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Final report of the Enquete Commission “New Energy for Berlin – The Future of the Energy Industry Structures”

Ich freue mich sehr über das Ergebnis der Arbeit der Enquete-Kommission des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin, an der ich beteiligt war: den Abschlussbericht “Neue Energie fü Berlin – Zukunft der energiewirtschaftlichen Strukturen”. Der Bericht wird auch bald in’s Englische übersetzt. Der Bericht ist verfügbar unter: http://www.parlament-berlin.de/ados/17/IIIPlen/vorgang/d17-2500.pdf

I am very pleased about the result of a work of the Enquete Commission of the Berlin House of Representatives, in which I was involved: the final report “New Energy for Berlin – The Future of the Energy Industry Structures”. The report will soon be translated into English. The report ist available online here: http://www.parlament-berlin.de/ados/17/IIIPlen/vorgang/d17-2500.pdf

Third FFU book project workshop “Low-carbon Energy Transitions”

ffu-logo-final1The workshop is going to take place at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Free University of Berlin on 9 Mai. The title of my conference paper, presentation and working title of my chapter is: “Germany: Energiewende going local?”.

Working title of the whole book is: “Energy policy in a carbon-constrained world”.

First FFU book project workshop “Low-carbon Energy Transitions”

ffu-logo-final1The workshop is going to take place at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Free University of Berlin on 14 February. The title of my conference paper, presentation and working title of my chapter is: “Germany: Energiewende going local?”.

Working title of the whole book is: “Energy policy in a carbon-constrained world”.

From the book editors proposal:

In all of the countries the book looks at, we see movements towards the promotion of low-carbon energy systems. Yet, without support from and implementation on the local level these policies or visions of energy policy in a carbon-constrained world cannot be translated into reality. A range of questions, in all phases of energy policy making – from agenda-setting to implementation – are indeed linked to the local level and its contribution to policy change in the field of energy. The book therefore aims to answer the question of whether the local level is a driver or an obstacle to energy transition/low-carbon energy policies and their implementation in the XY countries selected.

Article on German energy cooperatives

20140911094013_wrzesienPublished in Czysta Energia, 9/2014 (157). The article is also available online here.

Spoldzielnie energetyczne – przyklad niemieckiej energetyki obywatelskiej

Prawie polowa instalacji fotowoltaicznych i wykorzystujacych biomase lub biogaz, a takze wiecej niz polowa elektrowni wiatrowych w Niemczech zostala sfinansowana przez obywateli.

To cztery razy wiecej niz wynosza inwestycje w OZE przedsiebiorstw energetycznych. Te energetyczne inwestycje obywateli okresla sie w Niemczech mianem Bürgerenergie, czyli “energetyki obywatelskiej”. To wszelkie projekty, w ktorych osoby prywatne i/lub lokalne przedsiebiorstwa (poza duzymi koncernami energetycznymi) pojedynczo lub wspolnie inwestuja wlasny kapital‚ w obszarze energetyki. Chodzi nie tylko o OZE, ale o wszelkie inwestycje w energetyce, np. zwiazane z siecia energetyczna czy oszczedzaniem energii. Mozliwe sa rowniez udzialy mniejszosciowe obywateli. Spoldzielnie energetyczne sa jedna z form energetyki obywatelskiej.

Article about the reform of the German renewable energy law available on-line

019_ico-75x75My article “Obywatelska Energiewende zagrozona” published in Zielone Wiadomosci [Green News] March – April 2014 Nr. 19 (2/2014) has been also published on the website of “Green News”, you may read it here.