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  • 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 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 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
    Interview

    “It is unreasonable to speak of inadequate social sustainability in connection with the energy transition”

    says Felix Matthes, research coordinator for energy and climate policy at the Oeko-Institut. He believes it is vital for the structural transformation to avoid sudden and dangerous breaks with the past.
    20 Mar 18, Interviewed by Astrid Dähn and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 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
    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
    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

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Dates

  • 8 Nov 18 to 9 Nov 18

    Distributed Energy: Microgrids and Community Solar

    The George Washington University
  • 13 Nov 18 to 16 Nov 18

    28th BIOGAS Convention - parallel to the EnergyDecentral

    German Biogas Association
  • 14 Nov 18 to 15 Nov 18

    Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance

    European Energy Centre (EEC)