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27.04.2017
In Good Company: The German Energy Transition and its Echo in France

France & Germany historically represented two different approaches to producing energy – are they growing closer?

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01.04.2017
Ring the Alarm? Assessing the Threats to Europe’s Energy Security

Are some of the measures to promote energy security doing more harm than good, by creating a distraction from the real steps needed in light of climate change and increasing instability?

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22.02.2017
“Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining”: What a Trump Presidency Can Do for Climate Change

Could Trump’s climate-skeptic administration inadvertently contribute to the fight against climate change?

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14.02.2017
Why is Energy Poverty Still an Issue?

People across Europe still suffer from ‘energy poverty’ – what does it consist of and what policies are needed to deal with the problem?

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14.12.2016
The Paris Climate Plan Is on Life Support: Can Negative Emissions Deliver on Global Climate Ambitions?

Post-Trump, should Greens embrace the potential of negative carbon emissions?

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29.11.2016
COP 22: From Unthinkable to Unstoppable?

What can we take away from COP22 in light of Trump’s victory & what are the next steps? An interview with Lucile Schmid and Bas Eickhout.

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29.11.2016
Dirty Clean Energy: Is Morocco’s renewable energy from Western Sahara really ‘Green’?

Is Morocco’s promising progress on renewable energy reliant on repression & human rights abuses in Western Sahara ?

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15.11.2016
The Divestment Movement: a climate policy game changer?

Where does the key to the divestment movement’s success lie? And how much does the success of COP 22 depend on divestment?

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19.08.2016
Gold’s Hidden Climate Footprint

The case of the small village of Trun in Bulgaria – threatened by a new gold-mining project – is a stark illustration of how the interests of biodiversity, nature and ordinary people living in the area can simply be dismissed. A proliferation of such projects could have a serious impact on the ecology of the entire region, as well as contributing to a global impact on the climate.

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24.06.2016
Vattenfall: The Downfall of the European Greens?

The Swedish power company Vattenfall, its mining activities and its impact throughout Europe – especially in Germany – illustrates the need for Greens to Europeanise their battles and their cooperation. Environmental protection and cross-national cooperation are two values that European Greens pride themselves on upholding. Vattenfall is and should be a test case for European Greens.

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