Politics

Issue 1/2020

Green Promise

The new head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled details of her “Green Deal”. The plan envisages more ambitious climate targets, to be achieved by overhauling political instruments from emissions trading to exhaust limits. Not all Member States are on board, however.
20 Feb 20, Tim Altegör 0
Issue 5/2019

Green Deal team unveiled

In the incoming European Commission, Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans will be in charge of climate action as vice-president. Other portfolios such as energy and transport will be subordinate to him in the new hierarchy.
30 Oct 19, Tim Altegör 0
Issue 5/2019

No surprises in New York

The results of the recent climate summit convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres were disappointing. Among the more hopeful messages was India’s pledge to boost solar power, while Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders for their apathy.
30 Oct 19, Joachim Wille 0
Interview

“A Europe-wide carbon pricing system would send a strong signal”

... says Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Edenhofer believes that the likelihood of Germany introducing a carbon price has increased of late, in light of the success of the Fridays for Future movement and the shifts in the political landscape evidenced in the recent European elections.
23 Aug 19, Interviewed by Astrid Dähn and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
Issue 2/2019

Energy Outlook under fire

While renewables continued to grow in 2018 according to one report, another major source of energy data is being criticised for downplaying the necessities of climate action.
23 Apr 19, Tim Altegör 0
Issue 1/2019

Blueprint in place for German coal phase-out

Germany should exit coal by 2038 at the latest, says a government task force. In contrast to industry, trade unions and many environmentalists, governing party CDU is still not convinced.
22 Feb 19, Tim Altegör 0

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Dates

  • 2 Apr 20

    Conference: Farmers as key players in the energy transition.

    French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
  • 15 Apr 20 to 16 Apr 20

    Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste

    Solar Promotion International GmbH
  • 22 Apr 20 to 23 Apr 20

    Global Offshore Wind Summit

    GWEC Global Wind Energy Counsil