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  • Germany gets serious about decarbonising its prized heavy industry

    17 Jun 2020, 11:28 In its pursuit of climate-neutrality by mid-century, Germany has set its sights on extending the energy transition to its famed heavy industry. Sectors such as steel, cement and chemicals are some of the Energiewende's toughest ...
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  • 12 Oct 2020 |

    Consumer groups say German climate plan only works with lower power prices

    12 Oct 2020, 13:37 Expert VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Government Clean Energy Wire The German Climate Action Programme 2030 will only become ...
  • 21 Sep 2020 |

    German Social Democrats in government push for CO2 price contribution by landlords

    21 Sep 2020, 13:58 Expert BMF- Federal Ministry of Finance Bundesministerium der Finanzen Finance Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit ...
  • 23 Sep 2020 |

    Germany set to partly reimburse energy-intensive companies for new CO₂ price

    23 Sep 2020, 13:30 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • 25 May 2020 |

    Consumer association calls for more transparency on grid fees

    25 May 2020, 12:40 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Expert VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Verbraucherzentrale ...
  • 01 Sep 2020 |

    Hydrogen prices to rise sharply without electrification of heating, transport — Aurora

    01 Sep 2020, 12:47 Expert Aurora Energy Research Bioenergy Electricity market Renewables EEG2016 | Law Energiewende Cost & Prices Finance Alex Dziadosz Hydrogen Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The price of green hydrogen will be significantly ...
  • 19 Oct 2020 |

    German consumers to pay more for gas in 2021

    19 Oct 2020, 12:57 Kerstine Appunn Gas Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Higher costs for gas infrastructure and the new CO2 price in the heating sector are set to increase gas costs for German households in 2021, consumer comparison site Verivox has ...
  • 20 May 2020 |

    German government adopts higher CO2 starting price of 25 euros per tonne for transport and heating

    20 May 2020, 13:55 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • 15 Oct 2020 |

    Lack of e-car charging price transparency continues to irk German consumer groups

    15 Oct 2020, 13:56 Expert VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Prices at electric car charging points in Germany are not ...
  • 15 Oct 2020 |

    German industry welcomes EU buildings renovation wave but houseowners lament high costs

    15 Oct 2020, 13:42 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband ...
  • 13 Aug 2020 |

    German industry fears higher power bills due to COVID-19 production slump

    13 Aug 2020, 13:25 Kerstine Appunn Cost & Prices Handelsblatt Pandemic-related decreases in production and sales could hit some German companies even harder if they are faced with higher power bills due to losing their exemption from paying the ...
  • Renewables levy could be reduced to zero by 2021 – German Energy Agency (dena)

    07 Jul 2020, 13:22 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Green stimulus Clean Energy Wire German households ...
  • 15 Oct 2020 |

    Germany's renewables surcharge capped at 6.5 cents in 2021 but benefit for customers uncertain

    15 Oct 2020, 13:52 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Government Clean Energy Wire The surcharge on German power customers' bills to support the expansion of renewable energy sources will fall from currently 6.75 to 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) ...
  • 28 Nov 2019 |

    Higher wholesale power prices offset planned renewables surcharge cut- industry

    28 Nov 2019, 13:28 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Wholesale electricity ...
  • 03 Feb 2020 |

    European Green Deal: German econ min calls for industry support- media

    03 Feb 2020, 13:46 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...
  • Solar and wind expansion could save German society costs- analysis

    15 Oct 2019, 12:24 Expert FÖS- Green Budget Germany Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft Energiewende Cost & Prices Expert Greenpeace Energy Green energy provider Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Utilities Freja Eriksen Fossil ...
  • 22 Apr 2020 |

    German households pay 6 pct less for energy than year ago- report

    22 Apr 2020, 15:12 Sören Amelang Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire German households' energy costs have fallen by six percent compared to last year, according to price comparison website Verivox. While using heating oil was 29 percent cheaper in ...
  • 18 Sep 2020 |

    Germans spend average share of income for power despite high costs

    18 Sep 2020, 14:24 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Der Spiegel German household power costs are moderate as a share of GDP per capita when compared to other European countries, despite being among the highest in absolute terms, an analysis by price ...
  • 07 May 2020 |

    German household electricity prices second highest in EU

    07 May 2020, 13:58 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Household electricity prices in Germany are the second highest in Europe, topped only by prices in Denmark. While Danish households paid 29.2 euros per 100 kWh on ...
  • 31 Aug 2020 |

    State electricity payments to unemployed won’t cover bills in 2021- report

    31 Aug 2020, 13:17 David Reay Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Electricity payments provided as part of Germany’s basic unemployment benefit will leave recipient households out of pocket by up to 197 euros next year, price comparison website Verivox ...
  • 27 Sep 2019 |

    Project-based carbon contracts for differences could help lower industry emissions – analysis

    27 Sep 2019, 13:51 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire So ...
  • Head of German Council of Economic Experts says chances greater than ever for introducing CO2 price

    11 Jun 2019, 13:27 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & ...
  • 24 Oct 2019 |

    Climate package disadvantages the poor and the old- govt auditors

    24 Oct 2019, 12:13 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Tagesschau [Find the ...
  • Germany's ranking slides in World Economic Forum's Energy Transition Index

    13 May 2020, 13:21 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices International Clean Energy Wire Germany's ranking in the World Economic Forum's  Energy Transition Index  has slid to 20th this year from 17th last year. "It ...
  • Germany’s CO2 pricing part of 'irreversible' path – SPD chancellor candidate Scholz

    07 Sep 2020, 14:27 Kerstine Appunn Cost & Prices Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire Germany’s achievements in the field of climate and energy policy mustn’t mean that the country becomes complacent now, Olaf Scholz, finance minister and the ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    German industry demands compensation if coal exit pushes up power price

    22 Jan 2019, 13:12 A state-driven closure of coal-fired power plants over the next 12 years would lead to higher power prices, which consumers have to be compensated for, say industry associations the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Association ...
  • 01 Oct 2020 |

    Solar, storage hybrid projects win majority of Germany's new “innovation auctions”

    01 Oct 2020, 13:25 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband ...
  • Economic institutes criticise German government’s climate package

    02 Oct 2019, 13:53 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert IfW- Kiel Institute for the World Economy ...
  • Power sector wants tax funds for energy transition

    20 Dec 2018, 14:07 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Kerstine Appunn Fossil fuels Cost & Prices Die Welt The ...
  • 05 Dec 2018 |

    Rising power prices put higher burden on low-income households than on wealthy ones

    05 Dec 2018, 13:57 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost ...
  • Lower Saxony premier supports ending Germany's renewables surcharge

    08 Sep 2020, 14:31 Alex Dziadosz Renewable Energy Act | EEG Cost & Prices dpa / Süddeutsche Zeitung The state premier of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, has expressed support for scrapping the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) surcharge, dpa reports in an ...
  • 10 Sep 2020 |

    Future of German offshore wind auction design contested in parliamentary hearing

    10 Sep 2020, 13:55 Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Energy market experts have debated the future design of offshore wind power auctions in Germany in a  parliamentary hearing. Many have railed  against the government's idea ...
  • 11 Aug 2020 |

    German industry may have to initially pay twice for emissions with new CO₂ price

    11 Aug 2020, 11:42 Edgar Meza Industry Cost & Prices Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany’s new CO₂ price on transport and heating fuels, which goes into effect on 1 January 2021, could mean some companies initially pay twice for their emissions, ...
  • German industry keenly interested in green PPAs – dena study

    03 Sep 2019, 13:34 Expert Aurora Energy Research Bioenergy Electricity market Renewables EEG2016 | Law Energiewende Cost & Prices Finance Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology ...
  • Germany’s renewables levy rises slightly in 2020

    15 Oct 2019, 12:27 Germany’s renewable energy surcharge (EEG surcharge) that is paid by consumers with their electricity bill and supports wind, solar, biomass and hydro power installations will rise by about 5 percent to 6.756 cents per kilowatt hour (ct ...
  • 24 Mar 2020 |

    Solar power industry directly addresses Merkel in bid to remove looming support cap

    24 Mar 2020, 14:30 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband ...
  • 06 Jul 2020 |

    Natural gas still a bargain for German households – report

    06 Jul 2020, 12:22 David Reay Gas Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germans still get a relatively good deal on gas prices, and will continue to do so even after the introduction of a CO2 price in transport and buildings next year, a report by price ...
  • 31 Jan 2020 |

    Higher energy prices push inflation up in Germany

    31 Jan 2020, 14:06 Sören Amelang Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Higher energy prices have pushed inflation up in Germany. On average, retail prices were 1.7 percent higher in January compared to a year earlier, after an inflation rate of 1.5 percent ...
  • 21 Jul 2020 |

    Majority of Germans say climate action a priority despite coronavirus challenge

    21 Jul 2020, 13:41 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert ZEW- Centre for European Economic ...
  • 06 Apr 2020 |

    Coronavirus slump will lead to more hours of negative power prices in Germany – study

    06 Apr 2020, 12:36 Rachel Waldholz Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / pv magazine The drop in electricity demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic will likely lead to more hours of negative wholesale electricity prices in Germany this year, according ...
  • 31 Jul 2020 |

    Germany's solar power industry marks steepest climb in business climate on record

    31 Jul 2020, 12:19 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) ...
  • 07 Aug 2020 |

    British energy transition cheaper, more effective than Germany’s – op-ed

    07 Aug 2020, 15:05 Alex Dziadosz Coal Cost & Prices Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The British green energy transition has proven cheaper and more effective than Germany’s because of factors including its use of market mechanisms and its embrace of ...
  • Heating oil costs climb 37 percent over one year in Germany, surpass gas costs

    07 Dec 2018, 14:30 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Prices for heating oil have increased by 37 percent over one year in Germany while gas prices only climbed by one percent, price comparison ...
  • 24 Jan 2020 |

    VW head says German CO2 price “too low”

    24 Jan 2020, 14:21 Expert VW- Volkswagen Transport Cars Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany's CO2 price in the transport and buildings sector starting at 25 euros per tonne in 2021 is "too low", Herbert ...
  • German chamber of commerce calls for CO2 price delay due to corona crisis

    03 Apr 2020, 13:47 Expert Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag Business & Jobs Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The introduction of Germany's ...
  • 09 Oct 2019 |

    Germany introduces competitive system for balancing fluctuations in the electricity grid

    09 Oct 2019, 10:42 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Expert Next Kraftwerke Operator of virtual power plant & Power trader ...
  • Climate package not enough for Germany's 2030 targets- govt agencies

    24 Sep 2019, 13:58 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Benjamin Wehrmann ...
  • 25 Mar 2020 |

    Devices in standby-mode cost German households nearly 450,000 euros per hour

    25 Mar 2020, 13:56 Expert RNE- German Council for Sustainable Development Rat für nachhaltige Entwicklung Society Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Society Clean Energy Wire Electronic devices turned into standby-mode cost German households about 448 ...
  • 10 Mar 2020 |

    Energy industry says smart meters require dedicated radio frequency

    10 Mar 2020, 13:50 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, ...
  • Austria calls for carbon border tax after Germany launches EU Presidency

    13 Jul 2020, 13:57 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices International Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung The European Union should introduce a carbon border tax on imports as a source of income to finance the bloc's coronavirus recovery programmes ...
  • CO2 pricing 'not a cure-all' says German industry association BDI

    20 Aug 2019, 14:01 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Handelsblatt Influential German ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Rising basic costs disadvantage Germans who save power

    10 Sep 2019, 14:08 Freja Eriksen Grid Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Electricity prices have risen particularly high for Germans with a low level of consumption due to a rise in basic costs of 30 percent from 2014 to 2019, according to an analysis by ...
  • 29 Apr 2020 |

    Biomass auction significantly undersubscribed, industry worries over climate targets

    29 Apr 2020, 13:15 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Expert German Biogas Association Fachverband Biogas e.V. Citizens' energy ...
  • 25 Jan 2019 |

    Industry study says 250 billion euros needed for transport transition

    25 Jan 2019, 14:26 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cost & Prices Handelsblatt Reducing greenhouse gas ...
  • 25 Feb 2020 |

    Search is on for new “expert council” to monitor German emissions cuts

    25 Feb 2020, 13:38 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert Claudia Kemfert German Institute for Economic ...
  • 03 Sep 2020 |

    One in ten Germans plan to buy an e-car – survey

    03 Sep 2020, 13:41 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Kerstine Appunn Cars Clean Energy Wire A growing number of ...
  • German CO2 price legal 'time bomb', may result in billions of reclaims – researchers

    06 Nov 2019, 13:35 Expert IKEM- Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität Climate & CO2 Renewables Transport Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The carbon ...
  • Costly nuclear power no option for low-carbon power mix of future – researchers

    25 Jul 2019, 14:52 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Cost & ...
  • 10 Jul 2019 |

    German court paves way for billions in savings on grid fees for consumers

    10 Jul 2019, 12:56 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert DUH- Environmental Action Germany Deutsche ...
  • Germany ceases to allocate budget for possible EU climate target miss

    24 Sep 2020, 12:44 Expert BMF- Federal Ministry of Finance Bundesministerium der Finanzen Finance Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit ...
  • 08 Jul 2020 |

    European energy system has to be 100% renewable by 2040 – researchers

    08 Jul 2020, 13:50 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & ...
  • Germany wants to shield companies from higher power prices during coal exit – report

    18 Jan 2019, 13:33 Sören Amelang Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Reuters The German government wants to extend beyond 2020 CO2-related compensation for energy-intensive industry, sources close to the coal commission told Reuters. The economy ...
  • German parliament may renegotiate CO₂ price level in climate package- media

    09 Dec 2019, 12:58 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Policy Elections & Politics Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei ...
  • German wholesale power prices turn negative less often in 2018

    03 Jan 2019, 11:58 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity market Cost & Prices ...
  • 08 Nov 2019 |

    Germany's planned carbon pricing system 'unnecessarily expensive' – economists

    08 Nov 2019, 14:02 Expert ZEW- Centre for European Economic Research Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Clean Energy Wire A price on CO2 emissions in Germany's buildings ...
  • Labour union IG Metall calls for higher top tax rate to cover climate action costs

    08 Oct 2019, 14:10 Expert IG Metall-Industrial Union of Metalworkers IG Metall Transport Business & Jobs Benjamin Wehrmann Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire High incomes in Germany should be taxed more to generate funds for ...
  • Govt expects new CO2 pricing to raise 19 bln euros for climate package

    02 Oct 2019, 10:07 Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt / Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [UPDATE adds media report on climate action cost estimate of 150 billion euros by 2030] The German ...
  • 28 Aug 2020 |

    German economy minister says willing to support climate-friendly steel production

    28 Aug 2020, 13:22 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Hydrogen Industry Westdeutsche ...
  • 15 Oct 2018 |

    Renewables surcharge set to fall by six percent in 2019

    15 Oct 2018, 14:44 Germany’s renewable energy surcharge that is paid by consumers with their electricity bill and supports wind, solar, biomass and hydro power installations, is to fall by 5.7 percent in 2019, transmission grid operators have calculated. ...
  • Industry, transport and buildings associations weigh in on CO₂ pricing ahead of climate cabinet meeting

    18 Jul 2019, 13:43 Expert DENEFF- German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency Deutsche Unternehmensinitiative Energieeffizienz Citizens' energy Business & Jobs Efficiency Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 06 Dec 2019 |

    Germany needs drastic rise in fuel prices to meet climate targets, environment agency paper says

    06 Dec 2019, 15:06 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung A position paper by Germany's environment agency UBA calls for a drastic ...
  • German lawmakers agree to raise planned CO₂ price for buildings, transport

    17 Dec 2019, 13:35 German lawmakers have reached a preliminary agreement to raise the planned CO₂ price for the buildings and transport sectors. The starting price of the mechanism contained in the country's so-called climate package is to be ...
  • 13 Jul 2020 |

    Germany's green energy account slips into the red as power prices tumble

    13 Jul 2020, 13:51 Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Energate Messenger Germany's green energy fund has slipped into the red for the first time since 2013,  data  compiled by the country's transmission grid ...
  • 06 Nov 2019 |

    Loss-making coal plants could turn into liability for German taxpayers – NGO

    06 Nov 2019, 13:42 Expert FÖS- Green Budget Germany Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft Energiewende Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire As lignite (brown coal) power plants in Germany increasingly make losses ...
  • CO₂ price debate gathers speed within German grand coalition

    29 Apr 2019, 13:39 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • Major German companies back position paper calling for climate neutrality

    09 Sep 2019, 13:41 Expert Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) German CEOs for climate protection Business & Jobs Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany should aim for greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, a position paper ...
  • 21 Sep 2020 |

    VW CEO says diesel too cheap for more ambitious transport climate targets

    21 Sep 2020, 14:00 Expert VW- Volkswagen Transport Cars Sören Amelang Cars Cost & Prices Welt am Sonntag Diesel must become more expensive to allow a faster transformation of the car industry to comply with more ambitious climate targets proposed by ...
  • 25 May 2020 |

    German environment ministry study says local authorities key to green recovery

    25 May 2020, 12:41 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research ...
  • EU carbon border tax would come with risks – opinion

    04 Feb 2020, 12:20 Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices International Handelsblatt The carbon border adjustment mechanism envisioned by the European Commission as part of its landmark Green Deal package is problematic and could lead to trade disputes with ...
  • Communication crucial for success of carbon pricing schemes – study

    14 Aug 2019, 11:55 Expert adelphi Climate & CO2 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire There is no general recipe for a successful carbon pricing scheme, but its introduction should be accompanied by open and targeted ...
  • NGO Germanwatch calls on government to follow 12 other EU states with CO2 tax

    12 Jul 2019, 13:16 Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Twelve EU member states have already set a price on CO2 and all opted for a tax solution as Germany continues discussions on the ...
  • 05 Sep 2019 |

    Economy ministry plans no compensation for hard coal plant operators after 2030 – media

    05 Sep 2019, 12:29 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Coal Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel Background The ...
  • Rising CO2-price could trigger German coal phase-out in 5 years

    21 Aug 2018, 15:33 The projected rise in CO2 prices in Europe could see coal-fired power plants being replaced by gas plants in Germany, thereby saving millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions and helping the country to achieve its energy transition ...
  • German building material giant HeidelbergCement benefits from rising ETS price

    08 Nov 2019, 13:56 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The rising price for emissions allowances in the EU's trading system ETS is increasing the price of cement, giving German building material giant ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    Focus on large-scale solar plants could cut Energiewende costs and land use – study

    28 Feb 2019, 14:09 Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Cost & Prices Greater emphasis on large-scale solar power plants built on open land could cut the costs of Germany’s energy transition by up to 3.5 billion euros by 2030, according to a study commissioned by ...
  • 03 Feb 2020 |

    German environment minister calls for markup on big, fuel-intensive cars

    03 Feb 2020, 13:49 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Julian Wettengel Cars Cost & Prices dpa German ...
  • Lufthansa rescue deal must set example for green recovery conditions – opinion

    26 May 2020, 12:38 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert Left Party Die Linke EEG 2.0 | Law Policy David Reay Business ...
  • 12 Mar 2020 |

    German energy-intensive companies call for Europe-wide industry power price

    12 Mar 2020, 13:52 Sören Amelang Industry Cost & Prices Handelsblatt Energy-intensive companies from Germany are calling for an EU-wide electricity price for industry as a simple instrument to safeguard the sector's global competitiveness during ...
  • 02 Jul 2020 |

    German gas network to grow by 1746 kilometres, hydrogen grid is the future

    02 Jul 2020, 13:03 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Hydrogen Clean ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s power price reaches new all-time high in March 2019, gas prices spike too

    07 Mar 2019, 13:30 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Household prices for electricity and natural gas in Germany have risen substantially in March 2019 compared to the same month in the previous year, price comparison website Verivox ...
  • 21 Oct 2019 |

    Market forces will drive energy transition in Sweden – energy minister

    21 Oct 2019, 13:12 Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel Background Market forces will drive Sweden's fossil fuel phaseout and ultimately determine the fate of nuclear energy, said the country's energy minister Anders Ygeman in an ...
  • 24 Sep 2020 |

    Lack of incentives biggest hurdle for climate-neutral gases – German energy industry

    24 Sep 2020, 12:42 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Hydrogen Clean Energy Wire The lack of ...
  • 01 Apr 2019 |

    Comparison website reports highest power prices ever in Germany

    01 Apr 2019, 13:50 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Power customers in Germany paid the highest power prices ever registered in the country during the first three months of 2019, price comparison website Verivox says. With 29.42 cents ...
  • 29 Jul 2016 |

    Renewable energy levy set to rise in 2017 – think tank

    29 Jul 2016 The surcharge that German consumers pay through their power bills to fund renewable power looks set to rise again in 2017, think tank Agora Energiewende* has predicted. If power suppliers calculate bills fairly, this won’t necessarily lead to ...
  • 06 May 2019 |

    Small and medium-sized industry unhappy with minister’s power price approach

    06 May 2019, 13:29 Kerstine Appunn Cost & Prices Handelsblatt At the beginning of his term, Germany’s energy and economy minister Peter Altmaier said he wanted to reduce the power price burden for small and medium industrial companies, but a year ...
  • Resolute renewables expansion will reduce power price and emissions amid coal exit – report

    06 Feb 2019, 14:10 Expert Greenpeace Energy Green energy provider Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices An ambitious and steady expansion of renewable ...
  • Possible 'entrance fee' for offshore projects irks Germany's wind power industry

    10 Aug 2020, 13:46 Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Hydrogen Cost & Prices Handelsblatt The German economy ministry is mulling a law amendment that could force offshore wind energy investors to pay a fee before building installations at sea, Klaus Stratmann ...
  • 24 Apr 2020 |

    Munich Re first to offer insurance for performance of large-scale battery storage facilities

    24 Apr 2020, 14:15 Freja Eriksen Storage Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung Reinsurer Munich Re has said it will be the first to offer insurance of the long-term performance of large-scale storage facilities, writes Süddeutsche Zeitung. The possibility ...
  • Germany must specify 2050 emission target for cost-efficient energy transition – study

    01 Nov 2019, 13:29 Germany can become largely carbon-neutral by the middle of the century at tolerable cost by overhauling its entire economy, but in order to do so must specify its 2050 emissions target as soon as possible, according to a study by ...
  • Social Democrats prepared to raise initial CO2 price in Germany's climate package

    26 Sep 2019, 13:59 Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) are prepared to raise the initial CO2 ...
  • 10 Jan 2020 |

    German parliament plans to drastically cut funding for energy research

    10 Jan 2020, 11:52 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert VCI- German Chemicals Industry Association Verband der ...
  • 18 Mar 2020 |

    German demand for green electricity higher than at any time since Fukushima – Verivox

    18 Mar 2020, 15:03 Rachel Waldholz Cost & Prices Society Focus Online German households are choosing green energy sources at the highest rate in years, Focus Online reports, citing figures from the rate comparison site Verivox. So far this year, 65 ...
  • 05 Aug 2020 |

    Germany's econ min admits climate policy mistakes, says decarbonisation must be made "irreversible"

    05 Aug 2020, 14:14 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government dpa / Weser Kurier The ...
  • 12 Feb 2020 |

    Green PPAs can boost renewables, pay off – German energy agency

    12 Feb 2020, 13:27 Sören Amelang Industry Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Long-term company contracts for the supply of renewable energy – also called corporate green power purchase agreements (PPAs) – are already often cheaper than conventional ...
  • 26 Aug 2019 |

    Study finds CO2 price of 50 euros per tonne would be 'socially balanced' for Germany

    26 Aug 2019, 13:34 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert Agora Verkehrswende Think tank on energy transition in the transport sector Transport Cars Benjamin ...
  • 17 Mar 2020 |

    Work on Germany's largest support-free pv farm starts, industry warns against corona fallout

    17 Mar 2020, 14:16 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Utility EnBW has started constructing ...
  • Germany’s governing conservatives to propose CO2 pricing model by September

    11 Jun 2019, 13:26 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Policy Elections & Politics Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Policy Elections & Politics Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & ...
  • German government must act quickly on CO2 pricing, after expert opinion – commentaries

    15 Jul 2019, 13:16 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt / Rheinische Post The “clear recommendations” on CO₂ pricing given by Germany’s top economic advisers “mark a milestone”, Klaus Stratmann argues in an opinion piece in ...
  • 03 Jun 2020 |

    Germany raises offshore wind power target to 40 GW by 2040

    03 Jun 2020, 13:15 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert NABU- Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Der ...
  • 10 Mar 2020 |

    Windy February drives record negative power prices in Germany

    10 Mar 2020, 13:46 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Electricity market Wind Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung A ...
  • 29 Jun 2020 |

    German power grid planning shows little ambition – media

    29 Jun 2020, 13:07 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy ...
  • 30 Sep 2020 |

    German heating emissions cut almost entirely down to warmer weather – study

    30 Sep 2020, 13:15 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Kerstine Appunn Heating CO2 emissions from ...
  • 07 Oct 2019 |

    Legal loophole allowed German companies to avoid paying billions in renewables support – media

    07 Oct 2019, 14:29 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Der Spiegel Hundreds of companies may have used a loophole in Germany's Renewable Energy Act to avoid paying their share of the country's renewables support- and passed on the energy ...
  • German government should use coronavirus stimulus funds to reduce renewables levy – think tank

    26 May 2020, 12:40 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Julian Wettengel EEG2016 | Law Cost & Prices Green stimulus Clean Energy Wire Germany’s power customers ...
  • Germany considers CO2 price to reach climate targets- Merkel

    11 Apr 2019, 14:13 The German government is exploring the introduction of a CO2 price to get the country back on track to reach its ambitious targets for emission cuts. In a turning point in the government's approach to CO2 reduction, Chancellor ...
  • 21 May 2019 |

    EU household electricity prices increase in second half of 2018, slight decrease in Germany

    21 May 2019, 13:33 Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) on average have increased to 21.1 cents per kilowatt hour (ct/kWh) in the second half of 2018, a 3.5 percent increase over the ...
  • German emissions trading scheme for transport and heating would delay action several years – study

    20 Aug 2019, 13:59 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market ...
  • 22 May 2020 |

    Energy-intensive industry warns against additional burdens from short-term coronavirus recovery measures

    22 May 2020, 14:11 Expert VCI- German Chemicals Industry Association Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Industry Green stimulus Clean Energy Wire / Die Welt Energy-intensive industry groups short ...
  • 07 Sep 2020 |

    Grid agency initiates fine proceedings after 2019 power grid strains

    07 Sep 2020, 14:19 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Grid Clean Energy Wire Germany’s Federal Network Agency ...
  • 10 Jan 2019 |

    German households and industry pay highest power prices in Europe

    10 Jan 2019, 13:49 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany has the highest electricity prices in Europe both for households and industry, according to EU data. German households are the only ones in the EU which ...
  • 27 May 2020 |

    Costs of stabilising German power grid fall again in 2019

    27 May 2020, 13:32 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Grid Clean Energy Wire Costs of stabilising the German power ...
  • Germans willing to pay 32 euros per month for climate action – survey

    22 Jul 2019, 13:57 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Bild am Sonntag A survey by weekly tabloid Bild am Sonntag found people in Germany would be willing to spend an average of 32 euros per month on climate action. Around 16 percent of ...
  • 23 Jul 2019 |

    Court annuls price system suspected to be behind recent German grid troubles

    23 Jul 2019, 13:52 Freja Eriksen Grid Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire A German court has ruled to revoke the so-called mixed-price system used to set prices on the energy balancing market. The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf’s decision follows a ...
  • 31 Mar 2020 |

    “Undisputed success” or “inefficient”? Germany’s landmark renewable energy law at 20

    31 Mar 2020, 14:14 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

    German subsidies for environment and energy rise in 2018

    06 Sep 2019, 13:38 Expert IfW- Kiel Institute for the World Economy Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel Society International Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire German financial aid in the fields of environment and energy is "rising ...
  • 04 Jul 2019 |

    CO₂ emissions from German power production down 15 pct in first half of 2019

    04 Jul 2019, 12:41 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Renewables Clean Energy ...
  • Government must come clean on climate action costs – opinion

    09 Jul 2019, 12:43 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany’s federal government “should finally come clean” and tell citizens that climate action on the required scale is impossible without higher costs, writes ...
  • 08 Jul 2020 |

    EU wants to become market leader in hydrogen technologies, create 1 million jobs

    08 Jul 2020, 13:14 The European Union wants to establish itself as the world leader in hydrogen technologies and will focus on ramping up electrolyser capacities in the next four years. According to the European Commission's hydrogen strategy, the ...
  • 28 Nov 2018 |

    E-mobility could lead to lower household power prices in Germany

    28 Nov 2018, 16:16 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Cost & Prices Fraunhofer ISI The growing number of electric cars in Germany could in the long run bring down household power prices, the research institute Fraunhofer ISI says in a press ...
  • Industry and unions present joint CO₂ price position

    10 Jul 2019, 12:58 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire In a broad alliance, industry associations and workers’ unions have developed joint “Guidelines for CO₂ pricing” in Germany. In a position paper, energy industry ...
  • German env min calls for raising taxes on transport and heating fuels

    05 Jul 2019, 14:17 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    Rebates save German industry eight billion euros in power costs in 2017

    08 Feb 2019, 13:24 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Spiegel Online Preferential treatment of energy-intensive industries in Germany  cost households and non-privileged companies up to eight billion euros in 2017, Stefan Schultz ...
  • 14 Oct 2019 |

    Germany's power prices could rise significantly due to coal exit – consultancy

    14 Oct 2019, 13:25 Julian Wettengel Coal Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The German coal exit could lead to a “strong increase” in wholesale power prices, unless the framework conditions in the energy sector are adapted quickly, said consultancy ...
  • 30 Mar 2020 |

    Average price in German solar tender falls slightly to 5.18 cents/kWh

    30 Mar 2020, 14:11 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) ...
  • 27 Aug 2020 |

    Little progress in talks about German stake in Dutch TenneT – media report

    27 Aug 2020, 11:48 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Julian ...
  • Major German solar power component maker Wacker bemoans high energy prices

    20 Mar 2019, 13:12 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Business & Jobs Cost & Prices ICIS / Reuters / Tagesspiegel Background German chemicals producer Wacker has complained that rising energy prices caused by the progressing phase-out ...
  • 22 Oct 2020 |

    12 minutes per year: Germany has shortest time of power black-outs ever

    22 Oct 2020, 13:47 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Kerstine Appunn Grid Clean Energy Wire Interruptions in Germany’s electricity ...
  • E.ON head calls for CO₂ price in all sectors

    13 May 2019, 14:08 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel Background Johannes Teyssen, CEO of German energy company E.ON, has called for the introduction of a price on CO₂ emissions in all economic sectors in ...
  • Climate package will lead to fiscal revenue loss in German states – Bundesrat

    11 Nov 2019, 12:56 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    MPs from Germany's conservative party CSU want extra tax on cheapest European flights

    30 Aug 2019, 15:19 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Policy Elections & Politics Freja Eriksen Transport Cost & Prices Bild Zeitung / Tagesschau MPs from the conservative German government coalition party ...
  • 23 Oct 2019 |

    Germany achieves breakthrough in sluggish grid expansion effort- agency

    23 Oct 2019, 13:32 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications ...
  • German researchers propose “nothing less than relaunch of climate policy”

    03 Dec 2018, 14:37 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Politics Der Spiegel / Clean Energy Wire German magazine Der Spiegel has run a cover story on the climate crisis and the proposal by German economic and ...
  • Merkel's CDU examines border adjustment measures to avoid carbon leakage

    01 Oct 2019, 13:50 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Policy Elections & Politics Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices International Clean Energy Wire Germany's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) ...
  • 12 Dec 2019 |

    Implementation of coal exit compromise endangered, associations tell Merkel

    12 Dec 2019, 13:14 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband ...
  • A successful energy transition requires CO2-oriented energy price reform – KfW

    26 Mar 2019, 13:28 Expert KfW Bank KfW- government-owned financing institution Fossil fuels Finance Efficiency Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany’s energy transition and integration of renewable power sources ...
  • 17 Jul 2020 |

    German industry warns Nord Stream 2 sanctions by US mean 'serious stress' for transatlantic partnership

    17 Jul 2020, 13:31 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Gas Security Clean Energy Wire / Reuters The Federation of German Industries (BDI) has ...
  • 16 Apr 2020 |

    Zero-support bids from 2018 could make bidders pay in German offshore auctions

    16 Apr 2020, 13:04 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & Jobs Tagesspiegel Background The ...
  • German politicians welcome govt advisors’ call for CO₂ price

    15 Jul 2019, 13:14 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices ZDF / Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background German politicians have largely welcomed the German Council of Economic Experts’ opinion on CO₂ pricing presented last week. The ...
  • 28 May 2020 |

    “Strong signal from Brussels” – German reactions to EU recovery proposal

    28 May 2020, 12:34 German industry and energy sector associations have welcomed the coronavirus recovery proposal presented by the European Commission. Lobby group BDI said the funds should focus on sustainability not only in regard to climate and ...
  • 13 May 2020 |

    German grid agency increases incentive for market players to balance power grid

    13 May 2020, 13:21 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Electricity market Grid Clean Energy Wire Following severe ...
  • German politicians pitch design ideas for CO₂ price

    23 Apr 2019, 13:33 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich ...
  • 25 Jul 2019 |

    German conservatives propose discount on electricity and support for rural commuters

    25 Jul 2019, 14:50 Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Policy The deputy head of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU parliamentary group, Andreas Jung, has suggested consumers should pay less for electricity and receive an “eco commuters’ allowance”, ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    Altmaier wants to boost battery cells, autonomous driving as part of industry policy

    05 Feb 2019, 13:40 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Technology ...
  • 27 Apr 2020 |

    Lufthansa aid after initial rescue package must incorporate climate action – env min

    27 Apr 2020, 13:53 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Transport Clean Energy Wire / dpa / Reuters A 9 to 10 ...
  • 02 Sep 2019 |

    Economy minister aims to lower German electricity prices as industry moans

    02 Sep 2019, 13:08 Freja Eriksen Grid Cost & Prices dpa Economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier has said he aims to lower German electricity prices in the country's climate cabinet, where  key decisions  on German climate action legislation ...
  • 23 Jul 2019 |

    CO2 price could bring forward German coal exit – scientists

    23 Jul 2019, 13:57 Sven Egenter Coal Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany should set a carbon price “significantly” higher than that of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) on CO2 emissions across all sectors, the German National Academy of ...
  • German coal exit could raise European emissions without CO₂ floor price or ETS allowances cancellation

    05 Jun 2019, 12:33 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany’s planned coal exit in 2038 may have hardly any effect- and ...
  • 25 May 2020 |

    German solar and wind could supply three times today’s power demand by 2040 – study

    25 May 2020, 12:38 Expert Aurora Energy Research Bioenergy Electricity market Renewables EEG2016 | Law Energiewende Cost & Prices Finance Julian Wettengel Solar Wind Clean Energy Wire Solar and wind power in Germany could supply three times the ...
  • 22 May 2020 |

    Soaring renewables output could save villages threatened by German coal mine expansion

    22 May 2020, 14:07 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland ...
  • 24 Sep 2019 |

    Grid agency votes to give Germany's energy industry own blackout-proof communication line

    24 Sep 2019, 14:01 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, ...
  • 24 Aug 2020 |
    EU

    EU-Africa strategy must focus on energy transition – German development minister

    24 Aug 2020, 12:45 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices David Reay EU WirtschaftsWoche Germany and the EU ...
  • Germany debates form of renewables support as levy rises

    17 Oct 2016 Germany’s consumer surcharge to fund renewable electricity will rise less than expected in 2017. Still, discussions about the cost of the country’s Energiewende project and ways to reform the renewables support dominated the public debate all ...
  • 17 Jan 2019 |

    Energy-intensive industries call for energy transition cost “super cap”

    17 Jan 2019, 14:13 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Die Welt Germany’s energy-intensive industries have called for an energy transition cost “super cap” for their businesses, Daniel Wetzel reports for newspaper Die Welt. Lobby ...
  • 12 Oct 2020 |

    Germany's power use returns to pre-pandemic levels

    12 Oct 2020, 13:33 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Industry Frankfurter ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    Preview2019- Gas will loom large on Energiewende agenda, WEC says

    18 Dec 2018, 09:35 The role of gas – both in its natural form and as a CO2-neutral variety made with renewable power – will be one of the hottest topics on Germany's 2019 energy transition agenda, according to Carsten Rolle, secretary of the World ...
  • Germany’s billion-euro nuclear fund weathers crisis relatively unscathed so far

    08 Jul 2020, 13:51 Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Nuclear phase-out Cost & Prices Reuters The state-run fund created to pay for the intermediate and final storage of  nuclear power station waste  in Germany has so far coped well throughout the ...
  • 01 Jul 2020 |

    Hydrogen alliance between E.ON and Thyssenkrupp announced

    01 Jul 2020, 13:18 Expert E.ON Utility Electricity market Business & Jobs Utilities Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Kerstine ...
  • 29 May 2020 |

    Massive offshore wind expansion could solve German hydrogen strategy gridlock

    29 May 2020, 13:01 The German government is set to make the large-scale use of offshore wind power to produce emission-free hydrogen a cornerstone of its long-anticipated national hydrogen strategy, reports Tagesspiegel Background. With additional ...
  • 30 Apr 2020 |
    Gas

    Gas demand drop hits German energy companies as storages full and prices low

    30 Apr 2020, 13:50 Expert Aurora Energy Research Bioenergy Electricity market Renewables EEG2016 | Law Energiewende Cost & Prices Finance Expert Uniper SE Uniper SE Utilities Julian Wettengel Gas WirtschaftsWoche The fall in natural gas demand due to ...
  • 09 Jun 2020 |

    Germany's planned renewable heat bonus fails to boost green district heating – utilities

    09 Jun 2020, 13:15 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband ...
  • 08 Jun 2020 |

    Germany denounces further US sanctions planned against Nord Stream 2

    08 Jun 2020, 13:14 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Gas Security Handelsblatt German officials have ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Wind turbines hurt property prices, study finds

    21 Jan 2019, 13:39 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Wind ...
  • 15 Jan 2019 |

    Drought and new car emissions test dampen German GDP growth in 2018 – ministry

    15 Jan 2019, 11:59 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt ...
  • 26 Jun 2020 |

    German lignite exit contract lacks transparency on compensation – think tank

    26 Jun 2020, 12:12 Expert FÖS- Green Budget Germany Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft Energiewende Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Coal Tagesspiegel Background Experts have criticised the lack of transparency in the contract between lignite ...
  • Germany bets on green hydrogen in quest for climate neutrality

    27 Apr 2020, 13:10 In the fight against climate change, hydrogen made with renewable electricity is increasingly seen as a silver bullet for sectors with particularly stubborn emissions, such as heavy industry and aviation. As a result, the emission-free ...
  • EU has to significantly ramp up emissions reduction goal to stay on track for Paris goals – researchers

    11 Oct 2019, 14:09 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International ...
  • 25 Sep 2020 |

    German econ min warns Nord Stream 2 stop could damage trust in large-scale projects

    25 Sep 2020, 13:43 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Gas Security Handelsblatt German economy minister ...
  • 27 May 2020 |

    High energy industry investments, but uncertainty for 2020/21 – report

    27 May 2020, 13:38 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Business & Jobs Utilities Clean Energy ...
  • 14 Oct 2020 |

    Fridays for Future study on net-zero 2035 lacks plausible pathways – energy agency

    14 Oct 2020, 15:14 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Expert Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Wuppertal ...
  • Conservatives criticise environment minister’s CO₂ price proposal

    08 Jul 2019, 13:32 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich ...
  • Business puts pressure on Merkel to back controversial EU-Mercosur pact

    25 Aug 2020, 13:31 Expert Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag Business & Jobs Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost ...
  • German data centres demand power-price rebates to remain competitive

    25 Apr 2019, 13:05 Kerstine Appunn Cost & Prices Digitalisation Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German government isn’t doing enough to support the country’s digital infrastructure, data-centre operators told Inga Janovic in an article for ...
  • Germany subsidises fossil fuel sector with 37.5 billion euros a year – media report

    03 Jul 2020, 12:35 Edgar Meza Fossil fuels Cost & Prices Investigate Europe / Tagesspiegel Background While the EU aims to tackle the climate crisis with its Green Deal, member states, including Germany, continue to subsidise fossil fuels to the tune ...
  • 12 May 2020 |

    German government, coastal states reach agreement for offshore wind expansion

    12 May 2020, 13:16 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Edgar Meza Wind Clean Energy Wire Germany's federal government, ...
  • 04 Aug 2020 |

    Applications for German government's e-car buyer's premium soar to record level

    04 Aug 2020, 14:38 Expert BAFA- Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle Fossil fuels Renewables Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und ...
  • Right climate policy can reconcile yellow vests and Fridays For Future – French and German advisors

    16 Jul 2019, 13:11 Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices International Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire With European cooperation and an “appropriate design” of climate policy, the seemingly diverging calls for change by French yellow vests ...
  • 26 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's climate package will be “major legislative task” – energy agency

    26 Sep 2019, 13:56 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The German government's newly agreed climate action ...
  • 23 Jun 2020 |

    Grid operator Amprion opposes German state investing in competitor TenneT

    23 Jun 2020, 13:48 Expert Amprion Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert ...
  • 15 Jun 2020 |

    The heat is on to make German buildings 'nearly' climate-neutral

    15 Jun 2020, 10:30 A mainly fossil energy guzzler, heating in Germany has taken a back seat to the Energiewende's poster child, the power sector. But the “Wärmewende”, or heating transition, has significant potential to curb emissions and is ...
  • German “solo attempt” on CO₂ pricing should be cancelled – opinion

    08 Jul 2019, 13:26 Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Augsburger Allgemeine / FAZ / General Anzeiger Commentators are debating the effect of increasing existing taxes on petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural gas as proposed by federal ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German lignite plants deep in the red, should get little compensation to close – report

    01 Aug 2019, 09:00 Germany’s fleet of lignite power stations has likely lost more than 600 million euros in the first half of 2019, as profits “collapsed” and fixed costs could not be covered, according to modelling by Sandbag. The climate change think ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    Planned coal exit auctions in Germany unlikely to achieve goals – analysis

    23 Sep 2019, 13:49 Expert Aurora Energy Research Bioenergy Electricity market Renewables EEG2016 | Law Energiewende Cost & Prices Finance Edgar Meza Coal Utilities Clean Energy Wire Government auctions aimed at shutting down Germany’s hard coal-fired ...
  • Decision on CO₂ pricing in Germany by end of the year – Merkel

    16 Apr 2019, 13:59 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire [Update adds comment by environment ministry spokesperson] By the end of 2019, the German government will decide whether to introduce CO ₂ pricing to reach its 2030 ...
  • Merkel: emissions trading has edge over carbon tax in the long run

    14 Aug 2019, 11:54 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire A system to trade CO₂ emission allowances, rather than a carbon tax, is the better way to steer Germany towards climate neutrality in the long run, Chancellor Angela ...
  • 15 Jul 2020 |

    German government's 'steel strategy' aims to secure climate-friendly production

    15 Jul 2020, 13:41 Expert German Steel Federation Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl Fossil fuels Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Hydrogen Industry Clean Energy Wire A new " steel strategy " for establishing low-carbon ...
  • CO₂ price must not put additional burden on citizens –Social Democrat leader

    13 May 2019, 14:12 Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices A CO₂ price can be a useful building block of a package of climate action measures in ...
  • 03 Jun 2020 |

    Pandemic fails to slow Germany's rollout of solar PV- report

    03 Jun 2020, 13:23 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar pv magazine The coronavirus crisis ...
  • Industry, researchers and energy agency urge government action on energy transition

    20 Feb 2019, 13:22 Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany must urgently address a whole range of difficult choices to get the country’s energy transition on track for 2050 targets by triggering rapid investments in low ...
  • 30 Apr 2020 |

    EU industry strategy lacks concrete renewable energy plan – German industry

    30 Apr 2020, 12:39 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien Citizens' energy ...
  • Ministry assures chemicals industry on Energiewende costs

    03 Mar 2015 Chemicals industry and energy minister sign joint statement on energy and climate policy. Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert BMWi- Federal ...
  • 24 Aug 2020 |

    Germany considers paying land owners “tree premium” for emissions reduction

    24 Aug 2020, 12:49 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy David Reay Climate & CO2 tageszeitung (taz) Germany ...
  • 26 Aug 2019 |

    German interior ministry calls for tax incentives for climate-friendly home renovations

    26 Aug 2019, 13:39 Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Efficiency dpa / Merkur The German Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community is in favour of introducing tax incentives for homeowners who want to renovate parts of their homes to increase energy ...
  • Mixed reactions to EU agreement on Market Stability Reserve

    07 May 2015 Superfluous emission allowances will be put into a market stability reserve from 2019 onwards, EU institutions agreed. The German government’s core demands have been included in the reform. But the chemicals industry fears for its ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Energy company BayWa Re to build Germany’s first zero-support solar farm

    10 May 2019, 13:21 Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Energy company BayWa Re says it will build Germany’s first large-scale solar power installation to be operated outside the system of state-mandated incentives. The company says ...
  • 04 May 2020 |

    Second energy transition sandbox to transform heat supply in lignite mining areas

    04 May 2020, 13:37 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Edgar Meza Heating Clean Energy Wire Germany’s economy ministry ...
  • 22 Jun 2020 |

    Electricity watchdog challenges Germany's local e-car charging monopolies

    22 Jun 2020, 12:39 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Edgar Meza Cars Der Spiegel Local electricity monopolies have so far prevented ...
  • 17 Aug 2020 |

    German e-car subsidies weigh on second hand market

    17 Aug 2020, 13:35 Alex Dziadosz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars WirtschaftsWoche Most used electric cars are proving difficult to sell in Germany because increasing subsidies and rapidly improving technology are quickly putting older models out of date and ...
  • 10 Jun 2020 |

    German govt approves long-delayed 10-year national energy and climate plan

    10 Jun 2020, 13:45 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Germany’s ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Coal phase-out in Germany will be economic net gain, study finds

    14 Mar 2019, 13:40 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert Ecologic Institute Energiewende International ...
  • 09 Apr 2020 |

    Greens call for clarity on ETS allowance cancellations during German coal exit

    09 Apr 2020, 13:43 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • 28 Apr 2020 |

    Small-scale renewables law reform draft omits provision on solar support cap

    28 Apr 2020, 12:28 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union ...
  • Conservative party head calls for overhaul of German energy taxes and levies

    12 Aug 2019, 12:29 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Policy Elections & Politics Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Welt am Sonntag The head of Germany's conservative ...
  • German hard coal imports may fall 10 percent in 2019 as renewables rise – importers’ group

    22 Jul 2019, 13:54 Freja Eriksen Coal Renewables Cost & Prices Reuters Coal importers’ group VDKi expects Germany to import 10 percent less hard coal this year than in 2018. VDKi  forecasts hard coal imports of between 39 million and 43 million tonnes ...
  • German economy minister “not convinced” of CO₂ tax

    03 May 2019, 13:13 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Policy ZDF Germany’s economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier is sceptical of the idea of introducing a tax on CO₂, he said on Maybrit Illner, a political television talk show by ...
  • 03 Aug 2020 |

    There will be no big comeback for the German solar industry- opinion

    03 Aug 2020, 13:52 Edgar Meza Solar Business & Jobs Handelsblatt Despite plans by a major solar energy company from Switzerland to revive solar pv manufacturing in Germany, there is no chance that a large-scale industry will return under current ...
  • 18 Oct 2019 |

    Engineering association rings alarm as next German wind power auction undersubscribed

    18 Oct 2019, 14:27 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und ...
  • German government parties debate new public debt to fight climate change – report

    08 Aug 2019, 13:51 Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt An increasing number of MPs from Germany's governing parties are in favour of abandoning the target of a balanced budget in order to finance the fight against climate ...
  • 04 May 2020 |

    German PV expansion stable in March as solar power generation stays high

    04 May 2020, 13:47 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Freja Eriksen Solar Clean Energy Wire / pv magazine Solar ...
  • Capacity markets will not be dominant in Europe- energy state secretary

    23 Feb 2016 A reformed energy-only market and interconnections with electrical neighbours are Germany's visions for a future European power system, energy state secretary Baake says. Utility industry head Kempmann warns against splitting power price ...
  • German consumers waste 9 billion euros worth of power each year – survey

    27 Feb 2019, 13:30 Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Private households in Germany could save 9 billion euros and 18 million tonnes of CO 2 each year by following electricity saving advice, according to a survey ...
  • 10 Oct 2019 |

    Grid operators consider splitting Germany's single power market zone

    10 Oct 2019, 13:57 Freja Eriksen Grid Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Montel News Transmission system operators (TSO) in Germany are considering splitting the country's single power market bidding zone into different zones as the first step of ...
  • 23 Nov 2016 |

    Businesses should make proposals to reach climate goals- govt official

    23 Nov 2016 Germany’s industry should work with the government to reach the goals in the country’s newly adopted Climate Action Plan 2050 rather than criticise the plan or individual measures, energy state secretary Rainer Baake told a conference in ...
  • 20 Jan 2020 |

    German renewable energy producers received record payout through surcharge

    20 Jan 2020, 12:37 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Electricity market Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...
  • Pandemic effects underscore key lessons for German power market – analyst

    07 May 2020, 08:58 The performance of Germany's electricity system during the coronavirus pandemic offers important lessons for the future of the country's landmark energy transition, says Hanns Koenig from consultancy Aurora Energy Research. ...
  • 27 Aug 2020 |

    Ukraine and Germany ink energy partnership to 'modernise' Ukraine's energy sector

    27 Aug 2020, 11:49 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende Security Clean ...
  • 13 Jan 2020 |

    Successful decarbonisation in Germany also hinges on labour unions' support – Merkel

    13 Jan 2020, 13:54 Expert German Trade Union Association Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund Bundesvorstand Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire Labour unions are necessary for organising the collective ...
  • Energy industry calls for fixing ambitious expansion path in reform of Germany's renewables act

    25 Aug 2020, 13:26 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Renewables Renewable Energy Act | EEG ...
  • Renewables cover almost half of German electricity use in first 9 months 2020 – preliminary data

    25 Sep 2020, 13:41 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden ...
  • 02 Oct 2019 |

    Promoting “powerfuels” key to climate-friendly aviation – industry alliance

    02 Oct 2019, 13:51 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Freja Eriksen Transport Technology Clean Energy Wire Civil airlines should be required to use at least two ...
  • 16 Jan 2020 |

    Increase of Germany's e-car buyer's premium delayed

    16 Jan 2020, 13:09 Expert BAFA- Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle Fossil fuels Renewables Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und ...
  • First details of planned renewables reform leave German energy market innovators unfazed

    26 Aug 2020, 12:23 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert bne- Association of Energy Market Innovators Bundesverband Neue ...
  • German government decides tax changes for climate plan, CO2 price details

    16 Oct 2019, 12:49 Germany’s government coalition is moving ahead to implement its climate action plan to put the country back on track to reach 2030 targets. The cabinet has adopted several legislative drafts to mould the decisions into Germany’s tax ...
  • 04 Sep 2020 |

    Vattenfall wants to shut down its largest coal power station in Germany

    04 Sep 2020, 16:24 Swedish utility Vattenfall wants to shut down its youngest and most efficient coal-fired power plant in Germany because it is unprofitable. After participating in the first hard coal phase-out tender, CEO Magnus Hall said that if his ...
  • Waiting for global solutions impedes climate action progress – opinion

    08 May 2019, 13:44 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt Leading politicians from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance call for European or international solutions for climate action, but this ...
  • 09 Aug 2019 |

    Germany's grid management costs soar as high winds overstrain capacity

    09 Aug 2019, 13:54 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Freja Eriksen Grid Renewables Wind Costs for maintaining a ...
  • Germany turns into electricity importer for first time in five years in June

    30 Jul 2019, 13:47 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Coal Electricity market Renewables Clean ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    Energy industry increases revenue by 6.5 percent in 2017

    20 Dec 2018, 14:01 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Utilities The ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    German Court of Auditors calls on govt to “seriously consider” carbon price

    25 Feb 2019, 14:00 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy Welt Online Kay Scheller, president of Germany’s Court of Auditors (Bundesrechnungshof), says the government should “seriously consider introducing a CO2 price” to meet the country’s emissions ...
  • German utilities support coronavirus rescue package but warn of growing impacts

    30 Mar 2020, 14:03 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Freja Eriksen Electricity market Utilities Clean Energy ...
  • 09 Oct 2020 |

    German parliament approves CO2 starting price of 25 euros per tonne

    09 Oct 2020, 13:59 Kerstine Appunn Policy Clean Energy Wire / dpa / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German parliament has voted in favour of a higher starting price for the country’s new CO2 reduction scheme in the heating and transport sectors, dpa ...
  • 11 Dec 2019 |

    German grid agency strengthens supply security after strains in June

    11 Dec 2019, 12:56 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Grid Clean Energy Wire In response to several strains on the ...
  • German conservatives may embrace carbon price yet- report

    06 Mar 2019, 13:32 Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt Both the new state secretary in the energy ministry, Andreas Feicht, and CDU-head Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer have made tentatively positive remarks about a price on carbon ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

    Industry sees high AI potential in energy transition but has yet to invest- report

    25 Sep 2019, 14:02 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Freja Eriksen Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire While three quarters of German energy companies expect artificial ...
  • 23 Mar 2020 |

    Industry production stops set to slash Germany's energy demand

    23 Mar 2020, 13:53 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Industry Clean Energy ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    German coal exit proposal is inefficient “planned economy” approach – FDP head

    05 Feb 2019, 13:35 Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Cost & Prices Handelsblatt The proposal by Germany’s coal exit commission to gradually phase out the fossil fuel by 2038 is tantamount to a “planned economy” approach and does little to curb carbon emissions ...
  • New German energy state secretary takes carbon price off table for now

    15 Feb 2019, 13:49 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Sven Egenter Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Renewables ...
  • Merkel aims for balanced budget in fight against climate change

    13 Aug 2019, 13:42 Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Spiegel Online German Chancellor Angela Merkel "stands by the objective of a balanced budget", her spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, said at a government press ...
  • 02 Jun 2020 |

    Purchase premium scheme for all vehicles would cause rise in CO2 emissions – study

    02 Jun 2020, 13:23 Expert ICCT- International Council on Clean Transportation Transport Expert ifo- Institute for Economic Research Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (ifo) Climate & CO2 Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices David ...
  • 04 Aug 2020 |

    Germany launches tenders to phase out hard coal plants

    04 Aug 2020, 14:50 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Edgar Meza Coal Clean Energy Wire Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    Germany and US on par in coal phase-out ranking

    27 Aug 2019, 13:22 Expert EWI- Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices International Expert KfW Bank KfW- government ...
  • Bavarian CSU presents climate plan ahead of crucial 20 September govt meeting

    09 Sep 2019, 13:36 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Elections & Politics The Bavarian conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) – sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU – has agreed on what it calls a &quot ...
  • Reactions to Germany's stimulus programme and its climate effects

    05 Jun 2020, 15:13 The German government coalition has decided to reboot Europe's largest economy with a 130 billion euros stimulus package that contains many steps to further the country's landmark energy transition. The Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 02 Jul 2020 |

    Germany's wind power records conceal sector's woes, industry group BWE says

    02 Jul 2020, 12:57 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Technology Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    Grid operators propose thousands of kilometres of new lines to meet green energy needs

    05 Feb 2019, 14:23 Germany's four transmission grid operators have published their proposal for the 2030 electricity grid, including some 1,600 kilometres of new power lines and updating another 2,900 km. This comes with a price tag of 52 billion ...
  • 09 Oct 2019 |

    Most Germans who switch energy source in heating opt for natural gas – study

    09 Oct 2019, 10:40 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Freja Eriksen Gas Utilities Heating Clean Energy Wire Most ...
  • 20 Jan 2020 |

    Decarbonisation not possible "with German wind and solar energy alone"- econ min

    20 Jan 2020, 13:34 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Coal Handelsblatt Germany's energy transition, the ...
  • 30 Jun 2020 |

    Germany bankrolls battery producer VARTA with 300 million euros

    30 Jun 2020, 13:38 Expert BASF Business & Jobs Fossil fuels Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Kerstine Appunn Clean ...
  • Preview2018- German coal exit would not help climate- researcher

    21 Dec 2017 Germany enters 2018 without having found a new government, a situation that casts a cloud over all of the country’s major policy endeavours including those dealing with energy and climate. But irrespective of the unprecedented difficulty in ...
  • 01 Sep 2020 |

    Operators bid for compensation in first German hard coal phaseout auction

    01 Sep 2020, 12:46 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Alex Dziadosz Coal Die Welt Germany’s first coal phase-out auction aimed at ...
  • 17 Apr 2020 |

    German states and utilities say Energiewende central to economic recovery

    17 Apr 2020, 13:45 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Green stimulus Clean Energy ...
  • 26 Aug 2020 |

    AI can advance energy transition, but must be sustainable – energy agency

    26 Aug 2020, 12:26 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Sören Amelang Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire Artificial intelligence (AI) has started to arrive in some areas ...
  • 05 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's renewables investments falls on lower prices, slower capacity growth

    05 Sep 2019, 16:00 Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Cost & Prices Investments in renewable energy were halved in Germany in 2018 compared to the year before, landing the country in fourth place in global renewable investments, said Ulf Moslener, ...
  • Lignite mine operator's precautions for rehabilitation "adequate" – report

    03 Dec 2018, 14:42 Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Cost & Prices State government of Brandenburg / Greenpeace An expert report shows that eastern German energy company LEAG takes adequate financial precautions for the ...
  • 25 Jun 2020 |

    German auctions show investors keen on solar, but still shun wind power

    25 Jun 2020, 13:28 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Solar Wind Clean Energy Wire / pv magazine Germany's latest renewable auctions have ...
  • Fully renewables-based global energy system possible by 2050, at lower cost – study

    12 Apr 2019, 13:40 Expert Hans-Josef Fell Politician Renewables EEG 2.0 | Law Energiewende Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Renewables Cost & Prices Energy Watch Group / LUT University A global energy system fully based on renewable energy by 2050 ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    Alternative fuel cars on growth path – dena

    20 Dec 2018, 13:59 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Alternative fuel passenger cars are benefitting from declining sales ...
  • 30 Jul 2020 |

    Modest wind power expansion recovery in Germany fails to allay industry fears

    30 Jul 2020, 13:37 The construction of new wind turbines in Germany picked up slightly again in the first six months of 2020, but expansion figures are still far too low to bolster an industry that suffered two years of steeply declining growth. As the ...
  • 15 Jan 2020 |

    Germany's new resource strategy aims at 'responsible' supply for energy transition

    15 Jan 2020, 14:10 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Cars Clean Energy Wire With a new ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

    Merkel’s partner CSU wants climate action through lower taxes

    09 May 2019, 14:11 Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices Policy Clean Energy Wire The Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) – part of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s alliance of centre-right parties – is sceptical regarding the introduction of a new CO₂ tax. The ...
  • Next phase of global climate policy requires more national action – and a CO2 price

    13 May 2019, 14:00 Implementing the Paris Agreement means that countries have to have more ambition on a national level and the same is true for the European Union, Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze said at the opening of the 10th Petersberg ...
  • 14 Jul 2020 |

    Industry could reduce emissions by nearly 90 percent with modern technology – VDMA

    14 Jul 2020, 14:15 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Hydrogen Industry The use of new low-emission technology across all ...
  • German carbon tax most efficient way to meet climate goals-study

    13 Jul 2017 Germany should implement a national tax on carbon emissions in order to meet its own emission reduction targets in the an efficient and straight forward way, the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) proposed based on a study by consultancy ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    Court ruling forces federal grid agency to reduce grid fee transparency

    13 Dec 2018, 14:28 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has forced the country’s grid agency (BNetzA) to further reduce transparency on grid fees. Following a ruling by the court, ...
  • 18 May 2020 |

    German government coalition agreement removes key hurdles to renewables rollout

    18 May 2020, 18:14 The German government has agreed to remove key hurdles to the rollout of renewable energies that had begun to slow the country's landmark energy transition. The deal between chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance ...
  • Coronavirus impact lays bare inflexibility of German power generation and demand

    07 May 2020, 09:31 Slumping power demand due to the coronavirus crisis combined with April’s strong wind and solar power production have revealed that Germany's fossil and renewable electricity generation, as well as electricity demand, need to ...
  • 29 Jul 2020 |

    Germany marks progress on grid expansion to bring wind energy from north to south

    29 Jul 2020, 13:47 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Alex Dziadosz Grid dpa / Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany is making modest progess ...
  • Think tanks call for climate action law that includes CO₂ price for transport, buildings

    13 May 2019, 14:06 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Agora Energiewende / Agora Verkehrswende [This article was based on the German version of the proposals. Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende published an English version on 15 ...
  • 05 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel counters industry's economic policy criticism, says companies deceived public trust

    05 Jun 2019, 12:31 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Die Welt Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched a verbal ...
  • 18 Nov 2019 |

    2050 climate neutrality 'magical thinking' – German industry association president

    18 Nov 2019, 13:30 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert German Economic Institute (IW) Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Business & Jobs Julian ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Energy minister proposes 2030 review of Germany’s coal exit strategy

    21 Jan 2019, 13:30 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 ...
  • No country in the world has found solution for nuclear waste challenge- report

    11 Nov 2019, 14:46 Expert Heinrich Böll Foundation Green policy think tank Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Society Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The challenge of finding and funding a final repository for ...
  • 10 Dec 2019 |

    Share of new cars with alternative engines reaches double digits for first time in Germany

    10 Dec 2019, 13:29 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Rose-Anne Clermont Cars Clean Energy Wire The number of new registrations of electric, hybrid, liquid gas and ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |
    Gas

    Cabinet drafts regulation to reduce costs for LNG terminal operators

    27 Mar 2019, 12:19 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Gas Clean Energy Wire The cabinet has agreed on a ...
  • Germany stays out of call for stronger carbon pricing in EU

    14 Dec 2018, 13:35 Germany abstained from a call by nine other European countries for a stronger and extended role of carbon pricing at the COP climate conference in Katowice. The German environment ministry said it did not want to pre-empt the country’s ...
  • 14 Aug 2019 |

    Public e-car charging points in Germany increase by more than 50 percent in a year

    14 Aug 2019, 11:58 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Freja Eriksen Cars Clean Energy Wire The number of public ...
  • 04 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel says Germany to decide between CO2 price and sectoral targets

    04 Jun 2019, 13:50 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Policy Clean Energy Wire The German government will decide whether to follow a sectoral emission reduction approach or a general pricing of carbon emissions in its bid to get on track in achieving the ...
  • Germany could face even higher billion-euro-bill for failing EU climate targets

    17 May 2019, 12:58 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut) / Tagesspiegel Background As ...
  • 28 Feb 2020 |

    German hard coal plant operators fail to reach agreement with economy ministry

    28 Feb 2020, 13:52 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert STEAG Electricity generator Fossil fuels Utilities Freja ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

    German parliament passes law on faster grid expansion to ensure renewables growth

    05 Apr 2019, 12:40 New legislation passed yesterday by Germany’s federal parliament is to ensure the timely completion of crucial power grid connections that transport renewable electricity throughout the country. This law will bring the energy transition ...
  • 12 May 2020 |

    German econ minister proposes levies, cheap electricity for wind power communities

    12 May 2020, 13:07 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Edgar Meza Wind In an effort to reduce resistance to new wind farms, ...
  • Exports to France push German record power trade surplus in January

    04 Feb 2019, 14:16 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity market Cost & Prices Tageszeitung Germany’s export surplus of electricity reached a new monthly record level in January, Bernward Janzing writes in the Tageszeitung (taz). ...
  • 21 Apr 2020 |

    Grid agency sends warning notices after 2019 power grid strains

    21 Apr 2020, 13:29 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Grid Clean Energy Wire Germany’s Federal Network Agency ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s grid agency investigates suspected power price speculation

    19 Jul 2019, 13:52 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Grid Security BNetzA / Handelsblatt The German Federal Network ...
  • No dominant actor on German electricity market but RWE merits close look – antitrust authorities

    27 Nov 2019, 14:04 Benjamin Wehrmann Electricity market Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire No single energy company can currently claim any dominance over Germany's electricity market, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and the federal antitrust ...
  • German industry says protecting climate can benefit economy

    18 Jan 2018 German industry believes the world’s fourth largest economy can boost its status as a manufacturing powerhouse by protecting the climate. Reducing emissions by 80 percent by 2050 is good for the economy under the right policy framework even if ...
  • German providers can have regional origin of renewable electricity certified from 2019

    21 Dec 2018, 13:33 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity market Renewables ...
  • Business-friendly Free Democrats aim to be climate action party

    26 Apr 2019, 16:50 Expert FDP- Free Democratic Party Freie Demokratische Partei EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung / Spiegel Online Germany’s liberal, pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

    Industry and transport seen as biggest potential CO2 savers by most Germans – survey

    08 Oct 2019, 13:59 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy ...
  • 16 Jun 2020 |

    Germany and six allies push for key hydrogen role in Europe's energy future

    16 Jun 2020, 14:57 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Hydrogen International Clean Energy Wire A group of ...
  • Researchers doubt Germany's new building energy act is breakthrough for heating transition

    19 Jun 2020, 14:14 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert IKEM- Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and ...
  • German cabinet approves renewables reform, but parliamentarians eye changes

    23 Sep 2020, 15:30 Germany's government has agreed on an overhaul of the country's Renewable Energy Act, the core legislation for its landmark energy transition, to enable a share of 65 percent renewables in 2030 power consumption and a ...
  • 31 May 2016 |

    Merkel, state premiers seek compromise on core Energiewende law

    31 May 2016 [UPDATE with new details on 2025 renewable target in paragraph 3, ads News Digest items] German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers will meet on Tuesday to work out a compromise on reforming the core piece of legislation behind the ...
  • German gov’t advisors call for CO2 price to revamp inefficient climate policy

    13 Jul 2019, 13:04 Germany should introduce a price on carbon emissions for sectors such as transport and buildings currently not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, the government’s top economic advisors have proposed. This would work as an ...
  • Bolsonaro says Brazil “doesn't need” Amazon aid as German government debates cuts

    13 Aug 2019, 13:43 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    German industry and tenants call for support in turning German houses climate friendly

    12 Sep 2019, 14:03 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Efficiency Die Welt / Clean Energy Wire Four industry associations and the German Energy Agency ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

    German govt greenlights first phase-out support payments of 260 million euros to coal regions

    05 Apr 2019, 12:44 Julian Wettengel Coal Cost & Prices Reuters / ZDF Germany’s federal government and coal mining states have agreed on a programme worth 260 million euros to provide fast support to regions affected by the exit from coal-fired power ...
  • 05 May 2020 |

    State energy ministers call for investments in renewables, grid and hydrogen as part of coronavirus recovery

    05 May 2020, 15:07 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband kommunaler ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

    Water supply infrastructure must be better prepared for climate change effects – industry

    02 Jan 2019, 13:17 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 ...
  • 28 Feb 2020 |

    February sets German wind power record

    28 Feb 2020, 13:48 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Freja Eriksen Wind Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel ...
  • Gas-fired power generation reaches record high in Germany

    26 Feb 2020, 13:55 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Sören Amelang Electricity market Gas Hydrogen Frankfurter ...
  • 25 Feb 2020 |

    Economy ministry blocks ban on German nuclear fuel rod exports

    25 Feb 2020, 13:28 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Nuclear phase-out Tageszeitung (taz) The German economy ...
  • 08 Sep 2020 |

    Legal opinions over legitimacy of Germany's lignite compensation vary widely

    08 Sep 2020, 13:49 Expert Aurora Energy Research Bioenergy Electricity market Renewables EEG2016 | Law Energiewende Cost & Prices Finance Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches ...
  • 15 Apr 2020 |

    Lack of charging points could slow roll-out of e-mobility in Germany, study warns

    15 Apr 2020, 15:18 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire A lack of charging points in German ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    Coal exit proposal may create illusory expectations in mining regions

    29 Jan 2019, 13:49 Expert ifo- Institute for Economic Research Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (ifo) Climate & CO2 Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Elections & Politics ...
  • 09 Mar 2020 |

    Germany's hydrogen strategy doesn't include green gas for heating – report

    09 Mar 2020, 13:42 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband kommunaler Unternehmen Climate & CO2 Electricity ...
  • 08 Apr 2020 |

    Digitalisation of Germany's energy transition on track, but many hurdles ahead – study

    08 Apr 2020, 12:55 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Sören Amelang Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire The digitalisation of ...
  • Renewables squeeze wholesale power prices and boost electricity exports

    06 May 2015 The growing share of renewables forced German wholesale electricity prices down to among the lowest in Europe last year, according to a study by grid operator TenneT. And government figures indicate that consumers are benefitting too, as the ...
  • 02 Oct 2019 |

    Ambitious German energy transition would generate more jobs than business-as-usual by 2050- study

    02 Oct 2019, 13:56 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Julian Wettengel Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire Total ...
  • 08 Jun 2020 |

    German solar industry files complaint against persisting support cap

    08 Jun 2020, 13:13 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Freja Eriksen Solar Clean Energy Wire Representatives of the German solar industry have lodged a ...
  • 10 Jun 2020 |

    German hydrogen strategy aims for global leadership in energy transition

    10 Jun 2020, 16:10 Germany places a large bet on hydrogen produced using renewable energy in its highly anticipated national hydrogen strategy that serves to underpin the country's ambitions to become a global leader in the technology. The strategy ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

    Expensive coal at home and cheap gas abroad turn Germany into net power importer

    03 Jun 2019, 13:57 Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Gas Cost & Prices Frankfurter Rundschau High prices for domestic coal-fired power production turned Germany into a net importer of electricity at the end of April after years of being an export champion, Frank ...
  • Expensive coal exit in Germany could not serve as role model – opinion

    24 Jan 2019, 12:04 Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Welt Online Germany looks set to decide an expensive future coal exit plan – money that would just be spent to “marginally speed up” what is already in ...
  • Time to advance Energiewende by cutting power costs- top economist

    27 Apr 2018 The Energiewende is an indispensable project even if future economic returns remain uncertain, according to Christoph M. Schmidt, president of the RWI- Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, and chair of the German Council of Economic ...
  • Auditors: German govt must manage Energiewende better, need CO2 price

    28 Sep 2018, 12:24 Germany still lacks an overview of the total cost of the Energiewende and the government must improve cost transparency, efficiency and coordination of the energy transition in order to keep citizens’ trust, the Federal Court of ...
  • 27 Jul 2020 |

    BMW says hydrogen fuel cells remain important technology option for passenger cars

    27 Jul 2020, 13:09 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Transport Cars Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    German government does not take coal exit compensation for plant operators as a given

    03 Apr 2019, 12:26 Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The German government says the jury is still out on the question whether the operators of coal plants are eligible for compensation payments once their facilities are taken off ...
  • 26 Jun 2019 |

    Bulk of German government’s coal support spent on transition- study

    26 Jun 2019, 12:55 Julian Wettengel Coal Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The largest part of Germany’s government support to coal and coal-fired power production and consumption goes to measures focusing on the transition away from the fossil fuel, ...
  • EU deal on power market rules and capacity mechanisms criticised for coal subsidies

    19 Dec 2018, 13:49 EU institutions have agreed on new rules for the internal electricity market, including capacity mechanisms, coal subsidies, cross-border power flows and access for more market actors who are free to set their own prices. The German ...
  • 24 Mar 2020 |

    German wind power industry welcomes deadline extensions as corona impact sets in

    24 Mar 2020, 14:34 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Technology Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway ...
  • Agreement with EU Commission clears way for German power market reform

    30 Aug 2016 The German government and the EU Commission have reached an agreement on state-aid related aspects of the country’s new power market law and other energy policy issues, clearing the way for the “most important reform” since the market ...
  • German government could finance climate goals with little fiscal strain – consultancy

    05 Dec 2018, 13:55 Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Finance Prognos Germany can implement effective measures to mitigate climate change without straining its fiscal leeway ...
  • 07 May 2020 |

    German econ min says car industry support must keep climate targets in view

    07 May 2020, 13:51 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Green stimulus Bild / Clean ...
  • 17 Oct 2019 |

    E-fuels will be driving force towards zero-emission logistics – Deutsche Post DHL

    17 Oct 2019, 13:38 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Expert Deutsche Post Business & Jobs Julian Wettengel Storage Transport Freight Clean Energy Wire Renewable ...
  • 03 Sep 2020 |

    German politicians call to halt Nord Stream 2 following Navalny poisoning

    03 Sep 2020, 13:49 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Julian Wettengel Gas Security ...
  • 19 Jun 2019 |

    Germany to support three battery cell alliances – economy minister

    19 Jun 2019, 12:04 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Cars Reuters Germany will award to three consortiums ...
  • 01 Apr 2020 |

    Germany marks first ever quarter with more than 50 pct renewable electricity

    01 Apr 2020, 15:11 Germany produced more than half of its electricity with renewable power in the first three months of 2020, the first full quarter in which renewables covered the majority of the country’s electricity needs. The numbers were driven by ...
  • 11 Jun 2019 |

    Most Germans ready to change lifestyle for the climate – survey

    11 Jun 2019, 13:31 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 YouGov / dpa A majority of Germans would refrain from short-haul flights (74 percent), eat “significantly” less meat (63 percent) and move without their car in inner cities (56 percent), according to  ...
  • 22 Jun 2020 |

    Scientists sketch path to EU climate neutrality ahead of German Council presidency

    22 Jun 2020, 12:33 Edgar Meza Climate & CO2 Hydrogen EU Leopoldina / Acatech / Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities In a joint statement, leading German scientific institutions, including the German National Academy of Sciences ...
  • 14 Oct 2019 |

    Coming of age: How will Germany’s renewable energy pioneers fare in the free market?

    14 Oct 2019, 11:00 Starting in 2021 and throughout the 2020s, many of Germany’s pioneer wind turbines, solar PV installations and biogas plants will stop receiving fixed feed-in tariffs, meaning many gigwatts in renewable capacity may be shut down if they ...
  • German environment minister open to national carbon price

    23 Apr 2018 Germany’s new environment minister, Svenja Schulze, has indicated support for a national price on carbon emissions. The Social Democrat said in an interview the idea that Germany improves its emissions reduction by putting a price tag on CO2 ...
  • 13 Nov 2019 |

    German industry warns government's strict wind power rules threaten climate targets

    13 Nov 2019, 13:53 Government plans to tighten distance rules for onshore wind turbines are a threat to Germany's energy and climate targets, according to stark warnings by industry, trade unions and environmental NGOs. Strict minimum distances to ...
  • 23 Mar 2020 |

    German utilities rule out power cuts to defaulting households during corona crisis

    23 Mar 2020, 13:57 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Electricity market Business & Jobs Utilities Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband kommunaler Unternehmen Climate & CO2 Electricity market Utilities Expert VZBV- ...
  • 29 Jun 2020 |

    Renewables cover over half of German electricity use- preliminary data

    29 Jun 2020, 12:53 Renewables covered more than half of Germany’s power consumption in the first six months of 2020, according to a first estimate  by think tank Agora Energiewende*. As coal use dropped and demand was low due to the coronavirus crisis and ...
  • 18 Sep 2019 |

    German government presents blockchain strategy with focus on energy sector

    18 Sep 2019, 12:24 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire The German federal ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    German wind industry worry about public resistance as installations slump

    29 Jan 2019, 13:34 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Technology Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business ...
  • Number of German energy workers rises by more than 10,000 in a decade

    22 May 2020, 14:02 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Business & Jobs Clean ...
  • 27 Nov 2019 |

    Northern and southern German state each take lead in national renewables ranking

    27 Nov 2019, 14:08 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert Renewable Energies Agency Agentur für ...
  • 16 Jul 2020 |

    German govt to decide on energy emergency communication after MP's vote

    16 Jul 2020, 13:58 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Security Clean Energy Wire German energy industry lobby ...
  • 05 Nov 2019 |

    Germany must beat Asia in hydrogen technology race- government

    05 Nov 2019, 14:43 The German government believes hydrogen is key not only for a successful energy transition, but also for the future of the country's famed industry. This is why Germany must beat Asian countries – in particular China and Japan – to ...
  • 19 Nov 2019 |

    Green hydrogen is 'European project' – German utility association head

    19 Nov 2019, 13:39 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Gas Renewables Hydrogen Handelsblatt ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Germans choose fuel-guzzling cars, pushing up CO2 emissions

    26 Jul 2019, 13:43 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire The intensifying public debate over climate change in ...
  • 21 May 2019 |

    German coal power generation drops by one fifth in first quarter of 2019

    21 May 2019, 13:30 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Julian Wettengel Coal Renewables Clean Energy Wire Germany ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

    Saxony's state premier says climate package 'discriminates against people in Germany'

    07 Nov 2019, 14:00 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Focus Online The premier of the eastern German state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, has criticised the federal government's climate action package, arguing that it "discriminates ...
  • Economists from fossil-fuel importing countries give high priority to energy transition – survey

    01 Mar 2019, 13:43 Expert ifo- Institute for Economic Research Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (ifo) Climate & CO2 Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Sören Amelang Fossil fuels International Clean Energy Wire A majority of ...
  • Industry says it will need public funds to abide by German's planned climate law

    26 Mar 2019, 13:20 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt [Update adds details on launch of environment ministry’s investment support programme.] Germany’s industrial sector fears the investment in energy efficiency it will ...
  • 14 May 2019 |

    Germany's power grid stabilising costs fall slightly amid increasing renewables growth

    14 May 2019, 13:33 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Kerstine Appunn Grid Renewables Clean Energy Wire The cost of stabilising the ...
  • 18 Jul 2019 |

    Switch from coal to gas cut CO2 emissions from German fossil fuel power plants by a third- researcher

    18 Jul 2019, 17:05 A fuel switch from coal to gas cut emissions from German fossil fuel power plants by a third in June 2019 as compared to the same month the year before. Lower gas prices and higher costs for CO2 allowances are part of the explanation. ...
  • 06 Mar 2019 |

    Missing climate targets in transport could cost Germany billions of euros – report

    06 Mar 2019, 11:26 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire Missing its  2030 climate targets for the transport sector could cost Germany billions of euros,  according to a report by the NewClimate Institute ...
  • Many consumers overpay on power and gas, reform needed – political foundation

    14 Jan 2019, 13:35 Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity market Cost & Prices Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) German consumers on basic supply contracts paid around 1.15 billion euros more for gas and power in 2017 than they would have ...
  • US keeps wary eye on EU carbon border tax plans

    23 Mar 2020, 08:55 The United States administration, politicians and industry warily watch European Union debates on introducing a carbon border adjustment mechanism, which would put a CO₂ price on goods imported to the EU to reduce the risk of carbon ...
  • 13 Aug 2020 |

    Germany paves way for faster wind power expansion licenses

    13 Aug 2020, 13:48 Germany’s government has set out to accelerate planning procedures for infrastructure projects linked to the energy transition with a focus on speeding up onshore wind power expansion in particular. Utilities welcomed the streamlining ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

    Volkswagen to relocate production of cheaper e-car to Eastern Europe due to labour costs

    20 May 2019, 13:18 Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Handelsblatt The production of Volkswagen’s highly-anticipated low-cost e-car ID could be relocated to a factory in Eastern Europe and not take place in the company’s factory in Emden in ...
  • 03 Sep 2020 |

    Pandemic adds trouble for Germany's energy transition – McKinsey

    03 Sep 2020, 13:37 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Policy Clean Energy Wire The coronavirus pandemic has created new problems for Germany’s energy transition, according to management consultancy McKinsey. The pandemic had particularly slowed the ...
  • 17 Apr 2019 |

    Official Energiewende evaluation calls for massive investments- report

    17 Apr 2019, 13:27 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert IASS- Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Think tank ...
  • 15 May 2020 |

    Germany on course to widely miss EU emission targets – think tank

    15 May 2020, 14:07 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Germany is on track to widely miss its EU obligations to reduce CO2 emissions ...
  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    Germany should make its energy policy fully European to improve it – DIHK head

    12 Mar 2019, 14:01 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Grid International Tagesspiegel In order to achieve the best possible climate action in ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

    German govt defends climate package, env min signals possible amendments

    25 Sep 2019, 14:08 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • 02 Jun 2016 |

    Wind development has to wait for grid expansion

    02 Jun 2016 The latest reform of Germany’s renewable energy law is taking shape – on Tuesday the federal government and the heads of the 16 states reached an agreement on essential aspects of a reformed bill, such as the amount of onshore wind and solar ...
  • 14 Nov 2019 |

    Germany gets low marks on electricity sector flexibility – industry report

    14 Nov 2019, 13:46 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Electricity market Grid Clean Energy Wire Germany is ranked ...
  • 09 Aug 2016 |

    Drop in fossil fuel prices could derail Energiewende- study

    09 Aug 2016 A study identifying potential risks for the energy transition in Germany finds the project to be overall “robust and resilient”. However, falling fossil fuel prices could pose a serious threat to the decarbonisation of Germany’s economy, the ...
  • 12 Nov 2019 |

    Energy use in German buildings stagnates at 2010 levels – report

    12 Nov 2019, 12:36 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Freja Eriksen Efficiency Clean Energy Wire The final energy use for heating rooms and water in Germany's 22 ...
  • 17 May 2018 |

    German unions call for 'just Energiewende,' fear carmaker job losses

    17 May 2018 Germany must ensure a "just Energiewende" by making sure the project remains affordable for all and provides high quality jobs, according to the 6 million-member trade union group DGB. The unions back Germany’s climate targets, but ...
  • 06 Nov 2019 |

    Reliable climate policy needed to bolster German economy – government advisors

    06 Nov 2019, 14:18 Benjamin Wehrmann Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire A proactive economic policy that embraces the challenges of climate change and the energy transition and provides reliable climate policy will improve the economy's resilience ...
  • 07 Jan 2019 |

    Total electricity consumption in Germany largely stable in 2018

    07 Jan 2019, 13:10 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity ...
  • 23 Jul 2020 |

    EU plans 'completely change outlook' for global hydrogen economy- BloombergNEF

    23 Jul 2020, 12:30 The EU's and Germany's plans to push the use of green hydrogen to decarbonise the economy are likely to trigger a competitive race with China that will be crucial for a global breakthrough of the technology, says Kobad ...
  • 28 Mar 2019 |

    Average CO₂ emissions from new cars increase despite alternative drives- dena

    28 Mar 2019, 13:28 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire Low-emission vehicles with electric and natural ...
  • 25 Apr 2019 |

    Green Party: CO2 tax is not enough

    25 Apr 2019, 13:04 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Süddeutsche Zeitung As new warnings of drought show that "the climate crisis is intensifying", the German government must ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German solar energy capacity expands slightly after downward trend

    01 Aug 2019, 12:33 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Renewables Solar Clean Energy Wire / pv magazine Germany's ...
  • German economy minister calls for 'historic' consensus on climate neutrality

    11 Sep 2020, 14:36 One year before Germany's next general election, economy minister Peter Altmaier calls for a "historic consensus" between all democratic parties, businesses and civil society to ensure that climate action and the ...
  • Citizens’ energy projects dominate first onshore wind power auction

    19 May 2017 The dominance of citizens’ energy projects among the successful bids in Germany’s first onshore wind power auctions comes as a big surprise for industry observers. Not only did citizen cooperatives account for the bulk of accepted projects, ...
  • 20 Dec 2019 |

    “Positive signals” as last German wind power auction 2019 oversubscribed

    20 Dec 2019, 14:23 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Technology Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway ...
  • 19 Dec 2019 |

    German govt squashes speculation on extension for nuclear plants

    19 Dec 2019, 13:42 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Sven Egenter Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire / Der ...
  • 05 Nov 2019 |

    Germany lifts e-car buyer's premium to boost sales of carmakers' new electric fleets

    05 Nov 2019, 13:49 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Clean Energy Wire The buyer's ...
  • 08 Sep 2020 |

    Germany's econ min sceptical about Nord Stream 2 sanctions in reaction to Navalny poisoning

    08 Sep 2020, 13:53 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Gas Security ARD / Der Spiegel / Deutschlandfunk ...
  • 04 Sep 2019 |

    Room heating demand in German households rises for third year in a row – study

    04 Sep 2019, 13:06 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Climate & CO2 Electricity market EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Efficiency Heating Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 11 Oct 2019 |

    Average power outage time in Germany in decline as renewables' share grows

    11 Oct 2019, 14:13 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Renewables Clean Energy Wire The average duration of ...
  • 04 May 2020 |

    German govt unlikely to meet carmaker demands for coronavirus bailout- report

    04 May 2020, 13:51 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Expert ifo- Institute for Economic Research Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (ifo) Climate & ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

    Persisting slump in German wind power expansion poses “drastic” threat to jobs, climate targets – VDMA study

    25 Oct 2019, 14:17 Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire A ...
  • 15 Apr 2019 |

    Germany’s government wants coal states to foot part of exit bill

    15 Apr 2019, 12:08 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German ...
  • Transition in transport sector needs comprehensive tax reform – think tank

    06 Dec 2018, 14:18 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars Cost & Prices Agora Verkehrswende A transition of the German transport sector towards carbon-neutral mobility will not be possible without a comprehensive and “socially ...
  • Government support for German energy research increases slightly in 2018

    29 May 2019, 12:15 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Energiewende Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Nord Stream 2 “wrong scapegoat” – energy minister

    21 Jan 2019, 13:48 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Security Handelsblatt The ...
  • German government examines CO₂ price – media reports

    02 Apr 2019, 09:50 The German government is examining the possibility of CO₂ pricing across economic sectors, according to media reports. Several newspapers report the chancellery has asked leading German research institutes to explore socially acceptable ...
  • 27 Jun 2019 |

    Record renewables output shows Germany needs systemic revamp- energy industry

    27 Jun 2019, 12:30 Expert Amprion Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices ...
  • 23 Apr 2020 |

    Economy minister calls for tying car industry support to emissions

    23 Apr 2020, 13:51 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Transport Cars Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices ...
  • Little evidence of investment leakage due to EU emissions trade – analysis

    15 May 2019, 12:05 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire There is so far little evidence that German companies whose CO₂ emissions are limited by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are responding by setting up ...
  • 12 Jan 2017 |

    Government lacks overview of Energiewende costs- auditors

    12 Jan 2017 The German government lacks clear overview of the costs of the country’s shift to renewable energy, according to the country’s Federal Court of Auditors. The auditors said the economy ministry had “no overview of the financial consequences of ...
  • Green party boosts influence in German energy sector

    06 Aug 2019, 13:57 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Sören Amelang Utilities Elections & Politics Recharge ...
  • 20 May 2020 |

    Researchers weigh in on scope and scale of hydrogen use ahead of Germany's national strategy launch

    20 May 2020, 13:44 Expert Climate-Alliance Germany Klima-Allianz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert EWI- Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln Electricity market Business ...
  • 21 Oct 2019 |

    Energy efficiency in Germany improved by 3.2 percent in 2018 – AGEB

    21 Oct 2019, 13:07 Expert AGEB- AG Energiebilanzen e.V. Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende Utilities Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Freja Eriksen ...
  • State will have to spend “several billions of euros” to support coal regions – finance minister

    30 Nov 2018, 15:00 Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel / dpa German finance minister Olaf Scholz said it is “perfectly clear” that the German government will have to invest much more money ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

    German grid only requires fraction of conventional plants continuously running- agency

    08 Oct 2019, 14:01 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Fossil fuels Grid Clean Energy Wire The German power grid ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German government puts focus on green hydrogen for energy transition – media

    01 Aug 2019, 12:30 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Gas Renewables Hydrogen Handelsblatt Renewable energy ...
  • 24 Sep 2019 |

    Only a quarter of German heating systems use renewable energy – industry association

    24 Sep 2019, 13:39 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Freja Eriksen Renewables Heating Clean Energy Wire The share of renewable energy in German heat ...
  • North Rhine-Westphalia govt “expects double-digit billion euro” support for coal exit

    14 Jan 2019, 13:33 Expert Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy, State of North Rhine-Westphalia Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil ...
  • 12 Nov 2014 |

    Many German households to get cheaper power for first time in years

    12 Nov 2014 After more than a decade of rising electricity prices, German utilities are passing on some of their savings from lower wholesale prices and a cut in the renewable energy surcharge. But with a number of government decisions on the next steps ...
  • 11 Oct 2016 |

    Germany’s renewables surcharge to rise less than expected- report

    11 Oct 2016 Germany’s consumer surcharge to fund renewable electricity will rise to a record high in 2017, but less than experts predicted, according to a report by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Grid operators will officially announce ...
  • 20 Dec 2019 |

    Risen from the ruins, Germany's solar power sector has zest for action in 2020

    20 Dec 2019, 16:39 Preview 2020: Solar power in Germany has bottomed out from its breakdown a few years back and looks ahead at 2020 full of confidence that the odds are in its favour in the country thanks to the introduction of carbon pricing in the ...
  • 17 Jul 2019 |

    German offshore wind industry demands increase of expansion targets

    17 Jul 2019, 12:47 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert WindGuard Deutsche WindGuard Renewables Julian Wettengel Wind Deutsche WindGuard / VDMA German offshore ...
  • 23 Apr 2019 |

    Onshore wind projects miss out in joint renewables auction

    23 Apr 2019, 13:35 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Citizens' energy ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    Utility EnBW plans to build Germany’s largest solar farm with zero support

    06 Feb 2019, 13:43 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Utilities Clean Energy Wire / pv magazine Utility EnBW plans to build Germany’s largest solar power farm a nd intends to run the installation without claiming any support payments in a ...
  • “German CO2 price debate is here to stay”- liberal MP

    12 Dec 2018, 12:05 Negotiations on the “markets article” (Article 6) of the Paris Agreement are a bit on the side lines of the talks at COP24. While representatives of many countries and regions, e.g. the one of Canadian British Columbia don’t tire to ...
  • German government gets mediocre mid-term marks for climate effort

    06 Nov 2019, 09:11 Energy and climate policy observers grade Angela Merkel's government 3.7 points out of 10 for climate efforts in a mid-term review. Industry experts, researchers and lobbyists say plans for a CO2 price in transport and heating ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    Australia potentially huge partner for German hydrogen ambitions – industry

    28 Oct 2019, 14:06 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Gas Renewables Hydrogen Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The Federation of German Industries ...
  • 13 Aug 2019 |

    Switching from oil to gas in home heating systems could save 14 million tonnes CO₂- study

    13 Aug 2019, 13:37 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert KfW Bank KfW- government-owned financing institution ...
  • 14 Aug 2019 |

    German power grid expansion makes 'slow progress' with 6,600 kilometres to go

    14 Aug 2019, 11:53 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Grid dpa / Handelsblatt Expansion of the German power grid is ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    German Greens' leader in parliament says Macron set bad policy example

    05 Feb 2019, 13:30 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Handelsblatt The parliamentary group leader of the German Greens, Anton Hofreiter, has criticised French President Emmanuel Macron's policy approach of environmental protection measures ...
  • Chances “better than ever” for CO₂ pricing in Germany – government advisor

    06 Jun 2019, 14:21 Germany has a rare window of opportunity to introduce CO₂ pricing as part of a comprehensive reform of the country’s energy taxes and levies and must urgently use it, according to economist and government advisor Andreas Löschel. To ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    German regulator sets partial route of north-south powerline

    22 Jan 2019, 13:39 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid Clean Energy Wire Germany’s ...
  • 09 Oct 2019 |

    Germany's chemical industry can become nearly greenhouse gas neutral by 2050 – study

    09 Oct 2019, 10:44 Expert VCI- German Chemicals Industry Association Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Technology Clean Energy Wire It is possible for the German chemical industry- ...
  • German steelworkers fight EU plans for emissions trading

    11 Apr 2016 With backing from economy minister Sigmar Gabriel, thousands of German steelworkers rallied against EU reform plans for the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) on Monday. Gabriel said there must be no contradiction between climate ...
  • Germany and France say climate action must be cornerstone of EU coronavirus recovery

    18 May 2020, 14:02 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert German-French Office for the Energiewende Office franco-allemand pour la transition énergétique ...
  • 18 Dec 2019 |

    German state clears important legal hurdle for wind turbine repowering, cancels minimum distance rule

    18 Dec 2019, 13:25 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Hamburger Abendblatt The northern German state ...
  • Germany gives energy transition mild push with economic stimulus programme

    04 Jun 2020, 14:06 The German government coalition has decided to reboot Europe's largest economy with a 130 billion euros stimulus package that contains steps to further the country's landmark energy transition. Aside from comprehensive actions ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Government announces coal region support guidelines ahead of elections

    22 May 2019, 13:19 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Coal Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / ...
  • 20 Dec 2016 |
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    Preview2017- "Turn Energiewende into an advantage for industry"

    20 Dec 2016 2017 will be a year filled with a multitude of seminal events for Germany's energy and climate policy. Apart from presiding over the next G20 summit, Germany will be the venue for the UN's COP23 and see legal reforms of central ...
  • 03 Jan 2019 |

    More than 300,000 car owners join lawsuit against VW over emissions cheating

    03 Jan 2019, 11:55 Expert VW- Volkswagen Transport Cars Expert VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung More than 300 ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    German wind turbine maker Senvion stops operations in 30 countries, curtails production

    21 Mar 2019, 12:30 Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & Jobs Recharge News German wind turbine producer Senvion will shut down operations in about 30 countries around the world and focus on 20 “key markets” in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, Bernd ...
  • 14 Aug 2018 |

    New “Power Grid Action Plan” to accelerate network development

    14 Aug 2018, 14:31 Technical fixes, better communication and smoother planning procedures are to accelerate Germany’s grid expansion, the energy minister has proposed in a new plan. Heading off on a visit to contested power line building sites in western ...
  • “EU-wide Carbon Price Support (CPS) will avoid up to 943 million tonnes of CO2 in EU 2017 – 2025”

    The introduction of an EU-wide carbon price would help member states avoid 943 million tonnes of CO₂ by 2025 as electricity generation from hard coal and lignite will decrease by 28 percent, according to a study by non-profit EWI Energy Research & ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

    German renewables record overshadowed by slump in onshore wind power expansion

    25 Oct 2019, 15:22 The share of renewable energy in Germany's gross power consumption reached a record of almost 43 percent in the first nine months of 2019. But a near halt in the country's onshore wind power expansion overshadows the ...
  • 03 Dec 2019 |

    Industry associations call on new EU Commission to focus on power-to-x

    03 Dec 2019, 13:51 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Sören Amelang Gas Hydrogen Technology Clean Energy Wire Synthetic substitutes for conventional oil and gas will ...
  • Siemens wants to shift responsibility for nuclear waste onto German state – report

    11 Mar 2019, 14:04 Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Cost & Prices Welt Online Industrial giant Siemens wants to get rid of its nuclear energy legacy and shift responsibility for about 10,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste onto the German state, ...
  • 07 Sep 2020 |

    Merkel does not rule out impact of Navalny poisoning on Nord Stream 2

    07 Sep 2020, 13:55 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert Left Party Die Linke EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Gas ...
  • Climate plans for Germany’s transport sector insufficient – ranking

    14 Jun 2019, 13:11 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Transport & ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German cabinet decides tax break package for electric company cars

    01 Aug 2019, 12:23 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband ...
  • 02 Jan 2017 |
    G20

    Preview2017- "Urgent matters won’t be tackled in election campaign"

    02 Jan 2017 2017 will be a year filled with a multitude of seminal events for Germany's energy and climate policy. Apart from presiding over the next G20 summit, Germany will be the venue for the UN's COP23 and see legal reforms of central ...
  • 18 Sep 2020 |

    Number of support-free solar parks rises in Germany

    18 Sep 2020, 13:20 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Solar dpa Solar parks built without relying on financial support are becoming increasingly common in Germany, reports Claus Haffert for newswire dpa. Consultancy Energy Brainpool estimates ...
  • 22 Apr 2020 |

    Use of cheap oil for power production in Germany possible, but unlikely – report

    22 Apr 2020, 15:09 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market ...
  • 23 Apr 2019 |

    Protests against north-south power line in four states

    23 Apr 2019, 13:50 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Kerstine Appunn Grid dpa / Die Welt Around 2,200 people in the states of ...
  • 21 Jan 2020 |

    German network operators plan with long-term bottlenecks in power grid

    21 Jan 2020, 13:21 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Grid Hydrogen Tagesspiegel Background Germany's four ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

    German companies to play “major role” in second European battery cell production project

    06 Sep 2019, 13:27 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Freja Eriksen Storage Cars Clean Energy Wire / Handelsblatt German ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s Siemens and Sonnen leading new wave in home battery storage

    11 Mar 2019, 14:15 Rachel Waldholz Storage Business & Jobs Financial Times Residential battery storage is poised to become a major industry, reports Patrick McGee in the Financial Times. That trend has been highlighted by major recent investments from ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    German grid agency urges federal states to back wind power expansion

    30 Aug 2019, 14:12 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Wind Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany's ...
  • 06 Jan 2020 |

    Rising demand will lead Germany towards renewable power gap- energy researchers

    06 Jan 2020, 14:14 Expert EWI- Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices International Freja Eriksen Renewables ...
  • 12 Nov 2019 |

    Economy and environment ministries pass the blame for slump in German wind power expansion

    12 Nov 2019, 12:40 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • Tracking the CO2 price debate in Germany

    17 Sep 2019, 13:28 After shying away from the debate for a long time, Germany's political leaders are finally considering putting a price on CO2 to help reach the country's climate targets. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her " climate cabinet ...
  • Energy industry group says Germany must add 50 GW secured capacity by 2038

    03 Jun 2019, 14:01 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Nuclear phase-out Renewables Clean ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Majority of people in Germany against CO2 tax- polls

    10 May 2019, 13:25 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society YouGov / ZDF Attitudes toward a tax on carbon emissions in Germany strongly depend on age, with older people in general being much more sceptical of such a policy, a survey by pollster YouGov ...
  • 05 Dec 2018 |

    Shift to electric cars will cost more than 100,000 jobs in Germany by 2035- study

    05 Dec 2018, 14:48 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Business & Jobs Institute for Employment Research (IAB) The shift to electric cars will lead to the loss of more than 100,000 jobs in Germany in the long run, according to a study by the ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    Eastern German coal states refuse to pay for coal exit measures

    03 Apr 2019, 12:28 Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Climate & CO2 MDR Germany’s eastern coal mining states have told the government that they do not intend to contribute to the financial liabilities associated with the country’s coal exit, public broadcaster ...
  • Germany’s roadmap to CO2-neutrality delayed amid industry objections

    24 Jun 2016 Germany’s first roadmap for decarbonisation by the middle of the century has been delayed amid industry fears that tough climate targets would endanger the country’s economic competitiveness and growth. The Environment Ministry in charge of ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    German economy ministry mulls action on looming solar power support cap

    16 Aug 2019, 12:11 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Solar pv magazine The maximum volume of solar power ...
  • PV auction designer hopes to keep citizens' projects on board

    08 May 2015 Feed-in tariffs set by government or parliament have supported rapid expansion of renewable power production, along with falling costs. Now the government wants to move to a more market-based approach. With this is mind, the 2014 changes to ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

    Economists call for city-toll instead of diesel driving bans in Germany

    20 May 2019, 13:30 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Cities Clean Energy ...
  • 23 Oct 2019 |

    Security agency and energy industry compete for Germany's blackout-proof communication line

    23 Oct 2019, 13:29 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Freja Eriksen Grid Tagesspiegel Background The German Federal Agency for ...
  • 18 Dec 2019 |

    Germany sets goal of cutting primary energy use by 30 percent by 2030

    18 Dec 2019, 13:31 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert DENEFF- German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency ...
  • As US ponders a Green New Deal, commentators debate what lessons to learn from Germany

    26 Feb 2019, 14:28 Rachel Waldholz Business & Jobs International The Hill / Bloomberg Opinion Opinion writers are invoking Germany’s Energiewende in their arguments over US proposals for a Green New Deal (GND). Germany’s experience proves the Green ...
  • 14 Oct 2019 |

    German govt should back banning natural gas from EIB support list – researcher

    14 Oct 2019, 13:28 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Julian Wettengel Gas Finance EurActiv / Clean Energy Wire The German ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    German parliament to compensate CO2 emissions of members' duty travel

    28 Oct 2019, 13:46 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel / dpa The German parliament's council of elders has decided that CO2 emissions of duty travel of MPs will have to be compensated through a "climate levy", news ...
  • 10 Oct 2019 |

    Germany to make it more attractive for ships to turn off engines in ports and use power grid instead

    10 Oct 2019, 13:43 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Clean Energy Wire [CORRECTION: ships will ...
  • 28 Aug 2020 |

    German government and states seal coal exit support deal for mining regions

    28 Aug 2020, 10:02 German coal regions will finally be able to use state support funds from the landmark phase-out agreement to help with their transition away from the fossil fuel. Federal and state governments signed a deal in Berlin to make official ...
  • Renewables cover about 100% of German power use for first time ever

    05 Jan 2018 Germany has crossed a symbolic milestone in its energy transition by briefly covering around 100 percent of electricity use with renewables for the first time ever on 1 January. In the whole of last year, the world’s fourth largest economy ...
  • 07 Oct 2019 |

    German economy ministry presents onshore wind power rescue plan

    07 Oct 2019, 14:34 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie EEG 2.0 | Law Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Government Clean Energy Wire / Süddeutsche ...
  • Higher prices in Austria than Germany in first auction after power price zone split

    The first day-ahead auction on the EPEX SPOT power exchange after the split of the common power price zone between Austria and Germany, which becomes effective today (1 October), saw higher prices for Austria than Germany, writes the Austrian Energy ...
  • Econ min's “historic” climate consensus ideas met with surprise and suspicion in Germany

    14 Sep 2020, 13:52 Benjamin Wehrmann Elections & Politics Government Clean Energy Wire The proposal for a " historic consensus " in German society on the need for climate action and the goal of greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050 by economy ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    German grid expansion law takes effect as grid agency urges rapid action

    16 May 2019, 14:02 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Renewables Clean Energy Wire A new law that is aimed at ...
  • 15 Dec 2015 |

    Paris deal fuels German coal exit debate, stirs industry concerns

    15 Dec 2015 The widely celebrated Paris Agreement has intensified the debate about how Germany can achieve its endangered climate targets. Most commentators and climate activists argued the results of the climate summit vindicated demands that Germany ...
  • Strong message, little substance on climate by new EU Commission head – reactions

    17 Jul 2019, 12:46 Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und ...
  • Europe vies with China for clean hydrogen superpower status

    24 Jul 2020, 10:40 The rivalry between Europe and China in emission-free hydrogen technologies could become one of the defining business stories in the global effort to stop climate change. Scarred by its painful experience in solar PV manufacturing, ...
  • Merkel endorses proposal to raise 2030 EU emission reduction target

    28 Apr 2020, 18:30 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she welcomes the proposal by the European Commission to raise the bloc’s greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 to between 50 and 55 percent. In her speech at the 11th Petersberg Climate ...
  • 20 Aug 2020 |

    German power costs prevent domestic green hydrogen projects- startup Sunfire

    20 Aug 2020, 13:01 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Hydrogen Clean Energy Wire / Focus Online The relatively high costs of renewable electricity in Germany prevent innovative projects green hydrogen in the country, according to hydrogen start-up ...
  • 22 Oct 2020 |

    Oil price crash could pull plug on new domestic production projects in Germany

    22 Oct 2020, 12:49 Benjamin Wehrmann Fossil fuels Tagesspiegel Background The price crash on international oil markets caused by the coronavirus pandemic is having a heavy impact on Germany's domestic oil industry, with companies cancelling ...
  • Exchange of experiences necessary for successful global energy transition – report

    03 Apr 2019, 12:25 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Grid Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Technology Efficiency Julian Wettengel Energiewende International German Energy Agency (dena) An international exchange of experiences ...
  • Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price

    03 Dec 2018, 11:28 Politicians across party lines, environmental and industry groups and researchers alike are in favour of a price on carbon emissions in all sectors. There is debate on details such as the pros and cons of a carbon tax versus a trading ...
  • 08 Jan 2019 |

    Preview2019- Coal exit should be driven by markets, is bad for energy security- RWI

    08 Jan 2019, 11:00 A key premise for Germany to meet its climate goals is a strong CO2 price signal, says Manuel Frondel, head of the department "Environment and Resources" at the RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research. Preferably, such a ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

    Climate activists and researchers laud Germany's backing of EIB fossil ban

    15 Nov 2019, 13:44 Expert BMF- Federal Ministry of Finance Bundesministerium der Finanzen Finance Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Expert Claudia Kemfert German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Electricity market Energiewende Business & Jobs ...
  • 27 Sep 2018 |

    Call for open debate on CCU and CCS to save industry emissions

    27 Sep 2018, 13:57 Germany needs to have a rational and open public discussion about carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) and storage (CCS) as ways to avoid releasing climate-harmful emissions from industry into the environment. A position paper by the ...
  • 16 Jan 2015 |

    Merkel's capacity market scepticism seen as signal in reform debate

    16 Jan 2015 Energy experts say the German chancellor's secpticism over extensive payments to conventional power plants as back-up for renewables sends a strong signal that capacity markets may not be on the cards in the upcoming power market reform. ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    German government says power storage capacity could grow more than 50-fold by 2030

    27 Aug 2019, 13:25 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Clean Energy Wire The total power storage capacity ...
  • 03 Sep 2019 |

    Flexible biomass reaches capacity limit for financial support

    03 Sep 2019, 13:29 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA) Bundesnetzagentur Electricity market Grid Cost & Prices Expert German Biogas Association Fachverband Biogas e.V. Citizens' energy ...
  • 05 Aug 2020 |

    EU emissions trading rules pose hurdle to Germany's hydrogen plans, report says

    05 Aug 2020, 14:30 Alex Dziadosz Hydrogen Industry Handelsblatt Despite the much-anticipated release of its National Hydrogen Strategy this summer, uncertainty still surrounds Germany’s green hydrogen plans, making the path forward unclear despite the ...
  • 28 Apr 2020 |

    VW CEO calls for economic stimulus, includes combustion engine cars

    28 Apr 2020, 12:31 Expert VW- Volkswagen Transport Cars Expert VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband Cost & Prices Julian Wettengel Transport Cars ARD / Clean Energy Wire In an interview with public ...
  • CDU & Greens' energy politicians clash over Germany's coal exit speed

    10 Oct 2017 One week before the start of exploratory talks on forming a government coalition, aspiring German government alliance partners CDU and the Green Party agree that the country will have to phase out coal-fired power production. Yet, two of the ...
  • 16 Apr 2020 |

    Solar power in Germany – output, business & perspectives

    16 Apr 2020, 14:30 Solar power in Germany has gone through turbulent times since it got off to a flying start in the wake of Germany's Renewable Energy Act in the year 2000. German companies quickly ascended to global leadership in solar power ...
  • 01 Jun 2018 |

    How much does Germany’s energy transition cost?

    01 Jun 2018 The price tag for Germany’s energy transition is one of the project’s most controversial aspects. Estimates on how much money the country will eventually have to invest in the shift to renewables and the good-bye to nuclear power vary wildly ...
  • 04 Dec 2019 |

    Industry power prices in Germany: Extremely high – and low

    04 Dec 2019, 10:10 The power prices paid by industry are one of the most contentious aspects of Germany's energy transition and its economic impacts. Business lobby groups routinely call the price of electricity a central threat to industry ...
  • Germany’s carbon pricing system for transport and buildings

    16 Dec 2019, 16:30 The German government has decided to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions in the transport and building sectors from 2021 as a key instrument to help reach its climate targets. The national parliament and German states greenlit the ...
  • Interconnectors & blockages – German grid at odds with EU power market

    12 Apr 2018 The European Commission is pushing for a single European energy market. That demands a better-connected system, which could result in cheaper power and a more stable grid. At the centre of Europe, neighbouring eight other EU states, Germany’s ...
  • 04 Sep 2020 |

    Vote21- Milestones & facts for Germany's packed election year

    04 Sep 2020, 16:39 Germany will head to the polls in autumn 2021 to elect a new federal parliament and government. More than 60 million people are invited to decide who will follow on the outgoing Angela Merkel as next chancellor and oversee the climate ...
  • What energy & climate stakeholders want from Germany's next government

    14 Sep 2017 Environmentalists, business associations, lobby groups, think tanks and researchers have all drawn up their wish list for future energy and climate policy ahead of the federal elections on 24 September. Whatever coalition German Chancellor ...
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    Turkey Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Energiewende Cost & Prices Efficiency COP24 Turkish Özgür is a freelance journalist and communication expert. He is published in: BirGün Daily, Magma magazine, Digital Age, Ad Hoc. You can ...
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    France Climate & CO2 Grid Renewables Storage Transport Cost & Prices Utilities Digitalisation Cities French Joel freelances for energiesdelamer.eu, Platts nuclear flashes and contributes to the newletters of Nucleonics Week. Find Joel on LinkedIn ...
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