Germany is outraged at major cuts for solar electricity and at the possibility of cuts to other renewables being snuck in through the back door.

To protect the climate and overhaul our energy supply, we will need to do more than just expand renewables, we will need to do more than just expand renewables - we also have to start using energy more efficiently. But planned EU regulations are meeting with fierce resistance.

The Clean Development Mechanism was supposed to ensure sustainable development in emissions trading. But instead, it has turned out to be an escape route for polluters.

The EU and the United States are pursuing ambitious goals in the use of CCS technology. But there are still almost no pilot projects, and cost-effectiveness remains a big question mark.