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    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
  • Politics
    China

    Renewables in the fight against smog

    China’s Renewable Energy Law was passed by the National People’s Congress ten years ago. Despite record-breaking growth in the country’s wind and solar sectors, carbon emissions continue to rise. Nuclear, however, has already been overtaken by renewables.
    18 May 15, Andrzej Ancygier 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
    Interview

    “Completely new dynamics”

    Energy researcher Karen Smith Stegen predicts that the triumph of renewables will reshape international politics to the detriment of producing countries such as Russia and Saudi Arabia, while greater interconnectedness could result in a more peaceful coexistence.
    2 Mar 15, Interviewed by Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 1
  • 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

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