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Global energy consumption on the rise

IEA: Global energy consumption to rise by more than a quarter up to 2040

As the world's population and global incomes keep growing, primary energy consumption is expected to rise by more than a quarter by 2040. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has calculated that emerging economies in Asia will account for most of this increase in demand. Find out more

Weltkugel bei Nacht mit Lichtermeer

Electricity aid to help Belgium through the cold winter months

Several of Belgium's nuclear reactors are currently offline due to defects or maintenance work. This means that the country might suffer a power shortage during the coldest months of the year. Under a new energy partnership, Germany has pledged to help. Find out more

Maroš Šefčovič

Quote of the week

"Our strategy shows that by 2050, it is realistic to make Europe both climate neutral and prosperous, while leaving no European and no region behind."

Maroš Šefčovič, European Commisioner for the Energy Union, at the presentation of Our Vision for A Clean Planet for All

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  • 300 experts engage in dialogue at German-Tunisian Energy Day

    Some 300 energy experts gathered for the 8th German-Tunisian Energy Day in Tunis on 29 November. Discussions focused on the German and Tunisian energy transitions. This year, the focus was on energy efficiency and its importance for a successful energy transition. The Energy Day is the most important German-Tunisian platform for dialogue on energy and brings together decision-makers from politics, the private sector, and the science community. Tunisia and Germany formed their energy partnership in 2012.

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