• 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
  • 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


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Finance for Future - The rise of green investing

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