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  • Politics
    Issue 5/2019

    No surprises in New York

    The results of the recent climate summit convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres were disappointing. Among the more hopeful messages was India’s pledge to boost solar power, while Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders for their apathy.
    30 Oct 19, Joachim Wille 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 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
  • Politics
    Issue 2/2018

    No end in sight for coal

    Solar and wind energy are growing apace, overtaking nuclear and coal in countries including China and India. Nevertheless, the world is still a long way from kicking its coal habit – with some countries actually moving in the opposite direction.
    16 Apr 18, Joachim Wille 0
  • Politics
    Issue 5/2017

    “A way to make a symbolic stand against Trump”

    …is what Daniel Price and his fellow campaigners were searching for when they came up with Trump Forest, a global forestation initiative. Its goal: to offset the US president’s climate policies by planting ten billion trees.
    23 Nov 17, Interviewed by Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Energy people

    The irreversible momentum of clean energy

    As of 20 January, it is official: Donald Trump is the new president of the US, and Barack Obama is no longer in the White House. Before packing his bags, however, Obama left his successor a clear message on climate action. In the following article, first published in the US journal Science, Obama explains why he believes the transition to clean energy is irreversible.
    15 Feb 17, Barack Obama 0
  • Politics
    Energy politics

    Keeping cool

    The ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement must now be followed up with actions. Renewables should play a key role in the process, as other ways of fighting climate change could prove dangerous.
    16 Feb 16, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • 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

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Stop and go - Mixed signals for German wind

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  • 18 Jan 21 to 22 Jan 21

    Fuels Of The Future-18the International Conference on Renewable Mobility digital

    Bundesverband Bioenergie e.V. (BBE)
  • 9 Feb 21 to 12 Feb 21

    EnergyDecentral 2021

    DLG Service GmbH
  • 12 Apr 21 to 16 Apr 21

    Hannover Messe

    Deutsche Messe