Europe

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
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
UK elections

Tories win spells onshore trouble

After the UK elections, the surprising victory of incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron not only threatens Great Britain’s EU membership. Renewable energies and onshore wind in particular, may also face hard times ahead.
12 May 15, Isaac Bah 0
European emissions trading scheme

MEPs call for reserve from 2019

European Parliament Environment Comittee votes for a reduction of the allowances for carbon emissions in 2019. This would be a real chance of survival for the trading scheme say enviromental organsiations. But at least the final decision will depend on negotiations among the Parliament, the Commission and the member states.
16 Mar 15, Tim Altegör 0

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Enter the dragon - China's green revolution

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