrow’s Eurometaux-led meeting that asks: how can we really enable Europe’s low-carbon transition?
This Climate Week NYC, international leaders from business, government and civil society are meeting to discuss how to build momentum on key climate issues.
In an increasingly decentralised and renewable electricity system, the demand side will need to play a major role. The aim of the Smart Energy Summit, held in Brussels on 6th April, was to discuss how to take smart energy forward in Europe and beyond, define current and future contributions to demand-side flexibility from industry, commercial and residential consumers, provide a snapshot of the demand side landscape in Europe, and discuss policy implications. It was convened by Frauke Thies of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition and Hans De Keulenaer from ECI.