Decoding Brussels

The FES Just Climate series Decoding Brussels highlights the developments of climate and energy policy that shape the European political debates in Brussels. They untangle and explain the decisions and policy orientations regarding energy, climate, industrial and labor policy.

Decoding Brussels

17.11.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal

Europe takes another step to accelerate the roll-out of renewables by removing permitting bottlenecks. Will this make a real difference on the ground?


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31.10.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal, Going local and let people drive change

The digital and ecological transition accelerates, and with it the shortage of skilled workers. The EU is looking for solutions, but doubts remain.


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14.06.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal

Are the measures foreseen by the EU socially balanced and ambitious enough? And what stumbling blocs sneak along the way?


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31.05.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal

Considerable adjustments to the Commission’s initial proposal took place. What happened in between and where do we stand now?


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03.05.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Energize it, industrialize it and make it work

The joint gas purchase agreements show European solidarity in action. But will this work in practice?


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30.03.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal
What does the Russian-Ukrainian war mean for the EU’s climate policy? Will renewables now be expanded? Or are fossil fuels facing a revival?

What does the Russian invasion mean for the EU’s climate policy? Will renewables now be expanded? Or are fossil fuels facing a revival?


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09.03.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Energize it, industrialize it and make it work
Geopolitical clouds are disrupting Europe’s energy system

How dependent is Europe on Russian oil and gas right now? What would be the consequences of a supply stop? What are the alternatives?


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01.03.2022 | Decoding Brussels, Just European Green Deal
ETS 2 for building and road transport

Housing and traffic are drivers of emission. Should they be subjected to emissions trading than? Or will this cut off poorer households?


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23.01.2023 | Energize it, industrialize it and make it work, Publication

The international hydrogen partnerships will reshape the global energy landscape. What should be the guiding principles of such partnerships?


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18.01.2023 | Zooming in on..., Energize it, industrialize it and make it work

EU countries agreed to skim off the revenues of energy producers to relieve citizens. But can this threaten the expansion of renewable energy?


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15.12.2022 | Zooming in on..., Energize it, industrialize it and make it work

Ein neuer Ansatz zur regionalen Gestaltung der sozialökologischen Transformation, by Frederik Moch (DGB).


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