About: green energy

Air Pollution 13-02-2018

Germany’s energy and climate policy is taking shape

The coalition agreement between the German Conservatives and the Social Democrats outlines a relatively ambitious energy policy. EURACTIV’s partner Le Journal de l’environnement reports. On 7 February, German Conservative (CDU / CSU) and Social Democrat (SPD) leaders presented their …

Energy 08-02-2018

Germany’s ‘green’ energy production up 1,000% since 1990

Since 1990, the production of "green" electricity in Germany has increased by 1,000% and export rates, according to preliminary data for 2017, just smashed another record. EURACTIV Poland’s partner WysokieNapiecie.pl reports. When Germany was reunified, three electricity sources reigned supreme:  brown …

Economy & Jobs 20-07-2017

EXPO 2017 in Astana will contribute to global sustainable development

Staging such an important exhibition as EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan will accelerate our transition to a modern and sustainable economy, writes Kairat Abdrakhamanov. EXPO 2017 taking place from 10 June to 10 September 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Its theme …

Transport 19-07-2017

EIB approves €12 bn for transport, energy, infrastructure

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved new financing worth €12.4 billion for projects in transport, including a new metro line in Paris, infrastructure and energy, the bank said on Tuesday (18 July). "This includes support for rail, road, air and …

Electric cars 20-04-2017

Electricity sector eyes boom with cars set to lead switch from fossil fuel to green power

Europe will have to dramatically increase its electricity use if it is to stand any chance of achieving UN climate change mitigation goals agreed in Paris in 2015, the trade association Eurelectric argues in a report published on Wednesday …

Digital 14-09-2016

Juncker to announce €200 billion extra funds in ‘State of the Union’ speech

Energy and digital infrastructure projects are expected to receive a further €200 billion funding boost under plans to be announced today (14 September) by the President of the European Commission in his State of the Union address. Jean-Claude Juncker will announce the extra funding …

G7 energy ministers optimistic about UN climate treaty

Prospects for achieving a global climate deal by the end of this year are good, according to Germany's Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel who said he had never seen so much agreement among the G7 states. EURACTIV Germany reports. “We must …

Energy 06-10-2014

Austria will sue if EU regulator clears UK nuclear plant plan

Austria will take the European Commission to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) if the executive approves Britain's plans for €20.4 billion nuclear power plant, a spokesman for the country's chancellor said on Sunday. A deal to pay a guaranteed price for the power produced …

Around one fourth of industry power in Germany is generated from the plants themselves. Hainburg, Germany October 2013 [Carsten Frenzl/Flickr]
Energy 11-07-2014

Brussels, Berlin bury hatchet over green energy rebates

After months of tension, Germany and the European Commission have resolved their conflict over Berlin's support scheme for renewable energy, by agreeing on planned industry rebates. But this did not happen without concessions from the Merkel government. euractiv.de reports.In its …

Energy 24-10-2013

Why is Oettinger scared of fossil fuel subsidy figures?

Commissioner Günter Oettinger's blocking of a transparent discussion on fossil fuel subsidies inevitably raises suspicions that his real intent is to preserve them, writes Sébastien Godinot.   Sébastien Godinot is an economist for WWF Europe.  Those making the case for adequate post 2020 EU climate and …

Central Europe 22-08-2013

Czech utility decries Romanian rough play on green energy subsidies

The Czech power utility ?EZ has complained to the European Commission about delays by Romania in paying green energy subsidies, saying they may cost it up to €66 million a year. Foreign-owned firms have ploughed billions of euros into wind, solar, biomass and hydropower projects in the …

Energy 24-05-2012

Energy efficiency: a clear path to a green future

From an industry perspective, it is difficult to understand the widespread reluctance in Europe to adopt the Energy Efficiency Directive that can generate thousands of jobs and save private households millions of euros, says Lars Clausen. Lars Clausen is Executive Vice …