Archive for Sustainable development

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.

Spółdzielnie energetyczne – przykÅ‚ad niemieckiej energetyki obywatelskiej

Prawie połowa instalacji fotowoltaicznych i wykorzystujących biomasę lub biogaz, a także więcej niż połowa elektrowni wiatrowych w Niemczech została sfinansowana przez obywateli.

To cztery razy wiÄ™cej niż wynoszÄ… inwestycje w OZE przedsiÄ™biorstw energetycznych. Te energetyczne inwestycje obywateli okreÅ›la siÄ™ w Niemczech mianem Bürgerenergie, czyli “energetyki obywatelskiej”. To wszelkie projekty, w których osoby prywatne i/lub lokalne przedsiÄ™biorstwa (poza dużymi koncernami energetycznymi) pojedynczo lub wspólnie inwestujÄ… wÅ‚asny kapitaÅ‚ w obszarze energetyki. Chodzi nie tylko o OZE, ale o wszelkie inwestycje w energetyce, np. zwiÄ…zane z sieciÄ… energetycznÄ… czy oszczÄ™dzaniem energii. Możliwe sÄ… również udziaÅ‚y mniejszoÅ›ciowe obywateli. Spółdzielnie energetyczne sÄ… jednÄ… z form energetyki obywatelskiej.


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

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

Presentation from the Intensive Programme of the MA in Euroculture “European Environments: How a New Climate is Changing the Old World”

The power-point presentation (in English) entitled “Bringing energy to the people – what Poland, Europe and the world really need?” that I prepared for my talk during the panel: “The Climate of European Politics: Climate Change, Europe and the World“ during the Intensive Programme of the MA in Euroculture “European Environments: How a New Climate is Changing the Old World” on 23 June  in Cracov is available here:

Presentation “Bringing energy to the people: what Poland, Europe and the world really need?”, Karolina Jankowska

I will be scientific assistant for energy policy in the parliamentary group of the Pirate Party in the Berlin Chamber of Deputies

In August I start working for the Pirate Party’s parliamantary group in the Berlin Chamber of Deputies as a scientific assistant for energy policy, with focus on the Enquete-Commission “Neue Energie für Berlin – Zukunft der energiewirtschaftlichen Strukturen” [“New Energy for Berlin – the future of the energy industry structures”]. I am so excited about the challenge we are going to handle in Berlin – transition to renewables and more energy democracy! I hope for a good and fruitful cooperation with all involved in this process! I will publish soon more information about my new work and the work of Enquete-Commission.

Here my contact details in the Berlin Chamber of Deputies.