Energy Transition

Energy Transition

Energy transitions and green transformations are key focuses of our work. The gradual expansion of renewable energy sources will have considerable impacts on our energy system as we know it with regards to utilities, grid infrastructure, and energy efficiency. We encourage an intensified global and local dialogue around these issues and provide best practice examples through policy dialogue on the international, national, and local levels.

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Clean air is a luxury not everyone here can afford

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Black and Hispanic people breathe more polluted air and drink dirtier water. Now, one of Los Angeles’ poorest neighborhoods is standing up against “environmental racism.”

By Felix Austen

What's at stake for COP 24?

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The Katowice UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Katowice from the 3rd till the 14th of December 2018. 

By Don Lehr

Energy Atlas: Figures and facts about renewables in Europe

The European Energy Atlas 2018 is published at a time when the EU Member States are discussing their energy and climate strategy until 2013. 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.

Building Political Support for a Clean Energy Transition — How Arguments on Solar Power Affect Public Support in Germany and the US

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The growing clean energy transition and its emerging decentralized actors threaten the traditional business model of large utilities, contributing to a deadlock around laws, regulations, and political support. Solar advocates in Germany and the US can learn from each other’s successes and setbacks in building public support and help pave the way for a “green dream” to become a nonpartisan reality.

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

Coal contributes more to climate change than any other energy source. It is therefore of utmost importance that the world finds ways by which to tame King Coal, especially as international climate negotiations get underway in Paris later this month. The Coal Atlas - a joint publication by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and Friends of the Earth International - highlights new facts and figures on the state of the global coal industry. 

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Just Transitions

Germany: A Turnaround Yet to Turn

Germany is phasing out nuclear power and has come to rely more on coal for its electricity. Despite a steep rise in renewable energy, the use of coal is endangering Germany’s ambitious target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

By Eva Mahnke

Is Policy on Track for an Energiewende in Japan?

The Fukushima nuclear disaster put Japanese nuclear power on hold. In the five years since, Japan's policies have ushered in renewable energy, but continued coal expansion remains likely.

By Kimiko Hirata
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