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Energy Transition

Can Renewable Energy Be a Solution in the Face of the Looming Energy Crisis in the Eu? Ways the Eu Plans on Dealing with the Current Situation

Europe is currently engulfed in an unfolding energy crisis, raising concerns about Vladimir Putin’s Russia’s role in capitalizing on rising demand, limited supply, and geopolitical unpredictability. The issue of rising gas prices is not unique to the United Kingdom and countries like Spain, Italy, Greece, and France have taken drastic measures in recent weeks to mitigate the impact on consumers.

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Steps Taken by the Government to Achieve Renewable Energy Growth in Nigeria

Nigeria is the continent’s leading oil producer. In 2018, it was the world’s fifth-largest exporter of LNG and the continent’s largest natural gas holder. Despite Nigeria being ranked so highly, the country has failed to provide its inhabitants with energy security, which in turn has deeply affected its economy as Nigeria’s heavy reliance on crude oil is deeply affected once there is a slight change in prices. It is no news that energy is a major driver of any economy and the inability to provide the same for day-to-day affairs will have a negative effect on the economy. 

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The Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021: Debating the Role of Energy at the WEF

Right before the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy on 24th September 2021 took place, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021 (SDIS21) kicked off online and addressed a variety of topics, which are most directly or indirectly related to the green transition. This article provides an overview of the various debates, which circled around renewables, climate change and the energy transition. Since the 4th Day of the SDIS21 focused on energy only to a lesser extent, this article provides an overview of the first three days of the summit. 

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The Energy Sector on the Road to the UN High-Level Dialogue and COP26 in Glasgow Reflecting on the Energy Action Day (2)

As our last article emphasized, the Energy Action Day on 16th September 2021 marked an event, which led up to the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy on 24th September 2021 and the COP26 in Glasgow from 31st October -12th November 2021. Whereas few insights from earlier sessions were provided within our last article, this article serves to give an overview of the remaining sessions at the Energy Action Day

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SOUTH AFRICA – Is there a future for Renewable Energy?

South Africa has an abundance of solar and wind energy sources, yet it is heavily reliant on coal-fired power plants and is one of the world’s major CO2 emitters. Its policies and readiness to adopt renewables in its energy mix have the potential to raise economic efficiency, improve the standard of living of its population and contribute positively to climate change.

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Merkel Expresses Interest in Lithium, After Protestors Demand That The Serbian Government Cuts Ties with Rio Tinto: Serbia’s Environmental Accession to the EU

During a visit of Angela Merkel at the end of her term in office in Belgrade on 14th September 2021, the German chancellor expressed her interest in Serbia’s lithium. Ironically, this comes just after thousands of protestors have demanded the Serbian Government to cut ties with Rio Tinto, a multinational mining company who aims to execute an ambitious project in West Serbia.

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