Europe

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 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 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

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Issue 03 / 2019

A burning issue - Germany ponders a carbon price

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