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  • 11 Sep 2019 |

    Europe's largest auto show pits climate protests against carmakers

    The energy transition closes in on German carmakers 11 Sep 2019, 09:14 This year's Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) pits a wave of climate protests against the car industry. Europe's largest car fair from 12-22 September also coincides with a crunch ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

    Climate cabinet to put Germany back on track for 2030 targets

    Chancellor Merkel's coalition government aims to agree on steps and climate action law 13 Sep 2019, 10:54 Chancellor Angela Merkel's so-called "climate cabinet" is racing to put together the bedrock for climate action legislation by 20 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 01 Aug 2014 |

    EEG 2.0 – A new legal framework for the German energy transition

    Germany revamps renewables law as it adapts to future with green power 01 Aug 2014 Germany’s energy market is bracing for the most far-reaching legislative changes since green power incentives were introduced a quarter of a century ago. The controversial ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

    Too big to just stand by- Germany's financial sector faces climate challenge

    The challenge for government, banks and citizens to raise billions through green finance 09 Sep 2019, 10:58 The German finance sector is among the largest in the world and crucial to the country's strong industrial base that underpins its prosperity. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Germany’s Energiewende start-ups – Cutting emissions as a business model

    Energy transition start-ups 11 Jul 2019, 13:45 The shift to a low-carbon future is turning the economy inside out. Policy has a crucial role to play, but ultimately it is businesses that will make the Energiewende happen. In Energiewende home country ...
  • 10 Mar 2015 |

    Germany between citizens’ energy and Nimbyism

    The People's Energiewende 10 Mar 2015 Since the energy transition took off in 2000, millions of Germans have become energy producers, investing in solar panels on their houses and buying shares in wind parks. Citizens' engagement is one reason ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Digitalisation ignites new phase in energy transition

    The digitalisation of the Energiewende 21 Jul 2017 Information and communication technology is about to revolutionise Germany’s energy sector once again. The birthplace of the energy transition needs a more flexible and efficient electricity system based ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 the Paris ...
  • 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 ...
  • 16 Oct 2017 |

    Vote2017- German elections and the Energiewende

    Energy and climate policy in Germany's election 16 Oct 2017 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's ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    Researchers back “Fridays for Future” protests, global school strike planned for Friday

    12 Mar 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society dpa / Tagesspiegel / Clean Energy Wire Students are expected to walk out of school in more than 1,000 cities around the world on Friday, as ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

    Fridays For Future: Students protest for climate action ahead of EU election

    24 May 2019, 17:25 Young climate activists across Europe took to the streets Friday to demand more ambitious climate action from politicians two days ahead of the main day of the EU elections. In Germany, “Fridays For Future” students protested in more ...
  • 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) ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

    Fridays for Future will leave its mark – study

    19 Aug 2019, 13:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society The Fridays for Future student climate protest movement will leave its mark on society, independent of its eventual duration, according to ...
  • 04 Sep 2019 |

    Frankfurt car fair promises showdown between Fridays for Future and auto lobby

    04 Sep 2019, 10:53 This year's Frankfurt Motor Show steals the limelight for unusual reasons. Thousands of people will flock to the bi-annual industry fair – but many of them not to admire horsepower-proud vehicles, but instead to call for their ...
  • '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 ...
  • Right climate policy can reconcile yellow vests and Fridays For Future – French and German advisors

    16 Jul 2019, 13:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices International Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire With European cooperation and an “appropriate design” of climate policy, the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    Fridays For Future Germany presents set of climate action demands

    08 Apr 2019, 12:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Organisers of the German section of the “Fridays For Future” student climate protests have called for net zero emissions by 2035 ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    Hundreds of scientists in Germany back Fridays for Future climate school strikes

    05 Mar 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Society Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background More than 700 scientists from German-speaking countries have signed a petition that explicitly backs students’ ...
  • 01 Mar 2019 |

    Young climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Germany for Friday school strikes

    01 Mar 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society dpa / Tagesspiegel The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says Germany’s school strikes for climate action give her “a lot of hope,” ...
  • EU elections wake-up call to make "future-proof" decisions- opinion

    28 May 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Energiewende Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire The results of the European elections, in which the Greens surged driven by concerns over ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

    EU election debacle lets Merkel’s CDU party wrangle over future climate policy approach

    03 Jun 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung Germany’s governing CDU party has become embroiled in a high-level dispute over the right ...
  • Costly nuclear power no option for low-carbon power mix of future – researchers

    25 Jul 2019, 14:52 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

    Grid operators adjust plans to coal exit, raise investment costs for future grid by 9 billion euros

    16 Apr 2019, 14:22 Expert 50Hertz Transmission Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Expert Amprion Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    Gas group Linde says it is “absolutely sure” there is a future for hydrogen cars

    03 Apr 2019, 14:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Gas Cars Clean Energy Wire It is certain that hydrogen will be used on a large scale in future cars, according to German industrial gas supplier Linde. “We’re ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    German ISS astronaut calls for climate action in message to future grandchildren

    20 Dec 2018, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Climate & CO2 In a moving message to his future grandchildren, German ISS commander Alexander Gerst appealed to humanity to finally get its act together on climate ...
  • Renewables, power-to-x and battery production offer future prospect for coal regions – study

    Large-scale renewable power production and the development of storage technology, both with power-to-x systems and batteries, can provide viable economic prospects for Germany’s coal mining regions as the fossil fuel is gradually phased out, a study ...
  • Hambach Forest struggle profoundly significant for future of German energy system – opinion

    The outcome of the struggle over the embattled Hambach Forest, which German energy company RWE wants to cut down to make way for the expansion of a lignite mine, will have “profound significance for the future of energy in Germany, as well as for climate ...
  • Optimistic German energy industry should better prepare for future - consultancy

    The German energy industry is optimistic and sees itself well prepared for the future, financial services company KPMG said in its Future Readiness Index 2018. While its future readiness is "solid", it is currently facing only the beginning of a ...
  • German labour union calls on 2 million members to join climate strike

    06 Aug 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Society Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire Germany’s service sector labour union Verdi has called on its 2 million members to join the global Fridays for ...
  • Energy minister under pressure to present framework for future renewables growth

    T ravelling in the renewable- energy stronghold state of Lower Saxony, German energy minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) faced urgent calls to provide a secure framework for future wind power growth. Lower Saxony’s environment minister, Olaf Lies (SPD), said ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Thousands of German students to join global strike for climate action

    14 Mar 2019, 13:24 Students in Germany and around the world are expected to walk out of school Friday for what is being billed as a “global strike” to demand action on climate change. Organisers hope it will be the largest demonstration yet in the series ...
  • Industry calls on government to develop raw materials strategy forfuture technologies”

    The influential Federation of German Industries (BDI) has called on the government to come up with a strategy to secure the supply of scarce raw materials forfuture technologies” needed for e-mobility, digitalisation, and the energy transition. “The ...
  • Municipal utilities must cooperate for future success – study

    Local energy suppliers say that alliances in the industry and with new outside players are needed to secure their economic success in the future, according to a study conducted by the consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and commissioned by the German ...
  • EU energy ministers agree on joint negotiating position for future energy laws

    The EU is committed to reaching a target of at least 27 percent renewable energy of its overall energy consumption by 2030, the member states’ energy ministers agreed in Brussels. This formed part of a package of agreements on the Renewable Energy ...
  • Technology-neutral scenarios best for Germany’s future energy system - study

    Germany can lower its CO₂ emissions by 90 percent by 2050 if current technologies are used in the most efficient way for an ambitious transformation of the country’s energy system, writes the German Energy Agency (dena) in a press release. The next ...
  • No economic future for coal plant Jänschwalde due to new EU emissions limits - report

    German coal-fired power plant Jänschwalde “probably has no economic future post-2021” because of new European Union limits on emissions for power plants, according to a report by US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). ...
  • Climate and digitalisation Germany's key challenges of the future- Merkel

    11 Sep 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said protecting the climate and digitalisation are the two key ...
  • RWE and EnBW little prepared for transition to low-carbon future

    German utilities RWE and EnBW are not well prepared for the transition to a low-carbon future when compared their European peers, according to an analysis by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Austrian Verbund, Spanish Iberdrola and Finnish Fortum are ...
  • “New platform for the energy market of the future

    German energy company innogy has teamed up with technology company Kiwigrid to develop a new platform for organising a decentralised power supply system, innogy said in a press release. “Centralised power plants are a thing of the past,” innogy writes, ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    Scientists take a stance on school strikes for climate but could do more – opinion

    07 Mar 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Tageszeitung The coming petition by hundreds of German scientists who openly support the school student movement Fridays for Future that ...
  • 24 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel holds another ‘car summit‘ aimed at making German car industry future proof

    24 Jun 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Government Handelsblatt / Stuttgarter Nachrichten / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung After a series of meetings with high-profile car industry representatives ...
  • New CEO calls for swift decision over future of lignite mining in Lusatia

    Helmar Rendez, chairman of Germany’s newest lignite company LEAG, has pushed for a swift decision over the possible expansion of open pit mining in the Eastern German region of Lusatia, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. “This is no decision that we can ...
  • “Back for the future

    Carmakers’ hesitation to push electric mobility is simply an act of self-preservation, writes Grischa Brower-Rabinowitsch in Handelsblatt. “That’s because the e-car is the first step into a new mobility world, where the automobile will reach a new ...
  • New Study: Raw materials for the energy supply of the future

    A new study by acatech, the German National Academy for Science and Engineering, looks at supply and demand for raw materials in modern energy technologies, and asserts that enough supply is available to meet demand. The challenge lies in meeting demand ...
  • “High speed cycle lanes are an important building block for future transport system”

    Expressways for bicycles are an important contribution to solve current transport problems, according to environment minister Barbara Hendricks. “Every other car ride is shorter than five kilometres. High speed cycle tracks can persuade many commuters to ...
  • "Stefan Bratzel on future of auto industry: 'The chances for German automakers are 50-50'"

    Apple and Google are becoming a growing threat for German automakers, Stefan Menzel writes in Handelsblatt. “There is a fear that automakers could end up the fifth wheel of the car,” says auto expert Stefan Bratzel of the Center of Automotive Management, ...
  • 11 Mar 2016

    The future of nuclear power / Low bidders for Vattenfall lignite ops?

    11 Mar 2016 (All day) Ministry for Environment “5 years after Fukushima: Nuclear power has no future” The nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima five years ago showed that atomic power was never 100 percent controllable, Germany’s environment minister Barbara ...
  • 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 ...
  • 24 Feb 2016

    'Basement energy transition cancelled' / What future for wind gas?

    24 Feb 2016 (All day) Die Welt “Energy transition in the basement cancelled” Three quarters of the energy consumption of German households is used for heating and hot water, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. Climate protection should therefore start with ...
  • 26 Mar 2019 |

    VW subsidiary MAN Energy Solutions buys stake in electrolysis expert in expectation of future commercial market

    26 Mar 2019, 13:20 VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Read more about VW- Volkswagen Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Gas Technology Handelsblatt / Clean Energy Wire Engine manufacturer and Volkswagen (VW) subsidiary MAN ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Court rejects lawsuit aiming to protect Hambach Forest, woodland’s future still uncertain

    13 Mar 2019, 11:10 The Hambach Forest in western Germany has become a symbol for climate activists, who are seeking to prevent energy company RWE from razing it to expand a nearby coal mine. A lawsuit by the environmental NGO BUND last year temporarily ...
  • Merkel encourages school strikes for climate, upsetting her own party

    04 Mar 2019, 12:01 The school student protests for rapid climate action make headlines in Germany as well as in other countries, putting pressure on politicians to take a stance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this weekend she “strongly welcomes” ...
  • Entrepreneur initiative calls for fast, effective CO₂ price, will join global climate strike

    22 Aug 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Rundschau A German business initiative called "Entrepreneurs for Future" will join ...
  • 12 Dec 2014

    In the media: Energy efficient buildings and CEO on Vattenfall's future

    12 Dec 2014 (All day) Data-Project: Fraunhofer-ISI / Öko-Institut / Enerdata et al. "Research for more climate protection through buildings" Around 60 percent of the EU’s total energy consumption comes from heating, hot water, air conditioning ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

    German transport minister proposes billions for e-cars, railway and cleaner trucks

    13 Sep 2019, 13:24 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    Merkel: Cutting transport emissions will be “herculean task” for govt and industry

    12 Sep 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel said reaching the country's climate targets in the transport sector will be a great ...
  • Coal incompatible with future energy system - report

    Coal-fired power generation does not have a future in Germany’s energy transition, write the environmental NGO WWF Germany and the green power provider LichtBlick in a joint report, seen by the Clean Energy Wire. In their report “Dead end coal – Why coal ...
  • Germany’s future mobility commission slow to get started

    While Germany’s coal exit commission has already started its work, the commission tasked with finding a concept for the future of mobility in the country still lies in a “summer slumber,” Kerstin Schwenn writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. ...
  • 05 Jul 2018 |

    Biggest German gas grid operator sees role in renewable energy future

    05 Jul 2018, 13:29 The climate advantage of natural gas can contribute to immediate CO₂ reduction by replacing coal and oil in the power sector and in heating, says Jürgen Fuhlrott, Head of Business Development at Germany’s biggest gas transmission grid ...
  • Daimler ponders how to power its heavy vehicles in the future, says diesel remains best solution

    German luxury and utility vehicle producer Daimler is weighing its options as it searches for the best possible engine for its heavy-duty vehicles in the future, testing potential solutions like electric engines, hydrogen, synthetic and natural gas, ...
  • 18 Jun 2019 |

    Germany faces new protests against coal and for climate action

    18 Jun 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Society Clean Energy Wire Anti-coal activists and the student protest movement Fridays for Future are planning a series of demonstrations in Western Germany in ...
  • Digital technologies can replace future grid extensions – grid operator Tennet

    The planners of future grid extensions in Germany must pay more attention to new technologies, according to grid operator Tennet. The company’s CEO, Lex Hartmann, said that the increasing digitalisation of power grids could replace the construction of ...
  • Future mobility “Made in Germany” can become export hit – Transport minister

    Germany will need to reduce transport emissions without prescribing particular technologies, according to transport minister Andreas Scheuer. “In some instances, it will be an electric car, and in other cases a hydrogen engine or synthetic fuels,” Scheuer ...
  • 19 Oct 2015

    In the media: Germany as a future power model?

    19 Oct 2015 (All day) National Geographic “Germany Could Be a Model for How We’ll Get Power in the Future” In a long feature for National Geographic, Robert Kunzig takes an in-depth look at the “epochal transformation” from conventional to renewable ...
  • 17 Mar 2015 |

    Moorburg power plant – Last of a dying breed, or the future of coal in Germany?

    17 Mar 2015 (All day) The first block of a large coal-fired power station has just gone online in Hamburg, even as two thirds of German fossil-fuelled facilities fail to turn a profit and their operators are applying for many to be mothballed. So is the ...
  • 02 Oct 2015

    In the media: Nuclear clean-up support; diesel's future

    02 Oct 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Support for nuclear plant operators” The home region of battered utilities RWE and E.ON has suggested the companies should receive state aid if their provisions for nuclear decommissioning prove too ...
  • German grid operators warn of future power imports

    Germany’s grid operators fear that from 2020 the country may have to import electricity in extreme cases of adverse weather, as more and more conventional power plants are taken offline, Daniel Wetzel writes for Die Welt. The four transmission grid ...
  • Economists debate future of energy transition in light of 2020 climate target miss

    Germany’s likely failure to meet 2020 climate targets highlights the question of what direction energy policy should take in the future, according to the Institute for Economic Research (ifo). A collection of short papers by contributors such as Claudia ...
  • “Adaptation required to preserve future high-end river flood risk at present levels”

    Rainfall is increasing due to climate change and more people will become victims of floods than previously thought in the near future, according to a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published in Science Advances. ...
  • 16 Apr 2015

    In the media: Dispute over future of coal taken to the streets

    16 Apr 2015 (All day) IG BCE / Friends of the Earth Germany Supporters and opponents of coal gear up for mass protests The heated debate over the future of coal in Germany will be taken to the streets next weekend, as supporters and opponents of lignite ...
  • Future mobility could be hydrogen”

    Battery-powered transport is only a transitional technology and hydrogen-powered fuel cells are the “real solution” for the future of mobility, writes Aldo Belloni, CEO of German chemical company and hydrogen supplier Linde Group in a guest commentary in ...
  • Debate over future of German coal heats up ahead of climate action plan

    21 Nov 2014 (All day) Ten days before the plan to fix Germany’s "climate gap" is set for cabinet approval, it is still unclear how much the power sector will contribute toward the carbon emissions target of a 40 percent cut by 2020. The debate ...
  • Future of coal one among the coalition talks' most delicate topics

    The future of coal-fired power generation is going to be one of the coalition talks’ most delicate matters, Michael Bauchmüller says in an article for Süddeutsche Zeitung. “All other energy policy issues pale in comparison to the coal question,” he writes ...
  • Future of Germany’s coal sector hangs with election

    Energy policy analyst and Green Party member Arne Jungjohann presents different scenarios for a coal phase-out in Germany, depending on the result of the general election and government coalition constellation in an article on chinadialogue. Read the ...
  • Conservative-Liberal-Green alliance would be “exciting future project in connecting ecology and economy” – CDU politicians

    The option for a so-called Jamaica government coalition of CDU/CSU, Greens and Free Democrats (FDP) should be used if there was a majority for it after the general elections in September, according to CDU parliamentary state secretary in the finance ...
  • “Germany must go back to its low-carbon future

    Once a world leader in renewables, Germany’s energy transition progress has stalled and the 2020 targets are out of reach unless the next government realigns its policies, writes energy economist Claudia Kemfert in an article in Nature. The country should ...
  • E-cars can help to sustain the power grid of the future

    Electric cars will be needed both as a greener form of transport and as storage devices for a power grid that relies on intermittent renewable energy sources if Germany is to hit its Paris Climate Agreement targets, Michael Neißendorfer writes in the ...
  • Merkel: Future of combustion engine central topic at motor show

    The future of the internal combustion engine and car manufacturing in Germany will be central topics at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2017 in September, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her annual summer press conference in Berlin. “How do ...
  • Study: “The distribution grid operator of the future – enabler of the Energiewende”

    Decentralised renewable energy sources increase the importance of local distribution grids for making Germany’s energy transition work, a new study on municipal utilities by consulting agency Ernst & Young (EY) says. Distribution grid operators become ...
  • 29 Mar 2019 |

    Greta Thunberg joins German students for climate protest in Berlin

    29 Mar 2019, 14:03 Swedish activist Greta Thunberg visited Berlin on Friday, joining thousands of young people who took to the streets in the most recent "Fridays for Future" school strike demanding more action on climate change. Protesters ...
  • “The future of Germany’s Energiewende”

    Germany’s federal elections in September will also be a decision “on the direction of the country’s energy policy” and a lot depends on which parties form a government coalition, Arne Jungjohann writes on website China Dialogue. With near-term [climate ...
  • “The future of e-mobility will be decided in China”

    With the future of e-mobility being decided in China, German carmakers have to get a move on to not fall behind, writes Sebastian Schaal for WirtschaftsWoche. An “actively shaped, distorted technology race” was unfolding in China, according to Sebastian ...
  • German energy minister wants round table on future of coal

    19 Jan 2016 (All day) Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to establish a round table on the future of coal in the country of the Energiewende this year. He said only factual discussions, rather than emotional debates, could provide the long ...
  • “G20 report shows competing visions of a clean energy future

    A joint report by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency, on investment needed by 2050 to transform the world’s energy supply in line with Paris Climate Agreement targets, shows competing visions of a clean energy ...
  • “New online platform on mobility of the future

    A new online platform by German utility association BDEW and business consultancy PwC aims to share experiences with alternative mobility and integrated city concepts, BDEW said in a press release. The website eco-mobility.org introduces the latest ...
  • German battery maker Sonnen wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

    German battery manufacturer Sonnen is the first small & medium enterprise to win the 1.5 million-dollar Zayed Future Energy Prize. The annual award has become one of the most prestigious in the cleantech industry. Sonnen called the prize the “Oscar of ...
  • “Energiewende – From Germany’s past to Europe’s future?”

    Germany must “expand the lessons it has learned to the European level” and integrate the German and European energy systems in order to make the energy transition a durable success, writes Thomas Cunningham in an in-depth paper for the Global Energy ...
  • Germany far from phasing out coal in near future

    Germany is far from phasing out coal use for its energy supply – despite its political commitment to a low-carbon economy, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) writes in a report on “The role of coal in Europe’s power mix”. The country’s dependence on ...
  • “After coal exit, Vattenfall sees German future in heat”

    Swedish utility Vattenfall wants to grow in Germany after selling all of its lignite activities in the country, report Vera Eckert, Christoph Steitz and Tom Kaeckenhoff for Reuters. The company counts on promising heat operations in its largest foreign ...
  • German solar industry cautiously optimistic about future

    Future prospects for the German solar sector are “rather good”, according to almost two thirds of business and research experts surveyed by R&D for Photovoltaics, a research initiative financed by the economy (BMWi) and education (BMBF) ministries. 62 ...
  • “This is the future of the energy transition”

    Germany’s transition to an auction-based system to stabilise renewable development is the right way forward, writes David Wortmann, head of renewable consultancy DWR eco, in an op-ed in Wirtschaftswoche. But the government gets in the way of the planning ...
  • “Social discussion about future energy concept”

    The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) demands a governmentally-carried public debate among politicians, the industry and unions on a future energy concept for Germany to ensure a “basic consensus” in the society. In a press release, the BWE criticises ...
  • "The future lives in Reinickendorf"

    While the city state of Berlin is to become climate neutral by 2050, Reinickendorf, one of the city’s boroughs, is well on its way to meeting that target, Gerd Nowakowski reports for Der Tagesspiegel. In the past eight years 13,500 apartments in the area ...
  • “Battery to the Future

    With the world’s largest production plant for lithium-ion batteries in Nevada, Tesla is forcing German car manufacturers to decide if they need their own fuel-cell factory, writes Handelsblatt Global Edition. “A battery triumph by Mr Musk would leave ...
  • Utilities put renewable energy at disadvantage with future contracts

    Renewable energy generation in Germany is being disadvantaged by the practice of leading utilities RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall of selling electricity well into the future, Germany’s Internationales Wirtschaftsforum Regenerative Energien (IWR) reports. By ...
  • “Gambling on the future

    The growth of renewables, while slowed, continues throughout Europe and is putting pressure on the price of electricity, Frank-Thomas Wenzel writes in Frankfurter Rundschau. What could happen is a stronger reduction of overcapacity, such as the large ...
  • “Back to the future

    Germany’s radioactive waste will probably stay in castor casks above ground near (former) nuclear power stations for a century, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. A final underground repository is unlikely to be filled before the year 2117, Wetzel says. ...
  • Tracking the CO2 price debate in Germany

    04 Sep 2019, 12:28 After shying away from the debate for a long time, Germany's political leaders are finally considering putting a price on CO2 to help reach the country's climate targets. Chancellor Angela Merkel and her " climate cabinet ...
  • “Energy transition Outlook 2035: Grid enhancement necessary in the future

    Neither the addition of gas-fired power plants in southern Germany nor a sharp decrease in power production from lignite in eastern Germany would limit the need for new power grid infrastructure, a study by Prognos AG, RWTH Aachen, E-Bridge and FGH on ...
  • 03 May 2019 |

    Constance becomes first German city to declare “climate emergency”

    03 May 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Policy Society Deutsche Welle The southern German city of Constance has become the first in the nation to pass a resolution declaring a  climate emergency, according ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    New parents’ group backs student climate protests in Germany

    11 Mar 2019, 14:17 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society Deutsche Welle / Bild am Sonntag The weekly “Fridays for Future” school strikes have prompted a fierce ...
  • “Time is running out”- Struggle over future of brown coal in Germany heats up

    25 Mar 2015 (All day) The protests against government proposals for a carbon emissions levy for older power plants are gaining momentum in Germany’s coal mining regions. Unions warn the plans put tens of thousands of jobs at risk because they will make ...
  • Merkel’s endorsement of climate strikes “hypocritical”- teachers’ assoc

    20 Mar 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Society Elections & Politics Tageszeitung (taz) Chancellor Angela Merkel’s support for the climate school strike movement Fridays for Future is “hypocritical” ...
  • 13 May 2019 |

    Germans consider climate issue biggest challenge for Europe on eve of EP elections

    13 May 2019, 14:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Two weeks before the European Parliament elections, German voters have said that climate and environment protection are the ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

    Church near Hambach Forest prepared for demolition to make room for coal mine

    20 May 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Society Rheinische Post A church in the town of Kerpen-Manheim, in the western German Rhenish coal mining region, has been prepared for demolition to expand a ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    Young Germans consider climate most important issue – survey

    16 Aug 2019, 12:14 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt ...
  • German government enters crunch time on climate challenge

    21 Aug 2019, 16:00 Moment of truth for German climate policy: Right in time for the UN Climate Action Summit, chancellor Angela Merkel's government is due to present a raft of measures to drastically cut emissions. The eagerly awaited announcements ...
  • Slump in EU election raises pressure on Merkel's coalition as Greens surge on climate worries

    27 May 2019, 15:43 Germany’s ruling parties have taken another blow in the European elections, further rattling the fragile government coalition, as voters increasingly turn away from the established forces in the political centre. Against the backdrop of ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

    Mayor and climate activists' absence cast shadow over Europe's largest auto show

    13 Sep 2019, 13:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Cars Frankfurter Rundschau / Clean Energy Wire Europe's largest auto show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main is turning into a  "PR fiasco"  for the German car ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Carmakers highlight climate ambitions at auto show in response to protest wave

    10 Sep 2019, 14:27 Facing an unprecedented wave of climate protests, Germany's trio of car groups, BMW, Daimler and VW, put their sustainability ambitions at the centre of their presentations at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). In an unprecedented ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    Carmakers call on European states to facilitate e-mobility breakthrough

    12 Sep 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Clean Energy Wire The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has called on European leaders to come up with a coherent plan to facilitate the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    Merkel calls for “radical shift” in German mobility sector

    03 Apr 2019, 12:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Transport Cars Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a radical shift in mobility to ensure the country reaches its 2030 climate targets, reports ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    Students pour into Germany's streets in major climate protest

    15 Mar 2019, 18:19 Tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of students poured into the streets in cities across Germany to demand more action on climate change. It’s one of the biggest showings for the "Fridays for Future" movement, which has ...
  • 12 Jun 2019 |

    Climate activists chain themselves to Merkel’s fence, send keys to ministries

    12 Jun 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Deutsche Welle Urging the German chancellor to declare a climate emergency, campaigners from the global Extinction Rebellion movement chained ...
  • After protest visit, Thunberg continues to make waves in Germany

    01 Apr 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Politics Society Deutsche Welle / Spiegel Online / taz / dpa Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg continued to make waves in German media over ...
  • “Greta effect”- Demand for 100% renewable electricity contracts rises sharply

    08 Jul 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Electricity market Renewables Clean Energy Wire Demand for green electricity contracts in Germany is on the rise again after several years of shrinking interest, ...
  • Climate strikes in Germany spark debate over impact, students' commitment

    18 Mar 2019, 14:30 In the days after tens of thousands of students protested across Germany for more action on climate change, reactions poured in from across the political spectrum. Some conservative politicians argue students should not miss school, and ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    German Aviation Association calls for power-to-liquid road map to bring emissions to zero

    02 Aug 2019, 12:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Freight Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German Aviation Association (BDL) said it wants to bring CO2 emissions from air ...
  • Need to take into account citizens’ wishes and concerns for climate action in transport – acatech

    07 May 2019, 12:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire An increasing number of Germans say they have major worries about climate change (61 percent in 2019 compared to ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    Germany’s cities call for carbon price, urge more rapid climate action

    06 Jun 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cities Clean Energy Wire The Association of German Cities (Deutscher Städtetag) has called on the federal government to adopt a price on CO2 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Digitalisation vital for climate protection – German environment minister

    08 May 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire Digitalisation has immense negative effects on the environment, but – steered in the right direction – it can ...
  • EU top job candidate promises "Green Deal" and "Climate Law" for Europe ahead of crunch vote

    16 Jul 2019, 13:08 German defence minister and European Commission candidate Ursula von der Leyen told Members of the European Parliament that if elected, she would introduce a "Green Deal" for Europe in her first 100 days in office, including a ...
  • 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. ...
  • Bavarian Merkel ally calls for coal exit by 2030, protesters storm lignite mine

    24 Jun 2019, 13:50 A plea for an accelerated coal exit in Germany by the state premier of Bavaria, Markus Söder, has caused a row within Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance over how to deal with growing political pressure to improve the ...
  • 06 May 2019 |

    Towns and municipalities want master plan for climate action

    06 May 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Citizens' energy ZDF Germany needs a nationwide masterplan for climate action that is applicable to all towns and municipalities, according to Gerd Landsberg, ...
  • 13 Jun 2019 |

    Climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict – study

    13 Jun 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Security Nature Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent armed conflict within countries, according to a study ...
  • 15 Aug 2019 |

    BMW's new CEO takes the helm at former EV pioneer 'searching for direction'

    15 Aug 2019, 10:58 In a bid to regain its damaged reputation as a future mobility leader, BMW will replace its CEO on Friday, when Harald Krüger will hand over the company's steering wheel to Oliver Zipse. But industry experts are uncertain whether ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    East German state elections pose litmus test for coal exit plans

    16 Aug 2019, 10:00 Voters in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg head to the polls on 1 September for crucial state elections. The results could have an outsized impact on German climate policy for three reasons. First, these states are ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Merkel proposes European coalition of willing for CO₂ price in transport, buildings and agriculture

    10 May 2019, 11:33 Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed forming a coalition of the willing among European Union countries for CO₂ pricing in transport, buildings and agriculture to meet 2030 climate targets. At a meeting of EU leaders in ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Nuclear power plant in Germany on verge of getting switched off due to heat wave

    26 Jul 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire / NDR / Bloomberg A nuclear power plant in northern Germany has come to the verge of being taken off the grid on Friday, a ...
  • 17 Sep 2015

    In the media: Havoc for utilities; a push for robot cars

    17 Sep 2015 (All day) Bloomberg “Why Germany’s nuclear power exit is causing havoc for utilities” Financing the nuclear phase-out is the biggest challenge yet for Germany’s large utilities, which explains this week’s share slump, writes Tino Andresen in ...
  • 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 ...
  • German government subsidises the past instead of the future - opinion

    The German government’s criticism of job cuts in Siemens’ fossil power generation business, and its rejection of VW’s call to cut diesel subsidies, reveal that it still believes that an outdated status quo could be preserved in the face of the “next ...
  • Taskforce agrees on post-coal strategy for German mining regions

    26 Oct 2018, 08:41 Members of Germany's coal exit commission have unanimously adopted the first major policy recommendations for the country's lignite mining regions affected by a future coal power phase-out. At an on-site meeting in the Rhenish ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |
    Gas

    Cabinet drafts regulation to reduce costs for LNG terminal operators

    27 Mar 2019, 12:19 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Largest German Protestant state church body calls on members to join climate strike

    10 Sep 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover – Germany's largest Protestant state church body – has called on its employees ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    RWE substantiates claims for billion-euro coal plant compensation

    15 Mar 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Business & Jobs Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Energy company RWE has substantiated its claims for a high compensation for the decommissioning of its coal ...
  • 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 ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

    German climate policy faces pivotal moment on 20 September

    13 Sep 2019, 09:33 Chancellor Angela Merkel's government coalition is racing to put together a major climate action package by 20 September, just in time for UN Secretary-General António Guterres' climate summit in New York on 23 September. Mere ...
  • 27 Feb 2015 |

    German grid agency stresses need for new power lines

    27 Feb 2015 (All day) Amidst political tussle over new power lines crossing Germany from north to south, which many see as one of the next big steps in the country's energy transition, the grid agency in charge has called the power highways in ...
  • 22 Aug 2019 |

    German government initiates strategy for climate-friendly aviation

    22 Aug 2019, 13:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Deutsche Welle The German government wants to promote a culture of innovation to develop CO₂-neutral aviation, reports Deutsche Welle. ...
  • 21 Aug 2019 |

    German aviation levy revenues must be used for climate action – transport min

    21 Aug 2019, 12:02 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 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport ...
  • “Trading in wind power futures to begin in early October”

    The European Energy Exchange (EEX) will launch trading in wind power futures next month. From 4 October 2016 onwards, trading participants on the EEX Derivatives Market will be able to hedge against volume risks in the generation of wind power within the ...
  • 02 Dec 2014

    In the media: E.ON and the age of dinosaurs, climate action ready for government approval

    02 Dec 2014 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “The end of dinosaurs“ In the end, the large dinosaurs who had ruled the world disappeared – Germany’s big energy companies face a similar fate, writes Markus Balser in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. E.ON’s announcement ...
  • Higher market price for power reduces renewables support to zero for first time

    The increase in the wholesale market price for electricity in 2018 has led to a reduction of the so-called “market premium” that renewable power suppliers like wind and solar PV installations receive as a guaranteed payment, the German Renewable Energy ...
  • Greens call for ecologic investment programme as German economy slows

    15 Aug 2019, 12:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Tagesspiegel Background Green parliamentary group head Katrin Göring-Eckardt has called for an ecologic stimulus package as ...
  • German government examines CO₂ price – media reports

    02 Apr 2019, 09:50 The German government is examining the possibility of CO₂ pricing across economic sectors, according to media reports. Several newspapers report the chancellery has asked leading German research institutes to explore socially acceptable ...
  • Merkel backs national CO2 price, cites Greta-effect on policy

    19 Jul 2019, 14:04 Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the introduction of price on CO2 emissions as part of a package to reach the country’s 2030 climate targets. In her annual mid-year press conference, Merkel said experts had made a convincing case for ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

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

    01 Aug 2019, 12:30 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 16 Jul 2019 |

    Threatened Siemens site in mining region to become hub for hydrogen research

    16 Jul 2019, 13:08 Siemens is planning a hydrogen research laboratory and innovation campus in the east German city of Görlitz, where the company’s turbine plant was previously due to be shut down. Chancellor Angela Merkel called the plans a “milestone” ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

    Over 40 percent of Germans worried climate change will have “dramatic” consequences

    09 Sep 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire Many people in Germany are worried that rising global temperatures will have a "dramatic" impact on human ...
  • 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 ...
  • 03 May 2019 |

    Climate protests accompany RWE’s shareholder meeting

    03 May 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Utilities Clean Energy Wire Climate activists called for a swift end to coal-fired power generation at power plant operator RWE’s annual general meeting. Members ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s conservative parliamentary group leader calls for “hundreds of billions of euros” in climate investments

    19 Jul 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy Rheinische Post The leader of the conservative CDU party’s parliamentary group, Ralph Brinkhaus, has called for “hundreds of billions of ...
  • Merkel says would support stepping up 2030 EU climate targets

    23 Aug 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would back a Dutch proposal to significantly step up the EU's 2030 ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

    Hydrogen a focus of German government funding for real-world test projects

    19 Jul 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Storage Technology Clean Energy Wire Hydrogen projects are one of the key themes of 20 test projects selected for funding by the German government. Germany ultimately ...
  • Germany could face even higher billion-euro-bill for failing EU climate targets

    17 May 2019, 12:58 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Institute for ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

    Siemens boss calls on EU to turn fight against climate change into opportunity for industry

    05 Jul 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Climate & CO2 Technology Handelsblatt The European Union should make the fight against climate change one of its top priorities and turn such leadership into an ...
  • 19 Dec 2018 |

    Lights go out for German hard coal miners as last pit shuts

    19 Dec 2018, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Fossil fuels Coal in Germany Financial Times Germany’s last hard coal mine in the Ruhr area will officially close on Friday 21 December and with it the era of a “fuel that ...
  • 29 Apr 2019 |

    German utility RWE cancels plans for lignite power station, says no more new coal plants

    29 Apr 2019, 13:46 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Coal Utilities Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung German utility RWE announced ...
  • 13 Jun 2019 |

    German pilot project produces kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2 for first time

    13 Jun 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Transport Clean Energy Wire Marking “groundbreaking progress,” a German pilot project has made kerosene using concentrated sunlight, water and CO2 for the first time, ...
  • 12 Jun 2019 |

    State of Saarland “braces for electric shock” as carmakers switch to e-mobility

    12 Jun 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Financial Times The German state of Saarland, home to major suppliers for combustion engine cars, shows the vulnerability of the country’s car industry in a ...
  • Government support for German energy research increases slightly in 2018

    29 May 2019, 12:15 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • Government advisors give low marks for German energy transition progress

    06 Jun 2019, 17:11 Germany continues to be off track regarding many of its energy and climate targets according to the economy ministry’s  latest progress report on the energy transition. In an accompanying opinion, government advisors lament that the ...
  • Many German industrial companies ill-prepared for decarbonisation – labour union

    06 Jun 2019, 14:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire A large number of industrial companies in Germany will have a hard time coping with the changes ...
  • German economy minister Altmaier and EU Commissioner Šefčovič call for European "Airbus for batteries"

    German economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier and Maroš Šefčovič, vice President of the EU Commission and head of the "Energy Union" project, say Europe has to develop joint battery production capacities to ensure the continent retains its ...
  • Renewables research agency calls for end date for coal and combustion engine

    Germany needs an end date for coal-fired power production and for internal combustion engines in cars to make progress in emissions reduction and ensure that its industries do not fall behind others in developing technologies of the future, Michael Nelles ...
  • Elections could mean EU loses "historic opportunity" for climate action- former French climate diplomat

    21 May 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Die Zeit Parties which stand for election in the European Parliament vote this weekend may face a "historic ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

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

    20 May 2019, 13:30 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Utilities Cost & Prices Electricity market Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    Germany's env min and plant operators dismiss call for nuclear lifetime extensions

    06 Jun 2019, 13:54 Germany certainly does not need to return to nuclear energy and should push through with its energy transition instead, according to environment minister Svenja Schulze. Following isolated calls to extend the lifetime of the country’s ...
  • Chances “better than ever” for CO₂ pricing in Germany – government advisor

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

    New EU emission rules turn SUVs from “climate killers into profit killers” – report

    06 Sep 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cars Handelsblatt The SUV (sport utility vehicle) boom cheered on by German carmakers BMW, Daimler and VW is about to turn into a heavy liability for ...
  • 12 May 2016

    Offensive for energy efficiency / Germany rejects carbon floor price

    12 May 2016 (All day) Ministry for Energy and Economic Affairs (BMWi) Germany aims to give energy efficiency new push The German government has launched a new offensive to increase energy efficiency. Energy minister Sigmar Gabriel said at a press ...
  • Foundation calls for bailout fund for the climate

    German foundation World Future Council (WFC) says the current state of the global energy industry is like the financial industry on the eve of the global crisis in 2008. The group called for a bailout fund to absorb losses suffered because of the ...
  • Germany’s climate cabinet ready to discuss introduction of carbon price

    10 Apr 2019, 13:46 Germany's so-called climate cabinet- a round of ministers with key responsibilities touching climate issues- has decided to discuss options for a carbon price at its first meeting in Berlin today. Environment minister Svenja ...
  • 11 Apr 2016 |

    Auctions to set the price for wind and solar- the debate

    11 Apr 2016 (All day) [Updated 11 April with results from fourth round of solar PV auctions] Feed-in tariffs (FITs) have driven the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, but in 2014 the government decided to gradually replace them with an auction ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    German government has no plans for autobahn speed limit

    29 Jan 2019, 13:37 Expert NPE- German National Platform for Electric Mobility Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität Transport Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars NGO ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

    Head of Merkel's party criticises plans for Germany's Climate Action Law

    05 Apr 2019, 11:37 The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives has criticised a key proposal for reaching Germany's 2030 climate targets, signalling major negotiations are still needed before the highly anticipated Climate Action Law ...
  • 22 Feb 2016

    Industry softens Energiewende bashing / New support for PV storage

    22 Feb 2016 (All day) Die Welt Industry softens Energiewende-bashing At the latest meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party’s economic council (CDU Wirtschaftsrat), business leaders softened their usual bashing of the Energiewende ...
  • 29 Oct 2015

    Suspend energy efficiency rules for refugee homes?

    29 Oct 2015 (All day) Federal Environment Agency (UBA) “Energiewende: Industrial consumers can use power more flexibly” German industry could make their power demand more flexible and thus reduce load by up to 6 gigawatt (GW), or 7 percent of German peak ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out

    31 Jan 2019, 13:30 In a bid to improve Germany's poor emission reduction record and to identify economic perspectives for people employed in the waning coal industry, the grand coalition government in 2018 set up a commission tasked with managing the ...
  • 01 Apr 2016

    Tesla's new 'electric invader' / RWE's 'most daring project'

    01 Apr 2016 (All day) Bild “People’s e-car” The premiere of Tesla’s new e-car “Model 3” might not only decide the future of the company, but the future of e-mobility, according to mass-daily Bild. “With the Tesla Model 3, e-cars have the chance to enter ...
  • 15 Feb 2019 |

    German village to be demolished for lignite mine despite coal exit

    15 Feb 2019, 12:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Society Germany’s three lignite mining regions Lausitzer Rundschau A 200-inhabitant German village will be demolished to make way for a ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Climate Action Law could be “intergenerational climate contract”

    02 Aug 2019, 11:52 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

    Markets still bet Paris Agreement will not be honoured, German finance researcher says

    20 May 2019, 16:29 Financial markets are excellent processors of information- and they currently don't seem to expect that the global economy will be geared towards respecting the Paris Climate Agreement 's goals and give up fossil fuel ...
  • Germany's proposed climate law to create certainty for businesses- op-ed

    04 Mar 2019, 13:40 Expert IASS- Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Think tank on sustainable development Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    No investor in sight for Germany’s former solar power pioneer Solarworld

    11 Feb 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Business & Jobs Last major German solar cell maker surrenders to Chinese competition dpa / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

    Consequences of 2018 drought linger as Germans increasingly see climate as major issue

    24 Apr 2019, 13:24 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 / Tagesspiegel Background ...
  • 21 Nov 2014

    In the media: States want to keep coal, ministries at odds, money for climate

    21 Nov 2014 (All day) Zeit Online "Is Sigmar Gabriel secretly burying the Energiewende?" A “progress report” from the Economics Ministry on the Energiewende shows evidence of a political struggle over the future course of energy and climate ...
  • 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 ...
  • 21 Feb 2019 |

    EU’s new emission limits for trucks are not enough- op-ed

    21 Feb 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Freight EU agrees first-ever emissions standards for trucks How Germany is greening its growing freight sector to meet climate targets Road ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    German coal exit may slow Fortum plan for Uniper takeover – analysts

    07 Feb 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Utilities Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race Bloomberg The push to scrap the use of coal as a power generation fuel by ...
  • 16 Feb 2018 |

    "Germany is a 'living lab' for the energy transition"

    16 Feb 2018 (All day) A group of energy transition researchers will present their findings on the transformation of the German energy system at the world’s largest general scientific conference organised by the American Association for the Advancement of ...
  • 15 Jul 2019 |

    Germany's Lufthansa says more flights, despite climate debate

    15 Jul 2019, 13:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag Despite Germany’s debate over stepping up national climate action intensifying, demand for air travel ...
  • Conservatives criticise environment minister’s CO₂ price proposal

    08 Jul 2019, 13:32 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    Coal exit compromise brings uncertainty for Germany’s most modern coal plant

    11 Feb 2019, 14:05 Expert Uniper SE Uniper SE Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals German ...
  • 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 ...
  • 28 Jan 2015

    In the media: Government agrees plan for solar auctions

    28 Jan 2015 (All day) Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Cabinet agrees to auction plan for solar subsidies The German economics and energy ministry said the government cabinet had signed off on its plans to auction the rights for solar ...
  • 22 Jan 2015

    In the media: RWE power plants for sale

    22 Jan 2015 (All day) Wirtschaftswoche “RWE: shut down or sale?” RWE ’s deputy chairman of the executive board Rolf Martin Schmitz said that power stations hit by falling electricity prices could no longer turn a profit, forcing plants to shut down. “We ...
  • Protecting climate good for Germany’s economy- study

    08 Jan 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs German industry embraces Energiewende transformation challenge German industry says protecting climate can benefit economy Green ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

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

    02 Jan 2019, 13:17 BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Electricity market Utilities Read more about BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • Germany to support EU climate neutrality by 2050 – leaked documents

    18 Jun 2019, 08:43 Germany will join a growing group of EU countries to support the pledge to aim for carbon neutrality by 2050, increasing the likelihood EU leaders will agree to the goal at a meeting this week (20-21 June), several media outlets report. ...
  • 12 Oct 2018 |

    Special deals for mining areas to ease coal exit – task force draft

    12 Oct 2018, 16:40 Germany’s coal commission wants to ease the coal exit by granting lignite mining regions preferential treatment in infrastructure and innovation projects, according to a leaked draft report seen by the Clean Energy Wire. The paper ...
  • Env min decision on CO₂ car limits Pyrrhic victory for industry – opinion

    German environment minister Svenja Schulze’s decision to back away from her call for more ambitious new EU CO₂ car emissions limits is “a defeat for the climate, and for the industry – once again – a Pyrrhic victory,” writes Michael Bauchmüller in an ...
  • 11 Dec 2018 |

    Siemens, Shell, grid operator call for extra offshore wind tenders to produce hydrogen

    11 Dec 2018, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Wind Clean Energy Wire Engineering conglomerate Siemens, oil giant Shell and German grid operator TenneT have called for stepping up the country ...
  • EU deal on power market rules and capacity mechanisms criticised for coal subsidies

    19 Dec 2018, 13:49 EU institutions have agreed on new rules for the internal electricity market, including capacity mechanisms, coal subsidies, cross-border power flows and access for more market actors who are free to set their own prices. The German ...
  • German environment agency submits considerations for long-term EU climate strategy

    The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has submitted its considerations regarding a future long-term climate plan for the European Union. The EU is currently preparing its respective mid-century long-term climate strategy, which would drag Europe’s economy ...
  • Despite February ruling, EU could again question funding for Germany’s security standby of lignite plants

    The European Commission had approved, in a February state aid ruling, Germany’s security standby of lignite plants scheme, and said that future rules on the design of the EU electricity market would not influence this ruling. The Commission now says this ...
  • 08 Jun 2018 |

    German environment ministry pushes for tougher EU car emission rules

    08 Jun 2018 (All day) The German environment ministry has called for much more ambitious EU targets to lower car emissions than those proposed by the European Commission. In a position paper seen by the Clean Energy Wire, the ministry says car emissions ...
  • Task force to decide report on economic perspectives for coal regions

    At a meeting in the Rhenish lignite mining region, Germany’s coal exit commission debated first proposals on how to cushion the effects of an exit from coal-fired power generation in affected regions. A draft interim report, seen by the Clean Energy Wire, ...
  • German government vies for headquarters of European battery cell production

    The German government tries to bring the headquarters of the envisaged European joint venture for battery cell production to Germany, a press release by Germany’s economy and energy ministry (BMWi) says. At a meeting of the European Battery Alliance in ...
  • Preview2019- Govt too "weak" for speedy coal exit, researcher says

    20 Dec 2018, 09:06 The weak and fragile German government is unlikely to implement the drastic measures needed for a speedy coal exit, regardless of the coal commission 's proposals due early next year, according to energy policy reseacher Claudia ...
  • 26 Aug 2019 |

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

    26 Aug 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Efficiency dpa / Merkur The German Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community is in favour of introducing tax incentives for homeowners who ...
  • 08 Jan 2019 |

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

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

    German energy minister gets booed by student climate protesters

    25 Jan 2019, 13:51 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 ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

    Funds for structural change in German coal regions in dispute – state premiers call for clarity

    19 Aug 2019, 13:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Elections & Politics Spiegel Online / dpa / Tagesspiegel Background Federal finance minister Olaf Scholz has ignited doubts about where a promised 40 billion ...
  • German econ min stresses potential for German-Russian trading cooperation in energy transition

    Russia will continue to be an important trading partner also in a future that gradually substitutes fossil energy sources with renewables, Germany’s economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier has said at a the German-Russian Resource Conference in Potsdam ...
  • Saxony introduces master plan for energy research – but doesn’t discriminate against lignite

    The state government of Saxony in eastern Germany, where parts of the Lusatian lignite mining district are located, has published a master plan for future energy research, including the areas of nuclear security, battery production, and photovoltaics, ...
  • Germany at risk of becoming biotope for fossil combustion technologies – Green MP

    By opposing stricter EU car emission limits, Germany’s government delays the transition to renewable mobility and risks isolating the country, according to Green MP and transport expert Cem Özdemir. “France, Denmark, Luxembourg and Netherlands have ...
  • Gas

    German government looking into financing options for domestic LNG terminal

    The German government is considering providing financial support to the construction of what would be the country’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, according to spokesperson Steffen Seibert. While private investors are currently examining ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Apr 2018 |

    Economy minister Altmaier calls for mobility transition push

    10 Apr 2018 (All day) The current legislative period has to be used to significantly advance the mobility transition in Germany, ensuring that the country remains a technology leader, said economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier at a mobility ...
  • State economy minister calls for CO₂ tax on oil and gas

    Andreas Pinkwart, economy minister of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s most populous state and home to one of three German lignite mining regions, has called for a CO₂ tax on oil and gas to ensure that power consumers do not have to shoulder all of ...
  • Exploratory talks for a government coalition to begin on 18 October

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservative CDU/CSU bloc would begin exploratory talks on forming a so-called ‘Jamaica’ coalition on 18 October, reports Reuters. That day, the CDU/CSU would hold separate talks with the Free Democrats (FDP) and ...
  • Merkel renews call for European battery cell production

    German chancellor Angela Merkel wants to make battery cell production a “ strategic European development ”, she said during a speech at an event on e-mobility in Berlin. “Someone like me, who once studied physics, is incredibly sad that we cannot produce ...
  • 22 Nov 2018 |

    German government plans to postpone deadline for coal commission

    22 Nov 2018, 15:06 The German government wants to postpone the deadline for the conclusion of the country’s coal exit commission. Sources told the Clean Energy Wire the commission may have to extend its work on the phase out of the fossil fuel until ...
  • Study looks at different scenarios for grid expansion in Germany

    Fast decisions on climate targets, renewable growth and fossil fuel phase-out are required to plan the future German grid system, a study by the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut) within a project funded by the Ministry for Education and ...
  • Coal commission fail would be lost year for climate policy- member

    20 Nov 2018, 10:30 Germany’s coal exit commission aims to propose a path for the country’s phase-out by the end of November. Agreeing a compromise on how to end the use of Germany's most important fossil fuel in such a short time will be difficult, ...
  • “Germany’s coal task force can change things for Europe” – opinion

    The launch of the coal-exit commission has raised expectations that Germany’s – and by extension, Europe’s – commitment to a low-carbon future could shift from rhetoric to reality, Nick Butler writes in an opinion piece for the Financial Times. However, ...
  • Scepticism over adequacy of funds for post-coal clean-up raises concern

    Germany's Council of State Governments (Bundesrat) has expressed fears that lignite mine operators have not set aside enough money to cover the future costs of decommissioning, demolishing, and renaturing mined land, spurring more widespread concern, ...
  • 'Green wave' vs right-wing populism: Europe faces climate policy polarisation

    05 Jun 2019, 16:00 The European elections delivered major gains for Green parties in several countries, as voters signalled a strong desire for more aggressive action on climate change. In Germany, the Green surge was especially strong. The party doubled ...
  • Need for energy policy reform “piling up” – parliamentary debate

    The need for reform in German energy policy is “piling up” under the current grand coalition government, said Oliver Krischer, deputy leader of the Greens parliamentary group in a plenary debate on the economy and energy budget for 2019. Economy minister ...
  • German court stops controversial clearing of forest for lignite mine

    05 Oct 2018, 17:00 Clearing operations at the embattled Hambach Forest to make way for a coal mine have to be halted to decide whether the forest is protected by EU environmental rules, a German court has decided. The judges said energy company RWE did ...
  • Carmakers and governments responsible for car emissions limits dilemma - opinion

    German carmakers are the main culprits behind the problems with emissions, writes Nikolaus Doll in an opinion piece for Die Welt. “Not all, but important companies have lied, deceived and in the end will not manage to comply with the future limit,” Doll ...
  • Four climate policy initiatives for a fair transformation

    Climate policy must take into account all the affected people, empower them, hold those responsible for climate change accountable, and create both global and national prospects for the future, according to the German Advisory Council on Global Change ...
  • 01 Feb 2019 |

    Relief about German coal exit deal fades as focus turns to implementation challenges

    01 Feb 2019, 13:53 The initial relief in Germany over a coal exit deal has given way to fresh discussions over how to implement the hard-won compromise. Chancellor Angela Merkel and politicians from her grand coalition government praised the agreement by ...
  • Merkel prepares departure in shock move at key time for climate policy

    29 Oct 2018, 16:39 The elections in the German state of Hesse have set in motion a major shift in the country's political landscape. Germany's national government coalition parties took the second pounding at regional elections in a row, ...
  • European Commissioners push for greater oversight of carmakers’ compliance with EU emission rules

    The European Commission wants to exert stricter control over how car manufacturers determine the emissions of their cars, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. EU Commissioners suspect that carmakers have found a loophole in the Commission’s targets ...
  • State environment ministers call for minimum CO2 price

    Nine federal states’ ministers of the environment and energy are calling for the introduction of a minimum CO 2 price at the federal level, according to an article in Handelsblatt. In a letter to federal economy minister Peter Altmaier, the ministers ...
  • German environment ministry pushes for tougher EU car emission rules

    The German environment ministry has called for much more ambitious EU targets to lower car emissions than those proposed by the EU Commission. In a position paper seen by the Clean Energy Wire, the ministry says car emissions must be halved between 2021 ...
  • VW software updates for diesel cars totally inadequate – environmental group

    The software updates offered by VW for diesel cars affected by emissions manipulation are completely inadequate to reduce the vehicles’ pollution levels to below legal limits, according to Environmental Action Germany (DUH). “We don’t need ‘Mickey-Mouse ...
  • 10 Jul 2019 |

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

    10 Jul 2019, 12:56 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert DUH- Environmental Action Germany Deutsche ...
  • German government struggles to find common position on new EU climate targets for cars

    The German government is still a long way from finding a common position on future EU car fleet emission limits, report Till Hoppe and Silke Kersting in the business daily Handelsblatt. German car makers’ works councils and the top brass of metalworkers’ ...
  • 14 May 2019 |

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

    14 May 2019, 13:33 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Grid Renewables ...
  • Merkel is working on a comeback as “climate chancellor” – analysis

    14 Jun 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Die Zeit At the end of her term in office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel aims to resume her former self-styled role as ...
  • 19 Jan 2016

    Energy minister wants round table on coal, unions demand commission

    19 Jan 2016 (All day) Federal Ministry for Energy and Economic Affairs (BMWi) Gabriel says wants round table on future of coal Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has said he wants to establish a round table on the future of coal in the country of ...
  • CDU Economic Council calls for global ETS

    German business association CDU Economic Council, associated with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), called on Germany and the EU to work towards a global regime to reduce CO₂ emissions “like the ETS” (European Union Emissions Trading ...
  • 20 Sep 2018 |

    Germany sets deadline for grid expansion plans

    20 Sep 2018, 18:33 Energy minister Peter Altmaier has announced new plans to accelerate the expansion of Germany’s power grid, which is behind schedule but vital to the growth of renewable power production. The majority of new connections could be ...
  • “Final spurt for the climate”

    Germany is making haste in ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement partly over fears that Donald Trump will pull out of the deal before it comes into force if he becomes US president, writes Michael Bauchmüller in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Time is pressing, and ...
  • 15 Oct 2018 |

    Bavarian vote shakes Berlin coalition, leaves energy policy in limbo

    15 Oct 2018, 17:33 The ruling Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) – the sister party to Angela Merkel’s CDU and the partner in her national grand coalition government – were dealt a historic blow in the Bavarian state elections, ...
  • Two northern German states aim for 100 percent renewable power supply by 2035

    The governments of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, two of Germany’s northernmost federal states, have announced the goal to supply the region with 100 percent renewable power by 2035, reports Andreas Dey in Hamburger Abendblatt. Hamburg Mayor Peter ...
  • Natural Gas Supply: No Need for Another Baltic Sea Pipeline - DIW

    The planned construction of a second Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, known as Nord Stream 2, is not necessary to secure natural gas supplies for Germany and Europe, according to a study by the German Institute for Economic Research ...
  • Germany’s raw material needs for energy transition could exceed supply by 2035

    The demand for raw materials needed for the production of renewable energy sources, e-cars and other energy transition technologies could exceed supply by 2035, the German government says in its reply to a parliamentary inquiry filed by the Free Democrats ...
  • Alterations to power grid for e-cars cost billions

    Modifying the power grid so that it can cater to an increasing number of electric cars will require investment to the tune of 11 billion euros by 2030, a study authored by the Munich-based consultancy TCW for ABB, a supplier of products and solutions for ...
  • Minister promises stability for troubled German wind power sector

    16 Aug 2018, 16:59 While touring critical power grid projects in northern Germany, energy minister Peter Altmaier also faced a troubled wind industry that fears its golden years in the country are over. Under pressure from workers and local politicians, ...
  • Economy minister Altmaier calls for mobility transition push over coming four years

    The current legislative period must be used to significantly advance the transport transition in Germany, said economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier at the Tagesspiegel’s Future Mobility Summit in Berlin. “I believe that we have to bring the ...
  • 10 Jul 2018 |

    Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition

    10 Jul 2018, 11:52 Chinese battery maker CATL plans to build a large factory in the eastern German state of Thuringia to supply manufacturers in the birth country of the automobile with battery cells to facilitate the transition to low-emission mobility. ...
  • Germany’s far-right AfD focuses on climate denial ahead of EU elections to woo disgruntled voters

    15 May 2019, 12:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics The Guardian Climate change denial has become a key topic of Germany’s far-right populist party AfD ahead of the EU ...
  • 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 ...
  • Onshore wind auction undersubscribed for the first time

    In this year’s second auction of onshore wind power capacity, not enough bids were submitted to cover the 670 megawatts (MW) on offer, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) says in a press release. “The moderate undersubscription of an auction confirms a ...
  • 29 Jan 2016

    Call for fair treatment of storage / Citizens important for energy transition success

    29 Jan 2016 (All day) Energy associations Call for fair competition conditions for power storage facilities Energy business associations BDEW, BEE, BNE, BVES, VDMA and VKU have called on the parliamentary committees for energy and environment to establish ...
  • Germany should aim for 95 percent emissions reduction by 2050 – dena head

    The German government should quickly narrow down its mid-century greenhouse gas reduction goal because energy policy decisions in the here and now depend on it, said German Energy Agency (dena) head Andreas Kuhlmann. “My recommendation to the government ...
  • Student climate activist Greta Thunberg calls Germany’s 2038 coal exit proposal “absurd”

    07 Feb 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Focus Online Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called the ...
  • Germany has depleted its natural resources for 2018 – report

    The natural resources Germany can use sustainably in 2018 have been consumed entirely as of 2 May, public broadcaster ARD reports, citing calculations by climate action organisation Global Footprint. The fact that the date was reached about one week later ...
  • 18 Jun 2018 |

    Germany's coal commission model for fair decarbonisation- union rep

    18 Jun 2018, 14:58 Social justice should be a guiding principle of modern climate policy, German environment minister Svenja Schulze said at the opening of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. Samantha Smith of the International Trade Union ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

    Conservatives propose national emissions trading system for transport and buildings

    13 Sep 2019, 13:23 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

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

    12 Sep 2019, 14:03 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Efficiency Die Welt / Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    German building energy draft law unfit for emissions reduction, critics say

    10 Sep 2019, 13:43 Expert DUH- Environmental Action Germany Deutsche Umwelthilfe Climate & CO2 Society Expert Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) German CEOs for climate protection Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Think tanks call for climate action law that includes CO₂ price for transport, buildings

    13 May 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Agora Energiewende / Agora Verkehrswende [This article was based on the German version of the proposals. Agora Energiewende and ...
  • Head of Germany’s economic experts’ council calls for readjustment of Energiewende funding

    Germany needs a “reasonable readjustment” of its energy transition to get a grip on the “costs that are out of control”, Christoph M. Schmidt, head of the German Council of Economic Experts (Wirtschaftsweisen), says in an article on Focus Online. “With ...
  • 25 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel’s 'car summit' with industry yields meagre results – media reports

    25 Jun 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Policy BR / Tagesspiegel Background A high-profile meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and car industry representatives has yielded few tangible results, ...
  • Major German companies back position paper calling for climate neutrality

    09 Sep 2019, 13:41 Expert Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) German CEOs for climate protection Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire ...
  • Pilot project to test use of natural gas storage for power-based hydrogen

    German energy company EWE AG wants to test using an underground gas storage cavern for storing hydrogen produced from wind and solar power, as the need for regular natural gas storage has declined over the past years – a trend that is bound to continue ...
  • Civil society and industry call for use of federal budget to finance renewables expansion

    A broad alliance of trade unions, consumer, renewable, and industry associations has called on the future German government to use the federal budget to finance “at least parts of the Energiewende costs”. “We need a new financing system for the cost ...
  • Head of governing conservatives says environmental protection must "get the priority it deserves"

    19 Jun 2019, 12:03 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Die Zeit Humankind ...
  • German subsidies for environment and energy rise in 2018

    06 Sep 2019, 13:38 Expert IfW- Kiel Institute for the World Economy Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel International Society Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire German ...
  • Germany has used up its CO₂ budget for 2018 – gas industry initiative

    By 28 March Germany had already used up its annual CO₂ budget for 2018, one week earlier than last year, according to the natural gas industry initiative Zukunft Erdgas. “The reason for this is the climate strategy of the government, where the measures ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

    VW receives over 30,000 reservations for first purpose-built electric car

    06 Sep 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire More than 30,000 people have put in a reservation for Volkswagen's first purpose-built electric car ID.3, which will be unveiled at next ...
  • German party leaders agree energy policy blueprint for coalition talks

    12 Jan 2018 (All day) The parties currently in talks to form Germany’s next government have agreed to speed up the roll-out of renewable energies and start the phase-out of coal-fired power generation. Contrary to a draft leaked earlier this week, the ...
  • 05 Sep 2019 |

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

    05 Sep 2019, 12:29 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 04 Sep 2019 |

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

    04 Sep 2019, 13:06 Expert DIW- German Institute for Economic Research Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid ...
  • Upcoming battery improvements could signal a leap forward for e-cars in Germany – report

    Electric car batteries could become twice as efficient as they currently are by 2025, researcher Martin Winter of the University of Münster says in an article written by Jürgen Pander on Spiegel Online. This means that e-cars could soon have a standard ...
  • 22 Feb 2019 |

    Environment ministry draft law aims to tighten Germany's climate targets

    22 Feb 2019, 18:00 German environment minister Svenja Schulze is calling for an ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal of “at least 95 percent” by the year 2050 compared to 1990, in a draft of the highly anticipated Climate Action Law, seen by Clean ...
  • IEA scenarios downplayed renewables for political reasons - experts

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has grossly underestimated the growth of renewables in its influential World Energy Outlook (WEO) forecasts for political reasons in the past, green energy proponents have told the Deutsche Welle. “Fossil and nuclear ...
  • 01 Dec 2015

    RWE to split in two, following in E.ON's footsteps

    01 Dec 2015 (All day) RWE / Handelsblatt Utility RWE follows E.ON example, to split in two One of Germany’s largest utilities RWE will split in two, the company announced on Tuesday. Renewables, grids and retail activities in Germany and abroad will be ...
  • 03 Sep 2019 |

    Flexible biomass reaches capacity limit for financial support

    03 Sep 2019, 13:29 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Expert German Biogas Association Fachverband Biogas e.V. Business & Jobs Citizens& ...
  • EU energy ministers’ agreement not enough for climate protection - opinion

    The agreement by the EU member states’ energy ministers on the Union’s future energy policy is “not commensurate with the challenges of climate protection”, writes Detlef Drewes in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter Neue Presse. With the current ...
  • 02 Sep 2019 |

    German environment minister proposes climate reward for forest owners

    02 Sep 2019, 13:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Agriculture Spiegel Online Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze has proposed rewarding forest owners who gear their forests towards nature ...
  • Consumer organisation association calls for fairer distribution of Energiewende costs

    The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (vzbv) has called on the new German government to "reboot" financing of the energy transition. The costs of building up renewable capacity and updating the grid must be more fairly distributed, the ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Sustainable fuels crucial for Germany's transport sector climate targets – industry associations

    30 Aug 2019, 14:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Bioenergy Cars Clean Energy Wire Together with nine other industry players, the automotive, farmers' and biofuel industry associations have agreed in a position ...
  • 29 Aug 2019 |

    Germany needs concept to exploit e-scooter potential for mobility transition – city association

    29 Aug 2019, 12:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Transport Cities Clean Energy Wire Electric scooters can contribute to sustainable urban mobility, but their integration in urban traffic must be coordinated jointly by ...
  • 28 Aug 2019 |

    Germany’s Greens call for an “ecological forest transition”

    28 Aug 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy The German Green Party is calling for a radical overhaul of the country’s forests to better protect the natural landscape from extreme ...
  • 26 Aug 2019 |

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

    26 Aug 2019, 13:34 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert Agora Verkehrswende Think tank on energy transition in the transport sector Cars Transport Use Teaser ...
  • German government criticises Brazil over Amazon fire, calls for rainforest protection programme

    26 Aug 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The exceptionally large wildfires in the Amazon region in South America have led German government members to ...
  • North Rhine-Westphalia state premier’s call for early shutdown of Belgian nuclear reactor rejected

    Armin Laschet, state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), has unsuccessfully called for the early shutdown of two nuclear reactors near the Belgian-German border in a meeting with Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel, reports Moritz Küpper for ...
  • Reducing power prices and increasing fuel prices for sector coupling

    Making electricity cheaper and heating and transport fuels more expensive would be a first step towards successful sector coupling in Germany, writes Stefan Schultz in an opinion piece for Spiegel Online. Renewables expansion costs for consumers would be ...
  • German climate law put off as disagreements weigh on governing coalition

    18 Feb 2019, 13:24 A dispute over what is supposed to be its most important climate policy is adding to the woes of Germany’s governing coalition. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance and their centre-left coalition partner SPD are ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    Germany bolsters iodine supply as precaution for nuclear accident

    23 Aug 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire Germany is increasing its stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear accident. The Federal Office ...
  • 22 Aug 2019 |

    Eastern German coal states welcome proposal for phase-out support

    22 Aug 2019, 13:55 Eastern German coal mining regions have welcomed draft legislation to support the states most affected by plans to phase out the fossil fuel by 2038 at the latest. The economy ministry presented an "investment law for coal regions ...
  • German emissions trading scheme for transport and heating would delay action several years – study

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

    CDU climate politician proposes truck toll, use revenues for rail freight

    20 Aug 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Transport Freight Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire Germany should introduce a truck toll on all German roads and use the revenues to strengthen ...
  • “Better chances for citzens’ energy”

    The government coalition has agreed last-minute changes to the contested reform of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) in order to boost citizen energy projects, reports Michael Bauchmüller in Süddeutsche Zeitung. Citizen energy projects need to participate at ...
  • EU 2030 car fleet emission rules translate into quota for electric vehicles - VW head of technology

    The EU’s fleet emission limits for 2030 will have an effect similar to a quota for electric cars, according to Volkswagen. The new limits will be so low that carmakers could only reach them by selling a certain percentage of electric vehicles, said Stefan ...
  • Germany gears up for official talks on coal phase-out

    22 May 2018 Energy transition pioneer Germany is about to launch a highly anticipated task force on phasing out coal power, the most prominent blemish on the country’s climate record. The government will likely nominate the coal exit commission on ...
  • Germany missing 2020 climate target “a bitter defeat for climate politicians“ – env min state sec

    Germany will definitely miss its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020, which is a “bitter defeat for climate politicians,“ said Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary in the environment ministry, at the annual conference of the German ...
  • Renewable gases for a greenhouse-gas neutral energy system

    The use of 930 terawatt-hours of renewable gases could provide enough flexibility to sustain a greenhouse-gas neutral energy system in Germany by 2050, a study by energy advisors (enervis) for the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the association ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    NGOs present climate action package, call on German govt for more speed

    16 Aug 2019, 13:19 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert DUH- Environmental Action Germany Deutsche Umwelthilfe Climate & CO2 Society Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Expert ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    German transport minister's proposals for climate-friendly traffic 'completely insufficient' – media

    16 Aug 2019, 12:09 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 Freja Eriksen Transport Clean Energy Wire / ...
  • 15 Aug 2019 |

    Market introduction strategy for green hydrogen needed – German industry association

    15 Aug 2019, 12:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Technology Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany needs a market introduction strategy for green fuels based on hydrogen, Carsten Rolle, climate and energy ...
  • Communication crucial for success of carbon pricing schemes – study

    14 Aug 2019, 11:55 Expert adelphi Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire There is no general recipe for a successful carbon pricing scheme, but its ...
  • Merkel aims for balanced budget in fight against climate change

    13 Aug 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Spiegel Online German Chancellor Angela Merkel "stands by the objective of a balanced budget", her ...
  • Coordinated Dutch-German climate action is critical for Europe – researchers

    12 Aug 2019, 12:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Energy Post / Clean Energy Wire Coordinated action on climate by Germany and the Netherlands is critical for Europe, several ...
  • 09 Jul 2018 |

    'Last tonne of CO₂ should come from natural gas' –gas industry rep

    09 Jul 2018, 15:15 Natural gas is needed to complement renewable energies today and will increasingly be replaced by ‘green gases’, enabling the continued use of existing infrastructure, says Timm Kehler, head of the gas industry initiative Zukunft ERDGAS ...
  • 12 Aug 2019 |

    Low auction turnout means “renewed wake-up call” for German wind power

    12 Aug 2019, 12:25 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway ...
  • Conservative party head calls for overhaul of German energy taxes and levies

    12 Aug 2019, 12:29 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire / Welt ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    Saving Hambach Forest would cost over one billion euros, energy company RWE says

    21 Mar 2019, 12:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Society dpa / n-tv online Halting coal mining at the embattled Hambach Forest would cost operator RWE  more than a billion euros, the company said in an ...
  • Germany heads for "spectacular" 2020 climate target miss- study

    07 Sep 2017 Germany must urgently step up its CO2 reduction efforts immediately after the upcoming elections if it wants to prevent a spectacular miss of its 2020 climate targets, according to think tank Agora Energiewende. Instead of reducing emissions ...
  • 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 ...
  • 09 Aug 2019 |

    New York looks to Germany for key offshore wind lessons

    09 Aug 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Grid Wind Clean Energy Wire Germany and other European countries offer important lessons for the development of offshore wind in New York, according to the US state& ...
  • German power grid not ready for e-car boom - study

    A large-scale roll-out of electric vehicles in Germany could overstrain the power grid, and the country should invest billions of euros to prevent a breakdown in the future, Jürgen Flauger and Franz Hubik write in the Handelsblatt. According to ...
  • Social Democrats (SPD) vote for formal coalition negotiations; Germany giving up climate target “fake news” – SPD head Schulz

    At their special congress held on 21 January, 56 percent of SPD delegates voted to enter formal negotiations to renew Germany’s grand coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU block, reports Reuters. SPD leaders vowed to ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    German politicians call for higher tax on meat to protect climate

    08 Aug 2019, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Agriculture Deutsche Welle Politicians from the Green Party and Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Germany have proposed an increase in value added tax ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    E.ON on course for innogy transaction while 2019 renewables earnings rise

    08 Aug 2019, 14:00 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Utilities Clean Energy Wire German utility E.ON has reaffirmed largely stable operating ...
  • German petrol station operators look for new business models as e-cars loom

    German petrol stations are struggling for new business models as a breakthrough for electric vehicles appears just around the corner, Michael Ashelm and Bernd Freytag write for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Instead of marching ahead, an entire ...
  • Green Party parliamentary group leader “still ready for talks” on government participation

    The Green Party is “still ready for talks” on becoming part of a possible government coalition in Germany, the party’s parliamentary group co-leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt has said in an interview with Welt Online. She said that her party would be ready ...
  • 20 Jun 2019 |

    Maritime energy transition needs LNG, says German shipping industry

    20 Jun 2019, 13:22 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Freight Clean Energy Wire A maritime energy transition in line with the Paris Climate Agreement is only possible with the help of liquefied natural gas (LNG), ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German cabinet decides tax break package for electric company cars

    01 Aug 2019, 12:23 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband ...
  • No more “reliable friends” for coal in any of Germany’s parties

    Many parties avoided clear messages on a lignite phase-out in their election programmes, but “coal does not have reliable friends in any of the parties, anymore”, writes Klaus Stratmann in an article for Handelsblatt. Party programmes lack “coherent ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    Researchers call for standardised CO2 compensation scheme for air travel emissions in Germany

    18 Mar 2019, 13:58 Expert IKEM- Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität Climate & CO2 Renewables Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate ...
  • German utility RWE raises earnings forecast for 2019 amid lignite compensation talks

    31 Jul 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Electricity market Utilities Clean Energy Wire / Reuters RWE AG, one of Germany’s largest utilities, has raised its earnings expectations for 2019 due to a ...
  • Germany turns into electricity importer for first time in five years in June

    30 Jul 2019, 13:47 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 30 Jul 2019 |

    Lower energy use puts Germany on course for further emissions reduction

    30 Jul 2019, 13:43 Primary energy use in Germany decreased almost two percent in the first half of 2019 due to a large drop in coal consumption, according to first estimates. This is likely to result in a further substantial fall in the country’s CO2 ...
  • Maximum support rate for onshore wind raised to ensure continuous expansion

    The maximum support rate for onshore wind power installations in Germany’s renewables auctions scheme has been raised to 6.3 cents per kilowatt hour to ensure competition among bidders and a continuous expansion of the energy source, the Federal Grid ...
  • Mining union calls for Energiewende ministry

    Germany’s largest mining trade union has called on the next federal government to assign the tasks related to energy, transport, and housing policies to a ‘ministry of energy transition’. This would help the country avoid the current “uncoordinated ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    Germany’s finance minister says rapid grid expansion key to coal exit

    25 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Grid Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid Germany sets deadline for grid expansion plans Rheinische Post German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Germany accounts for one third of EU coal power generation despite 2019 drop

    26 Jul 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Power generation from coal was down 19 percent in Europe, and 22 percent in Germany, in the first six months 2019, according ...
  • 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 ...
  • 25 Jul 2019 |

    German conservatives propose discount on electricity and support for rural commuters

    25 Jul 2019, 14:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Cost & Prices Policy The deputy head of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU parliamentary group, Andreas Jung, has suggested consumers should pay less for ...
  • Fix end date for combustion engine cars after coalition talks – Green Party head

    The Greens’ call for an end to the sale of new internal combustion engine cars by 2030 was meant to deliver a “wake-up call to the German industry", said Cem Özdemir, co-head and one of the two leading candidates for the Green Party in the upcoming ...
  • For better CO2 regulation of motor vehicles in Europe – a compendium”

    Future CO 2 regulation of cars and trucks will play a substantial role in climate policy because of road traffic’s key position in mobility, according to the Cologne Institute for Economic Research. In a compendium on European CO 2 rules, the institute ...
  • Citizens’ participation for climate policy

    The federal environment ministry (BMUB) will continue to use citizens’ participation processes to develop climate policy in the future, the ministry said in a press release. “What we learned in the stakeholder process helped us in developing the Climate ...
  • 24 Jul 2019 |

    Solar power could be “lifeline” for European coal regions – study

    24 Jul 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Solar Clean Energy Wire Solar power could “fully substitute” coal-fired power generation in European coal regions in transition, according to a study by the ...
  • IPCC land use report shows climate change threat to global livelihood – env min

    08 Aug 2019, 13:41 A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on land use shows that climate change is threatening the world's food supply and livelihood, making it an "existential question", said German ...
  • Germans willing to pay 32 euros per month for climate action – survey

    22 Jul 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Bild am Sonntag A survey by weekly tabloid Bild am Sonntag found people in Germany would be willing to spend an average of 32 ...
  • VW proposes European alliance for battery cell production

    Germany’s biggest carmaker VW has proposed a European alliance for battery cell production to counter the current dominance of suppliers from East Asia, manager-magazin.de reports. It would be “desirable” that German and European industry actors stepped ...
  • Germany’s coal exit talks in final round

    25 Jan 2019, 11:58 Germany’s coal exit commission has begun what could be its decisive meeting on Friday. In crucial last-minute talks, the commission must agree on a timetable to phase out the climate-damaging fossil fuel for electricity production ...
  • Raise of maximum support rate for onshore wind power auctions “a necessary correction”

    The decision by Germany’s Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA) to increase the maximum support rate for onshore wind power installations in renewables auctions to 6.3 cents per kilowatt hour was “a first step to correct undesired developments” in the tender ...
  • Siemens calls for “accelerated” coal exit and European carbon price

    Germany’s largest industrial company Siemens has sent an unofficial working paper to members of the Green Party in which it calls for “an accelerated end of coal-fired power production” coupled with a European carbon floor price. In the four-page document ...
  • “Call for a reform of the renewable energy act”

    Most Germans say the costs for renewable energy expansion are not fairly distributed across the country, Thüringische Landeszeitung reports. A representative survey by pollster Kantar Emnid found 59 percent of respondents said the costs paid by power ...
  • Mining Union IG BCE calls for government commission on transport transition

    Mining Union IG BCE, which represents many workers at car industry suppliers and is a fierce opponent of a quick coal exit, has called for a “future commission transport transition” shortly after the upcoming elections, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine ...
  • “Afghanistan: Big potential for profitable solar power”

    Solar power generation can play an important role in securing Afghanistan’s future energy supply, the German Solar Industry Association (BSW) says in a press release. Together with the Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU), the BSW studied the war ...
  • 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 ...
  • German environment minister calls for higher tax on air travel

    18 Jul 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Transport Elections & Politics Rheinische Post Ahead of the climate cabinet’s next meeting, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze is calling for “a fair CO2 ...
  • SPD's Westphal: "Conditions to set coal exit date lacking"

    26 Jul 2017 (All day) The SPD, Germany's oldest party, has been a junior partner to Angela Merkel's conservative union in the grand coalition since 2013. The Social Democrats have traditionally been the country's "labour party" ...
  • State ministers reject German captain’s demands for taking climate refugees

    16 Jul 2019, 13:15 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Bild Two interior ministers of ...
  • Danish law draft and German coalition talks hurdles for Nord Stream 2

    Opposition to the planned Russian-German gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 is growing as Denmark drafts a new law that would allow the government to prevent the construction on the country’s continental shelf, writes Andreas Mihm in Frankfurter Allgemeine ...
  • German politicians welcome govt advisors’ call for CO₂ price

    15 Jul 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices ZDF / Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background German politicians have largely welcomed the German Council of Economic ...
  • BDEW head: “Gas key for the energy transition”

    Stefan Kapferer, managing director of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), has called on the German government to show “a clear commitment to gas” in the country’s energy supply system, writes Dagmar Dehmer in Tagesspiegel. The ...
  • 29 May 2019 |
    Gas

    Planned LNG import terminal in northern Germany faces opposition

    29 May 2019, 12:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Die Welt The German government has promised financial support for the construction of Germany’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, but one ...
  • Next German government needs “realistic plan” for workers and regions if it seeks coal exit – union head

    Should the next German government decide to seek a coal exit, it must also care for the workers' and mining regions’ future, said Michael Vassiliadis, head of Germany’s largest mining trade union IG BCE and one of Germany's most prominent ...
  • German gov’t advisors call for CO2 price to revamp inefficient climate policy

    13 Jul 2019, 13:04 Germany should introduce a price on carbon emissions for sectors such as transport and buildings currently not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, the government’s top economic advisors have proposed. This would work as an ...
  • Preview2018- Energy economist fears for Germany's climate reputation

    18 Dec 2017 (All day) Germany enters 2018 without having found a new government, a situation that casts a cloud over all of the country’s major policy endeavours including those dealing with energy and climate. But irrespective of the unprecedented ...
  • “Schulz pushes for e-car quota”

    Social Democratic (SPD) chancellor candidate Martin Schulz calls for a binding European e-mobility quota as a consequence of the diesel scandal, reports Peter Fahrenholz for Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ). “With a binding European e-mobility quota we will ...
  • Govt energy transition commission calls for CO2 price, mobility action

    01 Nov 2017 (All day) Germany is likely to miss several of its energy transition goals by 2020, including greenhouse gas and energy consumption reduction, writes an expert commission tasked with monitoring the progress of the German Energiewende in a ...
  • German coal exit timetable to be settled in last minute talks

    23 Jan 2019, 18:16 Germany’s detailed coal exit path and the end-date to coal-fired power generation remain unknown only days before a highly anticipated phase-out proposal is due to be published. A leaked draft of the final report of the country’s coal ...
  • CDU head’s call for climate consensus could be dead on arrival – opinion

    09 Jul 2019, 12:42 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert FDP- Free Democratic ...
  • VW CEO says combustion engine still needed for “transition period”

    VW CEO Matthias Müller said the internal combustion engine “will continue to be needed in a transition period towards e-mobility”. Following talks with German environment minister Barbara Hendricks at his company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Müller said ...
  • Renewables cover about 100% of German power use for first time ever

    05 Jan 2018 Germany has crossed a symbolic milestone in its energy transition by briefly covering around 100 percent of electricity use with renewables for the first time ever on 1 January. In the whole of last year, the world’s fourth largest economy ...
  • German env min calls for raising taxes on transport and heating fuels

    05 Jul 2019, 14:17 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

    Germany wants to get shipping on Rhine River ready for climate change

    05 Jul 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Freight Clean Energy Wire The companies that depend on the Rhine River – Germany’s most important shipping artery for heavy goods and raw materials – have developed an ...
  • 04 Jul 2019 |
    Gas

    Local utilities call for mandatory share of renewable gases

    04 Jul 2019, 12:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Clean Energy Wire More than 60 local German utilities have called for the introduction of a mandatory share of renewables-based gases to be added to the country ...
  • 08 Nov 2017 |

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

    08 Nov 2017 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 the ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    Rising demand for heating energy for German government buildings

    08 Feb 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Efficiency Buildings commission to be established next year Germany to face EU sanctions if it does not lower heating sector emissions ...
  • Merkel signals support for eventual ban of combustion engine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced support for the idea of banning internal combustion engine cars sometime in the future, as planned by other European countries, such as France and the UK. “I cannot name a specific date now, but the approach is ...
  • “One for all”

    All German energy-related taxes and levies should be substituted by a national price on greenhouse gas emissions (CO₂ levy), which would increase continuously over the coming years, according to a proposal by the newly-founded association for a national ...
  • “RWE’s appetite for deals hones in on UK energy market”

    RWE’s CEO Rolf Martin Schmitz has fuelled expectations that the company will target the UK energy market for future acquisitions with comments in a  recent German newspaper interview, writes Jillian Ambrose in The Telegraph. With its capacity market, the ...
  • 26 Jun 2019 |

    Spike in heat waves poised to drive up Germany's demand for cooling systems

    26 Jun 2019, 12:57 The second summer in a row with record temperatures has fuelled worries about the global climate crisis in Germany and sparked a sudden interest in room cooling systems, which remain a rarity in the central European country. Researchers ...
  • Preview2018- WWF calls for German climate policy emergency programme

    19 Dec 2017 (All day) Germany enters 2018 without having found a new government, a situation that casts a cloud over all of the country’s major policy endeavours including those dealing with energy and climate. But irrespective of the unprecedented ...
  • 24 Jun 2019 |

    German parties call for limiting SUV sales as share of high-emission cars soars

    24 Jun 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Policy Die Welt / Clean Energy Wire Due to the rising number of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Germany, the governing Social Democrats (SPD), the Green ...
  • 16 Jan 2017 |

    Environment agency shows options for halving coal emissions by 2030

    16 Jan 2017 (All day) The best way for Germany to reach its 2030 emissions target for the power sector is by shutting down old coal plants, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) suggests. This strategy is more attractive than an additional CO2 levy, ...
  • “Mini-consensus for the diesel”

    The federal government will demand at the diesel summit on Wednesday that German carmakers pay for software updates for Euro-5 and Euro-6 diesel cars, according to the draft for the final summit statement, reports Daniel Delhaes in Handelsblatt. It will ...
  • 20 Jun 2019 |

    Little demand for fuel cell cars in Germany

    20 Jun 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Cars Handelsblatt Fuel cell cars are often portrayed as an alternative to battery electric cars, but there is hardly any demand in Germany, writes Lukas Bay in ...
  • Germany tops HSBC ranking of countries best prepared for decarbonisation

    20 Jun 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende International HSBC Germany is very well-placed for the low-carbon transition, given its particularly large cleantech industry and strong policies, ...
  • “Vattenfall and BMW Group conclude supply contract for batteries”

    Sweden’s Vattenfall has signed a supply contract with German carmaker BMW for batteries – normally used in BMW’s i3 – which the utility plans to use for storage projects in wind farms in Hamburg, near Amsterdam, and in Wales, Vattenfall said in a press ...
  • 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 ...
  • “Foundations from all over the world initiate G20 platform for climate protection and sustainability”

    More than 30 foundations from eight countries have initiated the Foundations Platform (F20) “to further shape the political discourse on future sustainability measures before, during and after the G20 summit”  on 7-8 July in Hamburg. The goal is to ...
  • 02 Aug 2017

    "Win for car industry"- First reactions to German diesel summit

    02 Aug 2017 (All day) German carmakers have pledged to update the software in some 5 million diesel cars to lower emissions at the so-called "diesel summit", where leaders of the industry met with federal ministers and heads of federal states. ...
  • “Cross sector association alliance calls for redistribution of Energiewende costs”

    A reform of Germany’s system to finance the country’s Energiewende is needed to distribute costs more fairly and push renewable electricity use in heating and transport, writes a cross-sector alliance of associations in a joint statement. In comparison to ...
  • German Greens call for national “climate fund” to finance reduction and mitigation measures

    17 Jun 2019, 12:50 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Bild am Sonntag Germany should set up a national fund ...
  • Environment minister considers scrap bonus for combustion engines possible

    German environment minister Barbara Hendricks would consider rewarding owners of cars with combustion engines if they decide to dispense with their vehicles, the minister said in an interview with Welt Online. A so-called scrapping premium would “not come ...
  • “German government must vouch for preserving industrial competitiveness”

    The future design of the EU Emissions Trading System is of "existential importance" for the steel industry, according to the German Steel Industry Association (Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl). The association says in a press release that the ...
  • Climate plans for Germany’s transport sector insufficient – ranking

    14 Jun 2019, 13:11 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • “Support rates for pv installations slightly down”

    Financial support for pv installations in Germany has fallen slightly for plants starting operation in the second quarter of 2017, the Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA) said in a press release. Remuneration for small pv plants fell from 12.30 to 12.27 cents ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Jun 2019 |

    Most Germans ready to change lifestyle for the climate – survey

    11 Jun 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 YouGov / dpa A majority of Germans would refrain from short-haul flights (74 percent), eat “significantly” less meat (63 percent) and move without ...
  • Head of German Council of Economic Experts says chances greater than ever for introducing CO2 price

    11 Jun 2019, 13:27 Expert RWI- Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Utilities Cost & Prices Electricity market Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Onshore wind power auction in Germany once again fails to attract enough bidders

    10 Sep 2019, 14:10 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Clean ...
  • 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) ...
  • 07 Jun 2019 |

    Renewable energies become most important source for new residential heating

    07 Jun 2019, 13:01 Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt Energiewende Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Heating Cities Clean Energy Wire Two thirds of new residential buildings completed in ...
  • 12 Mar 2018 |

    RWE and E.ON overhaul power sector- German reactions to innogy deal

    12 Mar 2018 (All day) In a deal that could drastically re-shape Germany's power sector, RWE and E.ON have agreed to split RWE subsidiary innogy and focus each on different parts of the business. E.ON will largely be in charge of distribution grids ...
  • “A burden for the climate”

    The Moorburg coal power plant in Hamburg wastes the energy equivalent of 36 tonnes of hard coal per hour during normal operation because environmental organisations and citizen initiatives prevent it from  using waste heat for district heating, Olaf Preuß ...
  • 14 Jun 2019 |

    Start-up Sunfire’s e-fuels can decarbonise industries most addicted to fossil fuels

    14 Jun 2019, 09:07 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • “Energy suppliers: Wake up! Power consumers wish for new products and services”

    Utilities should expand their product range beyond power, gas, water and heat to sell innovative services or even electric appliances, according to an online survey for the study “The future of energy: What consumers really want” by consultancy AXXCON. ...
  • Call for EU-wide CO2 floor price

    In a guest commentary published by the business daily Handelsblatt, Franz Untersteller, environment minister of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Green member of the federal parliament Oliver Krischer call for a CO₂ price to be set for energy sources ...
  • Pay fossil power plants for flexibility, says energy lobby head

    Fossil power plants are disappearing from the market too quickly when they are still needed to supply the country with power on days with little sun or wind, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. “At the moment, the bad economic framework conditions lead to ...
  • 26 Jan 2016

    Gas power stations rise from the dead / A transparent solar cell

    26 Jan 2016 (All day) manager magazine / Bloomberg “Gas-fired power stations rise from the dead” What might be the biggest absurdity of the German Energiewende could now be ending, as relatively clean gas-fired power plants are regaining competitiveness, ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

    VW CEO Diess under fire for suggesting postponing nuclear exit in Germany

    03 Jun 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Nuclear phase-out Cars Clean Energy Wire VW CEO Herbert Diess has drawn heavy criticism for suggesting that Germany should first exit coal instead of nuclear power in ...
  • "Surprising start for onshore wind power auctions"

    The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) has called the dominance of citizens' energy cooperatives in the first round of onshore wind power tenders a "surprise" and a "pleasant signal". Citizens' cooperatives increased wind ...
  • 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. ...
  • 10 Mar 2019 |

    Students demand climate action with “Fridays for Future” school strikes

    10 Mar 2019, 15:22 Students around the world are walking out of school on Fridays to demand faster action on climate change. The protests were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began skipping school last August. In Germany, ...
  • 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 ponders how to finance renewables expansion in the future

    13 Jul 2017 (All day) Germany’s main instrument to support renewables expansion – the renewable energy surcharge – is under intense scrutiny in the run-up to the country’s federal elections in autumn. Demands for a fairer distribution of costs, and the ...
  • 26 Jan 2017 |

    How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future?

    26 Jan 2017 (All day) Germany’s shift to green energy continues apace. But how will a fully renewables-based electricity system power the world’s fourth-largest economy on days when there's no sun or wind? Energiewende opponents argue Germany will ...
  • 07 Aug 2018 |

    Germany’s three lignite mining regions

    07 Aug 2018, 22:09 The beginning of the end of coal-fired power generation is imminent in Germany – a so-called 'coal exit commission' (or ' coal commission ' for short) of government officials and lobbyists is to decide an end-date by ...
  • Putting a price on emissions: What are the prospects for carbon pricing in Germany?

    18 Jul 2019, 13:04 Having long shied away from the debate, the German government is finally considering a price on CO₂ emissions in sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, such as transport and buildings. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s climate ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tenant electricity- feeble start for Germany's 'Energiewende at home'

    05 Dec 2018, 10:09 As the expansion of Germany's renewable energy sources goes ahead, rooftops and facades in cities and urban areas become a more and more valuable resource for producing solar power next to where it is consumed. While complicated ...
  • 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 ...
  • Climate & energy stumbling blocks for Jamaica-coalition talks

    27 Sep 2017 Germany might be headed towards a new chapter in its political history with a governing coalition of the conservative CDU/CSU alliance, the economic liberal FDP, and the environmentalist Green Party looming as a real prospect for the first ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Jul 2016 |

    RWE’s plans for new renewable subsidiary

    05 Jul 2016 (All day) Similar to domestic rival E.ON, German energy giant RWE hopes the separation of its renewable business from ailing fossil fuel generation will help it to adjust to the sweeping changes triggered in the sector by the country’s ...
  • 11 Sep 2019 |

    Early e-car starter BMW has lost ground in clean mobility race

    11 Sep 2019 BMW is mainly known for its racy performance vehicles, even though the Bavarian company was also a pioneer in e-mobility and sustainability among German carmakers. Yet BMW has fallen behind domestic rivals VW, Daimler and US upstart Tesla on ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Brandenburg

    30 Aug 2019, 10:16 The scarcely populated agricultural state of Brandenburg surrounds metropolitan Berlin and supplies the capital with much of the power it needs. Altogether, Brandenburg exports almost as much electricity to its federal state neighbours ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    German finance sector's push to play catch up on climate action

    23 Aug 2019, 16:30 Integrating the financial sector into national climate and energy policy is a central challenge for Germany to make sure that its emissions reduction and renewables expansion plans are properly funded. The country of the Energiewende ...
  • 26 Aug 2019 |

    Germany's green finance key actors at a glance

    26 Aug 2019, 15:13 The integration of climate action and other sustainability criteria in Germany's finance sector is a complex task that involves or affects a multitude of financial market actors. From commercial banks to state control authorities, ...
  • The story of "Climate Chancellor" Angela Merkel

    22 Aug 2019, 14:00 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 ...
  • 08 Jul 2016 |

    EEG reform 2016 – switching to auctions for renewables

    08 Jul 2016 (All day) Germany has reformed its much-lauded Renewable Energy Act (EEG), casting aside the feed-in-tariffs credited with the rapid rise in renewable energy sources since 1990. The new system of auctions aims at keeping a steady hand on how ...
  • White paper presents government proposal for power market reform

    09 Jul 2015 (All day) Germany’s economy and energy ministry has set out its proposal for the future of the German power market in a white paper, which the cabinet is to take a decision on in October. The proposal is for an energy-only market, plus a ...
  • Securing utility payments for the nuclear clean-up

    26 Jun 2017 (All day) Utilities are liable to pay for much of the costs of ridding Germany of its nuclear heritage. But given their economic troubles, will they be able to do so? To ensure the general public does not end up with footing the bill, the ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Saxony

    30 Aug 2019, 10:23 Germany’s eastern-most state of Saxony is still deeply dependent on lignite mining and bound to be heavily affected by the country’s planned exit from coal power in 2038, at the latest. Home to two of Germany’s three lignite mining ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Implementing Germany’s coal exit proposal – the road ahead

    30 Aug 2019, 15:00 Germany's coal exit commission has agreed on a proposal on how the country can manage to phase out its single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by 2038, but the ensuing political decision-making process has only just ...
  • 10 Jul 2019 |

    'Green Energy Valley'- Germany's green start-up scene in numbers

    10 Jul 2019, 09:14 The shift to a low-carbon future is turning the economy inside out. Policy has a crucial role to play, but ultimately it is businesses that will make the energy transition happen. In Energiewende home country Germany, many start-ups ...
  • German commission proposes coal exit by 2038

    17 May 2019, 09:20 The final report of Germany's coal exit commission sets out a pathway for the country to phase out the fossil power source and make progress on its slow emissions reductions. Delegations from industry, environmental NGOs, civil ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany's Climate Action Law takes shape

    28 May 2019, 14:20 Germany's environment ministry wants to enshrine the country's climate targets in a new comprehensive Climate Action Law. A first draft was sent to the chancellery for early coordination in February 2019, and was met with ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 May 2019 |

    Facts on the German state elections in the city of Bremen

    27 May 2019, 11:24 As voters across Europe headed to the polls to elect a new European Parliament, German national media paid comparatively little attention to the regional election taking place at the same time in the country’s smallest and least ...
  • 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 ...
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  • Fridays for future shows hope and potential for Africa- Zimbabwean journalist reflects on time with CLEW

    26 Jul 2019, 15:22 Kennedy Nyavaya Transport Society International Kennedy Nyavaya, climate change and environmental journalist from Zimbabwe, spent four weeks with the Clean Energy Wire team in Berlin on a fellowship via International Journalists' ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

    European Elections 2019: Energy and climate policy contacts for journalists

    09 May 2019, 14:49 Julian Wettengel Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire has compiled a list of contacts as a jumping-off point for journalists covering the 2019 European Parliament elections. With voting just weeks away (23-26 May), we've been ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    Three questions to Angelina Davydova, CLEW Ambassador for Russia and Central Asia

    23 Aug 2019, 10:20 Angelina Davydova Martha Otwinowski Policy International Angelina Davydova is a freelance journalist who regularly covers climate change, environmental/climate policy at the international and Russian level, the circular economy and ...
  • Three questions to Han van de Wiel, CLEW Ambassador for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

    13 Sep 2019, 10:48 Martha Otwinowski Han van de Wiel Climate & CO2 Society International Han is a freelance journalist and lecturer at the School of Journalism at the Hogeschool Utrecht. He is particularly interested in the social consequences of ...
  • Three questions to: Kwangyin Liu, CLEW Ambassador for Taiwan and East Asia

    06 Sep 2019, 09:55 Kwangyin Liu Martha Otwinowski Cost & Prices International Security Kwangyin (劉光瑩) is a journalist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, the circular economy, and the auto industry. She writes full time for ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Three questions to Eric Niiler, CLEW Ambassador for the United States (East Coast)

    30 Aug 2019, 12:00 Eric Niiler Martha Otwinowski Politics International Eric Niiler is a freelance journalist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, and the circular economy. He writes for WIRED, National Geographic, Experience ...
  • Three questions to: Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar, CLEW Ambassador for India

    09 Aug 2019, 14:07 Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar Renewables Government International Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar is a freelance journalist who regularly covers environment, climate change, and sustainable development. She writes for the Times of India, as well as ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    Three questions to: Rudi Bressa, CLEW Ambassador for Italy

    16 Aug 2019, 12:15 Rudi Bressa Martha Otwinowski Policy International Rudi is CLEW ambassador for Italy. He is a freelance journalist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, and the circular economy. Rudi contributes to La Stampa, ...
  • 21 Jun 2019 |

    The struggle for ordinary people to be heard in Mexico's energy transition

    21 Jun 2019, 15:16 Juan Mayorga Wind Society Juan Mayorga is a freelance journalist based in Mexico City and has published in Expansión, Animal Político and Kaja Negra. Here Juan speaks about the top-down dynamic of the energy transition in Mexico, which ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

    Beyond a coal phase out: The ethical side of climate reporting

    19 Jul 2019, 14:46 Rose-Anne Clermont Policy Society Susanne Ehlerding writes about climate and energy for one of Berlin's most widely circulated daily papers, Der Tagesspiegel. She is also volunteer ambassador for Germany within the CLEW Journalism ...
  • IZT- Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment

    The IZT is a non-profit research institute focused on research projects, delivering expert opinions, and advising decision makers in politics and industry. Most scientific work concentrates on research relevant to the future, the analysis of developments ...
  • IZES- Institute for Future Energy Systems

    The IZES gGmbH was founded in November 1999 as an initiative of the Federal State Saarland, several utilities, the University of Saarland and the University of Applied Sciences Saarbruecken. Since 2005 and after merging with the Energy Agency of the ...
  • City of Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

    The Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Enterprises (SenWiEnBe) is one of ten departments of the Berlin Senate and the supreme state authority responsible for economic and energy policy in the German capital- it is the state's economy ...
  • Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

    The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, headquartered in Bonn, was founded in 1970 on the basis of the Vocational Training Act (Berufsbildungsgesetz, BBiG) as a federal government institution for policy, research and practice in the ...
  • 15 Sep 2017 |

    What’s the climate for future policies around the Baltic Sea?

    15 Sep 2017 Berlin A journalism programme on environmental, energy, and climate policy: Confrontation or cooperation- What’s the climate for future policies around the Baltic Sea? source: unicorno, flickr.com, (CC BY 2.0) Amid the unfolding Brexit, the ...
  • 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                                                                                                  ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • New business models for cleaner mobility: Applied industrial research at the Fraunhofer Institute

    Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (Fraunhofer IAO) belongs to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research institution with 69 institutes and research units and 24,500 employees. About ninety percent of ...
  • Electric mobility, CO2 limits, Dieselgate: The big challenge for German automotive suppliers

    Magna Powertrain/GETRAG is a supplier of transmission systems for passenger cars and light-duty utility vehicles, based in Untergruppenbach- 45 kilometers north of Stuttgart. Magna Powertrain/GETRAG has around 14,200 employees in 20 sites around the world ...
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