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Guest blog post by Tomas Wyns and Matilda Axelson, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel In 2015, the Paris Agreement adopted at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) committed 195 countries to limit global average temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, to aim to keep it… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

    While market acceptance of alternative-fuel vehicles is rising, we should not forget that they still only represent a very small share of vehicle sales in Europe. It thus remains vital that all relevant players, including policy makers, continue to strive to remove the barriers that hamper the wider market uptake of alternative-fuel vehicles… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Laure Roussel est une étudiante en dernière année d’architecture se destinant à la fonction publique territoriale. Nous sommes à l’aube d’une nouvelle ère technologique, dans laquelle des zones qui ne pouvaient accueillir d’activités humaines structurées, et donc de vie, faute de puissance, seront désormais accessibles. A l’origine de cette petite révolution deux évènements technologique liés… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Rokotamana Vitinaqailevu, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Student, Papua New Guinea University of Technology. For decades the issues of climate change was shrugged off as nothing more than a natural phenomenon. It took a long time to get the world to pay attention. Not until we began to witness the irreversible loss and… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The Czech daily Hospodarske Noviny (English: “Economic Newspaper”) is reporting today that the Czech Export Bank (CEB) and export insurance agency EGAP may not be be able to finance the Pljevlja II lignite power plant in Montenegro due to new OECD rules entering force on 1 January 2017. by Hugo Charat, cross-posted from the Bankwatch… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Ankara’s tensions with Moscow in the aftermath of the downing of a Russian fighter jet on 24 November 2015 close to Turkish borders could very well influence whether the two countries further pursue the building of TurkStream [Turkish Stream aka ex-South Stream] or not, however from brink of the war, now it seems that the… » read more

  Posted by AriRusila's Conflicts

How to overcome the stagnation in the Czech renewable energy sector? Ending the government’s crusade against renewable support schemes would be a good starting point, writes Karel Polanecky from Bankwatch’s member group Hnuti Duha, Friends of the Earth Czech Republic.   cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog   Power production from renewable energy sources in the… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Guest blog post by Yana Popkostova, Policy Director, European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis. Accustomed the world has become over the past few weeks to implausible scenarios turning into reality: from Brexit to Trump presidential nomination; Turkey’s failed coup and the quickly organised sweeping purges in its aftermath; a sting of dreadful attacks in… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Empirical knowledge of innovations can be gained from the IT sector, which abounds in new ideas and innovations. Looking at how quickly tablets and smartphones became commonplace in our daily lives, it seems that in only a decade we may expect to see our roads travelled by electric cars and electricity being generated using wind… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

  Having been in power for less than a month, Britain’s new Prime Minister is already making an impact. To the surprise of many, Theresa May has decided to delay work on the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power station, much to the chagrin of Chinese and French partners on the project. The impetus for halting… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

If fossil fuels’ grip on the Czech Republic’s energy sector remains, as current plans and policies confirm, the country’s support for the Paris Agreement will be nothing but a sham, writes Karel Polanecky from Bankwatch’s Czech member group Hnuti Duha.   cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog The Paris Agreement, sealed 8 months and signed by… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Strategic oil projects have a considerably longer horizon and decisions taken in the oil sector are driven by what is expected with regard to the future of crude oil and its prices in 25 years. A quarter of a century is a long time, and a lot can happen over the span of 25 years.… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

In Q2 2016, the situation on the global oil market unfolded in line with our expectations. Oil prices continued on an upward trend started around mid-January 2016. On the back of stronger demand (fuelled by low prices) and unforeseen events, which amplified the factors with a bearing on supply, the average price of Brent crude… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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