In the context of its Climate & Energy Programme, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union is looking for an intern from the beginning of September 2017 to mid/ end of December 2017.


Regional cooperation can play a key role in meeting the EU'S climate and energy targets for the year 2020. By organising a North Sea study tour with various regional stakeholders we put theory into practice.

Ceremony of opening of gasoline Nord Stream

The gas pipeline Nord Stream II should double the existing natural gas transport capacity from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. Juraj Mesík explains why the Kremlin will be the biggest winner of this project.

On October 13th a large coalition of environment, climate and indigenous peoples organizations has posted a letter to the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The group demands that the EITI’s principles, standards and procedures have to take into account climate change impacts, and the consequences of necessary legal and policy reforms and associated risks to the fossil fuel industry.

The report Driving regional cooperation forward in the 2030 renewable energy framework, explores the role of regional cooperation to reach or even exceed the target of at least 27% renewables by 2030.

The Future of Utilities: Extinction or Re-Invention?

Energy transitions in Germany and the United States are forcing utilities to increasingly reinvent themselves. Energy expert Susanne Fratzscher takes a look at a number of transformative trends that will push this process and outlines how utilities have begun to adapt to new power market realities on both sides of Atlantic.

red energy

How can the 2030 climate and energy framework set the necessary conditions to further enhance the growth of renewables across the European Union?


The crisis in Ukraine poses new challenges to Green peace-oriented foreign policy. The most important task right now is to persuade Russia to conform to international standards.


Energy Efficiency in South East Europe

Supporting local actors in the formulation of energy efficiency policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, the Czech Republic, and Turkey.


Climate protection and a secure energy supply both are questions of our future. The European Union must set itself ambitious goals if it wants to maintain its political dynamic. A feasibility study by Michaele Schreyer and Lutz Mez in collaboration with David Jacobs.