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dena’s report on CO2 price

Next dena’s report, which I contributed to, is out! It is titled “Wirksamer Klimaschutz durch Preissignale? Wege zur Zielerreichung 2030” (“Effective climate protection through price signals? – Ways to achieve the targets 2030”) and it is dena’s contribution to the CO2 price debate in Germany. It summarizes the results of a stakeholder dialoque organized by dena during the last couple of months.

About the report from the dena’s website:

“Die CO2-Bepreisung wird immer wieder diskutiert, wenn es darum geht, wie wirksame Emissionsreduktionen erreicht werden können. Das kürzlich von der Bundesregierung beschlossene “Klimaschutzprogramm 2030” enthält wichtige Grundsatzentscheidungen zur CO2-Bepreisung. Die dena hat mit der Ideenschmiede CO2-Bepreisung einen Stakeholderprozess initiiert, um das Instrument aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln zu bewerten. Die teilnehmenden Stakeholder aus Unternehmen, Verbänden, Gewerkschaften und NGOs debattierten Über den wesentlichen Elementen verschiedener CO2-Bepreisungsmodelle. Der Abschlussbericht bietet eine Zusammenfassung der Argumente, Unterschiede und Schnittmengen zwischen den Konzepten und Akteursgruppen.”

You may find the whole report here.

Panel discussion “Renewable jobs – jobs in renewables: facts and myths” during the congress organized by the Greens/ EFA in Warsaw

ziemiaThe panel discussion “Renewable jobs – jobs in renewables: facts and myths” is going to take place during the participatory debate about Poland and its future “Citizen’s energy for a good climate” organized by the Greens/ European Free Alliance (Greens/ EFA) in the European Parliament from 15 to 16 November in Warsaw.

What is the aim of this panel? As the organizers wrote:

In the midst of the crisis Europe is in need for new innovative sustainable strategies for jobs creation. For the Greens in Europe, investment in renewable energy is clearly one of the solutions to be implemented. There are many good examples across the EU to follow. Together with the public we will be looking at the solutions which could be applied in Poland and how to unleash the potential of green jobs in Poland.

During the panel discussion I am going to present the potential for jobs creation in the renewable energy sector in Poland as well the German experiences in this field. I am going also to discuss the potential for a transfer of these experiences to Poland.

More information about the panel discussion as well as the whole event is available on the website of the Greens/ EFA.

Panel discussion during the 7th Polish Nationwide Meetings of Social Economy OSES 2013 in Nowe Warpno

The panel discussion, organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Warsaw office, with the title “Przedsiebiorczosc spoleczna a ochrona srodowiska, ekologia i energia odnawialna” (Social entrepreneurship and environmental protection, ecology and renewable energy) is going to take place during the 7th Polish Nationwide Meetings of Social Economy OSES 2013 in Nowe Warpno on 20 September.

I am going to present the German experiences with energy transition on the local level and the development of civic engagement and energy democracy in this country (f.ex. the emergence of energy cooperatives and civic renewable energy projects) as well as to discuss the potential for the transfer of this experiences to Poland.

More information is avaibale on the website of the panel chair, Ewa KoÅ›, member of Parliament of the Voivodeship West Pommerania, on the website of the Heinrich Böll Foundation as well as on the website of the 7th Polish Nationwide Meetings of Social Economy.

Article about movements for municipal energy systems in Germany

Energietisch_Berlin-100x100 Published in Zielone Wiadomosci [Green News], 6 June 2013.

Boom energetyki obywatelskiej w Niemczech

W latach 90. w modzie byla prywatyzacja sieci energetycznych, dzis w calych Niemczech przejmuja je firmy komunalne i spoldzielnie. W Hamburgu i Stuttgarcie odbeda sie jesienia referenda w tej sprawie, inicjatywa referendalna zawiazala sie takze w Berlinie.

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Niemcy mawiaja, ze Energiewende zyje zaangazowaniem obywatelskim. Dobrze to rokuje temu obecnie najbardziej ambitnemu projektu transformacji energetycznej na swiecie. Bo Niemcom nie brakuje woli angazowania sie na rzecz wspolnego dobra, jakim jest czyste srodowisko, zwiazana z nim wysoka jakosc zycia, bezpieczenstwo energetyczne oraz transparentny i demokratyczny system energetyczny, ktory nie ogranicza dostepu najmniej zamoznym, a generowane zyski reinwestuje w tym systemie dla dobra jego uzytkownikow.