Energy Transition

Energy Atlas: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

Dossier

The European Energy Atlas 2018 is published at a time when the EU Member States are discussing their energy and climate strategy until 2030. It thereby not only provides a compass on the differing energy discussions in Europe but also reveals how a Europeanization of the energy transition will be the more efficient and cost-effective option for all Europeans.

Linking Sectors: Power, transport, heat united

Energy Atlas

Heating, cooling and transport consume huge amounts of fossil fuels. Converting them to renewable energy poses challenges, but also offers solutions to the problem of variable power generation.

By Dr. Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera

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. 

Publications

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Citizens: Many drops make a river

Energy Atlas

Conventional energy comes from a few large, powerful firms. But for renewable energy sources, it makes sense for the generation capacity to be owned by individuals and communities.

By Molly Walsh

Economy: Making progress, more work needed

Energy Atlas

Renewables have moved from being a sideshow to the main act in Europe’s energy theatre. Government support has been key to this – but renewables are increasingly able to stand on their own.

By Rebecca Bertram

History: From coal to climate

In the EU, an Energy Union is emerging from an array of packages, policies, projects and proposals. They map the shift from conventional energy markets to flexible ones that promote renewables.

By Dr. Radostina Primova

Vision: Looking to be leader

Energy Atlas

Europe is making progress towards its energy transition at a rate few imagined ten years ago. There is still a long way to go, but the continent is now in a position to become the global leader in green energy.

By Claude Turmes

Cities: Testbeds for energy innovation

Cities can be a hotbed of innovation. They are big enough to try out new ideas on a large scale, but small enough to brush them aside if they do not work out.

By Alix Bolle

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

Blog: The Energiewende

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