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Articles by Sonja van Renssen

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How fossil fuel lobby tried to destroy EU climate policy

How fossil fuel lobby tried to destroy EU climate policy

New book outlines how the Magritte Group – a fossil fuel lobby – has tried to destroy climate and renewable energy policy in Europe.

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Lumenaza aims to connect 1.4m solar households with regional market

Lumenaza aims to connect 1.4m solar households with regional market

A new software platform in Germany lets utilities buy and sell “regional electricity” by connecting up small producers with consumers.

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Why the Paris climate deal is a win for energy companies

Why the Paris climate deal is a win for energy companies

Paris deal provides the certainty of a long-term goal with the flexibility of carbon markets – a significant step towards a global level playing field.

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Former fossil fuel giant wants to be Uber of energy market

Former fossil fuel giant wants to be Uber of energy market

RWE’s head of energy innovation talks about her role at the helm of a department that’s not a department. Her job? To think non-utility ideas.

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New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

Vattenfall’s CEO Magnus Hall likens the selling of its lignite operations in Germany to E.On’s recent decision to dump centralised fossil fuel generation.

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Five take-home messages from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2014

Five take-home messages from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2014

IEA presented its World Energy Outlook for 2014. For the first time ever, it looked ahead as far as 2040 painting a sobering picture.

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What Slow Food can teach Clean Energy

What Slow Food can teach Clean Energy

In the food and energy sectors, there is a movement underway taking a holistic value chain approach to create a more secure, sustainable, affordable system.

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Europe's great climate and energy test

Europe’s great climate and energy test

EU leaders meet this week to set foundations of climate and energy policy for 2030. Can Europe convince the world it has a credible strategy?

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EU’s global cleantech leadership at risk

EU’s global cleantech leadership at risk

Europe is still the leader in clean tech, but 70% of new wind capacity and 40% of new pv panels were installed outside Europe.

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European energy giant flags rise of renewables and ons-site generation

European energy giant flags rise of renewables and ons-site generation

CEO of Europe’s second largest utility says renewables to take biggest chunk of energy market and energy companies will need to get closer to customers.