The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) has proven to be the most successful policy for climate protection and sustainable development. As the cornerstone of overwhelming renewable energy development worldwide, it has resulted in significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, green jobs, revenues for governments and citizens and cost-competitive alternatives to harmful fossil fuels. Despite all that, the FiT is currently under attack. This is especially so in frontrunner country Germany, where the government has approved the phase out of the FiT through recent reform. But the Feed-in Tariff is a better policy than is commonly understood. [Read more →]
July 17, 2014 Comments Off on The Feed-in Tariff is better than is commonly understood
Last weekend, the nineteenth UN conference on climate change (Conference of Parties – COP19) ended with an agreement reaching the minimum expected target: to continue preparing a new agreement to be adopted in 2015, among other things.
Walk-out of NGOs
Even though the conference results won’t linger in the public memory for long, maybe the public will remember the conference for another reason: the walk-out of many NGOs one day before the end of the conference.
November 26, 2013 Comments Off on So they walked – what else?