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2017 marks the first year in which more electricity in Europe was generated from wind, sun, and biomass than from coal

The growth in renewable energies, however, varies greatly from country to country / Greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly last year / Agora...

How the EU can make the increase of renewable energies in Central and South-Eastern Europe cheaper and faster

An EU guarantee programme will significantly lower the financing costs and risks for renewable energy investments in Europe. Agora Energiewende makes...

Records with renewables, but once again no progress on CO2 emissions – 2017 was a year of mixed success for the energy transition

Agora Energiewende evaluates the 2017 electricity year: Wind power increases massively and overtakes coal and nuclear / Rising energy and electricity...

Call for French-German Energy Transition Alliance

Germany and France should forge an energy transition alliance – this is the key conclusion of a call to action by three think tanks published shortly...

More Renewables, Less Coal and Improved Energy Efficiency

A new report from Agora Energiewende finds rapid changes in China’s power system

Coal-fired power stations are not necessarily a barrier to the expansion of renewable energy

Old plants can be made more flexible at reasonable expense, allowing countries with a high percentage of coal-based electricity to make a smooth...

Renewable energies enable EU climate target achievement at lower cost

Agora Energiewende has critically assessed the cost assumptions for wind and solar in the modelling for the „Clean Energy for All Europeans“-Package

The German Lignite Industry

Comprehensive study with data and facts for an informed discussion on the essential restructuring of a historically significant industry