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    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
  • 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
    Renewable attraction

    Eco makeover for Thai paradise

    The holiday island of Koh Samui, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is at risk of collapse. The government wants to prevent this with a renewable and partially self-sufficient electricity supply, a new development plan and a public transport system – and to use this green image to attract even more tourists to the island.
    15 Oct 14, Katja Dombrowski 0

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Issue 02 / 2019

Bridge or barrier - The controversial role of natural gas

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