Staying below 2°C: The implications of the Paris Agreement for the Netherlands

Are you enjoying your Christmas holidays? If you are in the Netherlands you will probably have noticed by now: no white Christmas this year. In fact, this is the warmest

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Seaweed Energy: Food or Fuel?

  A recent small-scale study in Norway, Scotland and Ireland revealed that seaweed could start playing a major role in our energy production. Dutch scientists got all excited and even

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Hawaii: too Green to Function?

With an ambitious bill planning a 100% renewable energy use in 2050 pending in the Hawaii legislature, states are looking towards the island for its example. With fossil fuels occupying

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Effective Environmental Policies – Seeking for the Impossible?

When discussing environmental issues, firstly their potential effectiveness needs to be determined. How does one ensure active participation in the governmental contests, which in turn culminates in effective decision-making procedures?

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It is Getting Hot in Here: The Politics of Climate Change in 2015

The G7 leaders recently reaffirmed their commitment to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius and phase out non-renewable energies by the end of the century. Naturally, this was well

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