Politics

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
Electricity markets

Unlocking the grid

Storage technology, decentralised expansion of renewables and regional price signals can help reduce the need for new power lines – without slowing the pace of the energy transition.
17 Dec 16, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
Legal settlement

German Government and European Commission agree on energy package

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs has settled a dispute with the European Commission over the compliance of German energy legislation with European state aid rules. Specifically, the dispute involved the country’s Combined Heat and Power Act, Electricity Market Act and Renewable Energy Sources Act.
16 Dec 16, Michael Hahn 0
CO2 reduction

Controversial emissions agreement for the aviation industry

The member states of the International Civil Aviation Organisation have reached the first ever binding agreement to curb emissions in the sector. The agreement makes aviation the first ever industry to be subjected to globally applicable climate protection measures.
15 Dec 16, Michael Hahn 0
COP21

Climate agreement takes effect but doubts over implementation remain

The climate deal struck in Paris in late 2015 will officially come into force on 4 November, having been ratified by 55 states responsible for at least 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. With the formal entry into force of the Paris Agreement, attention is shifting towards implementation, which remains an uncertain prospect.
1 Nov 16, Tim Altegör 0
Energy politics

Keeping cool

The ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement must now be followed up with actions. Renewables should play a key role in the process, as other ways of fighting climate change could prove dangerous.
16 Feb 16, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0

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Issue 04 / 2017

A matter of price - Solving the carbon conundrum

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Dates

  • 25 Sep 17 to 29 Sep 17

    33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2017)

    WIP - Renewable Energies
  • 25 Sep 17 to 27 Sep 17

    Intersolar Middle East

    Solar Promotion Intl. GmbH
  • 27 Sep 17 to 28 Sep 17

    Offshore Wind Conference 2017

    PSEW

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