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Call for Franco-German Energy Transition Alliance

The ECOreport reposts a proposal from three European think tanks, Call for Franco-German Energy Transition Alliance

Originally Published on Agora Energiewende

By Matthias Buck

Berlin, 14 July 2017 – Germany and France should forge an energy transition alliance – this is the key conclusion of a call to action by three think tanks published shortly before the French-German summit in Paris yesterday. The Institut de developpement durable et des relations internationales (or IDDRI, in Paris), together with Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende (both in Berlin), argue that France and Germany share the same climate goals, face similar challenges, and that an alliance for a clean-energy transition could “be at the core of a joint initiative for reviving European integration.”
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Renewable Electricity Leading On EU’s Grid In 2015

The ECOreport reposts a report that renewable electricity leading onEU’s grid In 2015

Press Release from Agora Energiewende

Last year, renewables were the energy source that accounted for the largest share in the EU electricity supply. At 29 per cent, renewables were ahead of nuclear power (27 per cent) and coal (26 per cent). After electricity generation from renewable sources had grown substantially between 2010 and 2013, growth between 2014 and 2015 was moderate – from 899 to 922 terawatt-hours (TWh). Harmful coal-based power generation grew to the same extent, going back up to 2010 levels. As a consequence, carbon dioxide emissions in the EU electricity system rose by two per cent. These facts are contained in the review of the European electricity system in 2015 which the independent think tank and policy institute Agora Energiewende submitted on the basis of current official figures.

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