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Subsidizing the Wrong Guys
Subsidizing the Wrong Guys

Money for dirty fuel during a green energy transition

11/10/2012 | by Paul Hockenos | Germany, Non-Renewables

Complaints about the cost of Energiewende subsidies are rife within the German media and public discussion. But the cost of subsidizing far dirtier forms of energy remains overlooked.

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The Truth About Coal
The Truth About Coal

The dirtiest fossil fuel is making a comeback in Germany

04/09/2012 | by Paul Hockenos | Germany, Non-Renewables

Because of the decision to get rid of nuclear power following Japan's Fukushima disaster, Germany has had to rely more and more on burning coal as a backup for its renewable energy sources. But this choice is slowing down progress on lowering German carbon emissions.

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“There is some strategic interest in renewables”
Kelly Sims Gallagher on the prospects for a renewable future
21/03/2012 | by Kelly Sims Gallagher
New investments in China and the Middle East have demonstrated a developing strategic interest in renewable energies. Yet every country still faces obstacles: be it legislation in the United States or enforcement and rapid development in China. Kelly Sims Gallagher of the Fletcher School at Tufts University sits down with IP to talk about the future of energy policy and its effects on foreign relations.
Category Renewables, Resources and Energy, Non-Renewables, Nuclear Energy, Worldwide