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    Interview

    “A Europe-wide carbon pricing system would send a strong signal”

    ... says Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Edenhofer believes that the likelihood of Germany introducing a carbon price has increased of late, in light of the success of the Fridays for Future movement and the shifts in the political landscape evidenced in the recent European elections.
    23 Aug 19, Interviewed by Astrid Dähn and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Economy
    Issue 3&4/2019

    Hard times for wind power

    A slump in approvals and a surge in legal challenges – the German wind industry is up against formidable obstacles. The result: vanishingly low expansion levels in the first half of 2019.
    23 Aug 19, Margit Hildebrandt 0
  • Knowledge
    Issue 3&4/2019

    IPCC warns of ecosystem collapse

    Human exploitation of the Earth’s ecosystems is leaving them barely able to recover, besides accounting for almost a quarter of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, global warming is severely impairing food production.
    23 Aug 19, Margit Hildebrandt 0
  • Knowledge
    Issue 2/2019

    Breakthrough in carbon capture

    Removing carbon dioxide after it has been emitted may prove to be vital in the fight against climate change. Two studies suggest a new storing technique and the most efficient way to capture the greenhouse gas.
    23 Apr 19, Margit Hildebrandt 0
  • Politics
    Issue 2/2019

    Energy Outlook under fire

    While renewables continued to grow in 2018 according to one report, another major source of energy data is being criticised for downplaying the necessities of climate action.
    23 Apr 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 1/2019

    Blueprint in place for German coal phase-out

    Germany should exit coal by 2038 at the latest, says a government task force. In contrast to industry, trade unions and many environmentalists, governing party CDU is still not convinced.
    22 Feb 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • People
    Issue 1/2019

    Skipping school to save the world

    More and more young people around the globe are joining school strikes to voice their frustration at failed energy and climate policy. It all began with a 15-year-old in Sweden.
    22 Feb 19, Michael Hahn 0
  • People
    Issue 5/2018

    A champion of climate justice

    Roda Verheyen is taking the fight against climate change to the courts. After locking horns with energy corporation RWE, she has now taken on the EU.
    17 Oct 18, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 5/2018

    A passport for climate refugees

    Faced with rising sea levels, the inhabitants of some island states will soon be left with no choice but to leave their country behind. Advisors to the German government are proposing a system to ensure “dignified and safe migration” for those affected.
    17 Oct 18, Joachim Wille 0
  • Knowledge
    Issue 5/2018

    Wiring the roads

    In 2019, three test routes for trucks powered by overhead lines will begin operation in Germany. Researchers have done the maths on whether the technology is worthwhile – for the climate, and for the bottom line.
    17 Oct 18, Joachim Wille 0

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Issue 03 / 2019

A burning issue - Germany ponders a carbon price

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Dates

  • 26 Sep 19 to 27 Sep 19

    Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit 2019 Road to Bright & Green Pakistan

    WWEA Country Representative – Pakistan
  • 3 Oct 19 to 4 Oct 19

    Solar Photovoltaic Course

    University of London
  • 4 Oct 19 to 5 Oct 19

    RE-Source 2019

    SolarPower Europe
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