Turning the page on the age of oil

By |maj 14th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, Energy transition, News|

Governments have a choice: stimulate fossil fuel industries or invest in a more resilient recovery, powered by renewable energy.  This is a once in a generation chance, write Achim Steiner and Francesco La Camera.

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Germany’s solar industry could implode this summer

By |maj 11th, 2020|coal phase-out, Energy transition, Germany, News, Renewable energies, solar cap, solar industry, wind energy|

Germany's solar industry is in deep crisis and threatens to implode in the summer. Solutions have been around for a long time but internal power struggles and debates over distance rules between wind turbines are holding things back. EURACTIV Germany r...

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German CO2 emissions dive amid coronavirus slump

By |marec 20th, 2020|carbon emissions, coronavirus, COVID-19, Electricity, Energy transition, EU ETS, Germany, Industry, News, pandemic|

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on Germany's demand for electricity. According to initial projections, Germany could emit between 50 and 120 million tons less CO2 this year, meaning it could even exceed its climate target. EURACTIV Ge...

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Can EU’s new industrial strategy accelerate Germany’s green transition?

By |marec 11th, 2020|Agora Energiewende, carbon border tax, Carbon pricing, Economy, Energy transition, EU industrial strategy, Germany, Green hydrogen, Industrial Policy, News, Peter Altmaier, steel industry|

With its new industrial strategy, the European Commission wants to promote climate-friendly innovations, unlocking billions in investment into clean technologies. However, it remains unclear how companies will be supported in the transition. EURACTIV G...

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Poland’s first nuclear power plants are attracting criticism – from its neigbours

By |februar 26th, 2020|atomic energy, Austria, coal phase-out, Energy transition, environment, Germany, News, nuclear power, nuclear power plants, Poland|

As Poland plans to build six nuclear plants, it has to inform its neighbours about potential environmental consequences. Given that it has not yet told anyone, but for Austria, could this mean that Poland is ignoring international rules? EURACTIV Germa...

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Germany needs more LNG to complement renewables, IEA says

By |februar 21st, 2020|coal, coal phase-out, Energy transition, Fatih Birol, fossil fuels, Germany, grid expansion, hydrogen, International Energy Agency, News, North Stream 2, Peter Altmaier, power grid|

The International Energy Agency has praised Germany's push for wind and solar power but urged the country to increase LNG imports in order to reach its 65% renewable energy target for 2030. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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German wind industry chief: 2% of land area should be allocated to wind energy

By |januar 30th, 2020|coal phase-out, Energy transition, German Wind Energy Association, Germany, News, Renewable energies, wind energy, wind turbines|

In an interview with EURACTIV.de, the president of Germany's Wind Energy Association, Hermann Albers, speaks about the sector's struggles, suggesting to allocate 2% of the country's land for wind turbines.

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Germany’s new coal phase-out plan upsets country’s Coal Commission

By |januar 22nd, 2020|coal, Coal Commission, coal phase-out, Energy transition, Germany, News, Renewable energies, Renewable Energy|

Shortly after Germany announced plans to shut down its lignite-fired power plants, eight members of the country's Coal Commission voiced criticism that their work has been discredited and that these plans would result in an additional 40 million tons o...

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EU’s Breton looking into ‘non-conventional’ measures to finance Green Deal

By |januar 21st, 2020|debt, ECB, Energy transition, European Green Deal, France, Internal Market and Services, News, Thierry Breton|

The EU's internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton, suggests tapping into the ECB's "easy money" and issuing long-term bonds of up to 50 years in order to unlock the €1,000 billion needed to finance the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.

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Not all member states will benefit from the European Green Deal

By |januar 15th, 2020|carbon neutrality, Emmanuel Macron, Energy transition, European Green Deal, France, Just Transition Fund, News, Poland|

The wide-ranging European Green Deal provides for a European fund for a just transition, which is meant to support regions that are economically highly dependent on fossil fuels. But not all member states will benefit from it. EURACTIV France reports.

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