4 September 2019

New EEA Report on Adaptation challenges and opportunities for the European energy system

This report studies current and future needs for climate change adaptation and climate resilience in the European energy system. This analysis supports the clean energy transition, which involves a huge expansion of renewable energy sources, many of which are sensitive to climate factors. The Report clearly states that the European energy system needs to take…

2 August 2019

Renewables 2019 Global Status Report

REN21 is an international policy network of experts from governments, inter-governmental organisations, industry associations, NGOs, and science and academia. Every year, REN21 produces its annual flagship publication, the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR). According to the evidence of 2018, solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind are becoming increasingly popular in the power sector, with an increasing…

1 March 2019

US Green New Deal – Prof. Barbier’s comments on the plan

In the last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. introduced a resolution in Congress calling for a “Green New Deal”. It calls for massive government spending over the next 10 years to shift the U.S. economy away from polluting industries, embrace green infrastructure and produce 100% of energy from renewables. In…