Archive for Energy transition

Book chapter on Polish energy and climate policy

My book chapter “Poland’s Clash Over Energy and Climate Policy: Green Economy or Grey Status Quo?” has been published in the book “The European Union in International Climate Change Politics. Still Taking a Lead?” edited by Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel, James Connely and Duncan Liefferink. More informatione here.

Article about the reform of the German renewable energy law in July 2016

My article “Przyszlosc energetyki odnawialnej w Niemczech – staly trend, nowe zasady” was published by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Warszawa – you may read it here.

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

Workshop: “Still Taking a Lead? The European Union in International Climate Change Politics” in Hull on 24-25 September 2015

I took part in the workshop via phone conference. The title of my presentation and draft chapter title for the planned book publication is “Green economy or grey status quo – a Polish clash over climate and energy policy”.

The workshop was organised by the Centre for European Union Studies (CEUS) at the Univeristy of Hull on 24-25 September in Hull in Great Britain.

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the draft chapters for an edited book publication “Still Taking a Lead? The European Union in International Climate Change Politics”. The book is going to be edited by Rüdiger Wurzel and James Connelly (both Hull University) and will be published probably next year.

Here you may find my Powerpoint presentation.

Conference on energy crisis and energy security on 17 June in Warsaw

The conference is going to take place in the Polish Parliament (Sejm) on 17 June. The title of my presentation is: “Germany’s Scenario and Prepartion in Case of Global Energy Crisis” (in Polish: “Scenariusz i przygotowania Niemiec na wypadek (globalnego) kryzysu energetycznego”).

It is organized by the Environmental Assiociation EKO-UNIA (Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczne EKO-UNIA), Nationawide Coalition “Development YES – Open-cast Mining NO” (Ogolnopolska Koalicja “Rozwoj TAK – Odkrywki NIE”) and Anna Grodzka, Member of the Polish Parliament from the Green Party.

Description of the conference at the organizers’ website:

Celem konferencji jest przeanalizowanie skali zagrozenia wynikajacego z prognozowanego przez wielu naukowcow zalamania sie globalnego bezpieczenstwa dostaw energii. Wiaze sie to z wyczerpywaniem sie zasobow paliw kopalnych, na jakich oparta jest glownie dotychczasowa gospodarka Polski i wiekszosci krajow. Dennis Meadows, swiatowej slawy naukowiec, autor raportu Klubu Rzymskiego (Granice wzrostu, 1972) ostrzega, ze juz przed rokiem 2020 mozna sie spodziewac wyczerpania strategicznych paliw kopalnych, gospodarczego upadku i rozpoczecia gwaltownej redukcji populacji.

Zasadniczym celem konferencji jest podkreslenie wagi polityki energetycznej kraju dla strategii bezpieczenstwa narodowego, z mysla o terazniejszych i przyszlych pokoleniach.

Here is more information about the conference.

Here you may watch the press conference that too place before the conference.

Here you may watch the video taken at the conference and the panel discussion.