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 Comments Off on We are still waiting for 100% Renewable Energy
Germany’s largest utility company announced its break up yesterday: In order to focus wholly on renewable energy, E.ON is spinning off its fossil fuel power plants into a separate company. With the largest market share in the country, power supplier E.ON plans to create a new publicly listed company that would specialize in coal, gas and nuclear power generation, global energy trading, exploration and production. That leaves the company E.ON SE to concentrate on renewable generation, distribution network and providing customer solutions.
December 2, 2014 Comments Off on E.ON follows people`s movement
Poland is clearly far from being a leader on climate action – it still uses coal to generate nearly 90 per cent of its electricity. However, below the doom and gloom headlines there are glimmers of hope that reveal a burgeoning will to join the global transition towards a clean energy future. Indeed, a growing sector of the population is increasingly seeing community energy as a means to a more democratic future.
November 25, 2014 Comments Off on Local energy brings greater democracy in Poland