Energy Efficiency Measures and Technological Improvements

ENEL Conversion plan to CCGT and clean coal technologies: a path towards energy efficiency Enel is completing a plan to convert its oil-fired power plants into both CCGTs and very efficient coal-fired plants. With reference to the CCGT plan, as of December 2004, the total capacity of ultra-high efficiency (55%) natural gas-fired combined-cycle plants exceeded … Read more

Sustainable Development – The Heart of E8

Sustainable Energy Development is the heart of the e8. As the world’s leading suppliers of electricity and energy services, the e8 companies recognize that they have a significant role to play in helping society achieve the goal of Sustainable Development. Defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987, Sustainable Development is “development which … Read more

History of E8 – International Organization

In June of 1991, Mr. Pierre Delaporte, then Chairman of Electricité de France, and Mr. Richard Drouin, then CEO and Chairman of Hydro-Québec, expressed their concern at the lack of international cohesion within the electric utility community regarding global issues. The following April (1992), they invited the Chairmen of some of the largest electric utilities … Read more

Climate Change – Problem On the Global Scale

Climate Change

In 1995, the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) was established in response to the first Conference of Parties (COP1) in Berlin. The CCWG was formed to identify and examine the issues surrounding energy greenhouse gas emissions in order to table recommendations or implement policies for the concrete advancement of the climate change debate. At COP1, … Read more