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    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
  • Politics
    EU 2020 aim

    Energy efficiency gathers momentum

    The European Commission aims to set new standards in energy efficiency. New rules shall help to reduce overall carbon emissions by 28 million tonnes,
    6 Jan 15, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Energy union

    EU money could finance nuclear power plants

    Investments worth billions, a new agenda for handling migration, and the first steps towards a European energy union: mid-December saw the European Commission present its work programme for the coming year. German politicians criticise, that the plan provides also nuclear power plants.
    6 Jan 15, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Polands renewable strategy

    The long road to nowhere

    Fourteen years ago, the Polish parliament approved a strategy for the development of renewable energies – the first of its kind in Eastern Europe. Since then, however, Poland has fallen further and further behind in European climate policy. This situation could change, but requires additional impetus from the EU.
    16 Dec 14, Andrzej Ancygier 0
  • Politics
    European Wind Energy Association

    EWEA elects Siemens Wind CEO Tacke as new chairman

    The European Wind Energy Association is overhauling its organisational structure. Markus Tacke, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Wind Power, has been elected as the new chairman of the industry association, taking over from Andrew Garrad. As part of the restructuring process, the size of EWEA’s board of directors has been significantly reduced, resulting in a number of long-serving committee members being left out of the association’s decision-making panel for the next term.
    6 Oct 14, Isaac Bah 0
  • Politics
    Funding cuts

    Expansion of renewables in Spain collapses

    Spain once led the way in renewable energy generation but installation of green electricity plants in Spain has virtually ground to a halt. Last year, according to the state grid operator Eléctrica de España (REE) renewables only added 103 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity and 237 MW of wind power.
    1 Sep 14, Katja Dombrowski 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

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