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Solar roll-out depends on grid changes – IEA

Photovoltaic solar power’s potential to supply 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050 will not be realised unless electricity grids are adapted to its variability, the International Energy Agency said
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MEPs question Cañete’s continued oil links

Incoming energy and climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete has not provided sufficient evidence to remove concerns about a conflict of interest regarding his links to the oil industry, MEPs say
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EU divided on 2030 renewables goal

A number of member states remain opposed to the adoption of a 27% renewable energy target for 2030, a month ahead of the deadline for a decision, a European Commission official has said
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The EU must not delay action on biomass

Stephen Tindale of the Centre for European Reform argues the EU proposal on biofuels is a missed opportunity to address the impact of solid biomass
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New EU Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker (photograph: European People's Party, CC BY 2.0)

Incoming Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced a new Commission structure and team on 10 September.

Malta's Karmenu Vella will take over a merged environment and fisheries brief and has been charged with reviewing the EU's nature laws.

Spain's Miguel Arias Cañete will lead on energy and climate, under the leadership of vice-president for energy union Alenka Bratušek of Slovenia.

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