Austria to equip one million homes with solar panels by 2030

The nation’s first Conservative-Green coalition government also committed to reaching net zero by 2040

Siemens enters home energy storage market

The Junelight Smart Battery has a total capacity of 19.8kWh

Austria unleashes higher EV speed limits

Electric cars will not have to follow speed limit reductions designed to slash emissions

EU clears Advent’s buyout of GE Distributed Power business

The acquisition includes the latter firm’s manufacturing sites in Austria, Canada and the US

EU court dismisses Austrian challenge to UK Hinkley nuclear subsidies

It ruled the government’s contribution to the new nuclear plant in Somerset does not violate EU rules

Work starts on ‘world’s largest’ hydrogen pilot facility

The EU-funded flagship project will have a capacity of 6MW and be fully operational by spring 2019

EU bank backs Austrian wind with €48m financing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €48 million (£41.9m) in financing for the construction and operation of three new wind farms in Austria. They will have a total capacity of 39MW and will be operated by Windkraft Simonsfeld, which has a portfolio that amounts to 168MW. The new wind farms will generate enough electricity […]

Austrian waste management firm fined €6.6m by EU

An Austrian waste management firm has been ordered to pay €6.6 million for breaking EU rules. According to the European Commission, Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA) blocked competitors from entering the nation’s market for management of household packaging waste from 2008 to 2012. In Austria, producers of goods are obliged to take back packaging waste that […]

Siemens to deliver smart metering solution to Austrian power firms

Siemens is to provide the hardware and software for a smart metering solution to two power suppliers in Austria. Smart meters allow consumers to see a breakdown of their gas and electricity use through a display in their homes and can also communicate directly with energy companies. The technology giant will supply a complete system […]

Women in nuclear fight for industry gender balance

Women from across the nuclear industry met at a global event to fight for gender balance in the sector this week. They took part in the 23rd Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global Annual Conference in Austria. Women in Nuclear aims to address the industry’s gender balance, improve the representation of women in leadership and to engage with the public […]