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Towards a sustainable energy transition: A look at energy storage in the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) 2023-2030
The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) 2023 stands as a fundamental pillar in Spain’s journey towards a greener and more sustainable energy matrix. This ambitious plan not only reflects the country’s commitment to sustainability but also showcases its aspiration to lead in Europe in terms of renewable energy production.
The landscape outlined by the PNIEC 2023 is promising: a significant leap in renewable energy generation capacity, moving from 113 gigawatts (GW) to 160 GW. This increase encompasses wind energy, expected to grow from 50 GW to 62 GW, and solar energy, projected to increase from 39 GW to 76 GW. Additionally, energy storage targets have also increased from 20 GW to 22 GW, which is crucial to managing variable renewables such as wind and PV.
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Global renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e., has secured 6.5 million euros in funding from the EU’s LIFE Programme, which will be used to develop six projects across five countries by 2027, combining agriculture with solar power generation.
Plant biologists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have engineered enzymes to modify grass plants so their biomass can be more efficiently converted into biofuels and other bioproducts. As described in a paper just published in Plant Biotechnology Journal, these enzymes modify molecules that make up plant cell walls to provide access to fuel-generating sugars normally locked within complex structures.
In a collaboration to strengthen sustainability in aviation, Boeing is partnering with NASA and United Airlines for in-flight testing to measure how sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) affects contrails and non-carbon emissions, in addition to reducing the fuel’s life cycle climate impact.