Posts Tagged:Politics

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Cities and communities are at the forefront of energy development in British Columbia

The GreenTech Exchange and the BC Women in Energy Network yesterday hosted a panel on “Community Energy Development: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future“. This event made clear that cities and communities in British Columbia are at the forefront on climate change, sustainability and clean energy development. In his…

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2009-09-22 um 12-01-13

The Energy Future is 100% Renewable!

Last week was filled with good news as the IPCC released its Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation für erfreuliche Nachrichten: A share of 80% renewable energy in the global energy mix is possible until 2050 if politics provides investment and attractive subsidies. In concrete terms, annual investments of 1% of global GDP…

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2009-05-27 um 12-54-12

Three Important Statements on the Economic and Financial Crisis

There’s a lot to say about the current financial and economic crisis. When daily news on bankrupt European countries, US debt or increasing commodity prices are increasing global imbalances, it becomes more difficult to stay on top of things and make sound economic predictions. That’s why I’d like to share three recent intersting analyses: Nouriel…

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Taking my iPad to the Austrian Parliament…

It was a long journey until my liveblog tomorrow morning from the visitors balcony at the Austrian Parliament. Not because of technical problems but because of the Parliament’s house rules which are apparently from a time when modern citizen journalism, smartphones and tablets weren’t invented. When I was ready to start my first liveblog at…

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Interview on Bulgarian TV: “Climate change is a matter of responsibility”

This week, the Bulgarian national TV station interviewed several TH!NKers about climate change and the COP15 summit. In my interview on the morning show, I tried to talk about the aspect of global responsibility, to highlight some possibilities for individual action and to emphasize the importance of ambitious emissions reduction goals and comprehensive adaptation funds…

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2009-11-04 um 12-38-33

180 Austrian schoolchildren demand action from politicians

Renewable energy, electromobility, public transport, airtravel, nuclear power, migration, penalties for CO2 emissions, eating habits, the COP15 climate summit, personal lifestyle, deforestation or CO2 food labels – rarely, so many aspects of a topic are debated in the Austrian parliament like in the “Youth.Climate.Parliament” some days ago. After presenting “Climate protection now!” banners in the…

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2009-11-04 um 11-18-27

Austrian climate policy in crisis

Last week, I’ve visited a conference called “Climate in crisis – Last exit Copenhagen?” in Vienna which showed that not only the climate is in crisis but especially also Austrian climate policy. Not only is Austria the only EU15 country not to achieve its Kyoto target, but it also fails with respect to a clear…

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