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    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
  • Politics
    CO2 reduction

    Controversial emissions agreement for the aviation industry

    The member states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation have reached the first ever binding agreement to curb emissions in the sector. The agreement makes aviation the first ever industry to be subjected to globally applicable climate protection measures.
    15 Dec 16, Michael Hahn 0
  • Politics
    COP21

    Climate agreement takes effect but doubts over implementation remain

    The climate deal struck in Paris in late 2015 will officially come into force on 4 November, having been ratified by 55 states responsible for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. With the formal entry into force of the Paris Agreement, attention is shifting towards implementation, which remains an uncertain prospect.
    1 Nov 16, Tim Altegör 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
    Interview

    “Success in Paris is not going to fall out of the sky”

    ...says energy expert Christoph Bals (Germanwatch). Alongside Oliver Geden (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), he discusses the perils that will result if global climate negotiations in Paris fail to reach an agreement later this year and harmful emissions continue to rise.
    3 Nov 15, Interviewed by Katja Dombrowski and 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

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Issue 05 / 2019

Bursting the bubble - Germany’s disappointing climate package

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  • 19 Nov 19 to 20 Nov 19

    Renewable Energy Management and Finance Course

    University of London
  • 21 Nov 19 to 22 Nov 19

    20th Forum Neue Energiewelt

    Conexio GmbH
  • 21 Nov 19

    Energy Storage Course

    University of London
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