Regional Cooperation: A Solution to the European Renewables deadlock?

 

SEHRE land If one municipality in let`s say Germany produces more renewable electricity than it needs and the neighboring municipality in e.g. the Netherlands wants to use it: Does that work?

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May 30, 2016   No Comments

German government buckles under fossil fuel industry pressure

Sigmar Gabriel: Source blu-news.org/Flickr

Sigmar Gabriel: Source blu-news.org/Flickr

Today, news not related to the Greek referendum made it into the German headlines. News with outrageous content: The German government decided that profits of Germany’s dirtiest coal companies are more important than the people and more important than climate change risks. Chancellor Merkel and Minister for Economics and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel agreed to drop the plan for a coal levy that had been discussed for months. Instead, they agreed to compensate (!) coal companies like RWE for lignite power plants that will go off-grid. More precisely, potential loss of profits from old coal-fired plants with a capacity of up to 2.7 Gigawatts that will have to go offline will be compensated with tax payers money. [Read more →]

July 2, 2015   No Comments

We are still waiting for 100% Renewable Energy

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While delegates are negotiating until late hours in Lima, we already know that the past two weeks signal an important shift in fighting climate change: For the first time in 20 years of climate negotiations, governments at the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru seriously discussed the need to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The phase out of fossil fuel emissions by mid-century was an idea that gained support from over 100 countries. [Read more →]

December 13, 2014   No Comments