Energy | Publications

05.05.2014The Energy Transition Website

Germany has drawn a lot of international attention for its aim to switch to a renewable energy economy and leave nuclear and fossil energy behind. The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Energytransition.de website – available in different languages - details on the German Energy Transition...
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19.03.2014Q&A on 2030 climate targets

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament have launched a series of studies to explain their position on the 2030 climate targets ahead of a meeting of EU heads of state on the issue.
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09.12.2013The Benefits for an Energy Revolution: Community Power

This is a publication of the Community Power project, a project which connects twelve European countries aiming to put people at the heart of the renewable energy revolution…
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20.08.2013World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013

Two years after the Fukushima disaster started unfolding on 11 March 2011, its impact on the global nuclear industry has become increasingly visible... 
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12.08.2013Smart Grids and the Energy Transformation: Mapping Smart Grid Activities in Germany

This new report from the Heinrich Böll Foundation explores how smart grids will have to be developed in Germany in order to provide the required infrastructure for the on-going Energiewende (energy transition).
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04.02.2013German Energy transition: arguments for a renewable energy future

The Heinrich Boell Foundation  have launched the "German Energy Transition“ website in order to explain what does energy transition mean, how it works...
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31.10.2012Energy [R]evolution - a sustainable world energy outlook

Greenpeace, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) published the fourth edition of their European energy outlook...
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12.09.2012Video: The risks of Fracking and Shale Gas

The video raises awareness of the inherent risks of shale gas exploitation through fracking techniques and proposes renewable sources as alternatives for securing Europe’s energy independence.
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06.09.2012Fossil Fuel Subsidies reform in 24 OECD Countries

This report provides a summary for decision-makers on how much money could be saved from fossil-fuel subsidy reform in 24 OECD countries. 
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12.07.2012Decarbonising the EU energy supply: the study of the studies

This study commissioned by the Smart Energy for Europe Platform is the first ever comparison of different relevant energy scenario studies for Europe at the horizon 2050.
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15.06.2012REN21's Renewables Global Status Report 2012 launched

On 11 June, the 2012 edition of REN21's Renewables Global Status Report was launched.
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07.06.2012Series on German Energy Transition

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is publishing a six-part series on German Energy Transition. The authors are experts on different issues such as renewable energies, rural communities, social movements, and nuclear power.
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29.05.2012Wind energy and justice for disadvantaged communities

How should communities benefit from wind-farm developments? This report highlights the social dimension - not only in terms of social acceptance - of rapid investment in large-scale, low-carbon energy infrastructure. 
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15.05.2012EU 2012 Priorities: Energy Policy

This report by the Green European Foundation gives an overview of the energy policy priority areas that will be legislated upon at the European level throughout 2012.
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23.03.2012Myths and Facts: The German Switch from Nuclear to Renewables

Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power after Fukushima has been painted by some international observers...
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01.02.2012Developing a Regional Cooperation for Renewables in the Electricity Sector

This report by Mats Abrahamsson for the Heinrich Boell Stiftung North America looks at the possibility of developing regional cooperations for renewable
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17.10.2011Reaching Energy Security in Europe through Renewables

In this publication two Polish experts, Grzegorz Wiśniewski and Dr. Zbigniew Karaczun, discuss how the collective use of renewable energy by European 
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31.08.2011Future Energy Policy - Re-thinking 2050

This report by the European Renewable Energy Council outlines a pathway towards a 100% European renewable energy supply system ...
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30.08.2011Energy Vision Scenario for the European Union

Ahead of the EU "energy summit" in February 2011, where EU leaders discussed the Union's energy future, the Greens/EFA group launched ...
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01.08.2011Green New Deal in Poland

The Green European Foundation with the support of the Polish Zielony Instytut and the Heinrich Boell Foundation offices in Warsaw and Brussels published a new study that discusses the policy measures ...
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13.07.2011A Green New Deal for Europe: Towards Green Modernisation in the face of Crisis

An in depth report by the Wuppertal Institute which analyses the “recovery packages”...
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13.07.2011Towards a Transatlantic Green New Deal: Tackling the Climate and Economic Crisis

This publication from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung looks at the key components of a global Green New Deal...
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08.07.2011Energy Savings 2020: How to triple the impact of energy savings policies in Europe

A report by the European Climate Foundation assessing the impact of current EU energy and climate policies.
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06.07.2011Towards sustainable production and use of resources: Assessing Biofuels

This United Nations Environment Programme publication provides a robust assessment of key problems of production
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28.06.2011Cap or trap: how the EU ETS risks locking-in carbon emissions

A report by Sandbag critically evaluating the performance and prospects of the EU Emissions Trading Schem
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21.06.2011Roadmap 2050: A practical guide to a prosperous, low-carbon Europe

The Roadmap 2050 project is an initiative of the European Climate Foundation,
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21.06.2011The Energy Report: 100% renewable energy by 2050

A report published by WWF which makes it clear that by 2050 the world’s power, 
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