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    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
    Electricity markets

    Unlocking the grid

    Storage technology, decentralised expansion of renewables and regional price signals can help reduce the need for new power lines – without slowing the pace of the energy transition.
    17 Dec 16, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    Legal settlement

    German Government and European Commission agree on energy package

    Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs has settled a dispute with the European Commission over the compliance of German energy legislation with European state aid rules. Specifically, the dispute involved the country’s Combined Heat and Power Act, Electricity Market Act and Renewable Energy Sources Act.
    16 Dec 16, Michael Hahn 0
  • Politics
    UK elections

    Tories win spells onshore trouble

    After the UK elections, the surprising victory of incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron not only threatens Great Britain’s EU membership. Renewable energies and onshore wind in particular, may also face hard times ahead.
    12 May 15, Isaac Bah 0
  • Politics
    European emissions trading scheme

    MEPs call for reserve from 2019

    European Parliament Environment Comittee votes for a reduction of the allowances for carbon emissions in 2019. This would be a real chance of survival for the trading scheme say enviromental organsiations. But at least the final decision will depend on negotiations among the Parliament, the Commission and the member states.
    16 Mar 15, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Interview

    “We are at the beginning of the learning curve”

    On 20 February the Polish parliament passed the long-awaited act on renewable energy sources. To the surprise of many, the act includes fixed feed-in tariffs for installations below 10 kilowatts (kW) despite opposition on this point from the ruling party Civic Platform (PO). Grzegorz Wiśniewski, chairman of the Renewable Energy Institute (IEO) in Warsaw and one of the initiators of the amendment, explains the impact of the so-called “prosumer amendment” on the Polish power sector and the future of renewables in Poland.
    12 Mar 15, Interviewed by Andrzej Ancygier 2
  • Politics
    EU energy policy

    Commission unveils Energy Union plans

    Last year born idea for an Energy Union, primarily as a response to the Crimea crisis and Russian aggression over gas contracts, take concreate shape. The European Commission says, the concept has evolved into a strategy which can "save European consumers up to EUR 40 billion a year". For the opposition it is a "missed opportunity for outlining a path to a real energy transition in Europe."
    10 Mar 15, Jürgen Heup 0
  • Politics
    2020 Transport Aims

    European Parliament caps biofuel

    European Parliament’s Environment Committee wants to reduce the originally intended quota for first generation biofuels from ten to six percent. Several Agricultural Organisations demand eight percent. Experts expect an agreement in May at the earliest.
    2 Mar 15, Jürgen Heup 0

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    4th International Community Wind Symposium and Community Power Forum 2019

    World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)