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    Renewables funding

    The cap is coming

    In early April, six months after coming to power, Germany’s new coalition government reached an agreement on the reform of the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act, and set out plans to “overhaul” the way it funds clean electricity. Renewables proponents fear the reform is putting Germany’s “Energiewende” at risk.
    22 May 14, Tim Altegör 0
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    France

    Scope for improvement

    France is at risk of missing its 2020 renewables targets. Although Paris is intent on pursuing large-scale projects, so far it has done little in terms of decentralised expansion. Meanwhile, nuclear power remains essentially unchallenged.
    12 May 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    NER300

    Price slump in carbon credits for climate protection

    Sales of 300 million carbon allowances to fund European climate-protection projects have ended. With roughly EUR 2 billion generated by the sales, the amount raised under the NER300 funding scheme was far lower than the issuing European Investment Bank had anticipated.
    5 May 14, Jürgen Heup 1
  • Politics
    Renewable Energy Sources Act

    The cap is coming

    In early April, six months after coming to power, Germany’s new coalition government reached an agreement on the reform of the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act, and set out plans to “overhaul” the way it funds clean electricity. Among other feature the bill is set to cap expansion in Germany’s onshore wind sector at between 2,400 and 2,600 megawatts.
    2 May 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Burma

    Light at the end of the tunnel

    A new energy system is to boost Burma’s economic upswing. The Southeast Asian country hopes that renewables will supply the power it needs.
    10 Mar 14, Katja Dombrowski 0
  • Politics
    Interview

    “To curb the expansion of wind energy…”

    That’s the new German government’s intention according to Christian Social Union (CSU) member of the Bundestag Josef Göppel, who helped to draft the coalition agreement but in the end did not approve it.
    29 Jan 14, Interview: Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    Renewables funding

    Russian roulette

    Russia has introduced an auctioning model to fund renewables. The Russian solar industry is delighted, but the wind power sector is laying low for the meantime, as the funding hinges on a crucial value-added clause.
    6 Jan 14, Jürgen Heup 0
  • Politics
    EU energy policy

    A long and winding road

    There are increasing conflicts about the strategic direction the EU should take to safeguard its energy supply. While some countries are placing their faith in renewables, others are focusing on coal and nuclear energy. A roadmap at the EU level will only succeed if binding expansion targets for 2030 are set.
    6 Jan 14, Lothar Lochmaier 0
  • Politics
    Renewable Energy Sources Act

    A contentious agreement

    The German grand coalition agreement was a long time in coming – and when it was finally published, the news was not encouraging for the renewables sector.
    16 Dec 13, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann and Isaac Bah 0
  • Politics
    Global Carbon Project

    CO2 emissions reach all-time high

    Global carbon emissions from fossil-fuel combustion reached unprecedented heights in 2012 according to the annual report by the Global Carbon Project (GCP). In its analysis, GCP scientists report that a staggering 35 billion tonnes of CO2 were produced in 2012. The preliminary analysis for 2013 shows an even gloomier outlook: 36 billion tonnes of CO2 will be emitted globally by the end of the year – a 61-percent increase compared to 1990 levels of CO2 emissions, the base level of the Kyoto Protocol.
    20 Nov 13, Isaac Bah 0

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Issue 02 / 2019

Bridge or barrier - The controversial role of natural gas

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