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The publishers of European Energy Foreword
Innovation would like to offer their
sincere thanks to all individuals and 2015 seems to have begun much as 2014 ended - austerity hovers over Greece
organisations who have contributed while insecurity looms over our energy supply; tensions in the Balkans, terror in
editorial images photos and illustrations the Levant. There are however one or two themes in this issue that offer a more
to the magazine. Whilst every effort sanguine outlook.
has been made to ensure accuracy
of the content, the publishers of Dr Edmund Fleck reviews the role of waste-to-energy (WtE). Around 85% of
European Energy Innovation accept no the energy contained in waste can be recovered by burning it, producing the
responsibility for errors or omissions. lowest emissions of all European combustion industries. But he argues that this
is to overlook the benefits of recycling, pointing out that energy and the circular
The contents of European Energy economy are intertwined. Echoing these arguments, Marta Gurin and Lorenzo
Innovation are protected by copyright. Ceccherini explore the role of WtE in waste management and energy systems.
In 2012, 456 plants across Europe produced 32 billion kWh of electricity and 79
All rights reserved. billion kWh heat, while preventing about 78 million tonnes of waste from being
European Energy Innovation is
published by: Minister Alex White discusses Ireland’s forthcoming energy policy covering the
Prologue Media Ltd period to 2030 and beyond, advocating a well informed and robust debate
1a Shire Lane on sustainability, affordability and security of supply as integral to developing
Chorleywood a definitive energy policy statement to 2030 and beyond. With COP21 this
Hertfordshire WD3 5NQ December, he contends that 2015 will be a decisive year in climate policy.
United Kingdom
Beatrice Coda reviews the potential of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to
Tel: +44 1923 286238 reduce the impact of CO2 produced by the largest emitters, fossil fuel power plants and heavy industry. Citing EU acknowledgement of the importance of CCS
for power and energy-intensive industrial sectors, she sets out the challenges
To obtain additional copies please email of containing costs and securing a business case. She foresees infrastructure connecting CO2 sources to sinks - reflected in the TEN-E Guidelines.

EDITOR Jesper Aagesen gives an insight into the focus at Lloyd’s Register on Energy
Michael Edmund Efficiency for Ships. Referring to recent developments in emissions legislation, he proposes a four stage approach to energy efficiency and goes on to discuss
how this may further be improved by optimising both trim and “design point”.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Nevertheless, he maintains, transportation by sea remains the most environmental
Philip Beausire friendly means of transporting goods. Continuing the maritime theme, Gesine Meissner MEP explains the importance of Blue Energy. Oceans and seas provide
us with fish, she explains, connect our industries and supply oil and gas; and now
HEAD OF BRUSSELS OFFICE offshore wind, and potentially wave and tidal energy.
Sophia Silvert
Tel: +32 2 347 7019 In a fascinating article, intriguingly titled: Investing in Negawatts, the world’s ‘first
Mob: +32 4737 30322 fuel’, Kathleen Van Brempt MEP investigates the potential economic significance of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency projects, she says, create 3 to 5 times more
jobs than fossil investments, while the International Energy Agency (IEA) has
DESIGN & PRODUCTION called energy efficiency ‘an invisible powerhouse’ worth at least 276 billon euros per year and growing.

WEBSITE DESIGN Room for optimism? Indeed! And there is more for you to read inside.
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