Tag Archives: energy

Little Ado about Everything: Weighing in on the Warsaw Conference

The PDU comments on the disappointing conclusions of the Warsaw Climate Change Conference. By Roisin Berghaus It has been two weeks since the Warsaw Climate Change Conference ended. Pundits and activists have weighed in on…

Georgia’s Importance for the European Union

Georgia has maintained a strong pro-Western orientation since its independence from the Soviet Union, but its integration with Europe has been clouded by its ongoing feud with Russia. The PDU examines the EU’s relationship with…

Losing Influence?

The PDU argues that the (non-) outcomes of the nuclear talks with Iran show a European decline in foreign policy weight. By Felix Lettau Last weekend, when French foreign minister Laurent Fabius withdrew from what he called…

Reviewing Energy 2020: The Case for EU-Level Policy Coordination

Reviewing Energy 2020: The Case for EU-Level Policy Coordination A recent Commission report shows half of Member States will reach their 2020 energy goals. The PDU discusses how a federal energy policies can help the…

The German Automotive Industry vs. the Environment

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under criticism for her party’s acceptance of a €690,000 donation from German automotive giant BMW while campaigning to block an EU CO2 emissions cap. The PDU discusses the events,…

The Newest IPCC Report: Is Policy Change Unequivocal?

The latest IPCC report on anthropogenic climate change offers mostly bad news, but also offers hope for new politics. The PDU discusses the report’s implications for the EU – and the world. By Roisin Berghaus “Warming…

The Need for European Energy Independence

An EU-wide renewable energy policy provides the Union with not only environmental benefits, but geostrategic ones as well. The PDU discusses the political implications of the EU’s energy dependence and the benefits that renewables can…