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  • Politics
    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
  • Politics
    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
  • Politics
    Op-ed by Ken Berlin (The Climate Reality Project)

    Paris is Critical, But it’s Only the Beginning

    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.
    29 Jul 15, Ken Berlin 1
  • Economy
    Job market

    Employment study published at last

    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.
    19 Jun 15, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Economy
    Interview

    “We offer a view into the entire energy market”

    …says Benjamin Low, director of the energy and wind sections of Hannover Messe. In light of this integrated approach, Low does not regard Hamburg or other wind fairs as competitors to Hannover.
    20 Mar 15, Interviewed by Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Great Britain

    Drilling in National Parks?

    The British government has been consistently pushing for the controversial fracking technology. A call for tenders for new areas has just been issued. Even national parks are not completely out of the question.
    31 Jul 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    European elections 2014

    The choice of the Europeans and the future of Europe

    The moderate political groups have lost many seats in the new European Parliament, whereas many Euro skeptic and populist parties all over Europe celebrate significant gain in popularity. The results of the European elections will have an important impact on the European energy and climate policy. In this regards a lot depends also on the composition of the new Commission, especially who the new Energy Commissioner will be.
    30 May 14, Andrzej Ancygier 0
  • Knowledge

    Solution found for grid connections?

    The day the offshore wind industry has long been waiting for is here: the Bundesrat and Bundestag have finally passed the Third Act Revising the Legislation Governing the Energy Sector. The sector welcomes the amendment, but remains sceptical.
    4 Feb 13, Anne-Katrin Wehrmann 0
  • Economy
    Wind Energy

    Onwards and upwards

    Demand is likely to fall on the international wind markets in 2013. This means that many turbine manufacturers are setting their sights on Germany. New European markets could improve the situation.
    4 Feb 13, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    Renewables in Cape Verde

    Treasure island

    Cape Verde aims to source half of its electricity from renewables by 2020 – and it is well on the way to succeeding. The island nation is a role model for the entire West Africa region.
    22 Jan 13, 0

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Stop and go - Mixed signals for German wind

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