• Politics
    European Wind Energy Association

    EWEA elects Siemens Wind CEO Tacke as new chairman

    The European Wind Energy Association is overhauling its organisational structure. Markus Tacke, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Wind Power, has been elected as the new chairman of the industry association, taking over from Andrew Garrad. As part of the restructuring process, the size of EWEA’s board of directors has been significantly reduced, resulting in a number of long-serving committee members being left out of the association’s decision-making panel for the next term.
    6 Oct 14, Isaac Bah 0
  • Politics
    Funding cuts

    Expansion of renewables in Spain collapses

    Spain once led the way in renewable energy generation but installation of green electricity plants in Spain has virtually ground to a halt. Last year, according to the state grid operator Eléctrica de España (REE) renewables only added 103 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity and 237 MW of wind power.
    1 Sep 14, Katja Dombrowski 0
  • Politics

    No energy security, no superpower

    India’s new government plans to reform the energy sector and promote renewables. Photovoltaics and small hydropower can expect greater support.
    22 Aug 14, Katja Dombrowski 0
  • Politics
    Great Britain

    Drilling in National Parks?

    The British government has been consistently pushing for the controversial fracking technology. A call for tenders for new areas has just been issued. Even national parks are not completely out of the question.
    31 Jul 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    European commission

    Oil lobby undermines EU climate protection efforts

    Smart grids, wave energy, geothermal power: The European commission is refusing to put its eggs into one basket. Instead, it is going to distribute EUR 1 billion among 18 renewable energy projects as well as one carbon capture and storage project. Meanwhile the oil industry is looking for ways to circumvent European climate protection measures.
    31 Jul 14, Sascha Rentzing/Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Renewable Energy Sources Act

    Plans for a capacity market?

    Although the Bundestag only adopted the amended Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in July, future changes to the act are already being discussed in Berlin. Following their summer recess, the German government will be considering the planned invitations to tender for green electricity projects, and the possible creation of a capacity market.
    30 Jul 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Greenhouse gas emissions

    Australia abolishes carbon tax

    The conservative Australian government has repealed the carbon tax introduced in 2012. Prime Minister Tony Abbott cited job losses and rising enrgy prices as the main reason behind the controversial decision.
    24 Jul 14, Katja Dombrowski 0
  • Politics
    European elections 2014

    The choice of the Europeans and the future of Europe

    The moderate political groups have lost many seats in the new European Parliament, whereas many Euro skeptic and populist parties all over Europe celebrate significant gain in popularity. The results of the European elections will have an important impact on the European energy and climate policy. In this regards a lot depends also on the composition of the new Commission, especially who the new Energy Commissioner will be.
    30 May 14, Andrzej Ancygier 0
  • Politics
    UN Climate Summit

    A shambles of a conference

    At the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, the Polish government managed to achieve the impossible by failing to fulfil even the muted hopes held at the start of the summit.
    28 May 14, Andrzej Ancygier 0
  • Politics
    EU Law

    Confusion over French funding for wind power

    After carrying out a review of French funding for wind turbines, the European Commission announced at the end of March that the system is compatible with EU law. However, there is a high degree of legal uncertainty with repect to the EU guidelines on environmental and energy aid, that will come into force in July 2014.
    22 May 14, Jürgen Heup 0


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