Main topics

“Well-designed tenders can play an important role”

Giles Dickson, who was appointed CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) in September 2015, discusses the challenges facing the wind sector in areas such as governance and market design.
19 Oct 15, Interviewed by Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
International Energy Agency accused

IEA forecasts play down role of renewables

Governments, industry and the public have been led to believe that coal, oil and gas will remain indispensable for many years to come because of inaccurate forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Energy Watch Group (EWG) has warned. This has prevented investment from being channelled into renewables quickly enough, the group claims. The international network of scientists and parliamentarians commissioned a review to examine the accuracy of the forecasts published in the IEA’s yearly “World Energy Outlook” from 1994 to 2014.
9 Oct 15, Joachim Wille 0
Main topics

“Success in Paris is not going to fall out of the sky”

...says energy expert Christoph Bals (Germanwatch). Alongside Oliver Geden (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), he discusses the perils that will result if global climate negotiations in Paris fail to reach an agreement later this year and harmful emissions continue to rise.
3 Nov 15, Interviewed by Katja Dombrowski and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
Development goals

UN sets sights on sustainable energy for all

In late September, the UN member states agreed on a new development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the period from 2016 to 2030. The new agenda is broader in scope, replacing the eight MDGs with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are applicable to all countries.
9 Oct 15, Tim Altegör 0
Energy politics
The ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement must now be followed up with actions. Renewables should play a key role in the process, as other ways of fighting climate change could prove dangerous.
Job market
The switch to renewables could bring about a net gain of over 230,000 jobs in Germany, according to a study by leading research institutes which the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published after a long delay. The study, seen by “neue energie”, was covered in the magazine’s April issue. Its optimistic message is tempered by the warning that job creation in Germany’s clean energy sector depends on the country’s ability to compete on the global market – which could be under threat.
Maintenance and repairs
According to the latest BWE service survey, turbine manufacturers are continuing to provide consistently good maintenance and repair services even though new turbine installations are booming. The run on independent service providers has stopped for the time being.
Op-ed by Ken Berlin (The Climate Reality Project)
Business leaders, NGOs, national governments and citizens all over the world are mobilizing leading up to December’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP21). At COP21 we hope to see critical international action on the global climate crisis. The negotiations are being lauded as our best opportunity yet for national leaders to sign a strong, global emissions reductions agreement.

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Issue 05 / 2016

Balancing Act: Approaches to integrating renewables

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  • 30 Oct 16 to 2 Nov 16

    15th World Wind Energy Conference WWEC 2016

    World Wind Energy Association WWEA
  • 2 Nov 16 to 4 Nov 16

    Windaba 2016

    GWEC-Global Wind Energy Council
  • 3 Nov 16

    1st World Community Power Conference: One year after Paris – five years after Fukushima: Community power for a renewable future!

    World Wind Energy Association WWEA

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