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    Issue 2/2020

    Merkel stands up for climate action

    While the German Chancellor publicly supports a more ambitious European carbon reduction target, her own party remains reluctant. German industry groups meanwhile express very different views on how to proceed after the current economic crisis.
    22 May 20, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 1/2020

    Green Promise

    The new head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled details of her “Green Deal”. The plan envisages more ambitious climate targets, to be achieved by overhauling political instruments from emissions trading to exhaust limits. Not all Member States are on board, however.
    20 Feb 20, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 5/2019

    Green Deal team unveiled

    In the incoming European Commission, Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans will be in charge of climate action as vice-president. Other portfolios such as energy and transport will be subordinate to him in the new hierarchy.
    30 Oct 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    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
  • Politics
    Issue 3&4/2018

    Compromise in Brussels

    The European Parliament and Member States have agreed on renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030 – despite the grumbling from Germany’s economics minister.
    22 Aug 18, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 1/2018

    Poland moves to gag climate movement

    Poland has passed a law restricting freedom of assembly at this year’s international climate summit in Katowice. Moreover, police will have the power to collect and use information on conference participants in the name of security. They could get it directly from the UN Climate Secretariat.
    1 Mar 18, Susanne Schwarz 0
  • Politics
    Issue 1/2018

    Germany flunks EU climate targets

    Once a climate frontrunner, Germany’s failure to cut emissions in transport and agriculture means it will fall short of its contribution to the EU’s 2020 climate targets. It may now have to buy its way out.
    1 Mar 18, Joachim Wille 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

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Issue 05 / 2020

Stop and go - Mixed signals for German wind

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Dates

  • 12 Apr 21 to 16 Apr 21

    Hannover Messe

    Deutsche Messe
  • 14 Apr 21

    Industrial Energy Efficiency Award 2020

    EuPD Research
  • 21 Jul 21 to 23 Jul 21

    The smarter E Europe

    Solar Promotion GmbH