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Gas transit contracts between Gazprom and Naftogaz will expire on December 31, 2019. It means that Russia won’t have legal grounds to supply gas to Europe via the Ukrainian gas system. In order to continue supplies, Europe has to make an important decision about the transit routes. Further use of the Ukrainian pipelines and construction… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

In late January, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project received permission for construction and operation where it would make landfall in Germany. Nord Stream 2, like its first iteration, seeks to transit 55 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian natural gas annually—by the Baltic Sea instead of through Ukraine. By redirecting gas flows, the Kremlin… » read more

  Posted by Ukrainian Think Tanks Liaison Office in Brussels

After 4 months of bickering about coalitions and policy measures, Germany’s 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) – have formed a grand coalition: the so-called GroKo. German politics plays a mayor role in the climate goals of the whole EU: which parties end up in the government… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

German power struggle leads to GroKo coalition   Last year’s election results have led to unprecedented difficulties to build a new government in Germany. Despite heavy losses in parliamentary elections, Angela Merkel was re-elected as Chancellor for another four years. But the weakened position of the traditionally 2 largest parties – Angela Merkel’s conservative party… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

Guest post by Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe   The message from European manufacturers and users of the latest smart home energy solution is clear: fuel cell micro-cogeneration is market-ready. Already, 3500 households and businesses across Europe are using fuel cell micro-cogeneration for their heating, hot water and electricity supply. Each unit is enabling… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Conflict of Interest in international climate negotiations has been taking place from the very beginning of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a new report by Corporate Accountability shows. This visual summary guides you through 3 decades of corporate lobbying:

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

In the last days of COP23, a final text came out that defines the Tanaloa Dialogue, and thus lays out the path for an inclusive climate dialogue during 2018. The COP22 and COP24 presidencies consulted all the countries to agree on how this process will look like.   But what is the Tanaloa Dialogue? It… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

COP23: summary of week 1

The first week of COP23 has come to an end, and an army of delegates has been negotiating the details of how to implement the Paris Agreement. The second week is kicking off with a a lot at stake, while many of the negotiating points are being delayed. With ministers arriving in Bonn, the pressure… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

‘America’s Pledge’ is inspiring because it comes at a time when negotiations are not moving fast enough to keep up with climate science and citizens are realising that they’re on their own. By Aruna Chandrasekar Bonn: On a cold and rainy Saturday morning, a long queue snaked outside the US Climate Action Centre at the… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

By Mostafa Darwish & Arthur Wyns Climate Action is necessary on all levels, from changing personal behaviour to promoting sustainable businesses & entrepreneurship. Climate-KIC – or the Knowledge and Innovation Community – does just that: as Europe’s largest public-private innovation network, it empowers young people to come up with new business ideas to challenge and… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

Guest post by Stuart Reigeluth, vice-president of Revolve Water Energy will flow fluidly across transnational grids, tapping into decentralized hubs everywhere, that are both interconnected all along the way by the digital technology of things. While the integration of the European energy systems is of paramount importance for the overarching project called ‘Europe’, geopolitically, the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The implementation of solar cookers across Moroccan communities is proving to be a great example of how decentralization of renewable energy is contributing to the energy independence of a country. By Lina Yassin & Arthur Wyns Morocco is being widely portrayed around the world as one of the leading countries in renewable energy deployment. The… » read more

  Posted by Arthur Wyns - environmental journalist

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