Energy Transition

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

What is the German Energiewende?

Dossiers

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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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

A just transition: The way forward for coal communities

We brought US community leaders to Germany for a week-long tour of former coal regions. On the tour, we explored ways in which coal communities can adapt to changing markets, and reinvent themselves for a sustainable future.

By Nora Löhle

Why Germany needs a European Energiewende

From the national unilateralism to the European project. The German energy market will only be successful if it cooperates with its European neighbors.

By Rebecca Bertram

Energy Sustainability

The endorsement of the Paris Agreement at the Chinese G20 was clearly a step forward for energy sustainability in the face of climate change. Still the indications of how it might be achieved is limited in scope.

By Elizabeth Bast, Alex Doukas

Fossil fuel subsidies and finance

G20 governments are spending $444 billion every year to support fossil fuel production. These financial flows are limiting the expansion of renewable energies that could curb global warming and meet a variety of sustainable development goals.

By Elizabeth Bast, Alex Doukas

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.

Events

Oct 25Oct 31
Contemporary Documentaries
Berlin
Nov 03Nov 09
Contemporary Documentaries
Hamburg
Nov 08
The Struggle for Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia
Berlin
Nov 08Nov 14
Contemporary Documentaries
Dresden

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