Germany has been the global front-runner in terms of “greening” its economy. After the nuclear-accident in Fukushima in 2011, the country decided to abandon nuclear energy completely and rely on renewable energy. What seemed like a bold and determined move might endanger the European energy supply, especially since the European sovereign-debt crisis has become the major focus of EU leaders actions. However, every crisis offers an opportunity..
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It seemed that Nabucco might actually win the pipeline race in the Caspian basin, but the group of contestants has grown even bigger with the addition of BP’s South East European Pipeline. Could this mean the end of Nabucco and is it a reason for concern?
Energy efficiency is hot. Lots of attention during last week’s Sustainable Energy Week and the recently released Energy Efficiency Plan has fuelled the fire. The European Commission and NGOs are eager to promote large scale energy savings to reach the EU’s climate and energy goals. But what is actually energy efficiency and why is it so popular? It has proven very tricky to regulate and notoriously difficult to measure. Some even argue that energy efficiency measures actually increase our energy usage.