The funding nightmares of Europe’s climate dreams
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by Seden Anlar
5d ago
The urgency of the global climate crisis is driving Europe’s transition to a renewable energy system. However, the investment gap for adding renewable technologies and for updating its energy networks is gigantic. Seden Anlar stresses the need for new EU funding for climate goals and just transition. (Photo by micheile henderson on Unsplash) Each month seems to set a new temperature… Source ..read more
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Rebuilding Ukraine’s energy future: a Ukrainian perspective of the Ukraine Reconstruction Conference
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by Razom We Stand
5d ago
Energy security is not only a burning global issue, but a cornerstone of Ukraine’s future, and the recent Ukraine Reconstruction Conference (URC) in Berlin offered a glimpse into the possibilities for a renewable-powered Ukraine that could lead the way for Europe’s green transition. (Credit: Razom We Stand, All rights reserved.) German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action… Source ..read more
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Fuelling change: Europe’s battle against Russian fossil fuels
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by Razom We Stand
5d ago
Following the EU’s parliamentary elections on 6-9 June 2024 and with the war in Ukraine showing no sign of slowing, a pressing issue demands attention: the EU’s continuing active participation in, and facilitation of, Russia’s fossil fuel shipping and exports. This article delves into critical analysis and proposes strategies for reducing dependency on, and support of, the Russian fossil fuel… Source ..read more
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How Scotland can get its energy for renewables back
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by Kirsten Jenkins
5d ago
Scotland has been a pioneer in renewables, says Kirsten Jenkins. But the easy wins are over and the task of decarbonising Scotland’s economy is becoming steadily more difficult, as the row over net zero targets showed. Nonetheless, the potential to build on its record is clear and the obstacles are not insurmountable. (Photo by Scotland on Unsplash) Windswept Highland cows… Source ..read more
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European Parliament elections: climate policies will suffer
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by Paul Hockenos
5d ago
With the European Parliament tilting towards the right after the EP 2024 elections, there is a significant risk that the EU may shift towards a stance less favourable to assertive climate action. Paul Hockenos reports. (CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2024 – Source: EP) Europe went to the polls over four days, from 6 to 9 June, to choose a new European Parliament (EP), the EU’s main… Source ..read more
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The implication of South Africa’s 2024 election on its energy transition plan
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by Samuel Ajala
1M ago
South Africa’s 2024 election involves 27 million voters and 70 parties. Energy transition plans vary among candidates, revealing challenges and differing approaches to climate action and renewable energy. (Photo by Jacques Nel on Unsplash) 27 million registered voters in South Africa will go to the polls on 29 May to elect 400 parliamentary members in the national and provincial elections. Source ..read more
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Strengthening citizens’ participation in the EU’s energy transition – a toolbox
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by Jörg Mühlenhoff
1M ago
Europe’s switch to renewable energy supply and efficient energy consumption is gaining momentum, not only as a result of the European Green Deal but also in reaction to the fossil fuel price crisis. EU legislation already creates some opportunities for citizens to access affordable renewable energy more directly, as well as to facilitate energy savings through, for example, building renovation. Source ..read more
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How to stabilise the cost of living by sharing energy and food
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by Guillaume Joly
1M ago
It is high time for an out-of-silos approach to boost the added value from solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installations. This analysis suggests a new solidarity model allowing citizens, local retailers and farmers to tap into the benefits of solar electricity. Guillaume Joly reports. (Public Domain) The objective of the European Union (EU) is to accelerate the roll out of renewable… Source ..read more
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2024 elections: India’s energy transition plans and challenges
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by Mayank Aggarwal
1M ago
India’s energy transition has become a prominent issue in both the BJP and Congress manifesto. Although the nation’s clean energy future has been firmly set in motion, financial and policy challenges lie ahead for the future government. Mayank Aggarwal reports. (All rights reserved) In February 2024, a month before the announcement of the 2024 seven-phase general elections… Source ..read more
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In principle, farmers should embrace climate protection. But they don’t.
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by Paul Hockenos
2M ago
The ways that farms can benefit from the energy transition and climate protection measures are manifold – if only they were more open to them. Paul Hockenos reports. (Photo by Red Zeppelin on Unsplash) Last year, on a mid-summer’s cycle through the Brandenburg countryside around Berlin, the title of Naomi Klein’s prescient book This Changes Everything came immediately to mind. Source ..read more
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