Reprinted with permission from https://www.goodmorningeurope.org/p/on-the-right-track-how-the-eu-is From a fundamental point of view, slowing down climate change is a simple matter. We have to cut down on CO2 emissions. And what is the best way to reduce these emissions? The answer is
If it is true that the European Union is a common living space, who would defend that habitat if attacked? A European Union army would be the obvious answer. But there is no such army. There are essentially two reasons
By Johannes Eber – The Pixel economist There are many good reasons for criticising the European Union. But, the fact that many countries have joined the club in recent decades shows that the EU is a success story. It is
Romantic movement vs. Enlightenment / #91 By Johannes Eber I’ve been for the past few days in the very southeastern part of Germany, at the Berchtesgadener Land visiting a friend (here some pictures I took). There, in 1824-1825, the German
Published on bpb.de – translated by Theresa Zettl The first round of the presidential election was held in France on April 10, 2022. The incumbent President Emmanuel Macron will have to face his right-wing challenger Marine le Pen in a
by Johannes Eber – The Pixel Economist Here is the Top-10 list of countries with the largest natural gas reserves: 1. Russia2. Iran3. Qatar4. United States5. Saudi Arabia6. Turkmenistan7. United Arab Emirates8. Venezuela9. Nigeria10. China And here is the list
The numbers Oil and petroleum products 34.5% Natural gas 23.7% Renewables 17.4% Nuclear 12.7% Solid fossil fuels (mostly coal) 10.5% Other 1.2% EU Energy Mix (Source: Eurostat, beginning 2020) What’s striking is the strong presence of fossil fuels in the
Despite global criticism and tough sanctions, Moscow continues its attack on Ukraine. From the perspective of Western governments and experts, five possible scenarios emerge for the coming weeks and months, as summed up by Adam Plowright and Didier Lauras for AFP.
In Germany, the discussion has focused very much on what Germany no longer wants, namely electricity from nuclear power and electricity from coal-fired power. However, if Germany does not succeed in transforming their energy system in such a way that they can replace these power generation capacities with renewable energies, then this will lead to Germany importing precisely this electricity, i.e. nuclear power from their western neighbors and coal-fired power from their eastern neighbors.
The war in Ukraine highlights Germany’s dangerous dependence: Not only natural gas is imported from the east, but also oil and coal. Power plants, factories and domestic heating systems are threatened with standstill if supplies are cut off.
The city of Brest becomes protagonist again, 30 years later. We are not talking about the Breton port town but about a Belarusian city near the Polish border. It is no coincidence that it was chosen as the location of