Otto is a Brussels-based EU policy advisor specialising in energy, climate, and institutional questions. An outspoken pro-European, he holds an MSc in EU Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury.
European Hustle

Countdown to 2050: The German approach is not a model for Europe

‘Together with a nuclear power share of ca. 15%, [renewable energy sources] will be the backbone of a carbon-free European power system.’ This sentence from the European Commission’s strategic vision for climate-neutrality by 2050, A Clean Planet for All (2018), concisely summarises the argument put forward in this article. Nuclear energy has a crucial role […]

European Hustle

Countdown to 2050: The EU cannot achieve its climate goals without nuclear energy

The European Union wants to become climate-neutral by 2050. To this end, a vast variety of legislative goals from the European Green Deal to a “comprehensive plan” to cut EU emissions by at least 55% by 2030 have been proposed by the Commission’s President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, while some 25-30% of the EU’s 2021-2027 […]