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  • 25 Jun 2015 |

    Germany's energy transition in the European context

    The solo draws to a close 25 Jun 2015 Germany’s energy transition began as a lonely expedition. Expanding green energy rapidly and switching off its nuclear power stations antagonised some neighbours and the European Commission. Germany has now learned ...
  • 08 Jul 2015 |

    Energy transition shapes foreign policy in Germany and beyond

    The Energiewende and its implications for international security 08 Jul 2015 Energy supply is inseparable from German foreign policy, as the country relies on imports to feed its energy appetite. The Ukraine crisis has brought the risks of Germany’s ...
  • 11 Jul 2017 |
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    G20 2017- Climate and energy at the Hamburg summit

    Germany pushes for G20 climate focus, despite Trump 11 Jul 2017 (All day) The leaders of the world's largest economies have met at the G20 summit in Germany's main port city Hamburg. The current US administration's decision to pull out of ...
  • COP21- The view from Germany

    German positions on the Paris Climate Summit 17 Dec 2015 (All day) Hopes for the Paris Climate Summit from 30 November to 11 December are high, but will the COP21 as it is called become a breakthrough for global efforts to reign in climate change? In this ...
  • Preview2017- Outlook for Germany's Energiewende

    German climate lead in G20 expected as elections to set tone domestically 20 Jan 2017 (All day) A string of regional elections as well as federal elections will dominate German policy in 2017. In this dossier, the Clean Energy Wire and a number of energy ...
  • 17 Nov 2017 |

    COP23 climate summit – All eyes on Germany

    Hammering out the details of the Paris Agreement in the home of the Energiewende 17 Nov 2017 From 6 to 17 November 2017 the UN climate summit (COP23) was held in Bonn. Around 25,000 delegates, observers and journalists descended on the German city, where ...
  • Political uncertainty weighs heavily on energy policy crunch time year for Germany

    CLEW Preview 2019 11 Jan 2019, 10:30 Germany will finally have to make up its mind in this year which exact path to take towards a climate-friendly economy. Pending long-term decisions on a coal exit, sustainable mobility and heating as well as a Climate ...
  • 20 Feb 2019 |

    Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals

    Germany's coal phase-out 20 Feb 2019, 15:00 Germany has officially set in motion the gradual withdrawal from coal, joining other major economies in the global farewell to the climate-damaging fossil fuel. Faced with stagnating greenhouse gas ...
  • 18 Jan 2019 |

    City of Berlin shoots high with climate goals – but can it deliver?

    The energy transition in Germany's capital 18 Jan 2019, 12:00 Berlin’s city government has set new climate targets – some even more ambitious than Germany’s national policy. As the seat of federal government, and with its outsized international ...
  • 25 Jun 2018 |

    Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende

    The role of gas in Germany's energy transition 25 Jun 2018, 15:05 Does the energy transition seal the fate of natural gas in Germany? Europe's biggest economy will have to virtually phase out all fossil fuels to fully decarbonise by 2050. But ...
  • 05 Dec 2018 |

    Stricken solar sector sets out to regain leading Energiewende role

    Solar power in Germany 05 Dec 2018, 10:39 One of the sunniest summers on record in Germany and much of Central Europe in 2018 has refocused the spotlight on solar power after its decline in the last decade. Once a global technology leader, Germany's ...
  • 10 Oct 2018 |

    Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition

    Energy storage and the Energiewende 10 Oct 2018, 09:00 Germany's rapidly rising share of weather-dependent renewable energy makes the country a testbed for storage technologies, to enable its use when there is no sun or wind. Truly large-scale ...
  • 24 Oct 2018 |

    The wicked task of feeding 83 million in a climate-friendly way

    Emissions from food and farming in Germany 24 Oct 2018, 10:00 No matter how you look at it, people need sustenance to survive – and growing crops or raising livestock creates emissions. But Germany must find a way to reduce its agricultural emissions, ...
  • 06 Aug 2018 |

    How Germany is greening its growing freight sector to meet climate targets

    Cargo transport and the energy transition 06 Aug 2018, 11:00 The Dieselgate scandal has put passenger car emissions in the public spotlight in Germany, but an even bigger road polluter – freight transport – remains a sideshow. Transporting goods by road, ...
  • German industry embraces Energiewende transformation challenge

    The energy transition's effects on the economy 20 Apr 2018 After balking at the Energiewende for many years, German industry has made a notable shift- embracing the energy transition with a new fervour. To be sure, efforts to curb climate change ...
  • Preview2018- Outlook for Germany's Energiewende

    Climate targets, coal & renewables funding set to top Germany's Energiewende agenda 09 Jan 2018 Germany's 2020 climate targets are Germany's first major Energiewende policy issue in 2018- even before a new government has been found. In ...
  • Power production at sea re-emerges as Energiewende cornerstone

    Offshore wind power in Germany 04 May 2018 Offshore wind power production for long has been a gleam of hope for Germany's energy transition as a renewable power resource with vast potential to make the shift away from fossil fuels affordable. While ...
  • 29 Mar 2018 |

    The new German government and the energy transition

    Germany seeks to remain climate pioneer with a "clean, secure and affordable" Energiewende 29 Mar 2018 (All day) Re-elected chancellor Angela Merkel's grand coalition government of Conservatives and Social Democrats has been sworn in and ...
  • 09 Mar 2016 |

    Car giant Germany struggles to ignite Energiewende in transportation

    The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector 09 Mar 2016 When it comes to the automobile, Germany flaunts unique gravitas. The German engineer Karl Benz invented the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine 130 years ago. Today, ...
  • 30 Sep 2016 |

    Bioenergy- the troubled pillar of the Energiewende

    Biogas in Germany's energy transition 30 Sep 2016 Following the introduction of feed-in tariffs for renewables in 2000, bioenergy plants sprang up like daisies across the country, providing a climate friendly source for power that’s independent of ...
  • 22 Jun 2015 |

    The history of the Energiewende

    Energiewende – the first four decades 22 Jun 2015 (All day) For many observers, the energy transition in Germany began with Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to phase out nuclear power, following the accident at the nuclear plant in Fukushima, ...
  • 30 Mar 2015 |

    Jobs won, jobs lost – how the Energiewende is transforming the labour market

    The energy transition's effect on jobs and business 30 Mar 2015 From solar-panel cleaners to housing-insulation specialists and wind-turbine climbers, Germany's move to a low-carbon economy powered by renewable energy sources is shaping new ...
  • 05 Nov 2014 |

    The social impact of Germany's energy transition

    How the Energiewende is transforming Germany as we know it 05 Nov 2014 (All day) Germany's energy revolution is having a far-reaching impact on everything from the landcsape to education, as farmers earn more from their "energy harvest" ...
  • 10 Apr 2018 |

    Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid

    The energy transition and Germany’s power grid 10 Apr 2018 Germany’s shift from fossil fuelled and nuclear power will only succeed if the infrastructure is there to support a very different kind of energy system. But the country’s grid is just not up to ...
  • The Energiewende's booming flagship braces for stormy times

    Onshore wind power in Germany 14 Jun 2017 Onshore wind power capacity in Germany has increased more than 1,000 times since 1990. A combination of idealistic impetus and entrepreneurial enthusiasm among citizens has brought the number of wind turbines up ...
  • Towns and cities central to heating and transport transition

    Cities, municipalities, and the Energiewende 26 May 2017 Germany’s energy transition is a vast national project that is reshaping the entire country. But, of course, it is also taking place on a local level. With the shift to a decentralised energy system ...
  • 16 Oct 2017 |

    Vote2017- German elections and the Energiewende

    Energy and climate policy in Germany's election 16 Oct 2017 (All day) Germans have cast their vote for a new federal parliament. Incurring heavy losses, Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU alliance once again prevailed as the country ...
  • 12 Oct 2016 |

    BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution

    The Energiewende and German carmakers 12 Oct 2016 In Germany, the birthplace of the automobile, three iconic carmakers, BMW, Daimler, and VW, are facing the greatest challenge in their history: The mobility revolution to create a green transport future. ...
  • Germany's energy transition revamp stirs controversy over speed, participation

    The reform of the Renewable Energy Act 29 Jun 2016 The German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) is the mechanism that has made possible the energy transition so far. It guaranteed renewable energy producers high returns on investment, which in turn helped to ...
  • Green pioneer Germany struggles to make climate protection a reality

    The energy transition and climate change 16 Dec 2016 As the home country of the Energiewende, Germany is considered a pioneer in the fight against man-made climate change. But despite a spectacular rise in power generation from renewables, the country’s ...
  • 12 Oct 2015 |

    The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out

    Managing the nuclear legacy – a project into the next century 12 Oct 2015 (Updates NPP map with new BfE data)-- The question is no longer whether Germany’s future will be nuclear-free – or even when, since the government is committed to completing the ...
  • 01 Jul 2015 |

    Technology to transform the energy sector- made in Germany

    New technologies for the Energiewende 01 Jul 2015 Germany’s energy transition anticipates a vastly more efficient and interconnected energy system in the future. It also poses huge technological challenges – and challenges for legislation and business ...
  • 17 Sep 2015 |

    Taming the appetite for energy

    The Energiewende and Efficiency 17 Sep 2015 It will take more than just making the power supply green to achieve climate targets. Germany must also tackle demand and consume less energy. In the past, energy use only fell significantly when the economy ...
  • 06 Aug 2015 |

    Energiewende effects on power prices, costs and industry

    German industry and its competitive edge in times of the Energiewende 06 Aug 2015 (All day) Industrial competitiveness in times of an energy transition: few issues have been watched as closely as this. So far, German manufacturers have kept their ...
  • 16 May 2017 |

    Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race

    Utilities and the energy transition 16 May 2017 As more and more countries around the globe embark on the transition to a low-carbon economy, a lot of lessons can be learned from the fate of Germany’s embattled power companies. Shaken to the core by the ...
  • News
  • VW plans internal carbon levy and carbon-neutral electric car production

    18 Feb 2019, 13:28 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars Business & Jobs Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility Fear of public ...
  • Climate campaigners launch international petition demanding quick German coal exit

    The climate change campaign group  350.org  has launched an international petition demanding an immediate stop to coal expansion and a rapid coal phase-out in Germany. “This petition is being launched ahead of a highly anticipated coal phase-out proposal ...
  • Germany “coal-black sheep” of international community in climate protection - opinion

    Germany has long ceased to be an “exemplary student” in climate protection and turned into a “coal-black sheep” of the international community, writes Konrad Schuller in the Sunday edition of conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. An ambitious ...
  • COP24 in Katowice will be “milestone in international climate policy” – state secretary

    There is much detail work to be done until the UN Climate Change Conference will start in Polish Katowice on 2 December, said the German environment ministry after a preparatory meeting in Kraków. However, the will of governments to agree on a rulebook ...
  • International NGOs call on Merkel to intervene in Hambach Forest dispute

    Nearly 100 civil society organisations from across the world – including Greenpeace International, Banktrack, 250.org, Climate Action Network and E3G – have sent a joint letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, urging her to intervene in the escalating ...
  • German wind industry relishes international attention as domestic perspectives stagnate

    The German wind industry has lauded the international optimism regarding the renewable energy source at the global fair WindEnergy Hamburg but complained that the interest of German politicians in this growth sector has faded. Nearly 1,500 exhibitors from ...
  • Price on CO₂ could benefit German companies in international competition - scientist

    A price on CO₂ in Germany would bring a push in innovation from which German companies could profit in international competition, Ottmar Edenhofer, designated director of The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), told Spiegel in an ...
  • Environmentalists must campaign against internal combustion engine – commentary

    The environmental movement must fight the internal combustion engine just as hard as it does diesel, Martin Unfried, expert at the European Institute of Public Administration, writes in a commentary in the tageszeitung (taz). Unfortunately, the diesel ...
  • German opposition parties clash over Energiewende’s international impact

    Parliamentarians from the German opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens took aim at the government’s policies pertaining to energy and the climate, and to the international context of the country’s energy transition, the Energiewende. At a ...
  • Internal party struggles keep Germany’s conservative ministers from doing their jobs

    A fight over immigration policy between Germany’s two conservative sister parties paralyses the work of conservative ministers in charge of energy transition policies, Nikolaus Doll, Michael Fabricius and Daniel Wetzel write in Die Welt. Energy and ...
  • One year on, international outrage over Trump’s Paris opt-out seems hypocritical – opinion

    The decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw his country’s support from the Paris Climate Agreement in June 2017 had outraged many commentators around the world, but the reality in many nations one year later is that they too do not seem ...
  • International cities discuss mitigation measures at UN Bonn Climate Change Conference

    Representatives of hundreds of cities from around the world meet in Bonn in the framework of the UN Climate Change Conference in the former German capital to discuss mitigation measures against global warming and other policies necessary to reduce ...
  • Germany’s power supply security ranks among highest internationally - gov

    Germany enjoys one of the highest levels of power supply security in the world, Lausitzer Rundschau reports, citing information provided by the German government in response to an enquiry by the Green Party. The country’s already high level of power ...
  • E.ON CEO Teyssen says German utilities have fallen far behind their international competitors

    German utilities “have fallen far behind their competitors in Europe and the US,” according to Johannes Teyssen, CEO of German utility E.ON. The companies’ meagre performance over the last decade has meant investments in research and development are lower ...
  • New environment minister Schulze says Germany must regain leading position in international climate action

    Germany’s new environment minister, Svenja Schulze, says Germany must regain its leadership position in the international effort to reduce carbon emissions. “Germany quickly has to restore its pioneering role in climate action,” Schulze said during her ...
  • Germany no longer pioneering international energy transition - McKinsey

    High power prices, a heavy dependency on coal power and stagnating greenhouse gas emissions mean Germany is no longer playing a leading role in the international energy transition, according to McKinsey’s new global Energy Transition Index, done in ...
  • Air pollution and climate change issues for international security

    The Munich Security Conference included climate change and emissions pollution as some of the biggest issues for international security in its 2018 report. “In the end, few experts doubt the long-term effects a changing climate will have on international ...
  • Electric cars much cleaner than internal combustion engine cars over lifetime - ICCT

    A typical electric car today produces just half of the greenhouse gas emissions of an average European passenger car over its life cycle of manufacturing, fuel cycle and use, writes the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in a review ...
  • International dismay at Germany’s 2020 climate target lapse”

    Germany’s reputation as a climate protection leader is slipping following reports that a coalition government between the CDU/CSU and SPD would postpone the country’s 2020 emissions target, Megan Darby writes in Climate Home News. “Experts described a ...
  • Pressure on Germany grows as international alliance to phase out coal gathers steam

    An accelerated drive to phase out coal both in Europe and internationally – fuelled by the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) and the emergence of the European Commission’s Coal Regions in Transition Platform – puts additional pressure on the EU’s largest ...
  • Switching off coal plants could benefit grid stability – internal ministry paper

    Germany can take coal plants with a combined capacity of seven gigawatts off grid- and might even improve the security of the power supply by doing so, according to an unofficial document by Germany’s economy & energy ministry (BMWi) and the Federal ...
  • Internal gov paper calls for “honest debate” about 2020 climate target - report

    An internal federal government paper calls for an “honest debate about possible consequences” from learning that the country will likely miss its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target by a wide margin, report Klaus Stratmann and Thomas Sigmund in ...
  • We don’t need national climate targets, but international solutions - commentary

    National climate policy, in addition to international emissions trading schemes, only produces costs and does not lead to fewer emissions overall, writes economist Joachim Weimann in a guest commentary in German weekly Die Zeit. This is because excess ...
  • International climate community pins hopes on Merkel to sway Trump

    24 May 2017 (All day) Days before the G7 summit in Italy, foreign governments praised German Chancellor Merkel for her international leadership on climate and urged her to sway US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement. ...
  • “Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation”

    Pope Francis has urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to stand firm over international climate protection and protect the Paris Climate Agreement against dissenters, news agency Reuters reports. "The Pope encouraged me to continue to fight for ...
  • “Costs of nuclear disaster exceed international limit of liability hundred- to thousandfold”

    Insurance protection for nuclear power plants in Germany’s neighbouring countries is insufficient for covering the costs of a major nuclear disaster, environmental organisation Greenpeace Energy has said in a press release. “Under prevailing legal norms, ...
  • “Alas, international law”

    Germany must make it easier for citizens and associations to legally challenge environmental permits, writes Michael Bauchmüller in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Failure to implement such a reform required by EU law could lead to a substantial fine. ...
  • International experiences with tender procedures show low rates of on-schedule completion

    Potsdam-based Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) has published a comparative study on renewable energies tender procedures in Brazil, France, Italy and South Africa. Findings show that auction prices in most countries continuously fell ...
  • Germany's role in international climate protection

    Germany’s role in international climate protection demonstrates that the energy transition can be an economic success story, state secretary in the economy ministry (BMWi) Rainer Baake said at the presentation of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) ...
  • 17 Mar 2016

    2015 emissions rise / An international view of the energy transition

    17 Mar 2016 (All day) Federal Environment Agency (UBA) Emissions data 2015 – 6 million tonnes more CO2 2015 has seen a slight increase in greenhouse gas emissions, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) reports. According to its estimates, emissions (CO2 ...
  • “E-cars instead of internal combustion engines: Norway's dream – a model for Germany?”

    Norway is aiming to eliminate sales of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2025 and allow only electric vehicles, but such a model would be harmful to the environment in Germany, Daniel Delhaes writes in Handelsblatt. While Norway can generate most ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    US repeats Nord Stream 2 criticism as pipeline project runs into new trouble

    04 Apr 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas International Security Bloomberg / Politico US Vice President Mike Pence has reiterated his administration’s criticism of the controversial German-Russian Nord ...
  • 22 Mar 2019 |

    Economy minister says Nord Stream 2 and LNG will reduce energy dependence

    22 Mar 2019, 13:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Gas International Security Tagesspiegel Background The parallel construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and a sea terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    Russia announces plans to bypass Ukraine in gas trade, reigniting Nord Stream 2 controversy

    28 Feb 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas International Security Handelsblatt Russian energy minister Alexander Novak’s announcement that Ukraine may no longer serve as a transit country for gas ...
  • Germany may depend on neighbours for power during coal and nuclear phase-out

    25 Feb 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Coal International Security Exports to France push German record power trade surplus in January Germany closes last hard coal mine this year, continues to import ...
  • 28 Jan 2019 |

    Climate change is a threat to peace and security – German foreign minister

    28 Jan 2019, 12:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Security Energy transition shapes foreign policy in Germany and beyond Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council Germany supports Dominican Republic’s ...
  • 18 Feb 2019 |

    Pence, Merkel face off over Nord Stream 2 at Munich Security Conference

    18 Feb 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Gas International Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Liquefied gas – Does LNG have a place in Germany’s energy future? ...
  • 15 Feb 2019 |

    Nord Stream 2 is a failure for EU energy policy – opinion

    15 Feb 2019, 12:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany to stay in command on Nord Stream 2 ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

    "Currency for secure energy"- Russian ambassador dismisses Nord Stream 2 critics

    13 Feb 2019, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany to stay in command on Nord Stream 2 ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    France, Germany compromise on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline – media

    08 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Industry bets on gas as last trump card in ...
  • 11 Jul 2017 |

    Views on the G20 summit results on climate and energy

    11 Jul 2017 (All day) The G20 group of the leading industrialised and emerging economies has agreed on a statement that shows the commitment of 19 of them to implement the Paris agreement on climate protection, including a first-ever plan for action on ...
  • 06 Jul 2017 |

    Sino-German tandem: Export champions promote global energy transition

    06 Jul 2017 (All day) With the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement, China and Germany are making a very public display of leadership on climate protection and transition to green energy. The export heavyweights are eager to keep the global economy on ...
  • 29 Nov 2018 |

    Tension between Russia and Ukraine puts Nord Stream 2 in spotlight

    29 Nov 2018, 16:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Security Handelsblatt The looming escalation of an armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia has reinvigorated critics of the ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

    Leading candidate to head European Commission says he would block Nord Stream 2

    24 Apr 2019, 13:41 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Gas Security Reuters Manfred Weber, a leading candidate to ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

    The World Bank still massively invests in fossil fuels despite climate pledge – NGO

    11 Apr 2019, 12:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Finance International ICIJ / Urgewald The World Bank is touting investments in solar parks and other climate-friendly projects  but has continued to finance oil and ...
  • Slow progress in transport and efficiency endangers EU climate targets

    10 Apr 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Energiewende International Clean Energy Wire The European Commission has published its fourth report on the state of the Energy Union, the EU’s framework to overhaul ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

    Energiewende can become "export hit" for Germany – op-ed by foreign minister

    05 Apr 2019, 12:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende Security WirtschaftsWoche Many countries see Germany as a pioneer of the energy transition and the government will make greater use of this role to ...
  • Exchange of experiences necessary for successful global energy transition – report

    03 Apr 2019, 12:25 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende International German Energy ...
  • 02 Apr 2019 |

    Tesla’s Model 3 overtakes BMW and Daimler in e-car sales after launch in Europe

    02 Apr 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars International Clean Energy Wire The new Model 3 by US e-car pioneer Tesla has overtaken German car industry heavyweights Daimler and BMW in European e-car ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

    Affordable natural gas essential to give up nuclear and coal – European Commission

    27 Mar 2019, 12:22 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Global energy transition stalls, Germany struggles with affordability

    25 Mar 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Energiewende International World Economic Forum The global energy transition has stalled, partly because of the continued use of coal power worldwide and slower-than ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    Germany and Poland agree on forging battery production alliance

    18 Mar 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage International Clean Energy Wire The governments of Poland and Germany have agreed on pooling their efforts to establish an independent battery production ...
  • US critics of Germany’s energy transition should put their own house in order – op-ed

    15 Mar 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende International Clean Technica The negative view of Germany’s energy transition that includes a phase-out of nuclear power held ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    EU rebuffs German call for more lax NOx limits in “slap in the face” – report

    13 Mar 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars International Süddeutsche Zeitung The EU Commission has “brusquely” rebuffed a German call for a reappraisal of existing nitrogen oxide limits in what amounts to ...
  • 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) Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Fossil ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    Munich's bid to go 100 percent renewable causes resistance in Norway

    25 Feb 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Wind International German wind industry worries about public resistance as installations slump Welt Online Munich’s plans for 100 percent renewable power have run ...
  • 22 Feb 2019 |

    Australia could follow Germany’s coal phase-out model – commentary

    22 Feb 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal International Sydney Morning Herald Australia faces similar challenges to Germany when it comes to phasing out coal and might want to ...
  • 14 Feb 2019 |

    Nord Stream 2 “not close to my heart” but cannot simply be reversed – CDU leader

    14 Feb 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany and US attempt to smooth tensions over Nord ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    Don’t underestimate symbolic value of German coal exit – op-ed

    11 Feb 2019, 14:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal International German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Relief about German coal exit deal fades as focus turns to implementation ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    EU e-car registrations surpass 100,000 in 2018

    11 Feb 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars International BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Share of pure electric vehicles in Germany’s new car ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

    Germany and US attempt to smooth tensions over Nord Stream 2 with LNG

    12 Feb 2019, 18:04 Against the backdrop of escalating tensions over the Russian-German gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, Germany and the US aim to boost industry cooperation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). German economy minister Peter Altmaier invited US ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    France ceases to support Germany on Nord Stream 2 – media report

    07 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas International Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels Industry bets on gas as last ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

    Germany to stay in command on Nord Stream 2 after deal with France on EU directive

    13 Feb 2019, 10:15 Representatives of European Union member states endorsed a last-ditch German and French proposal to amend some of the language of the new rules on how to regulate pipeline projects such as Nord Stream 2. The deal would introduce tougher ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    Stop Nord Stream 2 for EU solidarity – opinion

    08 Feb 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende ...
  • 30 Jan 2019 |

    Hard coal phase out gains pace in Europe, lignite exit barely started – analysis

    30 Jan 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal International German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Germany eyes coal exit by 2038 in bid for climate-friendly economy Germany’s ...
  • 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 Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 16 Jan 2019 |

    Nord Stream 2 contractor OMV criticises “completely unacceptable threat” from US ambassador

    16 Jan 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Gas Security Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende US warns German companies of possible sanctions ...
  • 11 Jan 2019 |

    Global move to renewables may reduce energy-related conflicts – report

    11 Jan 2019, 10:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Security The global energy transition and the shift to renewables from fossil fuels is likely to reduce energy-related conflicts, ...
  • 08 Jan 2019 |

    Germany wobbles on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    08 Jan 2019, 13:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels Industry bets ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    Wintershall board member says US LNG cannot compete against Nord Stream 2 gas

    18 Dec 2018, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe The future of gas in a decarbonised energy system Clean ...
  • 17 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 reactions from Germany: “A victory for multilateralism”

    17 Dec 2018, 10:11 Nearly 200 nations agreed on a rulebook for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Agreement at the UN climate change conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The deal on climate action rules was immediately hailed as a victory for ...
  • 15 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog: Parties decide "solid" rulebook

    15 Dec 2018, 22:10 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail to meet its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for ...
  • 14 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog: "We don't want just any outcome, we want a good one"- env min

    14 Dec 2018, 11:00 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail to meet its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for ...
  • 11 Dec 2018 |

    EU requires TenneT to boost power trading capacity between Denmark and Germany

    11 Dec 2018, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid International Enerdata The European Commission has asked transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT to increase the electricity trading capacity ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog: Rulebook's technical details are sticking point- German negotiator

    13 Dec 2018, 17:40 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for the CO2 ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    German Conservatives’ foreign policy expert urges government to “reconsider” Nord Stream 2

    13 Dec 2018, 14:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Security The Guardian The head of Germany’s parliamentary foreign affairs committee, Norbert Röttgen of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative ...
  • 12 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog- Germany's environment minister rejects hypocrisy criticism

    12 Dec 2018, 17:52 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for the CO2 ...
  • 11 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog- Germany pledges 70 million euros extra to Adaptation Fund

    11 Dec 2018, 20:00 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for the CO2 ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog- Germany drops in climate performance

    10 Dec 2018, 09:03 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for the CO2 ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Grid operator warns rapid coal exit could threaten Germany’s supply security

    10 Dec 2018, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid Security Handelsblatt Germany must be careful to “not overstep the mark” on supply security when deciding on the process of phasing out coal ...
  • France overtakes Germany as most attractive G20 country for renewable energy investments

    29 Nov 2018, 15:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Business International Allianz / Germanwatch Germany has ceded its position as the G20’s most attractive market for renewable energy ...
  • 22 Mar 2019 |

    Volkswagen launches battery alliance with Swedish producer Northvolt

    22 Mar 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Cars International Clean Energy Wire Germany’s largest carmaker, Volkswagen, and Swedish battery producer Northvolt have announced a joint research ...
  • Germany urges prudence as Europe spars over its own green deal – report

    05 Mar 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Business & Jobs International Bloomberg Germany sounded a note of caution as energy ministers from EU member states debated a proposal to aim for net-zero ...
  • As US ponders a Green New Deal, commentators debate what lessons to learn from Germany

    26 Feb 2019, 14:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages 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 ...
  • 14 Jan 2019 |

    US warns German companies of possible sanctions over Nord Stream 2

    14 Jan 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany wobbles on Russia's Nord Stream 2 ...
  • “Complete uncertainty” on climate ahead of G20 summit – German official

    29 Nov 2018, 16:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International G20 Clean Energy Wire The German government wants to build on last year’s G20 final declaration regarding climate ...
  • Quotes from the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

    21 Mar 2017 (All day) Over 1,000 ministers, officials, business people, energy experts and journalists from around 90 countries take part in the third Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, a two-day confernce hosted by the German Foreign Ministry. The ...
  • 07 Dec 2018 |

    Nord Stream 2 “a German foreign policy disaster” – opinion

    07 Dec 2018, 14:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Security Zeit Online New tensions between Russia and the Ukraine have reinvigorated critics of the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, ...
  • 04 Dec 2018 |

    German development minister proposes biennial rhythm for COP climate summits

    04 Dec 2018, 15:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Politics COP24 Die Welt Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller has proposed a biennial rhythm for the yearly COP climate summits to make the ...
  • Germany supports pilot project for testing offshore wind farm deconstruction

    28 Nov 2018, 16:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Wind Technology International Stiftung Offshore Wind Energy Together with international partners, the German economy and energy ministry (BMWi) has ...
  • 18 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 12: Germany positive on results from Bonn

    18 Nov 2017 (All day) Bonn had delivered what was necessary to be on schedule for the decisions needed at COP24 in Katowice, the Germany delegation said / Negotiations finished in the early hours of 18 November / Last contentious issues still debated ...
  • 03 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- 'Bonn talks will be about the heart of the Paris Agreement'

    03 Nov 2017 (All day) Negotiations at the upcoming climate conference in Bonn are about “the heart of the Paris Agreement”, because the delegations will shape the transparency rules on how states measure and report their progress in climate mitigation, ...
  • 09 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 4: EU CO2 market deal signal for Bonn / Climate Risk Index

    09 Nov 2017 German state secretary for environment says ETS reform shows EU can work together on climate policy / Negotiators progress on technical details of Paris rulebook / COP president Fiji was world's third most climate-impacted country in 2016 ...
  • 06 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- German negotiator will try to keep Turkey on side

    06 Nov 2017 (All day) German-Turkish relations might be at a low-point in many respects but when it comes to climate politics, Germany will try to keep the country on side during the COP23 summit in Bonn. German climate negotiator Jochen Flasbarth will ...
  • No EU country on track for 2030 climate goal, Germany ranks second to last – report

    16 May 2019, 13:57 Expert Ecologic Institute Energiewende International Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The current emissions reduction and energy transition ...
  • Lower emissions in Germany contribute to CO2 reduction across EU in 2018

    09 May 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 2.5 percent in the European Union in 2018 compared to the ...
  • Germany, Poland not among EU countries appealing for greater climate ambition – media

    08 May 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International EurActiv / Handelsblatt France, the Netherlands and Sweden are among a group of eight countries that have launched an appeal to ...
  • Trump, Putin to miss climate G20 discussion for bilateral talks - reports

    US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are set to miss the G20 leaders’ discussion on climate and energy as they have scheduled their first personal meeting during the working session, German news  website Spiegel Online ...
  • Daimler partners with China’s Geely to make Smart a leading e-car brand

    29 Mar 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs International Clean Energy Wire German carmaker Daimler has teamed up with China’s Geely to develop the Daimler brand Smart into a “leader ...
  • 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 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Industrial policy International ...
  • 23 Dec 2016 |
    G20

    Preview2017 – Elections, G20 set to dominate Energiewende policy

    23 Dec 2016 (All day) Germany is heading into a year filled with international top-events and elections that will determine the future course of the country’s Energiewende project. The uncertainties about the new US administration and the exact details of ...
  • Clear steps must underpin EU renewables goal- German energy minister

    13 Jun 2018 (All day) Increasing the EU's renewable energy target without a clear idea on how to achieve it would undermine political credibility, according to German energy minister Peter Altmaier. More ambitious goals for the deployment of ...
  • 11 Jan 2017 |
    G20

    Preview2017- "High pressure to decarbonise heating sector"

    11 Jan 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • 03 Jan 2017 |
    G20

    Preview2017- "Prosperity and decarbonisation not mutually exclusive"

    03 Jan 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • 22 Dec 2016 |
    G20

    Preview2017- Missing emission targets would be "disastrous signal"

    22 Dec 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • 22 Dec 2016 |
    G20

    Preview2017- "The debate on energy transition costs will intensify"

    22 Dec 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • 02 Jan 2017 |
    G20

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

    02 Jan 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • 21 Dec 2016 |
    G20

    Preview2017- "A top-down approach won’t get us very far"

    21 Dec 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • 20 Dec 2016 |
    G20

    Preview2017- "Turn Energiewende into an advantage for industry"

    20 Dec 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • 30 Nov 2016 |

    German reactions to the EU energy package

    30 Nov 2016 (All day) “Putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers” are the objectives of the EU Commission’s energy package. The paper presented on Wednesday, also dubbed ...
  • German President Steinmeier retraces Humboldt’s journey to warn against climate change

    15 Feb 2019, 12:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council Clean Energy Wire Germany’s President Frank ...
  • South German power supply secure despite coal exit, imports set to rise- study

    15 Feb 2019, 12:12 Expert Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, State of Baden-Württemberg Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft, Baden-Württemberg EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    Climate change important security policy issue – Chancellor Merkel

    11 Feb 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Security Climate change is a threat to peace and security – German foreign minister Germany aims to put climate into focus ...
  • The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018

    18 Apr 2018 German ministers and European Commissioners will be among those explaining why an energy transition is a good idea for the world, at the fourth Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 17-18 April 2018. The Clean Energy Wire will give a rolling ...
  • New Franco-German treaty lacks clarity and ambition on energy and climate- NGOs

    22 Jan 2019, 17:31 Germany and France have signed an update to their landmark 1963 post-war Élysée friendship treaty, showcasing their commitment to European cooperation in the face of Brexit and growing nationalism in several member states. The treaty ...
  • German minister plays down US threats over Nord Stream 2

    22 Jan 2019, 13:15 The German government is playing down US threats against companies involved in the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project connecting Germany to Russia. Energy minister Peter Altmaier said the government was “not impressed” by ...
  • Europe must find answer to China's economic strategy – former env min

    14 Jan 2019, 13:37 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Global move to renewables may reduce energy ...
  • Franco-German cooperation treaty does not mention carbon price

    10 Jan 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price Rift between Germany and Brazil stalls work on carbon market – report ...
  • Rift between Germany and Brazil stalls work on carbon market – report

    10 Jan 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price Germany stays out of call for stronger carbon pricing in EU ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Germany supports Dominican Republic’s push for climate action in UN Security Council- source

    09 Jan 2019, 12:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Security Energy transition shapes foreign policy in Germany and beyond Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

    Germany takes up seat in UN Security Council, aims to put climate into focus

    02 Jan 2019, 13:06 Federal Foreign Office International Germany is a party to the Paris Climate Agreement and often puts climate issues on the agenda of international gatherings such as the G20 or G7. The country’s energy transition is not an isolated ...
  • Germany presents patchy climate plan draft to European Commission- report

    08 Jan 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 Germany’s greenhouse gas ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council

    21 Dec 2018, 15:08 Germany plans to use its diplomatic clout during its two-year term on the UN Security Council to ensure that climate change concerns are an integral part of UN security policy. People who are most vulnerable to global warming, such ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Small island state rep says Germany needs to advocate for climate in UN Security Council

    21 Dec 2018, 11:58 The German government has said it will use its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council to spotlight the security implications of climate change. After the recent shift in climate policy by some permanent ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    German economy minister should not call for climate action but rather deliver it- opinion

    18 Dec 2018, 13:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Government COP24 COP24 reactions from Germany: “A victory for multilateralism” Zeit Online Energy minister Peter Altmaier correctly said that Germany ...
  • 29 Dec 2015 |

    Loops and cracks: Excess German power strains Europe’s grids

    29 Dec 2015 (All day) Europe’s power grids are supposed to become increasingly integrated – but right now the opposite seems to be happening. Germany’s eastern neighbours complain that the country’s renewable power production is putting a strain on their ...
  • 15 Dec 2015 |

    Paris deal fuels German coal exit debate, stirs industry concerns

    15 Dec 2015 (All day) 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 ...
  • 17 Dec 2015 |

    Germans celebrate climate deal, turn to task ahead

    17 Dec 2015 (All day) [UPDATES with comments from VKU] German politicians, climate activists, scientists and media celebrated the "historic" Paris climate agreement. Some business associations as well as activists pointed to flaws of the deal, ...
  • UN Development Programme head says Germany must “lead by example” on CO2 price

    07 Dec 2018, 14:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Handelsblatt Industrialised countries like Germany have to “lead by example” through bold climate action policies ...
  • Merkel will leave vacuum in climate negotiations when her Chancellorship is over – commentary

    05 Dec 2018, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics International Social Europe German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision not to run for re-election will create a vacuum ...
  • 12 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 13: "Historic" global climate agreement adopted

    12 Dec 2015 (All day) Countries have agreed to a new global deal to limit global warming and address climate change impacts / “Paris will forever be connected to this historic watershed,” says Chancellor Merkel / “Climate neutrality” still in the text, ...
  • 17 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Paris must be starting point for carbon price talks

    17 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just days away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • EU climate commissioner says climate targets no danger for industry

    04 Dec 2018, 15:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business International German industry embraces Energiewende transformation challenge Handelsblatt Germany's industry ...
  • 2018 may be warmest, driest year in Germany on record – weather service

    04 Dec 2018, 15:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Germany's National Meteorological Service (DWD) 2018 could be Germany’s warmest, driest and sunniest year ...
  • Argentina to carry on Germany's G20 climate focus- env min Bergman

    30 Nov 2017 (All day) During its G20 presidency this year, Germany made the issue of climate change and energy transition a central topic- and its G20 presidency successor Argentina is ready to carry it forward to the 2018 summit in Buenos Aires, ...
  • 03 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 – Day 4: Slow progress, transport and the German COP slogan

    03 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 4 at the UN climate conference: EU and G77 + China clash over differentiated responsibilities / A 2°C slogan translates into a 1.5°C target / Government compensation for CO2 emissions in transport It has been three days since the ...
  • 08 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 9: Finding a word between "able" and "willing"

    08 Dec 2015 (All day) EU and African-Caribbean-Pacific group join forces / Review, finance, ambition – differentiation is key / Germany with “moderate” ranking in climate index More talks- less information The standards for reviewing countries’ climate ...
  • 09 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 10: New text, same issues, overnight talks

    09 Dec 2015 (All day) [Updates party statments to new draft text] Issues of differentiation, finance, loss and damage remain / High ambition coalition seeks attention and new partners / "Preparing for long nights" says German environment ...
  • 11 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 12: One day delay, leaders talk, scientists fear weak deal

    11 Dec 2015 (All day) Agreement text expected Saturday morning / Germany, EU reiterate push for ambitious deal/ Leaders get on the phone/ Scientists fear weak deal Merkel to weigh in if necessary (17:00) Germany and the EU vowed to keep up their fight for ...
  • 10 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 11: New draft, pressure to compromise, finish in sight

    10 Dec 2015 (All day) [Updates new draft release] Shorter draft with less brackets and clarity on long-term target / EU fights for differentiation and sees red lines on ratcheting up ambition crossed / Saudi Arabia as the symbol for "self-destruction ...
  • 05 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 – Day 6: Hard work ahead, more finance, elephants in the room

    05 Dec 2015 (All day) UPDATE (adds NGO statement on climate finance pledge) Agreement on a draft agreement – with lots of options / Climate funding pledges reach $94 billion / Climate risk insurance can help dealing with loss and damages / Climate blind ...
  • 04 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 5: Mentioning 1.5°C, fossil fuels, finance

    04 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 5 at the UN climate conference: Negotiatons are not "leaping forward" / 1.5°C should be mentioned in agreement / German climate action in the spotlight at home Brackets removed – no big leap yet Negotiators in Paris ...
  • 07 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 7/8: A German facilitator, a climate action plan 2050

    07 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 7/8 at the UN climate conference: Environment state secretary Flasbarth becomes facilitator / EU fights for new differentiation / Germany plans decarbonisation by 2050 The ministers and top-officials from 195 countries have found ...
  • 02 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 3: Measuring CO2, divestment and resilience

    02 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 3 at the UN climate conference: Today's official theme is resilience, with divestment and renewables featuring in others of the many side events / Germany insists on strong monitoring mechanism in agreement / ambitious pace ...
  • “We will not leave developing countries alone” – environment minister

    30 Nov 2018, 15:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire Germany will not leave developing countries alone in dealing with climate protection and ...
  • Germany alone can’t save the climate, but must push others – opinion

    30 Nov 2018, 15:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Handelsblatt While it is clear that Germany alone is not able to save the global climate, the government ...
  • 01 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 2: Forests and finance

    01 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 2 at the UN climate conference: Negotiators begin their day-to-day work / Finance pledges for forests and renewables / New guidelines for climate compatible investment rules Heads of state and government have left and the nitty ...
  • German energy company Uniper calls for coal exit timetable by French government

    29 Nov 2018, 16:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Utilities International Uniper The German energy company Uniper has called plans by the French government to end coal-fired power ...
  • 24 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: We must err on the side of caution

    24 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just days away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • New business mindset bolsters Paris Agreement- German official

    29 Nov 2018, 12:35 The rise of populism and unilateralists like US President Donald Trump increasingly challenge the rules-based international order and put global climate action as pledged in the Paris Agreement at risk. Still, a changing mind-set in ...
  • CORRECTION: Germany will double contribution to Green Climate Fund – minister

    29 Nov 2018, 16:33 [CORRECTION: The German government announced to contribute an additional 1.5 billion euros to the Green Climate Fund, not 750 million euros.] Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW ...
  • Volkswagen announces plans for pure e-car factory in US

    29 Nov 2018, 16:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Business & Jobs International Reuters Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen has unveiled plans to open a factory in the US that will ...
  • “Global climate protection will be decided in emerging countries”- minister

    29 Nov 2018, 16:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire A new alliance of companies, banks, insurers, and environmental organisations wants to invest in ...
  • European leaders call for ambition ahead of climate conference

    29 Nov 2018, 15:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics International German President German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is among several European heads of state who ...
  • German policymakers cautiously welcome Macron’s nuclear plans

    29 Nov 2018, 15:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Nuclear phase-out International The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out dpa / Focus Online The decision to shut down Fessenheim, the oldest ...
  • UN’s Emissions Gap Report is a call for a carbon price in Germany – think tank

    29 Nov 2018, 15:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics International MCC / PIK The United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) “Emissions Gap Report” on the divergence ...
  • 30 Nov 2015 |

    COP21- Day 1: Merkel says decarbonisation needed, but mum on coal

    30 Nov 2015 (All day) Day 1 at the UN climate conference: Paris must deliver an ambitious, comprehensive, fair and binding agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the climate conference in Paris / Germany's Environment Minister called for ...
  • 19 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Paris must send signal for global fossil fuel exit

    19 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just days away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • Industry criticises German government for delayed introduction of smart meters

    29 Nov 2018, 16:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Digitalisation Government Security Handelsblatt The Association of Energy Market Innovators (BNE), a lobby group of grid-independent energy ...
  • 29 Nov 2018 |

    Germany holds national drill for “long-lasting natural gas shortage”

    29 Nov 2018, 16:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Gas Security Federal Network Agency / Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy German authorities want to test the country’s ...
  • 10 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: World expects Germany to lead way with Energiewende

    10 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 02 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Emissions trading is the key to climate protection

    02 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 21 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Machinery makers to benefit from global climate deal

    21 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 12 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Germany must commit to brown coal exit before Paris

    12 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • German reactions to the EU Commission’s energy summer package

    15 Jul 2015 (All day) The European Commission has launched its proposals for an Energy Union, including reform of the emissions trading scheme, a redesign of the European power market, updated efficiency labelling and consumer empowerment. CLEW has ...
  • Germany's "Man-to-the-Moon"-project: Quotes from Energiewende conference

    27 Mar 2015 (All day) UPDATE-- Over 900 ministers, officials, business people, energy experts and journalists from around 60 countries take part in the first Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, a two-day confernce hosted by the German Foreign Ministry, the ...
  • Germany, neighbours agree to ban price caps in power market

    29 May 2015 (All day) Germany and its neighbouring countries have agreed to let the market determine wholesale power prices even if this means soaring prices at times of high demand, Germany's state secretary for energy Rainer Baake said. He also ...
  • Merkel wins respect for G20 climate result at "B-"-summit

    08 Jul 2017 (All day) The German presidency and chancellor Angela Merkel pulled off a “solid” diplomatic success on climate policy by closing the ranks of all G20 members except the United States at the summit in Hamburg, experts for climate diplomacy ...
  • 25 Feb 2015 |

    Reactions to EU Commission's strategy paper on the Energy Union

    25 Feb 2015 (All day) The EU Commission has published its strategy paper on the creation of a European Energy Union. CLEW presents a brief summary of reactions out of Germany to the proposals. See the full EU Commission paper here.   Federal Ministry for ...
  • Germany faces balancing act in climate leadership role

    05 Jul 2017 (All day) The pressure on Germany to take global leadership on climate action has been constantly mounting since US President Donald Trump decided to take the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. Ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg ...
  • German reactions to reports on US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    01 Jun 2017 (All day) According to several US media reports, the Trump administration has decided to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. The US President said on Twitter he would announce his decision on Thursday. The USA would be the first country ...
  • German reactions to US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement

    02 Jun 2017 (All day) President Donald Trump has announced that he will pull the United States out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. The USA will be the first country to leave the seminal 2015 treaty signed by nearly 200 individual nations that ...
  • "Merkel's experience, credibility make her key in swaying Trump"

    23 May 2017 (All day) Days before the G7 summit in Italy, foreign governments praised German Chancellor Merkel for her international leadership on climate and urged her to sway US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement. ...
  • Merkel vows to convince climate sceptic “elephant in the room”

    23 May 2017 (All day) German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to try and convince “doubters” of the urgent need to mitigate climate change. But environmental organisations said her credibility as “Climate Chancellor” was severely damaged because Germany ...
  • “Europe’s common energy market is an open-ended experiment”

    23 Apr 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Energiewende International Handelsblatt Despite EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic announcing this month that the European energy union has become ...
  • Putin and Merkel meet to find solution on gas pipeline Nord Stream 2

    18 Aug 2018, 20:13 Russia and Germany are set to proceed with the completion of a second natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea between the two countries. At a meeting with Russian President Putin near Berlin, German Chancellor Merkel sought to dispel ...
  • Germany keeps pushing for G20 climate focus

    20 Mar 2017 (All day) Germany aims to use a large international energy conference in Berlin to inject fresh momentum and ideas into the G20 process in the run up to the Hamburg summit in July. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – a two-day conference ...
  • Missing EU emissions reduction targets could cost Germany up to 300 million euros by 2020- report

    19 Mar 2019, 13:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government International Tagesspiegel Background Germany could face fines of up to 300 million euros payable over three years for its failure to ...
  • Merkel pledges stronger climate action globally and at home

    19 Jun 2018, 18:10 In her speech at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for more ambitious global climate action and multilateral cooperation. At international level, it will be important to develop a rulebook for the ...
  • 17 Jan 2017 |

    Preview2017- Bring ideological coal debate "back to civilised level"

    17 Jan 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • 13 Jan 2017 |

    Preview2017- "Coal exit must start now"

    13 Jan 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • 16 Dec 2016 |

    Preview2017- "I don’t think the momentum can be reversed"

    16 Dec 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • German government looks ahead as Bonn climate talks leave much to do

    11 May 2018 (All day) The climate talks in the city of Bonn failed to meet expectations they would deliver a draft rulebook for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. After eleven days of negotiations, an extra session in Bangkok is now planned ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    “All countries face same challenges, but some simply tackle them”- Green MP

    13 Dec 2018, 18:20 The global community is closely watching Germany’s lagging domestic climate action, which certainly does not help the country’s credibility in international negotiations, says Lisa Badum, climate policy spokesperson of the Greens' ...
  • “There is no planet B” – video message from the ISS

    04 Dec 2018, 15:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics COP24 Federal Environment Ministry For the start of the UN climate change conference in Poland, German astronaut ...
  • 03 Dec 2018 |

    Has-been climate pioneer Germany “total failure” at COP24 – opinion

    03 Dec 2018, 14:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 COP24 Die Welt “Without a doubt”, Germany – once a role model in international climate protection – is a “total failure” at ...
  • 03 Dec 2018 |

    World must step up cooperation to fight global warming but it does not – opinion

    03 Dec 2018, 14:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 COP24 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The international community is failing badly to cooperate as needed to counter the ...
  • “We’re not going to Katowice empty-handed” – environment minister

    30 Nov 2018, 15:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels International Clean Energy Wire Despite the extension of the work of Germany’s coal exit commission, the country’s delegation will ...
  • NGOs and industry groups welcome European Commission’s 2050 CO2-neutrality target

    29 Nov 2018, 16:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Industrial policy International WWF / Greenpeace / DUH / BNE / VCI / BDI The European Commission’s plan to make the EU CO2 ...
  • 14 Dec 2017 |

    Renewables could supply emergency power during blackouts in Germany

    14 Dec 2017 (All day) The energy transition has profound implications for Germany's preparations for an "unlikely but possible" large-scale power blackout, civil protection experts say. While renewable energy sources could replace fuel ...
  • 03 May 2018 |

    Germany wants transparent global climate reporting to ensure trust

    03 May 2018 (All day) Negotiators from 184 countries gather in the city of Bonn from 30 April to 10 May to work on the implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement, designed to limit global warming to under 2°C. The German government is a longtime ...
  • 16 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 11: Germany ratifies Doha / Canada, UK march ahead on coal

    16 Nov 2017 Germany ratifies Doha without joint EU move / “If the talks continue this way, we will reach our negotiation targets” – German negotiator / UK and Canada march ahead on coal exit, NGOs criticise Germany / “Move away from fossils if you want ...
  • Climate high on Germany's G7 agenda, ambitious goals tough to agree- Merkel

    20 Apr 2015 (All day) German chancellor wants to push for commitment for ambitious climate targets from G7 as climate activists call for strong leadership. Ambitious climate targets are high up on Germany's list for the upcoming G7 summit but could ...
  • 08 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 3: US should be kept on board / "Time to stop digging"

    08 Nov 2017 Talks in Bonn as technical as expected but also “unexcited, friendly and positive”, says German negotiator / Developing countries call for voluntary reporting / US should remain part of COPs / German taxpayers are financing the climate crisis- ...
  • German financial sector expects EU standards to boost green finance

    25 Sep 2018, 14:33 Europe needs a common standard for sustainable finance and investment regulation to ensure that the financial sector contributes to the transition to a low-carbon economy, financial industry representatives said at a green finance ...
  • Norway bets on gas and CCS to complement Europe’s energy transition

    31 Aug 2018, 13:36 With its vast amounts of hydro energy, many would like Norway to become Europe’s “green battery”, supplying neighbours with steady power when there is little wind or sun. An extreme heat wave and dry weather in the first half of 2018 ...
  • Gov advisors say Energiewende will only thrive in European framework

    28 Jun 2018, 16:17 The German government’s Energiewende advisors say the country must put much greater emphasis on the project’s European dimension to achieve the shift to renewables and the necessary emissions reduction during the next decade. The group ...
  • 05 Jan 2017 |

    Preview2017- “Transport remains problem child of the Energiewende”

    05 Jan 2017 (All day) The year 2017 will be filled with a multitude of seminal events for Germany's energy and climate policy. In addition to presiding over the next G20 summit, Germany will be the venue for the UN's COP23 and see legal reforms ...
  • Merkel calls for honouring Paris deal as German climate action falters

    29 May 2018 (All day) In a plea for global cooperation and the rule of law in international relations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the signatories of the Paris Climate Agreement to honour their commitment and implement the agreed emissions ...
  • 09 Dec 2016 |

    Vote2017- Bareiß: "We will have to talk about a gradual end to renewables support."

    09 Dec 2016 (All day) Germans will elect a new federal government in autumn 2017. Security, economic stability and refugees are likely to dominate election campaigns, but keeping the Energiewende on a steady course and fulfilling Germany’s international ...
  • Capacity markets will not be dominant in Europe- energy state secretary

    23 Feb 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 03 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Next innovation wave in economy will be “green"

    03 Dec 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty have kicked off in Paris. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean Energy ...
  • 01 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Old business models are challenged by Energiewende

    01 Dec 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty have kicked off in Paris. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean Energy ...
  • Coal exit commission exemplary also without result ahead of COP24 – govt spokesperson

    29 Nov 2018, 15:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels International Clean Energy Wire While it remains unclear whether the coal exit commission will present parts of its plan for the ...
  • 13 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Energy sector key to cutting CO2, cannot do job alone

    13 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 29 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Paris deal "no guaranteed home run"

    29 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 13 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 8: German climate responsibility/ Protest against US event

    13 Nov 2017 (All day) Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on developed nations to advance technology and make investments to combat climate change / Protesters interrupt US event on "cleaner fossil fuels" / Peruvian farmer effected by climate change ...
  • 14 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 9: Technical talks approach end/ Germany Fossil of the Day

    14 Nov 2017 Technical negotiations at COP23 in Bonn are approaching the final stage; it's important that they will be open to amendments throughout 2018, says German negotiator / Ministers arriving in Bonn will focus on finance, loss and damage / ...
  • 10 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 5: Progress in tough talks

    10 Nov 2017 (All day) Tough talks- but not yet reason to worry / EU remains steadfast on pre-2020 action and inflexible on Adaptation Fund / "No jobs on a dead planet"- trade unions / Climate-smart agriculture / Effects of climate change in ...
  • Merkel's quest for climate leadership at G7

    07 Jun 2015 (All day) UPDATE (7 June 2015)-- All eyes are on Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 summit this weekend. Recent statements including her weekly podcast indicate Merkel intends to do justice to her former reputation as " ...
  • 07 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 2: Conference agenda accepted / More ambition needed

    07 Nov 2017 (All day) Conference off to a reassuring start, final agenda passed / Developing nations want to talk about pre2020 climate action by industrialised states / German companies call for a coal exit path and climate friendly regulation / Emission ...
  • 01 Nov 2017 |

    COP23 – ‘Outgoing government could well act more boldly in Bonn’

    01 Nov 2017 (All day) Chancellor Angela Merkel could use her appearance at the COP to advance coalition talks on climate, says Ann-Kathrin Schneider, specialist for international climate policy at Friends of the Earth Germany. Meanwhile, Germany’s NGOs ...
  • 06 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 1: More German money for adaptation fund

    06 Nov 2017 (All day) Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said vulnerable countries must be put centre-stage and kicked off the conference with a pledge to raise Germany's contribution to the climate change adaptation fund by 50 million euros. ...
  • 31 Oct 2017 |

    COP23- ‘We must use Bonn to push the national climate debate’

    31 Oct 2017 (All day) Ahead of the climate summit in Bonn, Professor Mojib Latif, a leading climate scientist from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, tells the Clean Energy Wire about his distrust in emission data, the unfortunate ...
  • "Elmau delivered"- Comments on G7 climate, energy statement

    08 Jun 2015 (All day) The G7 has published its final communiqué after the summit in Elmau in southern Germany. CLEW presents reactions from Germany to the results of the meeting of major industrialised countries. Read the "Leader's Declaration ...
  • "We know that we need very deep cuts in global emissions"- Merkel

    08 Jun 2015 (All day) G7 leaders made a commitment to limit global warming to 2 degrees at their meeting in southern Germany. In order to achieve this goal, the group of seven industrialised countries said they would push for a decarbonisation of the ...
  • Poland's Katowice COP: Next coal country hosting UN climate talks

    17 Nov 2017 (All day) The Bonn climate summit of 2017, a short way from Germany’s largest coal mining district, is almost over. But the COP will reconvene next year, 1,050 kilometres away from Bonn in Katowice, another traditional coal mining area located ...
  • G7 to vow decarbonisation, support for climate summit- official

    04 Jun 2015 (All day) G7 countries hope to present their vision of a long-term target for climate protection at their upcoming summit in Germany, according to a German official. Industrialised nations could also make pledges to decarbonise their economies ...
  • Countries must commit on climate action for 2015 summit success- German minister

    21 Jan 2015 (All day) Environment minister Barbara Hendricks looks forward to the UN climate summit and the role of Germany's climate action programme, hails the global contribution made by German renewable technology and doubts the economic sense of ...
  • German UN climate report author says country needs carbon storage to become climate-neutral

    24 May 2019, 13:24 Expert SWP- German Institute for International and Security Affairs Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik G20 International Policy Security Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 ...
  • 08 Jul 2017 |

    Isolating Trump, 19 G20-members say Paris climate deal "irreversible"

    08 Jul 2017 (All day) Nineteen members of the G20 group of leading industrialised and emerging economies underscored their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the United States isolated. The US also was the only country to opt-out of a ...
  • 01 Jul 2017 |

    “Merkel has to play her cards right at the G20 summit in Hamburg”

    01 Jul 2017 (All day) German Chancellor Angela Merkel can still hope to achieve substantial progress in climate protection as she enters difficult talks with the leaders of the world’s largest economies at this week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, John J. Kirton ...
  • 04 Jul 2017 |

    “G20 needs to show concrete steps to implement Paris climate accord”

    04 Jul 2017 (All day) At the Hamburg summit, the G20 leaders must go beyond mere lip services and present concrete proposals on how they will implement the Paris Climate Agreement, Christoph Bals, policy director of environmental NGO Germanwatch, tells ...
  • 30 Jun 2017 |

    G20 climate, energy plan goes to the wire at Hamburg summit

    30 Jun 2017 (All day) One week ahead of the Hamburg G20 summit, the ambitious climate and energy action plan the German presidency was pushing hangs in the balance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is determined to make the meeting a success ...
  • 29 Jun 2017 |

    EU leaders pledge to work for joint solution on climate at G20

    29 Jun 2017 (All day) European Union leaders have underscored their commitment to work towards a joint solution on climate issues at the G20 summit in Hamburg. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it would not be easy regarding questions such as climate ...
  • 20 Jun 2017 |

    NGOs urge Merkel to push G20 on climate despite US opt-out

    20 Jun 2017 (All day) NGOs from all over the world have called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to fight for a strong stance on climate at the G20 summit in little more than two weeks. Merkel said the US decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement ...
  • 22 May 2017 |

    Germany, China urge US to remain in climate agreement

    22 May 2017 (All day) Germany and China increased pressure on the US government to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement ahead of the G7 and G20 summits. The continuing uncertainty about the US position puts Germany’s aim to agree on a G20 energy and ...
  • Gore says Germany faces historic step as coal commission starts work

    26 Jun 2018, 17:32 Germany has provided inspiring visionary leadership on energy and climate change for many years, but is now at risk of being left behind, former US Vice President Al Gore said on the first working day of the country’s coal exit ...
  • Experts call for CO2 price to retain Energiewende’s credibility

    15 Dec 2016 (All day) An expert commission tasked with monitoring the progress of the German energy transition warned the country will probably miss its 2020 emission targets and other crucial Energiewende goals, threatening the entire project’s ...
  • 01 Dec 2016 |

    IEA director calls on Germany to lead on climate during G20 presidency

    01 Dec 2016 (All day) Calls for Germany to take on a leadership role in international climate protection grow louder as the country’s government is set to take over the G20 presidency from China on 1 December. Commentators and politicians see the ...
  • 04 Mar 2019 |

    German carmakers plan €58 billion investment in e-mobility, self-driving cars

    04 Mar 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Cars Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire / The Daily Telegraph / Die Welt / Deutsche Welle German carmakers are planning a major investment in electric vehicles ...
  • 03 Jan 2019 |

    ICCT EU stats: e-cars emit less CO2 over lifetime than combustion cars

    03 Jan 2019, 12:00 ICCT- International Council on Clean Transportation Transport Read more about ICCT- International Council on Clean Transportation Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars ...
  • 07 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: The energy transition is not a cakewalk

    07 Dec 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty are underway in Paris. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 05 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: We need global deal and national efforts

    05 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 07 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: EU must speak with one voice

    07 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations about a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 15 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 10: Merkel disappoints hopes for clear words on coal

    15 Nov 2017 German Chancellor calls on world to walk the talk, fails to deliver strong statement on German coal / Representatives from science, climate and environmental NGOs, and vulnerable small island states appealed to Merkel to meet the country’s ...
  • COP23- 'Firms need certainty on climate policy to unlock investments'

    06 Nov 2017 (All day) The UNFCCC conference in Bonn needs to see more states make ambitious climate mitigation pledges, Sabine Nallinger, Managing Director of the Foundation 2°- German Businesses for Climate Protection, tells CLEW. The outcome could spur ...
  • COP23 – 'Germany can achieve most for climate by technology export'

    25 Oct 2017 (All day) Germany is hosting this year’s international climate summit (COP23) in Bonn. The conference will be about establishing the trust in mutually agreed rules on climate protection, says Carsten Rolle, head of the energy and climate ...
  • Merkel’s grand coalition in review: The climate and energy record

    08 Sep 2017 (All day) As the current legislative period draws to a close, The Clean Energy Wire asked key stakeholders to review the last four years of German energy and climate policy – and tell us what they would like to see from the next government. ...
  • COP23- 'Our guests will be surprised how much Germany relies on coal'

    23 Oct 2017 (All day) Germany is hosting this year’s international climate summit (COP23) in Bonn while in Berlin ongoing coalition talks will shape the future of national climate actions. Annalena Baerbock, climate spokesperson of the Greens, which are ...
  • G7 business groups- Strong climate deal “eminently important”

    20 May 2015 (All day) Industrialised countries’ business associations have urged to make the Paris climate summit a success. “The world climate conference in Paris in December offers a chance to greatly advance global climate politics. The world must use ...
  • 16 Oct 2017 |

    COP23 – Heartland of coal and renewables hosts climate summit

    16 Oct 2017 (All day) Not far from Germany's largest brown coal mine, the United Nations’ 23rd COP climate summit will take place in Bonn. While implementing the Paris Agreement will take centre stage under the presidency of Fiji, the host country ...
  • G7 ministers: Invest in efficiency while energy is cheap

    12 May 2015 (All day) G7 energy ministers agree on increasing efficiency as a no-regret measure to achieve energy security and greenhouse gas reductions. Joint action planned on cybersecurity for the electricity sector and a transparent gas market. ...
  • Feed-in tariffs for British nuclear power rile German politicians and renewables industry

    09 Oct 2014 (All day) Resistance to Germany’s subsidies for the renewables industry have left politicians questioning why financing for the UK’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station has been granted EU approval. The EU’s decision to give Britain the go ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Feb 2016

    No future for German ski regions / A pending wind merger

    11 Feb 2016 (All day) Der Tagesspiegel “Government sees no future for two thirds of ski regions” The government predicts that with a 2 degree Celsius warming, 61 percent of Germany’s ski regions would not be suitable for winter sports, even with ...
  • 10 Feb 2016

    EU nuclear provisions '100 bln euros short' / Wind mill envy

    10 Feb 2016 (All day) Spiegel Online “Internal market analysis: EU member states’ nuclear provisions more than 100 billion euros short” An EU analysis has revealed that the member states are not well prepared for the pending closure of many old nuclear ...
  • 15 Dec 2015

    A 'climate of disillusion' / Europe's power prices compared

    15 Dec 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “Climate of disillusion” German environment minister Barbara Hendricks did not manage to carry the enthusiasm from the Paris Summit to Berlin, writes Cerstin Gammelin in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “This was not due to ...
  • 04 Dec 2015

    Rules on underground cables / Push for renewables is 'paying off'

    04 Dec 2015 (All day) Federal Network Agency / TenneT New law on underground cables in the transmission grid German parliament has passed a law detailing that new direct current transmission lines will be put underground – this will be the default setting ...
  • 06 Nov 2015

    87% of Germans support climate treaty / Energy transition costs

    06 Nov 2015 (All day) Fraunhofer ISE “What does the Energiewende cost?” The costs of a climate-friendly transformation of the German energy system from now until 2050- when the country wants to emit 80 percent less greenhouse gas emissions compared to ...
  • 27 Feb 2018 |

    Court ruling opens door for diesel bans in German cities

    27 Feb 2018 (All day) German cities may ban diesel cars from polluted areas following a landmark court ruling. In a major blow to German carmakers still heavily relying on diesel car sales, and a victory for environmentalists, one of Germany’s top courts ...
  • 04 Aug 2015

    In the media: Obama's Energiewende

    04 Aug 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “With greetings to Paris” The German environment ministry and several NGOs welcomed President Obama’s clean power deal as increasing the chances of achieving an effective climate treaty with binding obligations ...
  • 26 Mar 2015

    In the media: “Citizens oppose new coal mining”

    26 Mar 2015 (All day) Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Ministers and energy experts meet at international energy conference in Berlin Under the slogan “towards a global Energiewende” the first Energy Transition Dialogue is taking place in Berlin on ...
  • 19 Jan 2015

    In the media: CO2 targets in doubt; gas as storage

    19 Jan 2015 (All day) Handelsblatt “Utopian targets” The development of renewable energies is fast-paced in Germany but that is no reason for euphoria, writes Jürgen Flauger in the Handelsblatt. Germany will miss its target to reduce greenhouse gas ...
  • Germany views European Energy Union proposals through Energiewende lens

    25 Feb 2015 (All day) Germany’s biggest concerns regarding the European Commission’s energy policy proposals are potential impact on its own transition to renewables power, as well as power market reform. The European Commission published it framework ...
  • Germany’s aspiring coalition parties disagree over coal exit speed

    15 Nov 2017 The German coalition talks on climate and energy policy stumble over a dispute over the reduction of coal fired power production. Just days before exploratory talks are scheduled to finish, the Green Party and its negotiating partners from ...
  • 08 Nov 2017 |

    EU car emission limits too weak for German climate targets- experts

    08 Nov 2017 (All day) Following intense lobbying by German carmakers, the EU has proposed car emission targets that will be insufficient to meet the country’s climate targets in the transport sector, according to environmental organisations. Critics said ...
  • 'We can accomplish this'- Fridays for Future pin hopes on EU elections

    22 May 2019, 16:37 Ahead of the European Elections from the 23rd – 26th of May, organisers of the German Fridays for Futures see the election as a last chance to put climate at the top of the European Parliament’s agenda. “This election will have a ...
  • 11 Oct 2017 |

    Germany set to widely miss climate targets, env ministry warns

    11 Oct 2017 (All day) Germany’s environment ministry fears high emissions from coal-fired power plants and transport will make the country miss its 2020 climate targets by a wider margin than previously anticipated. The ministry’s warning adds further ...
  • Germany faces challenges to its triad of targets at European climate negotiations

    22 Oct 2014 (All day) Germany is to push for a triad of targets for 2030 at the EU climate summit on 23-24 October with broad backing from the public, and some concerns on the part of industry. As EU leaders prepare to set out the cornerstones of climate ...
  • 08 Sep 2017 |

    Frankfurt car show puts spotlight on German carmakers’ troubles

    08 Sep 2017 (All day) Dieselgate, looming driving bans in German cities, an election debate on phasing out combustion engines, and the rapid ascent of e-car rival Tesla – this year’s Frankfurt car show (IAA) comes at an awkward time for German carmakers. ...
  • 28 Jul 2017 |

    Why the German diesel summit matters for climate and energy

    28 Jul 2017 (All day) On 2 August, the CEOs of Germany’s major car manufacturers will meet with federal and state government representatives to discuss ways to reduce pollution from diesel cars. Recent cartel allegations shed a new light on the meeting’s ...
  • 28 Jul 2017 |

    “Diesel summit comes two years too late”

    28 Jul 2017 (All day) [CORRECTION, due to mistake in transcription: in reply to 4th question, diesel cars have "always been allowed to emit more NOx than petrol cars", not CO2] On 2 August, the CEOs of Germany’s major car manufacturers will meet ...
  • German carbon tax most efficient way to meet climate goals-study

    13 Jul 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    Merkel says financial markets must change to better support climate action

    16 May 2019, 13:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Finance Clean Energy Wire Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel says the need for a reform of financial markets along sustainability criteria is one ...
  • Citizens’ energy projects dominate first onshore wind power auction

    19 May 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • Climate change to impact Germany largely through foreign trade

    23 May 2019, 12:20 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire The impact of ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Entrepreneur initiative from Germany joins Fridays for Future appeal for more climate action

    22 May 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire A group of more than 1,000 companies from Germany has joined the appeal by student protest movement Fridays for Future (FfF) ...
  • The stakes for energy and climate policy are high in EU elections

    22 May 2019, 13:45 Voters across the EU will head to the polls between 23 and 26 May to elect a new European Parliament. It’s one of three major European institutions — along with the European Commission and Council — due for elections or leadership ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 May 2019 |

    Expanding European emissions trade to transport and buildings “very difficult” – economists

    07 May 2019, 13:32 Expert Ottmar Edenhofer Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK Energiewende Technology Climate & CO2 Expert Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

    Deutsche Bank subsidiary head says “tsunami” of sustainable investment activity ahead

    24 May 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Reuters The investment fund subsidiary of Germany’s Deutsche Bank, DWS, wants to increase the share of sustainable investments, with a greater focus on the ...
  • Tracking the CO2 price debate in Germany

    16 May 2019, 18:28 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 ...
  • 07 May 2019 |

    BMW’s profit falls 74 percent after setting aside 1.4 billion euros for possible EU fine

    07 May 2019, 13:30 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Financial Times Operating profits at German carmaker BMW plunged 78 percent in the ...
  • 06 May 2019 |

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

    06 May 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages 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 ...
  • 17 May 2019 |

    Teenage Fridays For Future activist challenges German carmaker BMW at AGM

    17 May 2019, 13:00 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Süddeutsche Zeitung The 18-year old student and ...
  • 07 Dec 2018 |

    German conservatives elect Merkel-confidante as new party leader

    07 Dec 2018, 19:29 Germany's conservative Christian Democrats elected general secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm of the party. The election of Merkel's close ally and former premier in the ...
  • 06 Jan 2017 |

    Little headway in 2016 for Germany’s energy transition- think tank

    06 Jan 2017 (All day) Germany’s Energiewende – the country’s double shift to a low-carbon and nuclear-free economy – yielded mixed results in the past year, according to an analysis by energy think tank Agora Energiewende. Thanks to a partial switch from ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

    Renewables hit record 77 percent of German power on Easter Monday

    24 Apr 2019, 17:27 Power production from renewable sources in Germany hit a new record high on Easter Monday when renewable installations such as wind and solar PV generated 77 percent of net public electricity supply thanks to strong winds and abundant ...
  • 23 May 2019 |

    Airbus "seriously aims for decarbonisation", works on electric airplanes

    23 May 2019, 12:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Transport Handelsblatt / Airbus European multinational aircraft manufacturer Airbus “seriously aims for decarbonisation”, the company’s CEO Guillaume Faury said at ...
  • Just transition in Germany could help counter populism- state sec

    28 Nov 2018, 15:20 If Germany manages its coal exit in a socially fair way, this will not only prevent the success of populists in the country, says Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary in the German environment ministry. It could serve as a model for other ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

    EnBW to spend 12 bln euros by 2025, renewables are strategic priority

    09 May 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Renewables Utilities Rechargenews / Reuters German utility EnBW plans to spend 12 billion euros by 2025 in generation and infrastructure, with renewable expansion ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

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

    20 May 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages 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 ...
  • 15 Apr 2019 |

    Germany needs comprehensive reform of power grid fees – think tank

    15 Apr 2019, 12:01 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Grid Agora Energiewende With the new ...
  • Little evidence of investment leakage due to EU emissions trade – analysis

    15 May 2019, 12:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29 Apr 2019 |

    13 consecutive months of record-high temperatures in Germany

    29 Apr 2019, 13:42 Expert DWD- Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire April 2019 is the 13th ...
  • Blog: Germany pushes for joint global energy transition

    10 Apr 2019, 13:44 German ministers, high-level policymakers, as well as representatives from industry, science and civil society gather at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 9-10 April 2019 to discuss the progress of a global energy transition. ...
  • Germany debates form of renewables support as levy rises

    17 Oct 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • Waiting for global solutions impedes climate action progress – opinion

    08 May 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt Leading politicians from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance call for European or ...
  • 08 May 2019 |

    Siemens spins off struggling gas and power division, including wind turbines

    08 May 2019, 13:16 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Gas Wind Business & Jobs Reuters German engineering conglomerate Siemens is spinning off its gas and power business, which has ...
  • 10 Apr 2019 |

    German wind turbine maker Senvion files for insolvency

    10 Apr 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Wind Reuters A German court approved an application for insolvency from wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, which has more than a billion euros of debt,  report ...
  • 25 Sep 2016 |

    Germany ratifies Paris Agreement

    25 Sep 2016 (All day) In a move to fast-track the full ratification of the 2015 UN climate treaty (Paris Agreement), the German parliament has unanimously approved the terms of the treaty, helping to pave the way for it to enter into force before the end ...
  • New economy ministry proposal to fire up renewables in all sectors

    16 Sep 2016 (All day) To decarbonise Germany’s economy, small amounts of renewable electricity will have to replace large amounts of fossil fuel. The policies to make this Energiewende happen must be decided now, the economy ministry says in a new ...
  • 15 May 2019 |

    OECD highlights need for rethinking financial sector as part of climate action strategy

    15 May 2019, 12:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Clean Energy Wire Most nations in the world have subscribed to the goal of limiting global warming and reining in climate change but the financial long ...
  • 15 Apr 2019 |

    German motor authority probes more Mercedes emissions software

    15 Apr 2019, 12:05 Expert Federal Motor Transport Authority Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Bild am Sonntag / Reuters Germany’s motor vehicle authority KBA is investigating ...
  • 09 Aug 2016 |

    Drop in fossil fuel prices could derail Energiewende- study

    09 Aug 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • 08 May 2019 |

    European Commission President candidates clash over CO₂ tax

    08 May 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / ARD Germany's Manfred Weber and the Netherlands' Frans Timmermans – the two most likely candidates succeed Jean ...
  • Wide alliance calls for general speed limit on German autobahn for safety and climate

    12 Apr 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire A broad alliance of environmental NGOs, police unions and traffic accident victim organisations has called for ...
  • 29 Jul 2016 |

    Renewable energy levy set to rise in 2017 – think tank

    29 Jul 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    Merkel says Germany needs e-cars for 2030 climate goal, faces “tough decisions”

    19 Mar 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany needs e-mobility to reach its 2030 emissions reduction targets in ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    Germany to miss 2030 climate goal by wide margin without action across economy

    16 May 2019, 08:45 Germany is set to widely miss its greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2020 and 2030 unless significant steps such as the proposed coal exit are taken. The environment ministry’s new emissions forecast shows that the country must ...
  • 29 Jun 2016 |

    CO2 targets and coal deadline omitted from Climate Action Plan draft

    29 Jun 2016 (All day) The energy industry and transport sector may escape specific greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to a new draft version of Germany's Climate Action Plan 2050. The proposal also omits an end date for power production from ...
  • 18 Apr 2019 |

    How climate became Germany’s new culture war – opinion

    18 Apr 2019, 12:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Elections & Politics New York Times For years, Germany has been embroiled in a cultural war over immigration, refugees and diversity, but the environment has ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    German car industry decries EU agreement on 2030 car fleet emission limits

    18 Dec 2018, 11:24 VDA- German Association of the Automotive Industry Transport Read more about VDA- German Association of the Automotive Industry Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Business & ...
  • 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 Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Electricity market Expert Ecologic Institute Energiewende International ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

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

    21 Mar 2019, 12:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages 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 ...
  • Germany’s roadmap to CO2-neutrality delayed amid industry objections

    24 Jun 2016 (All day) 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 ...
  • 01 Apr 2019 |

    Germans more sceptical about e-cars than other Europeans – survey

    01 Apr 2019, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Society Clean Energy Wire No other country in Europe is as sceptical of the success of e-mobility as Germany, an international survey commissioned by energy ...
  • 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 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung / Spiegel Online Germany’s ...
  • 31 May 2016 |

    Merkel, state premiers seek compromise on core Energiewende law

    31 May 2016 (All day) [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 ...
  • 14 May 2019 |

    Merkel says climate cabinet to discuss how Germany can reach net-zero emissions by 2050

    14 May 2019, 16:28 Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her new climate cabinet will debate how Germany could reach climate neutrality by mid-century. Should the ministers find a “sound” way to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, ...
  • Preview2019- Expect the German coal debate to continue, says Aurora ER

    10 Jan 2019, 09:15 The German coal exit commission is set to deliver its final recommendations for the country’s coal exit in February 2019, but this report is likely to be only the beginning of a long and controversial policymaking process in the country ...
  • Preview2019- BUND: Germany's energy policy will change substantially

    07 Jan 2019, 09:30 The impending phase-out plan for coal power in Germany will have a profound impact on the country's entire energy policy, says Antje von Broock of environmental organisation Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND). The NGO is a member ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Preview2019- German govt must act on environment to retain votes, says WWF

    09 Jan 2019, 10:45 Energy and climate policy has played a notable role in recent elections in Germany, where public opinion is split over the course of the country's coal exit and diesel emissions in inner cities, says Michael Schäfer, head of ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

    2030 climate goals in agriculture can only be reached by reducing livestock – report

    11 Apr 2019, 12:59 Expert Climate-Alliance Germany Klima-Allianz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

    The twilight of combustion comes for Germany’s empire of engines

    11 Apr 2019, 12:30 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang ...
  • 06 Mar 2019 |

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

    06 Mar 2019, 11:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages 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,  ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s power storage market reaches 5 billion euros

    13 Mar 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Storage Bloomberg Germany’s power storage market, including both home- and utility-scale batteries, reached a new high of more than 5 billion ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    German government to consider CO2 tax

    08 Apr 2019, 12:39 Expert Ottmar Edenhofer Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK Energiewende Technology Climate & CO2 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ...
  • Global energy transition carries geopolitical risks and opportunities – research paper

    The global transformation towards a decarbonised energy system has positive effects for human security, such as reducing the dependence on fossil resources supply chains, strengthening the access to energy as an economic factor, and thus increasing ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

    Merkel opens Baltic’s largest offshore wind farm as industry warns against slow-down

    16 Apr 2019, 14:41 The opening of a new offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea gives Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel an opportunity to show her climate policy credentials and welcome the German-Norwegian project as a milestone for the energy ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    As German political parties realign, environment will be a key issue- op-ed

    07 Mar 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Elections & Politics New York Times German politics are undergoing a realignment, and the environment will be a key flashpoint in the future, argues Alexander ...
  • 17 Apr 2019 |

    German transport minister considers cutting VAT on train tickets

    17 Apr 2019, 13:35 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Bild Zeitung ...
  • 24 Jun 2015 |

    Energiewende- Germany is not alone

    24 Jun 2015 (All day) This factsheet puts the development of green power in Germany into a European context, comparing its achievements in the field with that of other EU countries. International j.schlandt Looking at the share in energy production of ...
  • Interconnectors & blockages – German grid at odds with EU power market

    12 Apr 2018 (All day) 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, ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

    Liquefied gas – Does LNG have a place in Germany’s energy future?

    12 Feb 2019, 14:40 Germany has a well-developed natural gas pipeline grid, but so far does not have its own import terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Following harsh criticism by US President Donald Trump over the contentious Russian-German natural ...
  • Germany’s climate obligations under the EU Effort Sharing scheme

    06 May 2019, 13:55 Germany is often perceived as a country with stringent national climate ambitions, but many of these rules and goals are actually prescribed by the European Union’s greenhouse gas emission reduction plans. Much of what is found in ...
  • 29 Dec 2015 |

    Loop flows: Why is wind power from northern Germany putting east European grids under pressure?

    29 Dec 2015 (All day) Germany is producing ever-more green power. But grid development hasn’t kept up with the expansion of renewables, meaning excess electricity is spilling over into neighbouring countries and causing headaches for east European grid ...
  • 12 Dec 2015 |

    Paris climate deal – does Germany get what it hoped for?

    12 Dec 2015 (All day) 196 parties of the UNFCCC have adopted the new Paris Agreement on climate change / Transparency and the ambition mechanisms that Germany most wanted to get are in the text, but the strong long-term target had to give a little COP21 k ...
  • 20 Nov 2015 |

    Controversial climate summit issues – positions in Germany

    20 Nov 2015 (All day) This factsheet gives an overview of the most disputed issues at the UN climate conference in Paris (COP21) and highlights the position of the German government and civil society on these topics. COP21 k.appunn r.russell e.thalman ...
  • Capacity markets around the world

    19 Aug 2015 (All day) UPDATE- Germany has opted against a large-scale capacity mechanism despite its increasing international popularity – from an idea to support power plants on the United States’ eastern coast to many European countries introducing ...
  • 16 Aug 2018 |

    Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe

    16 Aug 2018, 14:01 The natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, currently under construction under the Baltic Sea, has been the subject of heated debate for years. The project, scheduled for completion in late 2019, would allow additional Russian gas to flow ...
  • Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels

    29 Apr 2019, 15:00 Despite the Energiewende, Germany remains heavily dependent on imports of fossil fuels, as its domestic resources are largely depleted or extraction too costly. This factsheet provides an overview of the current status of Germany’s oil, ...
  • The story of "Climate Chancellor" Angela Merkel

    01 Nov 2018, 17:00 German leader Angela Merkel has been nicknamed "Climate Chancellor" for her long-standing international engagement for emissions cuts. Many wonder if Merkel can still live up to that reputation in her fourth term as chancellor ...
  • 15 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Media on Germany and the Paris Climate Summit

    15 Dec 2015 (All day) In this factsheet, the Clean Energy Wire presents an overview of German media comments and reports on the Paris Climate Summit, which took place from 30 November to 11 December. COP21 Climate & CO2 s.amelang2 k.appunn Süddeutsche ...
  • COP23- See the energy transition in Germany's industrial centre

    30 Oct 2017 (All day) Germany’s coal mining state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) hosts the United Nations’ COP23 climate summit in Bonn. The epicentre of Germany’s industrialisation, this region is responsible for almost one percent of global CO2 ...
  • Understanding the European Union’s Emissions Trading System

    21 Aug 2018, 16:05 Germany's increasing CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants are partially due to the historically low prices for emissions allowances in the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). One of the world's biggest carbon ...
  • 09 Oct 2017 |

    The long road to a new government coalition in Germany

    09 Oct 2017 (All day) Officially, the new German government is formed after the new federal parliament decides on a chancellor, but the laborious process starts much sooner. German voters expect a period of coalition talks and negotiations to follow an ...
  • 20 Sep 2017 |

    Campaign quotes: Greens and Free Democrats on Energiewende issues

    20 Sep 2017 (All day) The Free Democrats (FDP) want a more market-led Energiewende and abolish "dreadful subsidies" to renewables, while the Green Party favours a CO2 tax and the phase-out of conventional cars. In the run-up to the federal ...
  • 20 Sep 2017 |

    Campaign quotes: What Merkel & Schulz say about Energiewende issues

    20 Sep 2017 (All day) Chancellor Angela Merkel promises more precise climate goals after the elections; contender Martin Schulz calls for a binding e-car quota. In the run-up to the federal elections in Germany on 24 September, CLEW presents key campaign ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    The task force in charge of steering Germany to clean mobility

    21 Mar 2019, 11:52 Germany struggles to lower emissions in the transport sector and has launched an advisory panel to clean up the sector according to national climate targets. Its findings, to be published by spring, are meant to feed into the government ...
  • Putting a price on emissions: What are the prospects for carbon pricing in Germany?

    06 Feb 2019, 11:04 Germany's environment minister, as well as various NGOs and political parties, are adamant the country must extend CO2 pricing to cut emissions and meet climate targets. Although not on the official agenda of the current coalition, ...
  • 19 Aug 2015 |

    Industrial power prices and the Energiewende

    19 Aug 2015 (All day) Industrial power prices vary widely in Germany. The cost of power depends on how commercial users source it, how much they need, when they use it and which levies, taxes and surcharges they are required to pay. Levies to support the ...
  • National climate measures and European emission trading: Assessing the ‘waterbed effect’

    04 Apr 2019, 12:40 When countries like the Netherlands, the UK or Germany attempt to lower greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation and industry, they are regularly faced with the same criticism: Saving emissions that are covered by the ...
  • Germany's Climate Action Law begins to take shape

    21 Mar 2019, 10:30 Germany's environment ministry wants to enshrine a target of "at least 95 percent" greenhouse gas reduction by 2050 in the new Climate Action Law. A first draft of the law, seen by Clean Energy Wire, was sent to the ...
  • 27 Jul 2018 |

    Air cargo emissions in Germany

    27 Jul 2018, 15:05 Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Direct emissions from airplanes and other aircrafts account for more than two percent of global emissions, roughly equivalent to the total greenhoue ...
  • 26 Jul 2018 |

    Germany's maritime freight emissions

    26 Jul 2018, 09:28 Germany's maritime freight industry is big business that boasts globally ranked shipping companies, state-of-the-art ports, and reliable logistics. The country's merchant fleet mainly runs on CO₂-intensive heavy oil, as do ...
  • 30 Oct 2018 |

    Climate impact of farming, land use (change) and forestry in Germany

    30 Oct 2018, 22:15 Farming and land use emissions arise from a very diverse range of sources – milk cows, growing cereal, converting pastures into maize fields, producing fertiliser, driving tractors, draining moorlands, to name just a few. Other ...
  • 12 Nov 2018 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Bavaria

    12 Nov 2018, 17:05 Bavaria, the picture-book state with its rich green alpine landscapes, Walt Disney-inspiring Neuschwanstein Castle, Oktoberfest and champion football club FC Bayern Munich boasts the highest amount of installed capacity of solar PV, ...
  • 03 Aug 2018 |

    Road freight emissions in Germany

    03 Aug 2018, 13:45 Trucks and other freight vehicles are the backbone of Germany’s export-driven economy. But the rapid growth in traffic volumes increases the pressure of reaching emissions reductions in the transport sector, which already lags behind on ...
  • 22 Sep 2018 |

    Solar power in Germany – output, business & perspectives

    22 Sep 2018, 15:06 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 ...
  • 07 Aug 2018 |

    Rail cargo emissions in Germany

    07 Aug 2018, 17:46 Rail freight, one of the potentially most climate-friendly modes of cargo transportation, is having a hard time to increase its clout in Germany's export-driven economy. Technical difficulties, red tape, and the twists and turns of ...
  • Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive?

    20 Jun 2018, 09:35 Using renewable electricity to produce hydrogen and CO₂-neutral methane could solve some of the Energiewende’s toughest challenges. Making gas with wind and solar power could provide carbon-neutral fuel for heating and transport, and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany’s coal exit commission

    13 Dec 2018, 12:20 Germany has launched a highly anticipated task force on phasing out coal power, the most prominent blemish on the former climate action pioneer country’s emissions reduction record. The coal exit commission is supposed to find economic ...
  • Germany’s Siemens: a case study in Energiewende industry upheaval

    23 Apr 2018 (All day) Like no other company, German industry behemoth Siemens epitomises the upheaval caused by the Energiewende in the world’s fourth largest economy. None of the electrical engineering and electronic group’s businesses has been left ...
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    30 Sep 2018, 17:17 Rose-Anne Clermont Martha Otwinowski Wind Business International Dare to cross borders, cooperate across traditional beats, use innovative story-telling and most of all: collaborate! Three journalists from Norway and Russia accepted the ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Journalists talk business on the energy transition- GETJO19 through the eyes of a cartoonist

    10 May 2019, 15:36 Rose-Anne Clermont Mwelwa Musonko Business International Capturing the energy transition story in cartoons. Mwelwa Musonko was listening, tweeting and networking along with 100 international journalists at the Global Energy Transition ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    South American Team takes CLEW’s top cross-border grant- audience vote results from #GETJO19

    08 Apr 2019, 17:50 Rose-Anne Clermont Business International Spanning lithium mines in the Andes, natural gas reserves in Europe and Chinese PVs in South Asia, this year's cross-border energy transition grant finalists take on energy transition ...
  • 25 Mar 2019 |

    Lineup of energy transition leaders, media entrepreneurs and journalists promises lively debates at #GETJO19

    25 Mar 2019, 12:21 Sven Egenter Business International Which business models thrive through the energy transition and drive the shift to a climate-friendly economy? And how can journalists best cover the often dramatic, yet sometimes less visible, shifts ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    #GETJO Keynote teaser: Business innovation, the energy transition & journalism

    18 Mar 2019, 14:00 Christian de Boisredon Business International "Journalists can play a vital role in highlighting innovative business change-makers across borders, and exploring solutions that reconcile ecology and the economy." Ahead of CLEW& ...
  • Global Energy Transition Journalism conference #GETJO19- check here for newest speaker and programme updates

    14 Mar 2019, 15:00 Martha Otwinowski Renewables Business International With only a few weeks to go before CLEW's second Global Energy Transition Journalism conference (07-08 April), the programme is filling up fast, with new speakers confirmed each ...
  • Key take-aways from 1st Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference

    22 Dec 2017, 14:00 Sven Egenter Martha Otwinowski Nabeelah Shabbir Climate & CO2 International COP23 "Don't annoy a journalist if you don't have a good story," said Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament from the Group of ...
  • Now complete: Jury for the second CLEW cross-border energy transition story grants

    15 Jan 2019, 16:25 Martha Otwinowski Climate & CO2 Business International The jury for the CLEW cross-border journalism story grants is complete: The accomplished and experienced journalists Clara Navío, Isabel Hilton and Pilita Clark will pick the ...
  • CLEW works on fixes to climate reporting at journalism festival

    20 Apr 2018, 15:22 m.otwinowski Climate & CO2 International One hour to generate a comprehensive roadmap of solutions to major challenges in climate change reporting together with over 40 international journalists? Clean Energy Wire accepted the ...
  • Electric vehicles in India and Nepal

    30 Sep 2018, 16:33 Rose-Anne Clermont Martha Otwinowski Electricity Renewables Mobility Cars International With India's 30% target for electric cars by 2030 and its Northern neighbour Nepal offering seemingly perfect conditions for e-vehicles, two ...
  • Swimming blind: Key learnings from guest author Michael L. Buchsbaum, speaker at #GETJO19

    03 May 2019, 15:22 Michael L. Buchsbaum Coal Fossil fuels Renewables Business International Michael L. Buchsbaum was a speaker at The Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference 2019: Business Journalism In Transition #GETJO19, during the workshop & ...
  • 30 Nov 2018 |

    COP24 – Energy and climate policy experts in Poland

    30 Nov 2018, 15:56 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 COP24 Clean Energy Wire CLEW has compiled a list of Polish contacts for journalists reporting on the UN Climate Conference in Katowice in December. Clean Energy Wire's mission is to make life ...
  • Biomass, deforestation and EU-regulations: a Romanian-Polish cross border story

    30 Sep 2018, 17:55 Rose-Anne Clermont Martha Otwinowski Bioenergy Climate & CO2 Gas International Is biomass an attractive way to diversify fosssil fuel dependent countries' energy portfolios? Or the root of the deforestation in protected nature ...
  • Cross-border grants go to the Himalayas, the Arctic and Eastern Europe

    27 Nov 2017, 15:40 nabeelah-sb Bioenergy Climate & CO2 Wind Cars COP23 From primeval Polish forests to the Arctic, via electric car plants near the Himalayas- the inaugural energy transition story grants awarded by Clean Energy Wire guarantee a ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

    Beyond the hype: Reporting on green businesses and sustainable innovations

    24 May 2019, 14:30 Garrigou Anne-Sophie Business Start-ups Anne-Sophie Garrigou, Editor-in-Chief of The Beam Magazine – a tri-annual print publication that covers the energy transition— says that journalists have to ask hard, albeit uncomfortable ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    The energy transition: A business success story, right from the start- #GETJO19 keynote speaker Andreas Kuhlmann (dena)

    04 Apr 2019, 15:07 Andreas Kuhlmann Business Just a few days ahead of CLEW's Global Energy Transition Journalism conference in Berlin on 7-8 April, keynote speaker Andreas Kuhlmann, chief executive of the German Energy Agency (dena), shares his ideas ...
  • 26 Apr 2019 |

    Leslie Wayne: “Dumb questions can end up being the smartest of all.”

    26 Apr 2019, 11:55 Rose-Anne Clermont Climate & CO2 Business Leslie Wayne is a former business reporter at The New York Times and has taught at New York University and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She also worked for the International ...
  • SWP- German Institute for International and Security Affairs

    The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) is Europe’s largest independent think tank in the fields of international politics, and foreign and security policy, according to their website. With offices in Berlin and Brussels, SWP’s ...
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    The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Its mission is to improve the environmental ...
  • HWWI- Hamburg Institute of International Economics

    The Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) is an economic think tank. The HWWI is a non-profit research organisation, privately funded, independent and committed to the principles of a Social Market Economy. Research areas include environment ...
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    The GIZ is Germany's main agency for international cooperation and development. Its work includes areas such as economic development, employment promotion, energy and environment, peace and security. The GIZ provide services to the German government ...
  • Raffaele Piria

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  • Dr. Nikolas Wölfing

    Nikolas Wölfing is a staff member of ZEW and has researched and published extensively in his area of expertise, environmental and resource economics. He thinks the energy transition in Germany would be more successful if cooperation with the country’s ...
  • Dr. Kirsten Westphal

    Kirsten Westphal is an expert on international energy policy, security of supply, and renewables, among others. She has published extensively on the international significance of the Energiewende and Germany's dependence on fossil fuel imports from ...
  • Federal Foreign Office

    www.auswaertiges-amt.de +49 30 5000 2056 presse@diplo.de Government ...
  • Dr. Friedbert Pflüger

    Pflüger publishes frequently on current issues in energy and resource security. Previously, he was press secretary to former German President Richard von Weizsäcker, member of the German parliament from 1990-2006, chairman of the parliament committee on ...
  • Franziska Schreiber

    Franziska Schreiber works at adelphi as a Project Manager in the field of urban transformation. In her work, she primarily focuses on international negotiations processes relevant to cities, and also works on aspects of urban governance, sustainable urban ...
  • Stephan Wolters

    Stephan Wolters works as a Senior Project Manager at adelphi. In his research and consulting projects, he specialises in addressing current issues in climate and energy policy, particularly in the fields of climate diplomacy and market mechanisms for ...
  • IfW- Kiel Institute for the World Economy

    The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is an international centre for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, and economic education. The institute also advises decision-makers in policy, business, and society and informs the ...
  • G20

    G20 Research Group

    Based at Trinity College and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, the G20 Research Group is a global network of scholars, students and professionals following the work of the G20 leaders, finance ministers and central bank ...
  • Dr. Franziska Holz

    Franziska Holz works as a research associate at the German Institute for Economic Research and is an expert in market analyses in the fields of energy, transportation and environment. She has published on topics such as European energy markets, European ...
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

    The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation with close links to the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU). It aims to promote freedom and liberty, peace, and justice. As a think-tank and consulting agency, it wants to offer a basis for ...
  • Dennis Tänzler

    Dennis Tänzler is Director International Climate Policy at adelphi. His research focuses on climate and energy policies as well as on peace and conflict studies. In 2007 and 2008 he served the Policy Planning Unit of the German Foreign Office as an expert ...
  • GTAI- Germany Trade & Invest

    Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The organisation promotes Germany as a business and technology location and supports companies based in Germany with global market information. www.gtai.de ...
  • Ecologic Institute

    Ecologic Institute is a transdisciplinary research organisation whose work encompasses the entire spectrum of environmental topics, including the integration of environmental issues in other political fields. The scientists at Ecologic Institute prepare ...
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Führ

    Elni Review is the journal of Envorinmental Law Network International (elni), which was founded in 1990 to promote international communication and cooperation between lawyers working on environmental law. Executive Editor Martin Führ is a professor of ...
  • Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill

    Wolf-Peter Schill works as a research associate and editor in chief of the Economic Bulletin at the German Institute for Economic Research and is an expert in market analyses in the fields of energy, transportation and environment. He has published on ...
  • Jan Kowalzig

    Jan Kowalzig from Oxfam Germany is an expert on German and international climate policy. He follows, advises and comments on the government's climate policy, particularily on climate finance, for example at the UN climate summits. www.oxfam.de ...
  • Oxfam Germany

    Oxfam Germany is an independent development and aid organisation. One of its topics is climate and resource protection, an area in which Oxfam publishes reports and comments, including on Germany's climate policies. www.oxfam.de Nikolai Link +49 30 ...
  • German Advisory Council on Global Change

    The German federal government set up the WBGU as an independent, scientific advisory body in 1992 in the run-up to the Rio Earth Summit. The council's principal tasks are to analyse global environment and development issues and provide early warning ...
  • Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

    MCC conducts assessment reports and analyzes policy options, fostering close collaboration with policy-makers, society and other sustainability institutes worldwide. In addition, the Institute develops original research contributions on economic growth; ...
  • Frontier Economics Ltd.

    Frontier Economics is an independent microeconomics consultancy providing economic counselling to public and private clients, primarily in the energy sector. Frontier regularly analyses various aspects of the Energiewende, including market design and ...
  • YouGov

    YouGov is an international data and analytics group, which conducts online surveys based on a participative panel of around six million people worldwide. https://yougov.de/ Press Team +49 221 42061444 presse@yougov.de ...
  • Christian Klein

    Christian Klein is a professor for c orporate finance at the Uninversity of Kassel. He heads the university's Institute for Business Economics and has published extensively in the area of green and sustainable finance in Germany and internationally. ...
  • EWI- Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne

    The EWI produces scientific studies on energy economics for public (federal and state government) and private clients (e.g. energy suppliers, municipal utilities). It currently focuses on topics such as the European energy mix and the European electricity ...
  • Agora Energiewende

    Agora Energiewende is a think tank funded by the European Climate Foundation and the Stiftung Mercator that focuses on dialogue with energy policymakers. It initiates and commissions research and uses the results to define the challenges of the ...
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Grethe

    Harald Grethe is professor for International Agricultural Trade and Development at the Humboldt University Berlin and chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy, Food and Consumer Health Protection (WBAE). www.hu-berlin.de Researcher ...
  • 17 Apr 2018 |

    17April: Network event for international energy transition journalists

    17 Apr 2018 Berlin The Clean Energy Wire CLEW is bringing together energy and climate journalists from around the world for an evening of informal exchange with colleagues over drinks and nibbles. As ministers and business leaders meet in the German ...
  • 03 Mar 2016 |

    Panel discussion: Energy transition and energy strategy 2050

    03 Mar 2016 Panel discussion: Energy transition and energy strategy 2050- What separates and connects German and Swiss energy debates five years after Fukushima? The discussion will be held in German. Die Schweizerische Botschaft in der Bundesrepublik ...
  • 26 Jun 2017 |

    The future of gas in a decarbonised energy system

    26- 27 Jun 2017 Prenzlau Media study tour for journalists organised by the Clean Energy Wire in cooperation with the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich                                                                                                  ...
  • PROGRAMME of Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference 2019 #GETJO19

    07- 08 Apr 2019 Berlin Join the Global Energy Transition Journalism conference to discuss how the business sector is adjusting to the climate crisis and shaping the energy transition, and how these transformations are reflected in journalism. Places are ...
  • Berlin Clean Energy Wire Press Briefing: Poland ahead of COP24

    13 Sep 2018 Berlin In the lead-up to the upcoming COP24 climate change conference in Poland, the Clean Energy Wire is inviting Germany-based journalists to a media briefing on Polish energy and climate policy on 13 September 2018. Energy analysts and ...
  • The Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference 2019 #GETJO19

    07- 08 Apr 2019 Berlin BUSINESS JOURNALISM IN TRANSITION SIGN UP UNTIL 25 March: The story of the energy transition cuts across borders and beats. One major angle is how businesses and business models are transforming in response to the climate crisis. ...
  • Workshop at conference: Energy transition reporting in Eastern Europe

    20- 22 Sep 2018 Warsaw APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSED- Climate change and the enery transition, migration and threats to democracy: a number of global events in recent years have forced journalists and their readers to be ready for the unprecedented. Arguably, ...
  • India & Germany: Joint transition to a low-carbon energy system?

    27 Sep- 03 Oct 2015 Freiburg Ahead of the visit of Chancellor Merkel to India on 5/6 October, the study visit for Indian journalists will look at the record of German energy and climate policy. What can be learnt from Germany for the massive transition of ...
  • 07 Oct 2018 |

    Poland ahead of COP24

    07- 10 Oct 2018 Warsaw Update: CLEW has compiled a list of contacts for journalists ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice (COP24). Against the backdrop of the upcoming COP24 climate conference in Poland, the Clean Energy Wire is inviting ...
  • The Global Energy Transition: Is Journalism Ready? #GETJO17

    10- 11 Nov 2017 Bonn The energy transition has become one of the defining global stories of our time. It demands an international perspective as well as cross-border research and cooperation. Against the backdrop of the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, ...
  • 10 Nov 2017 |

    Programme: The Global Energy Transition: Is Journalism Ready?

    10- 11 Nov 2017 Brühl A conference for journalists, journalism funders, and journalism networks Friday, 10 November 2017 09.00     Conference registration desks open   Location: H+ Hotel Köln Brühl, Römerstraße 1, 50321 Brühl (approx. 45 mins from Bonn ...
  • Can renewables drive reindustrialisation?

    04- 06 Oct 2015 Hamburg How the energy transition is changing the economic landscape- the case of Northern Germany: The three-day media workshop in October 2015 will take stock of the potential of the energy transition for reindustrialisiation and its ...
  • CLOSED: Go collaborate! Grant for energy & climate journalism

    09 Oct 2017 Bonn PLEASE NOTE: Winners will be notified by 09 October, and all other applicants shortly thereafter. A cross-border perspective is key to reporting on the global energy transition. Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most ...
  • Germany’s landfall facilities of the gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2

    Nord Stream, completed in 2012, is a 1,200 kilometre offshore twin pipeline system running through the Baltic Sea, from Portovaya Bay near Vyborg (Russia) and Lubmin near Greifswald (Germany). It has an annual capacity of 55 billion cubic metres of ...
  • LNG gas station for trucks

    In 2016, the ever growing transport sector accounted for almost a fifth of Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions, and realised virtually zero emission reduction compared to 1990. Energy company Uniper’s subsidiary, Liqvis GmbH, is convinced that liquefied ...
  • Wodny Park Tychy (PL)

    Wodny Park Tychy (Aquapark Tychy) is a public spa owned and operated by a municipality-owned utility in the city of Tychy. The aquapark is heated and powered by a CHP plant run on gas produced from the local sewage system. Surplus electricity is fed in to ...
  • Impact Clean Power Technology SA (PL): Battery solutions for the car industry

    Impact Clean Power Technology S.A. is one of the leading manufacturers of battery systems for public transport, industrial and commercial applications, and driverless transport vehicles. It is an innovative company within the Polish energy sector. CLEW ...
  • Institute of Chemical Processing of Coal in Zabrze (PL)

    The institute is a research centre for technologies that reduce the climate impact of using coal in the energy sector and other industries, such as steel or chemicals. The institute is funded by the Polish government as well as public or industry-funded ...
  • Science and Technology Park Euro-Centrum (PL): A hotspot for developing renewables-based business models

    Technology park with renewable energy laboratories. Further reading: CLEW research tour:  Poland ahead of COP24: Media study tour and German-Polish Media Programme focuses on role of coal in the energy system Date of publication: October 2018 Poland ...
  • About the CLEW Journalism Network

    0D Network Membership What you get as a member Through the online network, as well as through research tours and other events in Germany and beyond, journalists have the chance to connect with colleagues. CLEW Journalism Network, you will be able to: ...
  • SPEAKERS at the Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference 2019 #GETJO19

    0A Conference Nickolaus Bauer Twitter: @NickolausBauer Nickolaus Bauer is an award-winning journalist for eNews Channel Africa (eNCA)- South Africa's premier 24 hour news channel. After a decade of experience as a journalist in South Africa, Bauer ...
  • Trilling

    United States Transport International Security David is Managing Editor of  Eurasianet.org, a nonprofit news site focusing on the former Soviet Union. His personal website is davidtrilling.com. ...
  • Alonso

    Spain International COP21 COP23 COP24 G20 Judit covers environmental, climate and energy transition topics for Deutsche Welle Español as well as Planeta Futuro. Find her online via her LinkedIn profile. ...
  • Yin

    Taiwan Energiewende International Taiwanese ...
  • Toppa

    Pakistan Climate & CO2 Business International Security US American Sabrina is a Lahore-based freelance journalist. Her work has been published by The Guardian, NBC News, Washington Post, TIME Magazine. ...
  • Graaf

    Germany Renewables Society Agriculture International Nicole is a freelance journalist. In her reporting, she focuses on human rights issues, human interest stories, social issues, labor rights, refugees. She publishes in Deutschlandradio Kultur as well as ...
  • Wyns

    Switzerland Renewables Politics Policy Society International COP24 Belgian Arthur is a Belgian journalist based in Germany. His work is published, among others, by The Ecologist, the Belgian MO* Magazine, USA Today, and Mona5na. He also works for ...
  • Nilsen

    Norway Fossil fuels Grid Renewables Storage Transport International Security Thomas is editor at The Barents Observer. ...
  • Staalesen

    Norway Fossil fuels Grid Renewables Storage Transport International Security Atle is staff writer at The Barents Observer. ...
  • Timperley

    United Kingdom Electricity Fossil fuels Renewables Transport Industrial policy International COP24 Jocelyn is a staff correspondent at Carbon Brief. Previously, she worked at BusinessGreen. ...
  • Banos Ruiz

    Germany Bioenergy Fossil fuels Society International COP24 Spanish Irene is a Cologne-based journalist from Spain. Her work appears in Deutsche Welle and Renewable Matter. You can find her online via LinkedIn here. ...
  • Ehlerding

    Germany Climate & CO2 Renewables Efficiency Policy International COP24 Susanne Ehlerding is CLEW ambassador for Germany. She works as an editor with Tagesspiegel Background Energie & Klima in Berlin. Susanne covers renewable energies and related ...
  • Ullah

    Pakistan Electricity Coal Climate & CO2 Renewables Solar Agriculture International Security Hanif is a Bajaur-based journalist. His work has appeared in Pakistan Forward, Climate Tracker, AAJ TV, The Frontier Post, Radio TNN. Connect with Hanif via ...
  • Wettengel

    Germany Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Elections & Politics International COP24 G20 Julian is staff correspondent at Clean Energy Wire CLEW. You can also connect with him via LinkedIn. ...
  • Stam

    France Climate & CO2 Renewables Finance COP21 COP23 COP24 Claire Stam is CLEW ambassador for France. As a journalist, she works at the Brussels-based Euractiv, and as such, Claire is also able to advise about the EU-level. She covers climate related ...
  • Koop

    Argentina Fossil fuels Transport Utilities Cities Agriculture COP24 G20 Fermin is a journalist and co-founder of Dialogo Chino. As a freelancer, he writes for Buenos Aires Times, Cronista, and Aconcagua. ...
  • Sáez

    Spain Coal Fossil fuels Gas Politics Society International Santiago is a freelance journalist whose work has been published in La Marea, Deutsche Welle, Chemistry World, PIQD. He writes about activism & mobilisation, as well as climate change impacts. ...
  • Buchsbaum

    Germany Coal Climate & CO2 Renewables Energiewende Elections & Politics International US American Michael is an U.S. American freelance journalist based in Germany. His work is published in energytransition.org as well as POWER Magazine. ...
  • Hasan

    Bangladesh Climate & CO2 Technology Politics Society Agriculture International Mohammad Rakibul is a photo journalist whose work has appeared in The Daily Star, ZUMA Press, Redux Pictures, Asian Geographic among others. Find him online via his website ...
  • Hemalatha

    India Climate & CO2 Renewables Cities Agriculture COP24 Karthikeyan is a freelance journalist. He is published in The Times of India, The Wire, and Mongabay India among others. Find him online via Facebook, LinkedIn, or his website.  ...
  • Goret

    Belgium Climate & CO2 Renewables Energiewende Mobility Agriculture COP24 French Camille Goret writes for Metro (Belgium). ...
  • Ferraris

    Italy Bioenergy Citizens' energy Cities Agriculture COP24 Sergio is a freelance science and environmental journalist as well as an editor. He is Editor in Chief of Qualenergia, and his work is also published in La Stampa, Materia Rinnovabile, La ...
  • Guriro

    Pakistan Citizens' energy Solar Society COP24 Amar's work is published in Daily Times, Geo News, Dawn, Newsweek, Newsline. He also writes on climate change, disaster, environment, climate migration, sea level rise, as well as urban pollution. ...
  • Savenkov

    Russia Climate & CO2 Gas Renewables Business COP24 As a journalist, Andrei writes for Sputnik News Service as well as Top Flight Magazine. You can find him on Facebook. ...
  • Laramée de Tannenberg

    France Electricity Climate & CO2 Renewables Energiewende COP24 Valéry is staff writer for at Journal de l'Environnement. ...
  • Drevensek

    Slovenia Climate & CO2 Industrial policy Society International Simona is CLEW ambassador for Central and Eastern Europe, based in Ljubljana. She has been covering business and energy for 15 years for various media outlets in Slovenia, Germany, the ...
  • Sarkar

    India Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Renewables COP24 Indian Soumya is CLEW ambassador for India, based in New Delhi. He is managing editor of India Climate Dialogue, a leading portal on environment and climate change. Soumya also writes a column for the ...
  • Opaluwah

    Nigeria Climate & CO2 Renewables COP24 Nigerian Atâyi-Babs is CLEW ambassador for Nigeria and West Africa. As a journalist, he helped establish the Hausa Service of Radio France Internationale (RFI) and implemented the station’s start-up media ...
  • Nikolovska Rumenova

    Macedonia Coal Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Cities COP24 Elena is a freelance journalist as well as an environmental activist. She writes for radiomof.mk as well as Global Voices, and runs the site ecological view. Find her online ...
  • Dobrovidova

    Russia Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Renewables Technology Agriculture COP24 Olga's work appears in DeSmog UK as well as N+1. ...
  • Olufemi

    Nigeria Citizens' energy Business Finance Efficiency Elections & Politics Agriculture Security Joshua is a data journalist and journalism trainer. He works at Premium Times Nigeria. You can find Joshua online via LinkedIn. ...
  • Chandrashekhar

    India Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Solar Mobility Efficiency Cities International Vaishnavi is CLEW ambassador for India, based in Mumbai. As a journalist, she is currently editorial consultant with The Times of India Mumbai and also freelances ...
  • Davydova

    Russia Bioenergy Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Mobility Efficiency Cities International Russian Angelina is CLEW ambassador for Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. She is Director of the Office of Environmental Information in St. ...
  • Joshi

    Nepal Climate & CO2 Electricity market Transport Cars Cities COP24 Abhaya's work is published by Online Khabar as well as the Third Pole. ...
  • Gulati

    India Electricity Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Gas Grid Renewables Politics COP24 Vishal is a journalist at IANS news agency. He covers biodiversity, climate change and the links between environment & development. Find him ...
  • Cai

    China Fossil fuels Grid Renewables Wind Cost & Prices Finance Technology COP24 Yixuan  is a staff writer for the Energy Observer Magazine (南方能源观察). Find Yixuan on LinkedIn. ...
  • Conference panellists and session chairs

      Please note: This list was compiled in preparation for the Clean Energy Wire network conference "The Global Energy Transition: Is Journalism Ready?" in November 2017. Abaño, Imelda- President of Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists ...
  • Partners

    Cooperations Forum Energii   International Council on Clean Transportation International Journalists' Programmes (IJP) German section of reporters without borders Embassy of Switzerland Verein der Ausländischen Presse in Deutschland e. V. World ...
  • Cazan

    Romania Bioenergy Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Transport Cities Society Elections & Politics 2celsius.net Raul runs the website 2 Celsius network. He works between Brussels and Bucharest and freelances for various Romanian and international ...
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