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Designing Coronomics - For a real energy transition!

Article by Dr. Axel Berg

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the leading industrialised countries have increasingly closed themselves off and protected their own industries and agriculture. The rules of the World Trade Organization are increasingly being ignored. Bilateral trade agreements are on the rise. Trade is becoming increasingly unfree. Under US President Trump, the policy of isolation has been accelerated. In 2020, Corona comes and deals another blow to the world economy: the vulnerability of our global system is becoming more and more obvious.

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Energy around the world

Vamos al futuro

Spain. The South of Europe shows us what a coal exit without generous palliative measures on the part of the state looks like: in Spain, the end of climate-damaging energy production is taking place much more quietly, but above all much more quickly. Seven of Spain's 15 coal-fired power stations were taken off the grid at the end of last month. 

All but two of operators of the remaining plants have already applied for decommissioning. Greenpeace Spain assumes that no coal-fired power plants will be on the grid by 2025 at the latest. This would mean that the Iberians would be much quicker than Germany, which does not want to shut down its last coal-fired power station until 2038.

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"We are wasting precious time with angled advocacy patterns"

Interview with Dörte Fouquet, published in Solarzeitalter 1-2020

With the Communication from the Commission to the Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 11.12.2019, the European Commission presented its proposal, the European "Green Deal".

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