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Energy Watch Group Newsletter – Feb. 2017

Technology to Transform the Energy Sector, 100% Renewables in East Asia and Europe, Ukraine as Role Model for Germany? As global energy transition gathers pace, innovative technology can further disrupt and transform the energy sector much faster than the most of business-as-usual scenarios predict. Two major reports by Carbon Tracker and the McKinsey Global Institute come to […]

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Energy Watch Group Newsletter – Jan. 2017

The Irreversible Momentum of Renewables as Climate Action & Divestment Pressure Rise The production of energy from renewable sources is breaking records all over the globe. In 2016, Costa Rica ran 250 days solely on renewable energy. Over Christmas, wind power generation surged in Scotland and Germany. Solar is set to beat coal as the cheapest energy source. 2017 […]

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Energy Watch Group Newsletter – Dec. 2016

IEA’s Remarkable Camouflage | Climate Action, Renewables & Divestment on the March Despite Trump 2016 has seen progress in new commitments across the world to act on climate change. But it has also reminded us that the world is becoming more complex. In Germany, “post-truth” was named word of the year: all too often lies, appealing to emotion, were more influential than facts. Therefore, providing objective […]

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The International Energy Agency Undermines Global Climate Protection and Energy Security in its Latest World Energy Outlook
30.11.2016 - The IEA’s call for new investments in fossil fuels, in particular oil and gas, in its latest World Energy Outlook undermines its seemingly positive messages related to climate protection and the development of renewable energy, an analysis by the Energy Watch Group shows.

The International Energy Agency undermines global climate protection and energy security in its latest World Energy Outlook

The World Energy Outlook 2016, which was presented today in Berlin, calls for increased investment in oil and gas due to oil discoveries at lowest level in more than 60 years and low oil prices. The International Energy Agency (IEA) thereby disregards that the current low investment is in fact caused by the lack of new discoveries and the depletion of existing reserves. Moreover, higher oil prices will not be able to compensate for the lack of funding as cost reductions in the renewable energy sector increasingly challenge the competitiveness of oil and gas.

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The International Energy Agency Undermines Global Climate Protection and Energy Security in its Latest World Energy Outlook
30.11.2016 - The IEA’s call for new investments in fossil fuels, in particular oil and gas, in its latest World Energy Outlook undermines its seemingly positive messages related to climate protection and the development of renewable energy, an analysis by the Energy Watch Group shows.

Die Internationale Energieagentur schadet erneut dem Klimaschutz und der globalen Energiesicherheit mit dem jüngsten World Energy Outlook

Der heute in Berlin präsentierte „World Energy Outlook“ Bericht mahnt angesichts der 2015 und 2016 niedrigsten Ölfunde seit mehr als 60 Jahren und des niedrigen Ölpreises zu verstärkten Investitionen in den Öl- und Gassektoren. Dabei lässt die IEA außer Acht, dass die niedrigen Investitionen vor allem der Erschöpfung existierender und dem Mangel neuer Vorkommen geschuldet ist. Aber auch hohe Preise werden nicht ausreichen, um fehlende Fördermöglichkeiten hinreichend zu kompensieren, insbesondere weil immer günstiger werdende Erneuerbare Energien die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der fossilen zunehmend schmälern.

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