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While Critics Debate Energiewende, Germany is Gaining a Global Advantage

October 8, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange
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German Energy Planning and the Future

Economics is the focus of many debates surrounding Germany’s aggressive “energy transition” (or Energiewende), which plans to move the country to nearly 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Critics say Energiewende’s costs are unjustifiable, and at first glance, it’s hard to argue with them.[read more]

European Commission Enhances Energy Security Through its Covenant of Mayors [VIDEO]

October 8, 2014 by Kasper Peters

European Energy and the Covenant of Mayors

Hughes Belin is joined by Marie Donnelly, Director for Energy Transition at the European Commission, to discuss how communities can secure a sustainable energy future, and explain how the Covenant of Mayors is a great example of subsidiarity and the action of local people when it comes to sustainable energy.[read more]

The Transition to Renewable Energy is Difficult but Feasible

October 7, 2014 by Steven Cohen
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The U.S. Energy Information Agency estimates that 11% of the world's total energy comes from renewable sources, a number they project will grow modestly to 15% by 2040. They also estimate that 21% of the world's electricity came from renewable energy in 2011, and they expect that to grow to 25% by 2040.[read more]

Turkish Coal Tragedy Puts Emphasis on Transition to Clean Energy

May 17, 2014 by Justin Guay
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Tukey and Energy Safety

In what's being deemed the worst mining disaster in Turkey's history, more than 240 miners have been killed and countless more are still missing following a power transformer explosion that triggered a blazing underground fire at a Soma Komur Isletmeleri mine in Western Turkey.[read more]