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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.

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.

Book chapter on German policy support mechanism for photovoltaics


My book chapter “The German Policy Support Mechanism fpr Photovoltaics: The Road to Grid Parity” was published in Moe, Espen and Midford, Paul (eds.), “The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security. Common Challenges and National Responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe”, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 258-275.

From the book description:

Bringing together renewable energy and energy security, the authors cover both the politics and political economy of renewables and energy security and analyzes renewable technologies in some of the most relevant and topical parts of the world. Japan is energy-scarce and still experiencing the aftermath of Fukushima. China is expanding its renewable energy capacity faster than any other country. Northern Europe has long been among the most progressive regions with respect to renewables – boasting Denmark and Germany, front-runners in wind and solar energy solutions – but also home to petroleum-based economies like Norway. By comparing and contrasting the experiences of such a diverse range of countries, this book identifies both barriers and success factors and explains why some countries have been so much more successful than others when it comes to renewable energy.

More information available on the website of Palgrave Macmillan.

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.