Renewables

Can the green transition help in solving fiscal and monetary divergencies in the EU? 

Thursday 27 August 2020 | Petter Aspestrand
| OBC Transeuropa

The COVID-19 pandemic may have opened a window of opportunity for the European Union to strengthen its fiscal cohesion and to put the climate transition on the right track.


Carbon emissions: straight back to bad habits? 

Tuesday 16 June 2020 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The Covid-19 crisis brought about unprecedented reductions in CO2 emissions and energy consumption, benefiting renewables. This effect may be temporary however – but it could also mark the beginning of an ecological transition compatible with safeguarding the planet.


Is the EU carbon market serving its purpose?

Tuesday 10 December 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The EU emissions trading system has reached its 2020 reduction target as early as 2017. But it still needs to fix one problem to be truly efficient. 


Electric mobility (IEA)

Friday 20 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The Global EV Outlook tracks the development of electric mobility, providing both historical and prospective data. 


The EU carbon market, serving its purpose at last? 

Wednesday 27 November 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Without a high enough carbon price, surplus emissions permits will remain high and the European carbon market will remain broken.


Share of energy from renewable sources

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Where do European countries stand in terms of renewable energies? 


Water stress in Europe (EEA)

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The European Environment Agency created an interactive map to explore the evolution of water stress over time. Data are available since 1990.


The Balkans (and Europe) are choking on coal pollution 

Friday 29 March 2019 | Maria Giulia Anceschi
| OBC Transeuropa

The 16 coal power plants in the western Balkans cause as much pollution as the 250 plants active within the European Union. The health impact is severe, and not just within the region.


Rivers of the Balkans: the siege

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

Thousands of dams are planned for the rivers and streams of south-eastern Europe, and their environmental and social impact could prove devastating.


Offshore wind turbines: Britain and Germany lead the way 

Saturday 06 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

While wind turbines continue to multiply in the seas of northern Europe and advance the process of energy transition, the south lags behind. Neither wind nor shores, however, are in short supply.