The European Physical Society (EPS) publishes its Position Paper “European Energy Policy and Global Reduction of CO2 emissions: Towards an effective sustainable electricity production in Europe”.
One of the greatest global challenges of our times is climate change. Addressing it requires policies fostering the transition to low-carbon societies and economies which, at the same time, will ensure the availability of sustainable, secure and affordable energy.
The Position Paper prepared by the Energy Group of EPS focuses on electricity production by non-fossil sources. It discusses the leading role of Europe in the broader context of the world energy problem and provides various policy recommendations.
In the context of the Energy Union Strategy and in the run-up to COP21, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Paris in December 2015, the European Physical Society hopes that this document will contribute to stimulating discussions in order to arrive at a farsighted and effective EU and world energy policy.
For its January meeting, the EPS Executive Committee met at The Institute of Physics [IOP] premises, Portland Place, London, on the same day as the IOP council. During a joint lunch, the EPS president gave a short overview of EPS’s activities to the Council and there were fruitful discussions between IOP Council and EPS Executive Committee members.
Traditionally, a large fraction of discussions in January is turned towards the preparation of agenda items for the EPS Council meeting in spring. The preliminary accounts 2013 are part of this, as well as on-going activities such as…
The Energy Group of the European Physical Society [EPS] held its 2011 meeting in Oslo, on 6-7 October this year. As is traditionally the case, the meeting served two purposes: to hold the meeting of the Board of the Energy Group and to present and discuss scientific issues around energy technologies.
In a half-day seminar, the topic of radioactive waste disposal was covered, with contributions dealing with basic issues and reports on the situations in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom…
The next EPS Energy Group meeting will be held on 6-7 October this year in Oslo. The exact venue is to be confirmed.
Four main items will be on the agenda: the general business of the Energy Group; information on the energy situation in Norway; a discussion of the national nuclear waste disposal issues, including concepts, technical matters, solutions, political situation and approval; and a study of the challenges and possibilities of an European Union-wide electricity grid, and the compatibility of national planning.