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Video message from new energy

Editor-in-chief Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann sends a video message on the future of our energy system to young entrepreneurs at the World Business Dialogue in Cologne.
10 Mar 17, 0
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Energy people

The irreversible momentum of clean energy

As of 20 January, it is official: Donald Trump is the new president of the US, and Barack Obama is no longer in the White House. Before packing his bags, however, Obama left his successor a clear message on climate action. In the following article, first published in the US journal Science, Obama explains why he believes the transition to clean energy is irreversible.
15 Feb 17, Barack Obama 0
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
Scientifically speaking

Could wind energy become EU countries’ top power source?

Can wind provide enough power for all us? Is there a chance that wind energy could replace its “dirtier” competitors? Or are high costs, technical shortcomings and a lack of storage options preventing wind from becoming the primary source of energy in modern countries such as EU member states?
16 Oct 14, Henrik Stiesdal 0
Scientifically speaking

The switch to renewables is at risk

Following the German government’s heroic decision to phase out all of the country’s nuclear power plants in the next ten years and to undertake a massive expansion of renewable energies, there was a surge of optimism among all those keen on pressing ahead with the switch to renewables. But now reality has brought everyone down to earth with a bump.
6 Mar 13, Jürgen Schmid 3

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