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Trump: different president, different energy approach?

Trump: different president, different energy approach?

November 2016 brought change to the United States in many ways: not only was it time to elect a new president, but rarely has the battle for the White House been fought so vigorously. The result came as a surprise to most Americans and the rest of the world: Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States, and has announced to bring change. What this means for the renewable energy sector is currently being discussed globally by experts.

EBRD supporting quest to reach Paris climate goals

EBRD supporting quest to reach Paris climate goals

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has now joined the NDC Partnership in order to support the realization of the climate goals that were specified in the Paris Agreement.

“Before The Flood” – Watch DiCaprio’s climate-documentary for free

“Before The Flood” – Watch DiCaprio’s climate-documentary for free

Over the past three years Hollywood superstar Leonard DiCaprio, in cooperation with the TV channel National Geographic, has been working on the climate-documentary “Before The Flood”. Now, finally, you can watch the full documentary about the consequences of climate change for free on the Milk the Sun blog. 

Climate change: Trump vs Clinton

Climate change: Trump vs Clinton

This November, the United States presidential elections will offer two opposite alternatives in energy and climate politics. Republican candidate Donald Trump views climate change as a „great lie“ – Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton sees it as a „great threat“. Both candidates and their parties’ campaigns represent complete contrary positions. A commentary by Franz Alt.

Prelude to the global energy transition

Prelude to the global energy transition

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s Foreign Minister, pronounced at the kickoff of the Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 in Berlin, that his country’s ongoing energy transition, or “Energiewende”, is Germany’s “man to the moon” project. Jeremy Rifkin, the American sociologist, economist and publicist, as well as founder and chairman of the Foundation on Economic Trends, also praised the steps that the country has taken to usher in what he calls the “third industrial revolution”. Both are confident that by 2040 Germany will be able to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable resources.

The bigger goal, however, is the energy transition on a global scale and the halting of climate change. To get there, there are still some significant hurdles to jump.

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