The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network

The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network is a project of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington, D.C., committed to strengthening dialogue between Americans and Europeans to advance a sustainable clean energy economy on both sides of the Atlantic. It encourages the exchange of best practices in public policymaking in areas such as the production and deployment of renewable energy, promoting green jobs and economic growth, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Each year the project organizes a Green Economy Roundtable Series in Washington and Brussels, study and speaking tours in the U.S. and Europe for policy experts, and Energy and Climate Media Fellowships for U.S. journalists to report from the EU.

Energy and Climate Media Fellowships 2014


March 24, 2014 - The Heinrich Böll Foundation is very pleased to announce the recipients of The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network's 2014 Energy and Climate Media Fellowships.

The goal of these fellowships is to create opportunities for American journalists to research and report stories from Europe about European approaches to energy and climate policy that would inform policy debates in the United States.

Video: The Climate Network

Publications: Climate Media Fellows 2013


This Town Was Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine

April 24, 2014 - Holzweiler, a tidy village of stone houses clustered around an aging cathedral, is only 40 minutes up the Autobahn from the modernist bustle of Cologne, the country's fourth-largest city. The drive winds past farms spiked with towering wind turbines, standard-bearers of Germany's nationwide green energy overhaul. But Holzweiler's quiet sidewalks are also precariously close to one of Europe's largest open-pit coal mines.  Tim McDonnell more»


Changing the Game: Boulder’s Clean Energy Goals, and How a Lego Game Shows How To Reach Them

- December 23, 2013 - What if there were a way for Boulder to visualize what would happen if the city were to take more aggressive action for reducing carbon emissions, or to map what it would look like to meet its renewable energy targets through municipalization? Lego blocks and “Change Cards” provide just such a tool, offering insight into the technological, economic and political challenges to making Boulder’s clean-energy and carbon-reducing visions a reality.  Marisa McNatt more»


How Denmark turned an efficiency obligation into opportunity

- October 8, 2013 - In the U.S., there’s rising anxiety and speculation about how flat or falling electricity demand could affect utilities’ long-term business models. Here in Denmark, though, electric companies have long operated in a slow- or no-growth market, and they continue to invest in further lowering customers’ energy use.


Dan Haugen more»
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