European Energy Transition

Key insights and policy recommendations for decisionmakers on local, national and European level from a study tour to the North Sea region.

President Obama speaks to the Airman of Nellis Air Force Base Nev. during a visit to Las Vegas. The president spoke about issues concerning world energy and the importance of solar power. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Brian Ybarbo, released)

President Barack Obama discusses the long-term potential of renewable energies and sees the global energy transition as irreversible. Now more than ever, the world needs to embrace the opportunity of clean energy and cooperate on its climate goals.


The chosen method - retention of two thirds of nuclear energy - is only at first sight incompatible with the idea of the German energy transition. The objective is strikingly similar.


The European Commission’s winter package aims to reform the EU's energy system. Despite positive developments, EU Member States are still far from finding common ground

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Latest Publications

Air traffic must become climate neutral and more environmentally friendly. With the publication Aloft – An Inflight Review the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Airbus Group want to provide important insights into the current state of technological developments and the political debate surrounding the sustainable future of flying.

The level of political commitment in the build up to Paris means a deal is very likely. A successful climate agreement will establish an enduring framework within which governments can work together to keep the rise in global temperatures below 2°C.

La lutte contre le changement climatique influence de plus en plus les politiques énergétiques. En effet, réduire la consommation d’énergies fossiles, et la production de dioxyde de carbone associée, est le principal levier de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.

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Renewable Energy - Regional Cooperation Study Tour


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The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament have all repeatedly called for regional cooperation in the context of the 2030 framework on climate and energy and the Energy Union.

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Flying is a central component of the globally networked world. At the same time, the environmental impact can no longer be ignored. Our dossier provides facts and infographics on the current state of technological developments and the political debate surrounding the sustainable future of air travel.

Events at hbs Brussels

Mar 20
The liberal democracy crisis and the future of the EU
Apr 01Apr 03
A Training Summit for European Immigrant & Minority Leaders

Energiewende Blog

The Nuclear Option Against Climate Change?

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