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issue 102 | September 2018

/ The EU’s Renewable Energy Directive has been recast, raising renewables targets and establishing a clear regulatory framework on self-consumption. Importantly, it has clarified the definition of biomass, previously drawing criticism for being too simplistic. We review the key changes to the directive and the concerns about biomass in particular.

We also take a look at the potential of renewables to transform energy systems across the African continent and profile the most promising new energy markets in the region, and speak to Adolf Goetzberger, recipient of the European Inventor of the Year lifetime achievement award for innovation in solar power technology and founder of the Fraunhofer Institut for Solar Energy Systems, about his research into concentrated solar power.

Plus, we check in with Siemens’ pilot project for ammonia-based energy storage, take a look at ABB and Imperial University London’s carbon capture plant, and find out how energy usage and demand is set to change as a result of global warming. /


Magazine Designer Paulius Zutautas Graphic Designers Sara Basto, Marzia Compassi, Kate Cuntapay, Marzia del gaone, Anett Arc, AShley McPherson, Tyrrell Lowe 
Lead Designer John Hammond

Publisher Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director Duncan West



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