ROMANIA - European Commission

has set binding climate and energy targets for 2030: reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40%, increasing energy efficiency by at least 32.5%, increasing the share of renewable energy to at least 32% of EU energy use and guaranteeing at least 15% electricity inter-connection levels between neighbouring Member States.

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ENERGY PROFILE Romania - International Renewable Energy Agency

- Renewable energy - electricity - transport - heating/cooling - Energy efficiency 2018 Avoided emissions based on fossil fuel mix used for power Calculated by dividing power sector emissions by elec. + heat gen. Avoided emissions from renewable elec. heat ENERGY AND EMISSIONS Energy-related CO 2 emissions by sector Elec. heat generation CO

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Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas Sulfr hexafluoride are rising

Energy consumption and production contribute to two-thirds of global emissions, and 81% of the global energy system is still based on fossil fuels, the same percentage as 30 years ago. Plus, improvements in the energy intensity of the global economy (the amount of energy used per unit of economic activity) are slowing.

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Carbon dioxide emissions reduction by renewable energy

Oct 13, 2017 · Carbon dioxide emissions reduction by renewable energy employment in Romania Abstract: Meeting environmental constraints represents a particularly important condition that energy systems are currently facing, especially with the emphasis on mitigating global warming process.

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COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Assessment of the final

emissions and increase the renewable energy share in total energy consumption through renovation. On energy security, Romania largely addressed the recommendation to specify the measures supporting the relevant objectives. The final plan contains stricter objectives for energy

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Sulphur Hexafluoride (sf6 gas) emissions: Electricity

It shows company performance against an emissions reduction target electricity transmission owners must deliver for consumers under RIIO-T1. We update this chart on an annual basis. Click the ‘more information’ tab above for a summary of the latest trends, details of how to interpret the figures and for information on methodology.

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Romania CO2 Emissions - Worldometer

Fossil CO2 emissions in Romania were 78,770,824 tons in 2016. CO2 emissions increased by 1.69% over the previous year, representing an increase by 1,309,677 tons over 2015, when CO2 emissions were 77,461,147 tons. CO2 emissions per capita in Romania are equivalent to 3.98 tons per person (based on a population of 19,796,285 in 2016 ), an increase by 0.09 over the figure of 3.89 CO2 tons per person registered in 2015; this represents a change of 2.4% in CO2 emissions per capita.

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Climate change: Electrical industry'dirty secret' boosts

Sep 13, 2019 · Itthe most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or gaz sf6, is widely used in the electrical

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Green Illusions distorts impact of solar on environment

An NREL analyst, Austin Brown, honed in on the Sulfr hexafluoride emissions, observing that 86 percent such emissions stem from its use as an electrical insulator for electrical transmission. Only 7 percent is from manufacturing semiconductors and only a subset of that is for solar cells.

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Could renewables be emitting the most - Energy Live News

Sep 16, 2019 · Emissions of what is thought to be the most potent greenhouse gas in existence are rising rapidly – and it could be due to renewables.. That’s according to reports from the BBC, which claims

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Romania - Countries Regions - IEA

Romania By 2020, the objective of Romania is to guarantee the efficient operation of its energy system under security conditions. Romania also plans to meet the obligations set by EU in terms of greenhouse gas emissions through its legislative package “Climate changes – renewable energies”.

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Overview of sf6 gas Emissions Sources and Reduction Options in

Aug 28, 2018 · These practices have been developed, tested, and shared over the past decade by participants in EPASF 6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems. The SF 6 Emission Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems is an innovative voluntary program developed jointly by the EPA and the electric power industry to improve equipment reliability while reducing emissions of SF 6, a potent greenhouse gas that remains in the atmosphere for thousands of years.

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Why the EU should ban sf6 gas - Energy Post

What Is Sulfr hexafluoride? and How Is It used?Is Sulfr hexafluoride A Danger to Human Health?How Environmentally Damaging Is It?Has The Environmental Impact Even Been Underestimated?Is The Mitigation of sf 6 Emissions Difficult? Do Better Solutions Exist?ConclusionSulfr hexafluoride is a long-lived, highly potent greenhouse gas. It is manmade and combines excellent electrical properties with chemical stability and low toxicity. Moreover, It’s non-flammable and low in cost. These characteristics have led to its widespread and enthusiastic adoption by the electrical industry, which uses approximately 80% of all sf 6produced (Powell, 2002: 6). Within the electrical industry Sulfr hexafluorideis used as an insulating medium for medium (MV) and high (HV) voltage electrical switchgear. A switchgear is the combination of electrical disconnect switches, fuses or circuit breakers used to control, protect and isolate sections of electrical grids. Low-voltage (LV) switchgear are used for controlling electrical circuits within buildings, medium voltage (MV) switchgear for controlling the electrical grids within cities and towns, and high voltage (HV) switchgear for grids that span a greater geographical area such as countries and regions.

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Air and climate - Air and GHG emissions - OECD Data

CO2 refers to gross direct emissions from fuel combustion only and data are provided by the International Energy Agency. Other air emissions include emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) given as quantities of SO2 and NO2, emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), and emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), excluding methane.

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Grid switchgear uses sf 6, the world’s most - Energy Post

Nov 25, 2019 · It’s 23,500 times more potent than CO2. Global annual emissions are 8,100 tonnes, equivalent to the CO2 emissions of 100m cars. It has an atmospheric lifetime of over 1,000 years and its installed base is expected to grow by 75% by 2030. 80% of all insulating gas is used in gas insulated switchgear, a vital component of the grid (isolating and protecting different sections), so it’s an energy sector issue.

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European energy diversification: How alternative sources

IntroductionThe EU’s Decarbonization Targets and Energy SecurityAlternative Gas Routes Strengthen EU Energy SecurityLinks Between Decarbonization and Energy SecurityKey Factors For Clean Energy and Advanced TechnologiesConclusionThe European Union’s efforts to achieve a carbon-neutral economy present a unique and timely opportunity to strengthen European energy security. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recently proposed a “European Green Deal,”—Europe’s new growth strategy, which seeks to transform the European Union (EU) into a climate-neutral economy by 2050. This objective builds on the commitments made by the EU under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. The European Commission plans to enshrine the 2050 climate neutrality objective into law in March 2020. The European Council endorsed the Green Deal objectives, despite opposition from Poland. The discussions are set to continue in June 2020. According to the objective of the “European Green Deal,” carbon emissions would have to be reduced by at least 50 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. However, the European Environment Agency said that, without additional meas...

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Why SF₆ emissions from the renewable energy sector should not

Increasing sf6 gasGlobal Warming PotentialDecarbonisation FirstMeasurements show that SF₆ has been increasing in the atmosphere. While SF₆ emissions across Europe have more than halved since the mid-1990s, global emissions are increasing, mostly owing to increases in SF₆ emissions from the electrical industry, which are predicted to continue. Even so, it’s important to put the role of SF₆ as a greenhouse gas into context with other greenhouse gases. The most important sentence in the BBC’s article is this: Unfortunately, this critical point isn’t developed. The global concentration of atmospheric CO₂ today is about 410 parts per million, whereas the global concentration of SF₆ is only about 10 parts per trillion. In other words, there is 41 million times more CO₂ in the atmosphere than SF₆. But since SF₆ is 23,500 times stronger at trapping heat than CO₂, doesn’t this still mean it’s a bigger problem than CO₂ for the climate? CO₂ is actually a very weak greenhouse gas and is much less efficient at trapping heat compared to other greenhouse gase...

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Overview of sf6 gas Emissions Sources and Reduction Options in

Emissions in Electric Power Systems. Potential sources of SF. 6. emissions occur from 1) losses through poor gas handling practices during equipment installation, maintenance, and decommissioning and 2) leakage from SF. 6-containing GIE. 11. Closed-pressure equipment is the category of GIE that is the most susceptible to SF. 6. emissions. Emissions

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U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2019

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 were 1.8% greater than in 1990. • Through 2007, energy-related CO2 emissions tracked population growth in the United States as decreases in energy intensity (energy/GDP) 1 offset growth in GDP per capita. • In 2008, as the Great Recession began, U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions began to diverge from

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GE Expands gaz sf6-free High-Voltage Product Portfolio to Help

Sep 26, 2019 · Paris, FRANCE – September 26, 2019 - GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE) today announced plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to expand its range of sulfur hexafluoride (sf6 gas)-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all key high-voltage levels by 2025. This is one of Grid Solution’s biggest portfolio investments in years and will support customers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Electricity Transmission and Distribution Greenhouse Gas

Sulfur hexafluoride is a commonly used insulator in electricity transmission and distribution equipment. Because of its high global warming potential (GWP), CARB adopted the Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions from Gas Insulated Switchgear in 2010.

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Estimating emissions and energy in the electricity generation

GPO Box 621 Canberra ACT 2601 1300 553 542 [email protected] www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au 1 Estimating emissions and energy in the electricity

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GE and Hitachi ABB Agree to Innovation to Lower Greenhouse

Apr 21, 2021 · This agreement was announced just before Earth Day 2021, tomorrow April 22, and will enable utilities to accelerate their reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business and Hitachi ABB Power Grids are working together entwined by a non-exclusive, cross-licensing agreement related to the use of this

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Capturing Fugitives to Reduce DOE’s GHG Emissions - Energy.gov

Nov 15, 2011 · Fugitive emissions – which are inadvertently released often through valve leaks or breaks – contributed approximately 14 percent of the Energy Department’s Scope 1 and 2 total greenhouse gas emissions in 2008. The most common fugitive emission at Department sites is sulfur hexafluoride (sf6 gas), a nontoxic gas used in electric insulation.

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JLL to cut carbon emissions by over two-thirds

Apr 22, 2020 · Using renewable energy in JLL’s office portfolio Where renewable energy is unavailable, purchasing renewable energy certificates JLL will deliver the Scope 3 SBT by partnering with its top 50 clients, focusing on energy efficiency and emissions reduction programs.

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EU Report Highlights Sulphur Hexafluoride Countdown

This is the latest in a series of indications that the pressure is on to phase out Sulfr hexafluoride, as part of the EU’s mission (2) to cut harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by two-thirds between 2014 and 2030. Replacing sf6 gas would be a significant contribution by the energy distribution industry as it the biggest GHG contributor for this sector.

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Our Plan: 1. Reducing Demand Through Energy Efficiency and

8. Eliminating Sulfr hexafluoride Emissions Sulfur hexafluoride (Sulfr hexafluoride) is used in electric networks for its insulating properties; unfortunately, it is a very potent greenhouse gas. Since 2000, we have reduced our Sulfr hexafluoride emissions by over 80%. We have committed to installing no new equipment using Sulfr hexafluoride by 2028 and reducing total leaks by 50% by 2030. We have

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2018 Data - Washington State Department of Ecology

New data on greenhouse gas emissions in Washington show that emissions rose 1.3% in 2018, reaching 99.57 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO 2 e). Emissions from electricity generation shrank by 2.5% from 2017 to 2018. This decline is due in part to utilities increasing investments in renewable energy, like wind and solar.

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JLL to achieve global net zero carbon emissions by 2030

Sep 21, 2020 · Any residual emissions will be addressed via the purchase of eligible carbon offsets. JLL will seek to minimize the purchase of offsets by driving the take up of renewable energy and improving the energy efficiency of its portfolio as a priority. JLL’s Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment in numbers: 460 buildings; 474,967 m 2 total floor area

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Green Energy Has a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Problem, but

Sep 16, 2019 · For the most part, sf6 gas is well contained, but leaks are hard to notice, and in 2017, leaks in the European Union were equivalent to putting 1.3 million more cars on the road, as the BBC reported. "We make measurements of Sulfr hexafluoride in the background atmosphere," said Dr. Matt Rigby who works in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Bristol, to the BBC. "What we've seen is that the levels have increased substantially, and we've seen almost a doubling of the atmospheric concentration in the last

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