Smart grids, integration of renewables and simpler authorization procedures were the main issues raised at the European Parliament’s Energy Committee public hearing on 15 March. Debate focused on the need for a new European method for planning and development of energy infrastructure and the swift implementation of projects.

 The issue of smart grids was raised my many speakers, with Karl Efstadius, from ABB, referring to smart grids as the “enabler of a sustainable electrici...

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