Financing the energy transition: Where’s the money?

By |november 18th, 2019|coal phase-out, Energy transition, Energy Transition Fund (ETF), EU budget 2021-2027, Just transition, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to turn Europe into “the world’s first climate-neutral continent” means efforts to green the economy are set to go into overdrive. But where will the necessary funds come from to back the...

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EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

By |november 4th, 2019|Energiewende, Energy transition, European Commission, Fossile Brennstoffe, funding, Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), News, oil and gas industry|

The EU says it wants to get out of fossil fuels and become climate neutral as soon as possible. But the European Commission's latest list of energy projects eligible for EU funding nevertheless includes 32 gas projects, including the construction of ne...

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EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

By |november 4th, 2019|Energiewende, Energy transition, European Commission, Fossile Brennstoffe, funding, Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), News, oil and gas industry|

The EU says it wants to get out of fossil fuels and become climate neutral as soon as possible. But the European Commission's latest list of energy projects eligible for EU funding nevertheless includes 32 gas projects, including the construction of ne...

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EU coal power plants incurred €6.6 billion losses in 2019, study reveals

By |oktober 24th, 2019|Carbon Tracker, coal, coal-fired power stations, Energy transition, Germany, News, Renewable energies, report, RWE, Uniper|

Increasing environmental regulations and fierce competition from renewable energies are increasingly making coal-fired power operate at a loss. According to a British think tank, coal-fired power plants are losing billions of euros every year, but ener...

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‘Green’ jobs see slight rise in Germany

By |oktober 22nd, 2019|Energy transition, environmental protection, Germany, jobs, News, Renewable Energy, wind energy|

In 2017, 263,883 people were employed in the environmental sector in Germany, which was about 12,600 more than in the previous year. Although this means that the amount of so-called "green jobs" saw a slight rise in Germany, the stagnating wind industr...

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Germany and Netherlands sign joint declaration of intent on energy transition

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|Angela Merkel, Common Asylum policy, defence and security, Energy transition, Germany, hydrogen, Mark Rutte, News, The Netherlands|

Following the Dutch government's Berlin visit on Wednesday (2 October), Germany and the Netherlands signed a joint declaration of intent laying out a common energy transition plan, as well as closer cooperation in the areas of defence and asylum policy...

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How do Power-to-X technologies work?

By |avgust 19th, 2019|Energy transition, hydrogen, News, power to x, PtX, Wasserstoff|

P2X, P2Y, PtG, PtL, power-to-gas... These somewhat cryptic terms stand for energy conversion processes that can be used to store surplus power from renewable sources and help meet climate targets. But whether they will actually reduce emissions depends on many  different factors, EURACTIV Germany reports.

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German environmental groups: PtX-tech not ‘necessarily’ climate-friendly

By |julij 30th, 2019|CO2, energy and environment, Energy transition, Germany, hydrogen, News, power to gas, power to x, PtX, Renewable energies|

So-called Power-to-X (PtX) technologies are seen as a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions because their potential for storing energy could stabilise the electricity grid. However, German environmental groups BUND and the Öko-Institut have criticised the technology. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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French nuclear to suffer after exclusion from EU’s green investment label

By |junij 25th, 2019|EDF, Energy transition, European Commission, France, French court of auditors, News, nuclear|

The European Parliament's decision to exclude the nuclear energy sector from the list of investments that can benefit from the EU's green investment label will have consequences for the sector, particularly in France. EURACTIV France reports.

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The Energy Charter Treaty, a case study of ‘business as usual’ in the energy sector

By |junij 24th, 2019|energy charter, Energy transition, News, Paris Agreement, SDGs|

A closer look at the Energy Charter Treaty provides a case study of who really holds power in our increasingly interconnected world, writes Timothy Knickerbocker.

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