Politics

Issue 5/2018

A passport for climate refugees

Faced with rising sea levels, the inhabitants of some island states will soon be left with no choice but to leave their country behind. Advisors to the German government are proposing a system to ensure “dignified and safe migration” for those affected.
17 Oct 18, Joachim Wille 0
Issue 3&4/2018

Compromise in Brussels

The European Parliament and Member States have agreed on renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030 – despite the grumbling from Germany’s economics minister.
22 Aug 18, Tim Altegör 0
Issue 2/2018

No end in sight for coal

Solar and wind energy are growing apace, overtaking nuclear and coal in countries including China and India. Nevertheless, the world is still a long way from kicking its coal habit – with some countries actually moving in the opposite direction.
16 Apr 18, Joachim Wille 0
Interview

“It is unreasonable to speak of inadequate social sustainability in connection with the energy transition”

says Felix Matthes, research coordinator for energy and climate policy at the Oeko-Institut. He believes it is vital for the structural transformation to avoid sudden and dangerous breaks with the past.
20 Mar 18, Interviewed by Astrid Dähn and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
Issue 1/2018

Poland moves to gag climate movement

Poland has passed a law restricting freedom of assembly at this year’s international climate summit in Katowice. Moreover, police will have the power to collect and use information on conference participants in the name of security. They could get it directly from the UN Climate Secretariat.
1 Mar 18, Susanne Schwarz 0
Issue 1/2018

Germany flunks EU climate targets

Once a climate frontrunner, Germany’s failure to cut emissions in transport and agriculture means it will fall short of its contribution to the EU’s 2020 climate targets. It may now have to buy its way out.
1 Mar 18, Joachim Wille 0

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Issue 05 / 2018

Climate action vs. wildlife conservation - An unnecessary conflict

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Dates

  • 8 Nov 18 to 9 Nov 18

    Distributed Energy: Microgrids and Community Solar

    The George Washington University
  • 13 Nov 18 to 16 Nov 18

    28th BIOGAS Convention - parallel to the EnergyDecentral

    German Biogas Association
  • 14 Nov 18 to 15 Nov 18

    Renewable Energy Market Trends and Finance

    European Energy Centre (EEC)