Energy Transition

When Climate Leaders Protect Dirty Investments

In 2016, global spending on oil and gas projects was more than double the total spent on renewables. This imbalance can only be tackled by restructuring the mechanisms.

By Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder , Jörg Haas

The Fiji UN Climate Summit 2017, COP23: what is at stake in Bonn?

The UN climate summit COP 23 will convene from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, under the presidency of the government of Fiji. This article provides an overview of key issues at stake and a summary of our expectations for the COP 23.

By Don Lehr, Lili Fuhr, Liane Schalatek

What is the German Energiewende?

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Nuclear Power after Fukushima (2011) and Chernobyl (1986)

The nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan highlights once again the potential hazards of nuclear power in a dramatic way. This Web dossier provides an overview on the aspects of nuclear power in light of the incidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima. 

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Renewable Energy in ASEAN

Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Anyway the countries are planning to cover lacks in energy demand and supply mainly with coal. However, renewables from solar over biomass to wind have a huge potential in the region.

By Phuong Minh Khuong

The Energiewende as a European project

What options do German policymakers have when shaping the European Energiewende debate? The Heinrich Böll Foundation proposes a set of recommendations.

By Rebecca Bertram

Energy Transition

In the area of renewable energies, Germany is perceived as a pioneer, and the same is also true when it comes to the phase-out of coal and nuclear power. If an economic power house such as Germany succeeds in running its industries exclusively on renewable energies, this may become a paradigm for other countries to follow. Consequently, it is not only paramount that Germany’s energy transition proves a success, these experiences and approaches also have to be exported to other countries.

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