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  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Green pioneer Germany struggles to make climate protection a reality

    The energy transition and climate change 16 Dec 2016 As the home country of the Energiewende, Germany is considered a pioneer in the fight against man-made climate change. But despite a spectacular rise in power generation from renewables, the country’s ...
  • 12 Oct 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Nov 2014 |

    The social impact of Germany's energy transition

    How the Energiewende is transforming Germany as we know it 05 Nov 2014 (All day) Germany's energy revolution is having a far-reaching impact on everything from the landcsape to education, as farmers earn more from their "energy harvest" ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Aug 2017 |

    Germany's Energiewende: The Easy Guide

    Find your way around the energy transition 04 Aug 2017 (All day) Germany is bidding farewell to nuclear energy, expanding renewable energy sources and working to make its economy virtually climate-neutral by mid-century. Researching and understanding the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Apr 2018 |

    Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid

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

    The country of the Energiewende strengthens competition and flexibility 26 Aug 2015 (All day) The Energiewende involves tough choices for politicians: How will Germany organise the market around the ever-increasing share of renewable energy? What happens ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • News
  • Green ministers’ call for minimum CO2 price ups pressure on economy minister

    The German federal government is struggling to implement an effective carbon pricing mechanism despite a consensus among climate experts about the need for such a scheme, writes Joachim Wille in the Frankfurter Rundschau. However, the recent call by Green ...
  • Leading German online news site renames “car” section “mobility” to reflect sector transformation

    Popular German news site Spiegel Online has renamed its “car” section “mobility” to reflect the upheaval in the sector caused by digitalisation, environmental concerns, and heavy traffic. “Our understanding of mobility is undergoing a fundamental shift. ...
  • German conservatives flesh out climate action plans ahead of decisive cabinet meeting

    03 Sep 2019, 17:45 Following key regional elections in eastern German Saxony and Brandenburg, the conservative parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's grand coalition – the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) – have ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 28 May 2015

    In the media: Germans pay high power prices; Coal "dirty and poisonous"

    28 May 2015 (All day) Eurostat/ZEW German households pay second highest power price in EU Household electricity prices in Germany are among the highest in the EU. According to the EU’s statistics office Eurostat, German households on average paid 29.7 ...
  • Turkey and Germany want to cooperate on renewables and energy efficiency

    The energy ministers of Turkey and Germany have agreed to cooperate more closely on the issues of renewable energies, energy efficiency, infrastructure, integrated energy (sector coupling) and regulation, their letter of intent signed at the second German ...
  • EU fails with commercial deployment of carbon capture – EU auditors

    EU-funded carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects have failed in the past largely because of a lack of coordination and long-term strategies that scared away investors, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors, reports Sam Morgan for ...
  • 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 ...
  • Push to build wind turbines in Hessian forest elicits protests

    Plans by the government of the federal state of Hesse to build wind turbines in protected forest areas have sparked opposition from some environmentalists, according to an article in Die Welt. They say the government is disregarding the protection of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 17 Apr 2019 |

    German transport minister considers cutting VAT on train tickets

    17 Apr 2019, 13:35 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Bild Zeitung ...
  • 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 ...
  • Price of EU ETS emission allowances rises

    Allowances for emitting a tonne of CO 2 have tripled in price, reaching nearly 16 euros on the European Energy Exchange on Friday, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes. The rise follows trading being at around 5 euros a year ago. Rolf Schmitz, head ...
  • Energy market experts expect rising power prices

    A panel of 180 energy market experts is expecting energy prices to rise over the next five years, a survey by research institute Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) has found. In its “Energy Market Barometer,” 80 percent of participants expect ...
  • “Coal commission” should be headed by ministry for economics and energy – Merkel

    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country’s “coal commission” tasked with finding a phase-out compromise should be headed by the ministry for economics and energy. After a cabinet meeting, she also said in addition to economy minister Peter ...
  • Germany’s “coal commission” must prepare economic transition, not rapid coal exit – opinion

    Germany’s planned “coal commission” should focus primarily on finding economic perspectives for affected regions, rather than aiming to shut down as many coal plants as possible in the short-term, Klaus-Peter Schulze, a biologist and conservative ...
  • German steel firm starts world’s first carbon-to-methanol production from steel mill gases

    German steel company thyssenkrupp has started production of the synthetic fuel methanol from CO₂ and other emissions in steel production, the company says in a press release. The fuel production from side products of steel smelting is part of the so ...
  • 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 ...
  • German government coalition disagrees on CO₂ price

    The grand coalition of the conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) disagree on the possible introduction of a price on CO₂ emissions in sectors not covered by the European Union Emissions Trading System (ETS), write Jakob ...
  • 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 ...
  • No economic basis for gigafactory – battery manufacturers

    Battery manufacturers say so-called gigafactories for battery production won't be economically viable in Europe for years, Daniel Wetzel writes for Die Welt. The car industry must first agree on a standard, Christian Riedel, spokesperson of Johnson ...
  • Reforms to EU ETS raise emissions prices, make system more relevant – analysis

    German energy think tank Agora Energiewende*, together with the Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut), has published a new analysis of the recent reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). After remaining in the single digits for years, the ...
  • German Central Bank head says “far-reaching economic intervention” necessary to protect climate

    The head of Germany’s central bank, Andreas Dombret, has warned that “far-reaching interventions” in the economic system are necessary if the global community wants to come close to reaching the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to ...
  • Germans support energy transition but resent rising power prices – survey

    A survey of more than 7,500 German households in summer 2017 found that 84 percent approved of support for renewable energy and two thirds supported a coal exit, researchers from Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI Essen) write. ...
  • 30 Dec 2014 |

    2015 outlook: Key topics for the Energiewende

    30 Dec 2014 (All day) After an eventful 2014 – marked by the reform of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), a new climate action package and the first fall in CO2 emissions for two years – German energy policy is primed for action in 2015. High on the ...
  • 05 Sep 2019 |

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

    05 Sep 2019, 16:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Cost & Prices Investments in renewable energy were halved in Germany in 2018 compared to the year before, landing the country in fourth place in ...
  • Economic models don’t give enough weight to energy

    Many economic models are based on the assumption that energy only contributes about five percent to production outcomes and that it can be substituted with one of the other factors such as labour or capital, Norbert Häring writes in Handelsblatt. He ...
  • Labour union IG Metall calls for higher top tax rate to cover climate action costs

    08 Oct 2019, 14:10 Expert IG Metall-Industrial Union of Metalworkers IG Metall Business & Jobs Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire High incomes in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 02 Sep 2019 |

    Economy minister aims to lower German electricity prices as industry moans

    02 Sep 2019, 13:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Cost & Prices dpa Economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier has said he aims to lower German electricity prices in the country's climate cabinet, where  ...
  • Federal Environment Agency president calls for climate change adaptation measures, redoubled efforts to cut carbon pollution

    As Germany continues to experience record-breaking heat, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is calling for increased efforts to both cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the changes brought on by global warming, Joachim Wille writes in the ...
  • German carmakers dissect Tesla Model 3, find they cannot compete on price - report

    Four German carmakers have each dismantled a Tesla Model 3 after buying them on the grey market, Stefan Hajek reports in the business magazine WirtschaftsWoche. Hajek does not name the carmakers, but hints at Daimler, BMW, Audi, and VW. The engineers ...
  • 30 Nov 2015 |

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

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

    Our visiting cartoonist Mwelwa Musonko (@MwelxTax) marvels over Germans' diligence when it comes to saving energy- including at the office. Find all of Mwelwa Musonko's cartoons on the Energiewende in the article Elephants and aliens- a ...
  • Meat and dairy sector could eat up 80 percent of allowable carbon budget by 2050 – report

    Of all meat and dairy corporations, German companies Deutsches Milchkontor and Tönnies Lebensmittel are among the top 25 contributors to climate change, according to a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and the non ...
  • Germany’s coal phase-out could serve as model for just transition to low-carbon energy supply – opinion

    Germany’s coal-exit commission could provide useful lessons for other countries and sectors seeking to both decarbonise and protect workers, Pieter de Pous writes in a blog post published by E3G, a climate-change think-tank. However, Germany’s recently ...
  • 06 May 2019 |

    Energiewende: "Mess in Germany"- magazine

    06 May 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Energiewende Der Spiegel Germany’s energy transition is faced with many problems, including a lack in power grid capacity, energy storage and high costs, write Frank ...
  • 20 Aug 2019 |

    Lufthansa passengers can choose CO2-neutral synthetic fuel- at a price

    20 Aug 2019, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire / AP German airline Lufthansa is launching a platform that allows customers to purchase CO₂-neutral synthetic plane ...
  • Germany and Italy placed first in US energy efficiency ranking

    In an international ranking compiled by the US non-profit organisation ACEEE, Germany and Italy came first for being the most energy efficient countries among the world’s 25 largest energy consumers. While “no country came close to a perfect score” of 100 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Environment minister urges discussion on CO₂ pricing

    German environment minister Svenja Schulze wants a discussion “about the existing models for CO₂ pricing that do not put an additional burden on citizens, but still provide an incentive to reduce CO₂,” she said in a parliamentary debate. Schulze said that ...
  • Economic council of Merkel’s CDU against renewal of coalition with SPD

    The Economic Council of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU says the party should give serious consideration to a minority government, in order to avoid a new grand coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD). In a statement, the economic ...
  • Germany ranks 4th on energy efficiency in EU

    Germany is in fourth place in the European Union energy efficiency ranking ODYSSEE-MURE, behind the UK, Ireland and Spain. The ranking scores EU countries on different energy efficiency criteria, such as energy efficiency level, energy efficiency progress ...
  • Altmaier violates renewable energy and efficiency agreements - Germanwatch

    German energy minister Peter Altmaier’s rejection of demands for higher renewable energy targets in the EU is “a clear violation” of existing agreements between ministries, according to Christoph Bals, policy director at the German NGO Germanwatch. " ...
  • 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 ...
  • City of Berlin prepares new mobility law to enhance status of low-carbon transport

    Germany’s capital, Berlin, is set to introduce a new mobility law which aims to enhance the status of low-carbon means of transportation, Klaus Kurpjuweit reports in Der Tagesspiegel. The governing coalition of Social Democrats (SPD), Green Party and Left ...
  • 31 May 2019 |

    Germany extends electric car bonus to 2020

    31 May 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire Germany will extend in its current form for another year a bonus scheme to encourage people to buy electric cars, disappointing some officials ...
  • 27 Sep 2018 |

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

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

    2016 Outlook – Key topics for Germany’s energy transition

    29 Dec 2015 (All day) 2016 is set to be another eventful year in German energy policy. The Paris climate summit underlined the need to reduce emissions even further, which will ultimately involve painful decisions about the future of coal. A series of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 01 Oct 2019 |

    Germany to reach goal of 4 bln euros for intl climate financing by 2020 – budget draft

    01 Oct 2019, 17:30 Germany is set to reach its goal of doubling contributions to international climate finance to four billion euros annually by 2020 compared to 2014 figures. A gap had become clear earlier this year, but a budget draft states that this ...
  • Carbon removal from atmosphere unavoidable for 1.5°C target

    Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will make the world increasingly dependent on technologies that extract CO 2 from the atmosphere, according to new studies published by the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

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

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

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

    07 Oct 2019, 14:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Der Spiegel Hundreds of companies may have used a loophole in Germany's Renewable Energy Act to avoid paying their share of the country' ...
  • Reconciling economic and environment policy core question in coalition talks - chancellery chief

    Coalition talks between CDU, CSU, FDP and Green Party will be about the parties’ ability “to make something constructive of the differences”, said chancellery chief and Christian Democrat Peter Altmaier in an interview with German public broadcaster ARD ...
  • Companies welcome econ min Altmaier’s lower power price promise

    Representatives of German businesses have welcomed the announcement by new economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier to work towards lower power prices for companies, Donata Riedel writes in WirtschaftsWoche. Christian Vietmeyer, CEO at the Association ...
  • Shell to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany

    British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company Shell and ITM Power will build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant at Shell's Rhineland refinery in Germany, the companies announced in a press release. With a peak capacity of 10 megawatts, ...
  • 23 Jul 2019 |

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

    23 Jul 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire A German court has ruled to revoke the so-called mixed-price system used to set prices on the energy balancing market. The ...
  • Preview2018- Energiewende funding needs fixing-German energy agency

    22 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 ...
  • 12 Aug 2019 |

    Germany's coal exit likely to lower industry power prices – study

    12 Aug 2019, 12:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Clean Energy Wire Germany's coal phase-out and the continued rollout of renewables will only have "very little" impact on electricity prices, ...
  • Higher prices in Austria than Germany in first auction after power price zone split

    The first day-ahead auction on the EPEX SPOT power exchange after the split of the common power price zone between Austria and Germany, which becomes effective today (1 October), saw higher prices for Austria than Germany, writes the Austrian Energy ...
  • IFC, EU and Germany to boost energy efficiency in Ukraine

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with the European Union and Germany to support the Ukrainian government’s efforts in reducing energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Nov 2019 |

    Germany must beat Asia in hydrogen technology race- government

    05 Nov 2019, 14:43 [Correction: In quote, economy minister Altmaier said he would prefer green hydrogen over blue hydrogen, not over grey hydrogen.] The German government believes hydrogen is key not only for a successful energy transition, but also for ...
  • BEE questions climate impact and energy efficiency of replacing old fossil fuel-fed boilers

    Replacing an old fossil-fuelled boiler with a new one saves less energy than often assumed, said the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), based on a report published by the consultancy Econsult. Depending on the type of old boiler, 2 to 15 percent ...
  • 11 Sep 2015

    In the media: Govt, companies take tactical positions on nuclear clean-up

    11 Sep 2015 (All day) Die Welt “There’s no alternative to a nuclear fund” In the fight over who will provide the billions of euros needed for nuclear decommissioning and storage, the utilities always seem to be two steps ahead of the government, writes ...
  • New chart on economic growth, power & energy consumption, GHG emissions 1990 - 2016

    The Clean Energy Wire has added a chart showing the development of economic growth, power and energy consumption, and GHG emissions from 1990 – 2016 to its factsheet on Germany’s energy consumption and power mix. Check out the CLEW factsheet Germany’s ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s grid agency investigates suspected power price speculation

    19 Jul 2019, 13:52 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Security ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Majority of people in Germany against CO2 tax- polls

    10 May 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society YouGov / ZDF Attitudes toward a tax on carbon emissions in Germany strongly depend on age, with older people in general being much more ...
  • German company builds world’s tallest wind turbine

    German wind power company Max Bögl Wind has built the world’s tallest wind power turbine near the southern German city of Stuttgart. In a press release, the company says the turbine, with a hub height of 178 metres and a total height of over 246 metres, ...
  • Vattenfall to build Europe’s largest power-to-heat plant

    Utility Vattenfall will invest 100 million euros in a new 120 megawatt power-to-heat plant in Berlin, the company said in a press release. The new unit will replace a hard-coal fired one, and will work like a giant kettle: electricity will be used to heat ...
  • Next government should set the “reference point” of full net carbon neutrality by 2050 – commentary

    Germany’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 percent by 2050 means the remaining 5-20 percent are being “left undiscussed”,  Oliver Geden, head of the EU division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), ...
  • Germany could reach 2020 climate targets with EU ETS minimum price – policy paper

    The EU should quickly introduce a minimum price to the Emissions Trading System (ETS), because the current prices do not create the necessary incentives for low-carbon assets, according to a policy paper published jointly by the Mercator Research ...
  • Increasing efficiency of power-to-gas

    The announcement by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) that its researchers had significantly increased the efficiency of power-to-gas facilities does not automatically mean the technology’s breakthrough, writes Benjamin von Brackel in ...
  • 15 Dec 2015 |

    Paris deal fuels German coal exit debate, stirs industry concerns

    15 Dec 2015 (All day) The widely celebrated Paris Agreement has intensified the debate about how Germany can achieve its endangered climate targets. Most commentators and climate activists argued the results of the climate summit vindicated demands that ...
  • German government parties debate new public debt to fight climate change – report

    08 Aug 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt An increasing number of MPs from Germany's governing parties are in favour of abandoning the target of a balanced ...
  • CDU-associated Economic Council wants end to grand coalition

    Members of the German business association Economic Council, associated with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), want an end to the grand government coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD), and call for a “realignment” of the country’s ...
  • 07 Oct 2019 |

    German climate law draft assigns sectoral emissions budgets for 2020-2030

    07 Oct 2019, 16:41 The German government has presented a draft of Germany’s first-ever major Climate Action Law, which assigns flexible annual greenhouse gas budgets to economic sectors for the years 2020-2030, but does not make long-term climate targets ...
  • Germany risks failing 2020 energy efficiency goal

    Germany could flunk yet another climate target if it doesn’t increase energy efficiency, Susanne Ehlerding writes for Tagesspiegel Background. Germany’s efficiency target – like the EU’s – is to reduce primary energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020 ...
  • “A Swabian builds the world’s biggest e-vehicle charging station”

    With 144 charging points to supply more than 4,000 cars per day, the medium-sized Swabian  van interior racking systems manufacturer Sortimo plans to build the world’s largest e-vehicle charging station in 2018, writes Bernd Freytag in the Frankfurter ...
  • 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). ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Germany to face EU sanctions if it does not lower heating sector emissions

    04 Feb 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Efficiency Die Welt The sluggish emissions reduction in Germany’s heating sector could mean the country will face severe ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bosch chairman calls Stuttgart driving bans “disastrous” economic policy

    The regional government’s decision to ban older diesel cars from Stuttgart city centre on days with bad air from next year is “ill-advised”, “disastrous” economic policy, and its environmental benefits “questionable,” according to Franz Fehrenbach, ...
  • Macron’s EU CO₂ pricing proposal draws mixed reactions in Germany

    French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for a European price of 25-30 euro per tonne of CO₂ has received mixed reactions in Germany, reports Andreas Mihm in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. German utilities argue that the proposed scheme would put the ...
  • “EnBW to build 1,000 charging stations for e-cars along the Autobahn“

    German utility EnBW is to equip the country’s most frequented motorway (Autobahn) service stations with charging stations for e-cars, Bernd Freytag and Susanne Preuß write in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The company wants to have set up 1,000 stations ...
  • “Tailwind for energy efficiency

    The German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) has praised the strengthening of efficiency rules by the industry and energy committee of the European Parliament. “Investment in energy efficiency needs planning security,” said DENEFF ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    Energy transition start-ups shake up the business world

    11 Jul 2019, 13:33 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 are ...
  • German coal exit could raise European emissions without CO₂ floor price or ETS allowances cancellation

    05 Jun 2019, 12:33 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany’s ...
  • Region damages its own economic basis

    Of all places, the region now developing really clean diesel engines publicly withdraws confidence from the technology, comments local newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Local politicians fighting against combustion technology seem to forget which ...
  • Solar plants on cropland increase land use efficiency

    Installing solar and pv power plants on cropland only has a minor effect on the crop yield, Daniel Seeger writes in pv magazine. A trial with so-called agro-pv installations showed that the solar power installations reduced the yield by between 5 and 20 ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    German city of Hamburg decides to end coal heating by 2030 following citizens’ initiative

    06 Jun 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Cities Clean Energy Wire A citizen initiative in Hamburg has succeeded in pushing for the end of coal heating by 2030 in the northern port city. “The use of ...
  • Carbon haven”

    Germany’s 2020 climate protection target is likely to fail due to the country’s “ addiction to coal ”, according to an analysis by British climate NGO Sandbag. Sandbag argues that Germany’s vast electricity exports allowed for a reduction of its coal ...
  • 21 May 2019 |

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

    21 May 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) on average have increased to 21.1 cents per kilowatt hour (ct/kWh) in ...
  • “Germany could escape carbon hole by investing abroad”

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Germany could meet its 2020 emissions targets through carbon trading. Buying the right to pollute could allow Germany's domestic coal industry to keep operating, Bloomberg Technology reports, with carbon cuts ...
  • Economic viability of decentralised power station at risk”

    The grid reform proposal threatens to undermine the economics of decentralised power stations, according to utility association BDEW. “The government risks that controllable and flexible decentralised power generators are pushed out of the market,” said ...
  • 17 Jun 2019 |

    Air pollution remains too high in nearly 60 German cities – environment agency

    17 Jun 2019, 12:48 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Cities Clean Energy Wire The level of air pollution, mostly due ...
  • EEX and CBEEX form partnership for carbon market development in China

    The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and China Beijing Environment Exchange (CBEEX) will form a strategic partnership to jointly develop the world’s largest carbon market in China, German-based EEX writes in a press release. EEX and CBEEX will evaluate how ...
  • Study warns of additional regulatory burden to efficient German industry

    Germany’s industry is among the most efficient in the world and can hardly improve its energy intensity record by simply abiding by new regulations, a study by the industry-sponsored research institute IW Köln says. Andreas Mihm writes in the Frankfurter ...
  • “E.ON builds defence against hostile takeover”

    E.ON is putting together a team of banks and lawyers to support the utility in case of a hostile takeover attempt, according to a report by news agency dpa carried by website manager magazine. A company spokesperson said a “defence mandate” of this kind ...
  • “Astonishing price fall”

    An average successful bid of less than half a cent per kilowatt hour for offshore wind in Germany’s first competitive auction for the technology showed that renewables support did not need to be as big as it has been in recent years, writes Timot Szent ...
  • Companies can lease solar arrays on their roof from Vattenfall instead of building them

    Vattenfall’s business clients can use their roofs to produce solar energy without having to invest into the construction of the array, according to a company press release. The Swedish utility will pay for the construction and maintenance of the system ...
  • 03 May 2019 |

    Germans see great need for climate action, oppose CO₂ tax – survey

    03 May 2019, 13:17 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Society ARD A large majority of Germans (81%) see a great need for action to protect the climate and say that climate change cannot be stopped without restrictions ...
  • East German state premier criticises power price differences

    Welt Online / dpa East German state premier criticises power price differences Once again, an eastern German state premier has criticised regional discrepancies in the power price, dpa news agency reports in an article carried by Welt Online. Brandenburg ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

    German lithium importer calls on government to help in row with Bolivia

    07 Nov 2019, 14:09 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 Benjamin ...
  • 12 Nov 2014 |

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

    12 Nov 2014 (All day) After more than a decade of rising electricity prices, German utilities are passing on some of their savings from lower wholesale prices and a cut in the renewable energy surcharge. But with a number of government decisions on the ...
  • 06 May 2019 |

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

    06 May 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Cost & Prices Handelsblatt At the beginning of his term, Germany’s energy and economy minister Peter Altmaier said he wanted to reduce the power price burden for ...
  • “Survey: Too little commitment by parties regarding energy efficiency

    Few voters believe Germany's political parties show enough commitment to energy efficiency, according to a Kantar Emnid survey commissioned by German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF). 57 percent of respondents said the Green Party ...
  • Daimler CEO – Battery cell production in Germany not economically viable

    It doesn’t make economic sense for German carmakers to produce e-car battery cells, according to Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche. “We know today that we can buy them for a fraction of our costs on the international market […] and no-one knows which technology ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

    German energy ministers promise legal overhaul to revive ailing wind power expansion

    06 Sep 2019, 13:34 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Clean ...
  • “Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries”

    Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside wind turbines, allowing the towers to act like massive batteries when the wind stops, writes Michael Coren for online news outlet Quartz. “It’s the first major example of the two ...
  • Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW to build more than 106,000 e-cars this year

    German carmakers Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW are likely to build more than 106,000 e-cars this year, an increase of 54 percent compared to last year, according to a forecast by business consultancy PwC. Production of hybrid models by German carmakers ...
  • “innogy wants to build new offshore wind park”

    German energy company innogy will take part in the country’s first call for tenders for offshore wind power plants with a 280 megawatt capacity project near the island of Heligoland in the North Sea, reports Jürgen Flauger for Handelsblatt. Innogy’s ...
  • “CDU economic council demands lower climate target”

    The economic council of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) wants Germany to turn away from its current targets  to lower the country’s primary energy consumption, writes Martin Kessler in RP Online. These targets- a  20 percent reduction by 2020 and 50 ...
  • German Ministry for Economic Affairs issues call for tenders to help with EU electricity market design

    Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has issued a call for tenders for a scientific study on the further development of the EU’s electricity market design. The study is to examine and offer a short analysis of the current ...
  • Germany lags behind in worldwide boom of power purchase agreements (PPA) – report

    13 Jun 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Renewables Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire Germany lags behind many other countries in the global trend to finance renewable power installations via power ...
  • “Government warns of economic consequences of climate change”

    The federal government thinks Germany will increasingly be vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, writes Spiegel Online. Trade would be especially affected, according to the economy ministry’s reply to a parliamentary enquiry by the Green group ...
  • Altmaier wants to boost battery cells, autonomous driving as part of industry policy

    05 Feb 2019, 13:40 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

    Energy company RWE's share price up amid coal exit debate and climate protests

    16 Apr 2019, 14:27 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Utilities Süddeutsche Zeitung German coal plant and lignite mine operator RWE has seen its ...
  • “G20 begins transition to low-carbon economy, but too slow for Paris Agreement goals – report”

    G20 member states are beginning to decarbonise their economies, but the required investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the “well below 2°Celsius” global warming reduction target will be “missed by a wide margin”, according to the Brown to Green ...
  • “G20 begins transition to low-carbon economy, but too slow for Paris Agreement goals – report”

    G20 member states are beginning to decarbonise their economies, but the required investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the “well below 2°Celsius” global warming reduction target will be “missed by a wide margin”, according to the Brown to Green ...
  • CO2 price should replace levy to fund renewables expansion - state sec

    Germany will have to replace its current renewables (EEG) surcharge model with more market and taxation-based mechanisms, using a CO 2 price as an indicator, Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary in the environment ministry, said at a conference by Green ...
  • 27 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's climate targets require huge amounts of renewable hydrogen – reports

    27 Sep 2019, 13:42 Expert Energy Brainpool Energy consultancy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Expert Greenpeace Energy Green energy provider Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Utilities Expert Wuppertal Institute for Climate, ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    Leading from behind – Germany's government sparks green finance to drive climate policy

    27 Aug 2019, 16:42 Addressing climate change and the pros and cons of renewable power have dominated German public debate for almost two decades, but the role of the finance sector in emissions reduction has taken a back seat. Many countries have already ...
  • 01 Apr 2019 |

    Comparison website reports highest power prices ever in Germany

    01 Apr 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Power customers in Germany paid the highest power prices ever registered in the country during the first three months of 2019, price ...
  • EnBW builds North Sea wind farm together with Canadian Enbridge

    German utility EnBW starts construction of its first off-shore wind farm in the North Sea ten years after receiving permission, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports. The largely state-owned utility will cooperate with Canadian pipeline company ...
  • Economy ministry publishes results of consultations on energy efficiency green book and “Electricity 2030” paper

    The federal economy ministry (BMWi) has published the results of the discussion process concerning last year’s green book on energy efficiency and the impulse paper on long term trends “Electricity 2030”. BMWi plans a white book on energy efficiency as a ...
  • German wholesale power prices fall while natural gas prices surge

    Wholesale power prices in Germany fell by four percent in 2017, price comparison website Verivox says in a press release. Prices at the electricity exchange EEX fell to 31.3 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), compared to 32.6 eur/MWh in the year before, ...
  • Major German solar power component maker Wacker bemoans high energy prices

    20 Mar 2019, 13:12 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Business & Jobs Cost & Prices ICIS / Reuters / Tagesspiegel Background German chemicals producer Wacker has complained that ...
  • Renewables squeeze wholesale power prices and boost electricity exports

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

    “How the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions”

    22 Mar 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Cities The Guardian In a long article, British newspaper The Guardian explores the history of the dieselgate scandal, which involved most German carmakers. ...
  • 22 Sep 2015

    In the media: VW's blatant deception; "error in the IEA energy bible"

    22 Sep 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) “The VW scandal” It is a mystery why VW decided to take the risk of manipulating emission results with rather limited benefits, writes Holger Appel in FAZ. Why VW did not react earlier, since ...
  • Time to advance Energiewende by cutting power costs- top economist

    27 Apr 2018 (All day) The Energiewende is an indispensable project even if future economic returns remain uncertain, according to Christoph M. Schmidt, president of the RWI- Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, and chair of the German Council of ...
  • Norway bets on gas and CCS to complement Europe’s energy transition

    31 Aug 2018, 13:36 With its vast amounts of hydro energy, many would like Norway to become Europe’s “green battery”, supplying neighbours with steady power when there is little wind or sun. An extreme heat wave and dry weather in the first half of 2018 ...
  • Energy researchers spell out four reasons for slow emissions reduction in Germany

    14 May 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Energiewende The rapid expansion of renewable power sources in Germany has not been matched by a parallel drop in carbon emissions and energy ...
  • “Highly efficient gas power plants”

    Affordable climate protection is the most important task for the energy industry- and gas-fired power generation could be key, says Timm Kehler, director of natural gas industry group Zukunft Erdgas, writes Volker Budinger in an article part of a natural ...
  • “Head of VW works council: We have to build batteries”

    VW’s work council has made an agreement with management on future job cuts conditional on building a battery factory, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The agreement could fall through. Especially if there is no promise by the company to enter ...
  • “CO2 needs a price

    Even though renewable power is now cheaper than conventional fossil power in many countries, it would be wrong to assume global energy and climate policy will become “a no-brainer,” Brigitte Knopf, secretary general of the Mercator Research Institute on ...
  • 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 ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

    Env min says Germany’s coal exit likely to happen “much faster” than by 2038

    09 May 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Clean Energy Wire The German coal exit will likely be completed before the 2038 end-date agreed on by the country’s coal exit commission, environment minister ...
  • Experts call for CO2 price tag to preserve Energiewende’s “credibility”

    Leading experts commissioned by the German economy ministry (BMWi) say Germany will probably miss key targets of the Energiewende, endangering the entire projects's credibility.” In their advisory opinion on the BMWi’s fifth Energiewende Monitoring ...
  • Power sector wants tax funds for energy transition

    20 Dec 2018, 14:07 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 25 Jan 2019 |

    Industry study says 250 billion euros needed for transport transition

    25 Jan 2019, 14:26 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport ...
  • 13 Nov 2019 |

    Tesla gigafactory in Germany hailed as gamechanger for lagging e-mobility transition

    13 Nov 2019, 12:34 Tesla's announcement to build a "gigafactory" for e-car production in Germany is likely to speed up the slow shift to electric mobility in the country, politicians and mobility experts have said. Media called the ...
  • “A higher oil price benefits energy transition”

    The higher crude oil price resulting from OPEC’s agreement to reduce its output could benefit Germany’s energy transition, Claudia Kemfert writes in a commentary for the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). “A higher oil price facilitates the ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog- Germany drops in climate performance

    10 Dec 2018, 09:03 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for the CO2 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 04 Mar 2016

    RWE holders forego dividend / Oil for heat back in vogue as prices fall

    04 Mar 2016 (All day) Die Welt “North Rhine-Westphalia cities agree to forego RWE dividend” Despite their own financial difficulties, cities in North Rhine-Westphalia that own stakes in utility RWE have accepted that there will be no dividend this year, ...
  • “Unburden power price, start heating transition”

    The renewable surcharge scheme in Germany’s renewable energy act (EEG) is increasingly slackening the Energiewende, writes Robert Busch, chairman of Germany’s Association of Energy Market Innovators (BNE), in a guest commentary for Frankfurter Rundschau. ...
  • 12 Nov 2019 |

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

    12 Nov 2019, 12:40 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and ...
  • Germany needs “efficiency revolution” – state secretary Baake

    Germany will need an “efficiency revolution” to reach its target of halving energy consumption by 2050, according to energy state secretary Rainer Baake. At a conference by the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF)  in Berlin, Baake ...
  • Energy efficiency, sector coupling and digitalisation likely to keep next government busy

    Greater energy efficiency, sector coupling and digitalisation are going to be core areas in energy policy that Germany’s next government will likely have to focus on, according to federal economy ministry state secretary Rainer Baake. During a speech at a ...
  • “Energy efficiency industry believes Green Party most competent”

    Energy efficiency businesses say the Greens are the most competent among German political parties when it comes to their field, according to a survey by the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF). Social Democrats and Christian ...
  • 20 Oct 2015

    In the media: Expensive export power; EnBW bets on gas

    20 Oct 2015 (All day) Fraunhofer ISE “Exported power more expensive than imported power” Germany makes billions of euros from exporting power every year, researchers at the Fraunhofer ISE found. The country made 1.7 billion euros in 2014 and is set to ...
  • “Germany’s plan for 100 percent electric cars may actually increase carbon emissions”

    An ambitious target to replace all combustion engine cars in Germany with electric vehicles by 2030 might increase CO 2 emissions instead of lowering them, writes Denes Csala, lecturer at Lancaster University, in an article for The Conversation. “Unless ...
  • “Not a single application to build wind turbines in Bavaria in 2016”

    In the first quarter of 2016, there wasn’t a single application to build a wind turbine in Bavaria, the Bavarian government has said, and the same goes for the second quarter, according to information obtained by the website energyload.eu. This comes ...
  • No country in the world has found solution for nuclear waste challenge- report

    11 Nov 2019, 14:46 Expert Heinrich Böll Foundation Green policy think tank Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Society Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The challenge ...
  • Nordex builds highest wind turbine in Germany

    Wind turbines manufacturer Nordex has erected the world’s highest wind turbine in Hausbay, Rhineland-Palatinate. Its pole is 164 meters high and the blades are 65.5 metres long, Nordex says in a press release. With its complete height of 230 metres, the ...
  • Energy intensive industry founds network for efficiency

    Germany’s Association of energy-intensive businesses (VIK) is among the founders of  a network for energy efficiency, dubbed KEEN, the association has said in a press release. Six companies from the mining, electrical engineering, food industry and energy ...
  • 23 Oct 2019 |

    Germany achieves breakthrough in sluggish grid expansion effort- agency

    23 Oct 2019, 13:32 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications ...
  • 03 May 2018 |

    Germany wants transparent global climate reporting to ensure trust

    03 May 2018 (All day) Negotiators from 184 countries gather in the city of Bonn from 30 April to 10 May to work on the implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement, designed to limit global warming to under 2°C. The German government is a longtime ...
  • 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 ...
  • Major German companies among world's most active anti-climate action lobbyists- study

    11 Oct 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire German car manufacturers Daimler and BMW, utility RWE and building materials company HeidelbergCement are among ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Rising basic costs disadvantage Germans who save power

    10 Sep 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Electricity prices have risen particularly high for Germans with a low level of consumption due to a rise in basic costs of 30 ...
  • 04 Dec 2014

    In the media: praise and criticism for government's climate action

    04 Dec 2014 (All day) Welt online "Government advisors pick apart the Energiewende" Official advisors to the German government have criticised Energiewende policies as “not concrete enough” and “not enough to achieve Germany’s climate targets,” ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    Analysts see share price rise for German energy companies after coal exit proposal

    08 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Finance Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race Energy lawyers warn against dominance of E.ON and RWE after deal German ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

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

    30 Aug 2019, 15:19 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Transport Cost & Prices Bild Zeitung / Tagesschau MPs from ...
  • “Negative price spikes on power markets – The role of energy policy”

    High electricity feed-in from renewables increases the chance of negative power prices, according to a new study by Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI Essen). “Reaching ambitious renewable energy targets increases the frequency of ...
  • 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 ...
  • “Electricity prices remain unpredictable”

    Electricity consumers will likely see rising costs for the support of renewable energies with a possible increase of the renewables surcharge to 7.5 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour (KWh) by 2025, compared to the current 6.35 cents/KWh, according to a new ...
  • Industry says it will need public funds to abide by German's planned climate law

    26 Mar 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Handelsblatt [Update adds details on launch of environment ministry’s investment support programme.] Germany’s industrial ...
  • 05 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's finance industry struggles to marry climate action and business strategy

    05 Sep 2019, 12:00 Banks, insurers and investment funds in Germany look back at nearly two decades of energy transition – but many of the biggest actors still struggle to embrace its potential as a core business area. While most are well aware of the ...
  • “Hendricks supports Jordan with energy efficiency in water sector”

    The German environment ministry supports three new water management projects in Jordan under the umbrella of the “ Export Initiative Environmental Technologies ”, according to a press release. The projects are to help Jordan bring down energy costs in ...
  • “Germany falls behind on climate targets; zero-carbon economy needed to meet Paris Agreement”

    Germany’s greenhouse gas reduction target of 80-95 percent by 2050 can't be reached with current plans, and is in itself inadequate to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new study by Energy Watch Group (EWG). “The ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

    Opposition lambasts climate plans as parliamentary process kicks off

    25 Oct 2019, 14:20 Opposition parties have strongly criticised the German government coalition’s climate policy package in a first parliamentary debate on key legislative elements, such as the planned major climate action law. The first reading in the ...
  • 10 Jan 2019 |

    German households and industry pay highest power prices in Europe

    10 Jan 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Energiewende effects on power prices, costs and industry Industrial power prices and the Energiewende What German households ...
  • Germans want to take active part in energy transition – survey

    22 Aug 2019, 13:46 Expert KfW Bank KfW- government-owned financing institution Fossil fuels Finance Efficiency Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Citizens' energy Renewables Cars Clean Energy Wire Most households in ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    German coalition climate talks enter overtime

    20 Sep 2019, 10:25 Germany's highly anticipated future climate strategy remained uncertain on Friday morning as government coalition talks that lasted throughout the night were still ongoing. Negotiations between Chancellor Angela Merkel's ...
  • “14.8 billion euros of turnover achieved with products for increasing energy efficiency in 2014”

    Sales of energy efficiency products rose 10 percent to 65.4 billion euros in 2014, according to the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis). “The turnover generated from products for increasing energy efficiency and for saving energy is much higher than that ...
  • Green party boosts influence in German energy sector

    06 Aug 2019, 13:57 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 17 Dec 2015 |

    Germans celebrate climate deal, turn to task ahead

    17 Dec 2015 (All day) [UPDATES with comments from VKU] German politicians, climate activists, scientists and media celebrated the "historic" Paris climate agreement. Some business associations as well as activists pointed to flaws of the deal, ...
  • 16 Sep 2019 |

    Germany needs major change in climate strategy – media comments

    16 Sep 2019, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Climate & CO2 Rheinische Post / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Süddeutsche Zeitung The ideas the German government's climate cabinet members and government ...
  • German wholesale power prices turn negative less often in 2018

    03 Jan 2019, 11:58 Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Read more about Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Use Teaser ...
  • 24 Sep 2019 |

    Merkel's commitment to climate neutrality by 2050 at UN summit not enough – critics

    24 Sep 2019, 13:45 Expert E3G- Third generation enviromentalism European non profit organisation for policy transformation Climate & CO2 Finance Policy Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Expert Oxfam Germany COP21 Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image ...
  • Planting trees can be “main weapon against climate change” – study

    09 Jul 2019, 11:57 Planting huge amounts of trees across the globe could be an effective way to fight climate change, a new study said. Using the world-wide potential for close to an extra billion hectares of tree cover could absorb a large share of all ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

    Patchy counselling holds German citizens back from investing climate friendly

    09 Sep 2019, 12:00 Citizens have been a crucial driver of Germany's energy transition and many regard sustainability and especially environmental action a crucial feature of sound investments. Yet, the vast majority of savings in the country are not ...
  • Solar and wind expansion could save German society costs- analysis

    15 Oct 2019, 12:24 Expert FÖS- Green Budget Germany Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft Energiewende Cost & Prices Expert Greenpeace Energy Green energy provider Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Utilities Use Teaser Image as ...
  • Germany debates form of renewables support as levy rises

    17 Oct 2016 (All day) Germany’s consumer surcharge to fund renewable electricity will rise less than expected in 2017. Still, discussions about the cost of the country’s Energiewende project and ways to reform the renewables support dominated the public ...
  • “Solar experts bet on efficiency improvements”

    Increasing the efficiency is key to exploiting the cost reduction potential of solar PV facilities, say 58 percent of research and development experts from solar companies surveyed by the German Solar Industry Association (BSW). The improvement of quality ...
  • Environment organisations want EU infringement proceedings against Germany because of insufficient energy efficiency measures

    Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) are launching an official complaint against Germany with the European Commission because of the “inadequate implementation” of the energy efficiency directive (EED). The environment ...
  • “World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case”

    German utility RWE, coal mining corporation RAG AG and HeidelbergCement are among 47 major global CO2-emitters the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) accuses of breaching people’s fundamental rights to “life, food, water, sanitation, ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Germany cashes in on emissions allowances as ETS price rises

    10 Dec 2018, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Finance Focus Online The trade in emissions certificates has brought Germany more money than ever in one year in 2018, the news ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

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

    07 Nov 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Focus Online The premier of the eastern German state of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, has criticised the federal government's ...
  • 17 Dec 2018 |

    Green Party calls for CO2 price and reimbursements to spare low-income households

    17 Dec 2018, 13:19 Green Party EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Read more about Green Party Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Finance dpa / Focus Online Germany’s Climate Action Law planned for ...
  • 19 Sep 2019 |

    German government faces 11th hour talks over climate action

    19 Sep 2019, 13:37 Germany's governing parties are heading into the final talks over what finance minister Olaf Scholz has said must be a "big and convincing step for climate action." But CO₂ pricing and a proposed major framework climate ...
  • 15 Dec 2015

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

    15 Dec 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “Climate of disillusion” German environment minister Barbara Hendricks did not manage to carry the enthusiasm from the Paris Summit to Berlin, writes Cerstin Gammelin in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “This was not due to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Jan 2019 |

    German city of Kiel tests nitrogen oxide removal device to avoid diesel bans

    11 Jan 2019, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Cities Kieler Nachrichten The northern German city of Kiel is about to test an extraction system that removes nitrogen oxide (NOx) from the ...
  • 11 Jan 2019 |

    Germany and US top list of countries with most regions and cities aiming for 100 percent renewable energy – IRENA

    11 Jan 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Cities Cities' & municipalities' role in the Energiewende Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets Towns and ...
  • 28 Nov 2018 |

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

    28 Nov 2018, 16:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Cost & Prices Fraunhofer ISI The growing number of electric cars in Germany could in the long run bring down household power prices, the ...
  • Climate levy – the debate and proposals for cutting CO2 emissions

    27 May 2016 (All day) Update 27 May 2016 [European Commission approves state aid for closure of lignite power plants] | The government has approved wide reaching power market reform, including a phase-out plan for some lignite plants. A "coal reserve ...
  • 19 Sep 2019 |

    E-mobility and wind power auctions suffer from flawed competition – German Monopolies Commission

    19 Sep 2019, 13:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Cars Clean Energy Wire The German Monopolies Commission has warned that the breakthrough of electric cars and the expansion of onshore wind power in the ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    Germany launches sustainable finance council to leverage climate action

    06 Jun 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Finance Clean Energy Wire The new advisory council on sustainable finance established by Germany’s government has held its first meeting to ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    Alternative fuel cars on growth path – dena

    20 Dec 2018, 13:59 dena- German Energy Agency Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Shaping a new integrated energy system and decoupling growth and emissions will require a much more efficient use of energy. Under the headline “Efficiency”, ...
  • Gas prices fell three percent in 2017

    Gas suppliers received an average 3.42 cents per kilowatt hour for the gas they sold to final consumers in 2017, a decrease of three percent on 2016. Germany’s statistics office said households on average paid 4.96 cents, a decline of 4.4 percent. ...
  • Power and gas prices set to rise in Germany, remain close to EU average in real terms

    Germany’s power and natural gas customers face “considerable” price rises in 2019 as more than 200 suppliers have announced to charge 4.4 percent more for energy, the price comparison website Verivox says in a press release. For a household with an annual ...
  • NGOs call for ambitious coal exit plan, higher renewables goal for 2030, price on CO₂

    More than 60 civil society groups under the umbrella organisation Climate Alliance are calling for an ambitious phase-out of coal-fired power generation, a higher goal for renewables expansion, and a CO₂ floor price in the power sector. The alliance has ...
  • German wholesale power price rises by 50 percent over two years

    Germany’s energy retail companies face rising costs for purchasing power at the wholesale market, the energy industry lobby group German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) says in a press release. In 2016, energy companies on average paid ...
  • 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 ...
  • German city Leipzig plans to abandon coal by 2023

    06 Dec 2018, 14:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Business & Jobs Cities MDR The eastern German city of Leipzig wants to end the use of coal for heat and power production by 2023 ...
  • 11 Nov 2019 |
    G20

    G20 need more ambitious climate strategies – report

    11 Nov 2019, 08:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel G20 Clean Energy Wire No G20 country has a climate strategy in line with the Paris Agreement’s ambitious end of its main target- to limit global warming to 1.5°C- ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    Germany must take new climate measures "urgently"- environment minister

    06 Feb 2019, 13:38 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 ...
  • Finance ministry: no plans to introduce a CO₂ price, environment ministry says “no priority”

    Germany’s finance ministry, led by Social Democrat (SPD) Olaf Scholz, has rejected environment minister Svenja Schulze’s (also SPD) plan to work on a national price on CO₂ emissions in Germany, which would include sectors such as heating and transport. ...
  • CO₂ price “politically dead” – opinion

    It was “tactically unwise” for social democratic environment minister Svenja Schulze not to coordinate her initiative for a price on CO₂ emissions better with finance minister and party colleague Olaf Scholz, writes Jan Drebes in an opinion piece in ...
  • 14 Dec 2018 |

    EU Court ruling allowing new diesel bans “next round in witch hunt on drivers” – commentary

    14 Dec 2018, 14:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Cities Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The ruling by the European Court of Justice allowing cities to ban a new generation of “cleaner” diesel ...
  • CO2 price could become “next tax hammer” for petrol and heating oil

    Environment minister Svenja Schulze’s proposal to introduce a CO 2  price could make petrol and heating oil even more expensive, write Fritz Esser, Kai Weise, Karina Mössbauer and Larissa Krüger in mass-daily Bild. “As if petrol and heating oil didn’t ...
  • Angela Merkel’s Conservatives reject CO2 price proposal

    The parliamentary group of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservative alliance (CDU/CSU) has rejected environment minister Svenja Schulze’s proposal to introduce a price on CO 2  emissions. “We say No to higher taxes on petrol and heating oil,” said Georg ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

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

    06 Sep 2019, 13:27 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen ...
  • 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 ...
  • 18 Sep 2019 |

    German government presents blockchain strategy with focus on energy sector

    18 Sep 2019, 12:24 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • “385 primary providers increase power prices, 274 lower natural gas prices in 2017”

    385 primary power providers have increased their prices since the beginning of the year or announced price hikes within three months, the price comparison website check24 has said in a press release. For standard households with an annual consumption of 5 ...
  • 14 Sep 2015

    In the media: EU rules may thwart coal reserve plan

    14 Sep 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “EU casts doubt over lignite compromise” The European Commission has doubts about whether the German government’s plan to put some old lignite power plants in a so-called capacity reserve is in line ...
  • 13 Nov 2019 |

    Ban Ki-moon calls on Germany to back EIB ban on loans for fossil fuel projects

    13 Nov 2019, 12:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Gas Finance Der Tagesspiegel / Euractiv Former secretary-general of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has called on the German government to back the  proposal to ban ...
  • 30 Nov 2018 |

    BMW mulls converting hybrids to electric only mode in polluted cities

    30 Nov 2018, 15:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Cities Reuters German carmaker BMW has said that its hybrid cars could be converted to automatically disable the combustion engine when ...
  • Energy ministry will hold electricity price summit in January

    Germany’s energy minister Peter Altmaier will invite businesses to an electricity price summit in January to discuss rising power prices for small and medium- sized companies, he announced this week. Industry association BDI said that rising power prices ...
  • 12 Mar 2015

    In the media: Should utilities survive?

    12 Mar 2015 (All day) Spiegel Online “Let the utilities die” Germany’s biggest utilities are in an existential crisis of their own making, writes Nicolai Kwasniewski in a commentary on Spiegel Online. “The survival of the dinosaurs is improbable (…) We ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Nov 2017 |

    Germany reacts to collapse of coalition talks

    20 Nov 2017 (All day) After almost five weeks of deliberations, the pro-business Free Democratic Party has pulled the plug on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to form a coalition government made up of her conservative CDU/CSU alliance, the Greens and ...
  • Household natural gas prices expected to increase in 2019

    Rising grid fees, increased wholesale prices, and the high oil price level will likely lead to rising natural gas prices for household consumers in 2019, writes the price comparison website CHECK24 in a press release. Grid fees, which make up about one ...
  • Cities and municipalities spearhead local transport revolution

    01 Jun 2017 (All day) A large share of the emissions from towns and cities comes from traffic. If Germany is to reach its Energiewende goals, each will have to do their bit to reduce the number of vehicles on their roads, and steer citizens towards ...
  • 18 Dec 2014 |

    Proposal for nuclear fund seen by some as no-confidence vote in utilities

    18 Dec 2014 (All day) A leaked document outlines plans to transfer some provisions German utilities have put aside for nuclear decommissioning and waste disposal to a state-managed fund. The Clean Energy Wire spoke to two policy analysts about the ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

    Hamburg and Fukushima to cooperate on wind power and hydrogen production

    08 Oct 2019, 14:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables International Clean Energy Wire The German city of Hamburg and Japanese prefecture of Fukushima want to strengthen their cooperation within the development ...
  • German power prices to stay high despite dip in renewables levy in 2019

    German household power prices will remain largely unchanged in 2019 as higher grid fees and wholesale prices outweigh a dip in the surcharge paid for the roll-out of renewable energy sources. The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) expects the ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    Germany and US on par in coal phase-out ranking

    27 Aug 2019, 13:22 Expert EWI- Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Electricity market International Expert KfW Bank KfW- government ...
  • 10 Aug 2015

    In the media: Fossil fuel divestment and eco-labels for more efficient boilers

    10 Aug 2015 (All day) Der Spiegel / Spiegel Online State premier criticises coal compromise Torsten Albig (Social Democrat), state premier of Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany, has criticised the capacity reserve for old coal-fired power stations ...
  • Bolsonaro says Brazil “doesn't need” Amazon aid as German government debates cuts

    13 Aug 2019, 13:43 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Heating oil prices in Germany reach highest level in years

    The price for heating oil in Germany has reached its highest level in several years, price comparison website Check24 says in a press release. At 1,537 euros per 2,000 litres, heating oil in September 2018 cost 8 percent more than in the month before and ...
  • Rising power prices a growing burden for German SMEs – report

    Rising German power prices pose significant difficulties for the country’s famous “Mittelstand,” the large number of small and medium-sized companies that are a crucial part of Germany’s industrial production chain, William Wilkes and Brian Parkin report ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mixed reactions to EU agreement on Market Stability Reserve

    07 May 2015 (All day) Superfluous emission allowances will be put into a market stability reserve from 2019 onwards, EU institutions agreed. The German government’s core demands have been included in the reform. But the chemicals industry fears for its ...
  • Rising EU emissions allowance price fills Germany’s climate action fund

    The rising price for CO 2 emissions in the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) has created windfall gains for Germany’s energy and climate funds, the latest monthly report by Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) reveals. According to the July 2018 ...
  • Power price will determine fate of wind turbines after 20-year support period

    The development of power prices in Germany will have a big impact on the lifespan of wind turbines that are more than 20 years old and therefore no longer offer the guaranteed electricity price to investors mandated by Germany’s Renewable Energy Act (EEG) ...
  • Putin and Merkel meet to find solution on gas pipeline Nord Stream 2

    18 Aug 2018, 20:13 Russia and Germany are set to proceed with the completion of a second natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea between the two countries. At a meeting with Russian President Putin near Berlin, German Chancellor Merkel sought to dispel ...
  • 13 Nov 2019 |

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

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

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

    26 Sep 2019, 13:56 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • Price on CO₂ could benefit German companies in international competition - scientist

    A price on CO₂ in Germany would bring a push in innovation from which German companies could profit in international competition, Ottmar Edenhofer, designated director of The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), told Spiegel in an ...
  • Transition in transport sector needs comprehensive tax reform – think tank

    06 Dec 2018, 14:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars Cost & Prices Agora Verkehrswende A transition of the German transport sector towards carbon-neutral mobility will not be ...
  • Coal commission to discuss impact of rising CO₂ price – report

    The German coal exit commission will debate the impact of the rising price for EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) allowances in its upcoming meeting on 18 September, report Claus Hecking and Stefan Schultz in a lead story on Spiegel Online. Volatile prices ...
  • 19 Feb 2019 |

    Researchers use eggshells in energy storage device

    19 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Technology Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition German power grid operators plan gigantic batteries to ease grid ...
  • Lignite plants could be affected by rising CO2 prices – but not till the early 2020s

    When CO 2 prices rise to over 50 euros per allowance under the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), even lignite plants will struggle to remain profitable, writes Daniel Wetzel in an article for Die Welt. However, these plants, which are always ...
  • 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 ...
  • 08 Apr 2015 |

    German Energiewende enjoys strong social mandate

    08 Apr 2015 (All day) Regardless of recent squabbles about new power lines and rising electricity prices, Germans remain staunch supporters of the principles behind the Energiewende. Survey after survey shows a large majority of the population is in ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

    Lignite plants have become "marginalised" in Germany- media

    05 Jul 2019, 14:01 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image ...
  • 06 Apr 2016

    Minister calls nuclear energy an ‘aberration’ / Renewables dominate EU electricity mix

    06 Apr 2016 (All day) Ministry for the Environment and Nuclear Safety Using nuclear energy is an ‘aberration’ The nuclear catastrophe of Chernobyl almost 30 years ago showed that using nuclear energy was an aberration, Germany’s environment minister ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

    RWE rejects analysis flagging 1 billion euro coal plant losses in 2019

    25 Oct 2019, 14:06 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Reuters / Clean Energy Wire German energy company RWE rejected an analysis by financial think ...
  • 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" ...
  • Preview2019- BUND: Germany's energy policy will change substantially

    07 Jan 2019, 09:30 The impending phase-out plan for coal power in Germany will have a profound impact on the country's entire energy policy, says Antje von Broock of environmental organisation Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND). The NGO is a member ...
  • 18 Nov 2014

    In the media: Lignite, nuclear waste, hard times for biogas and falling electricity prices

    18 Nov 2014 (All day) Handelsblatt “State premier Kraft fights for lignite” North Rhine-Westphalia’s state premier Hannelore Kraft (Social Democrats) advocates the preservation of coal power in her state, since a simultaneous phase-out of nuclear and coal ...
  • German hard coal imports may fall 10 percent in 2019 as renewables rise – importers’ group

    22 Jul 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Renewables Cost & Prices Reuters Coal importers’ group VDKi expects Germany to import 10 percent less hard coal this year than in 2018. VDKi  forecasts hard ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    German parliament to compensate CO2 emissions of members' duty travel

    28 Oct 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel / dpa The German parliament's council of elders has decided that CO2 emissions of duty travel of MPs will have to be ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

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

    08 Oct 2019, 13:59 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Blog: Energy firms discuss their role in key year for German energy transition

    22 Jan 2019, 12:46 The top brass from energy companies, regulators, ministries and political parties gather in Berlin to discuss the challenges of the energy transition at the Handelsblatt energy conference, the traditional annual kick-off for the sector. ...
  • Germany should make its energy policy fully European to improve it – DIHK head

    12 Mar 2019, 14:01 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Industrial policy International ...
  • No EU country on track for 2030 climate goal, Germany ranks second to last – report

    16 May 2019, 13:57 Expert Ecologic Institute Energiewende International Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The current emissions reduction and energy transition ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

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

    27 Aug 2019, 13:25 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Clean ...
  • 19 Jun 2019 |

    Germany to support three battery cell alliances – economy minister

    19 Jun 2019, 12:04 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 17 May 2018 |

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

    17 May 2018 (All day) Germany must ensure a "just Energiewende" by making sure the project remains affordable for all and provides high quality jobs, according to the 6 million-member trade union group DGB. The unions back Germany’s climate ...
  • Coalition treaty grasps challenges, lacks detail- Energiewende expert

    09 Feb 2018 (All day) The provisions on climate, energy, and transport in the coalition treaty agreed by Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the Social Democrats (SPD) recognise the big challenges of Germany’s energy transition project, but ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

    Merkel says world heading for 3-degree warming under current climate targets, calls for higher ambitions

    15 Nov 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 COP25 Stern / Clean Energy Wire The earth's surface temperature will rise by three degrees Celsius under current climate targets, meaning ...
  • Government must come clean on climate action costs – opinion

    09 Jul 2019, 12:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany’s federal government “should finally come clean” and tell citizens that climate action on the ...
  • 05 Feb 2016

    Financing coal abroad / Offshore wind is picking up speed

    05 Feb 2016 (All day) Die Zeit “Billions from the state for coal-fired power plants” State development bank KfW supports coal-fired power plants and other coal-related projects abroad through its subsidiary IPEX, with loans amounting to 1.5 billion euros, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

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

    15 Nov 2019, 13:44 Expert BMF- Federal Ministry of Finance Bundesministerium der Finanzen Finance Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Expert Claudia Kemfert German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Energiewende Cost & Prices Electricity market ...
  • High German household power prices show lagging grid expansion, need for taxes and levies reform

    Household power prices in Germany were the EU's highest in the second half of 2017, according to eurostat. Germans paid an average of 30.5 cents per kilowatt hour, followed by Denmark with 30.1 cents per kilowatt hour. The prices reflected that the ...
  • 01 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 2: Forests and finance

    01 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 2 at the UN climate conference: Negotiators begin their day-to-day work / Finance pledges for forests and renewables / New guidelines for climate compatible investment rules Heads of state and government have left and the nitty ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

    EU investment bank will turn into 'climate bank,' says EIB head Hoyer

    07 Nov 2019, 14:17 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Focus Online The head of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, says the EIB will turn into a "climate bank" and expand the share of ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    Merkel puts contentious CCS technology back on German agenda

    16 May 2019, 16:50 Chancellor Angela Merkel has put carbon capture and storage (CCS) back on the table, saying the controversial technology was crucial for Germany to reach climate neutrality by mid-century. CCS has been met with a lot of public mistrust ...
  • 10 Oct 2019 |

    Germany to oblige ships to turn off engines in ports and use power grid instead

    10 Oct 2019, 13:43 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin ...
  • 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 ...
  • French finance minister calls on Germany to intensify climate and energy cooperation

    06 Jun 2019, 14:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung France and Germany should collaborate more intensively on key projects regarding climate action and energy ...
  • German financial sector expects EU standards to boost green finance

    25 Sep 2018, 14:33 Europe needs a common standard for sustainable finance and investment regulation to ensure that the financial sector contributes to the transition to a low-carbon economy, financial industry representatives said at a green finance ...
  • 07 Oct 2019 |

    German economy ministry presents onshore wind power rescue plan

    07 Oct 2019, 14:34 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin ...
  • Germany briefly becomes power importer as CO2 price rises

    A rising CO 2 price and low market prices for electricity have led coal plant operators in Germany to throttle down their power production during the Pentecost public holiday, causing a short period of net power imports in the country that usually ...
  • 21 Dec 2016 |
    G20

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

    21 Dec 2016 (All day) 2017 will be a year filled with a multitude of seminal events for Germany's energy and climate policy. Apart from presiding over the next G20 summit, Germany will be the venue for the UN's COP23 and see legal reforms of ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    Australia potentially huge partner for German hydrogen ambitions – industry

    28 Oct 2019, 14:06 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas Renewables Frankfurter ...
  • German scientists call for changes in energy policy due to negative power prices

    Scientists of the Technical University of Dresden are calling for a “readjustment” of Germany’s energy policy as power prices are turning negative due to the expansion of renewable energy sources and persisting nuclear and fossil power generation capacity ...
  • Reactions to climate & energy policy in parties' coalition blueprint

    15 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 ...
  • SPD parliamentarian calls for speedy reform of renewable energy levy that includes CO2 pricing scheme

    Bernd Westphal, energy policy spokesperson for Germany’s centre-left SPD party, is calling for a speedy reform of the costs related to the country’s Renewable Energy Act (EEG) and electricity levy system, Focus Online writes, citing a report by dpa. ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

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

    03 Jun 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Gas Cost & Prices Frankfurter Rundschau High prices for domestic coal-fired power production turned Germany into a net importer of electricity at the end ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

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

    03 Apr 2019, 12:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire The German government says the jury is still out on the question whether the operators of coal plants are eligible for ...
  • 09 Mar 2016

    Government approves Paris climate deal / E.ON's record loss

    09 Mar 2016 (All day) Government approves Paris climate deal The German cabinet of government ministers has approved the Paris Agreement on climate change, which 195 countries successfully negotiated in December 2015. The first climate deal that obliges ...
  • Financial and political risks of coal exit remain high – commentaries

    17 Jan 2019, 14:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Fossil fuels Elections & Politics Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Tagesspiegel Germany’s coal exit will have economic impacts well beyond the coal industry and ...
  • 25 Apr 2019 |

    Green Party: CO2 tax is not enough

    25 Apr 2019, 13:04 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Süddeutsche Zeitung As new warnings of drought show that "the climate crisis is ...
  • Agreement with EU Commission clears way for German power market reform

    30 Aug 2016 (All day) The German government and the EU Commission have reached an agreement on state-aid related aspects of the country’s new power market law and other energy policy issues, clearing the way for the “most important reform” since the ...
  • 03 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s KfW Bank rules out financing of any coal operations

    03 Jul 2019, 14:20 Expert KfW Bank KfW- government-owned financing institution Fossil fuels Finance Efficiency Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Finance International Clean Energy Wire German government-owned ...
  • 14 Aug 2019 |

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

    14 Aug 2019, 11:58 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    Merkel's coalition parties take another beating in Thuringia state election

    28 Oct 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / ARD The parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government coalition, the conservative CDU and the Social ...
  • 29 Jul 2019 |

    Right-wing AfD continues to reject man-made climate change in environmental position paper

    29 Jul 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / Spiegel Online German right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has presented an declaration on its environmental ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

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

    28 Feb 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Cost & Prices Greater emphasis on large-scale solar power plants built on open land could cut the costs of Germany’s energy transition by up to 3.5 ...
  • Energy-intensive companies depend on competitive power prices

    Energy-intensive companies in Germany need competitive power prices to survive in the global market, Angela Hennersdorf writes for WirtschaftsWoche Online. Energy costs were among the main cost factors for companies such as metal provider Aurubis, ...
  • 05 Sep 2019 |

    Germany set to miss key energy transition targets – McKinsey

    05 Sep 2019, 12:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende Clean Energy Wire Germany is set to miss several key energy transition targets for the year 2020, and the country's high power supply security is ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

    Germany's parliament greenlights first major climate law

    15 Nov 2019, 15:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Government [Update adds opinion piece by Süddeutsche Zeitung] The German parliament (Bundestag) has decided the country's first major climate ...
  • 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 ...
  • Court ruling in favour of Germany’s grid operators dashes hopes for lower power prices

    Under a ruling by a regional court in Germany in favour of the country’s grid operators, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) cannot  cut the guaranteed rate of return  on power and natural gas grids, meaning that customers’ hopes for lower power prices ...
  • Most consumers favour competitive electricity market, blame green energy levy for rising prices

    German consumers overwhelmingly support an open and competitive electricity market, while many blame the country’s green energy levy and additional taxes for rising electricity costs, Kathrin Witsch writes in Handelsblatt, citing a survey conducted by ...
  • Wholesale power prices relatively low in Germany – analysis

    Wholesale power prices in Germany were comparatively low in 2017, grid operator TenneT says in a press release. Especially during the winter months, average prices in Germany and the Netherlands were much lower than in France and Belgium, TenneT reports, ...
  • In 2017, Germany spent less on renewables as prices fell, auction uncertainty weighs

    As global new investment in renewable energies grew in 2017, Germany spent less on new renewable installations because the costs of offshore wind power have dropped, and the shift to auctions for onshore wind has created uncertainty, according to a report ...
  • “The Energiewende is a big democratic project”

    26 Mar 2015 (All day) Encouraged by federal legislation such as the Renewable Energy Act, the governments of many German states have worked hard to make the Energiewende a success, as well as a business opportunity for their citizens. Others have been ...
  • 07 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: EU must speak with one voice

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

    Merkel and Hollande urge ambitious push for climate agreement

    19 May 2015 (All day) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have thrown their weight behind an ambitious and urgent push to make the Paris climate summit a success. The international community must start work now in order ...
  • 18 Feb 2016

    'Europe needs more industry' / RWE dividend cut hits German towns

    18 Feb 2016 (All day) Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) "Gabriel: Europe needs more industry” Europe’s aim to increase the share of manufacturing in gross domestic product (GDP) to 20 percent by 2020 should be given the same ...
  • 17 Feb 2016

    Climate Action Plan 2050 worries industry / Further RWE impairments

    17 Feb 2016 (All day) Handelsblatt / Ministry for Environment “Everything for the climate” The Ministry for Environment (BMUB) is about to enter the second phase of consultation for its Climate Action Plan 2050, and has published a 288-page “measure set” ...
  • New econ min Altmaier wants lower power prices for small businesses

    Germany’s new minister for the economy and energy, Peter Altmaier, wants to lower power prices for small and middle-sized companies. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Altmaier says companies that do not benefit from rebates for energy-intensive ...
  • Little evidence of investment leakage due to EU emissions trade – analysis

    15 May 2019, 12:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire There is so far little evidence that German companies whose CO₂ emissions are limited by the EU Emissions ...
  • 02 Jun 2016 |

    Wind development has to wait for grid expansion

    02 Jun 2016 (All day) The latest reform of Germany’s renewable energy law is taking shape – on Tuesday the federal government and the heads of the 16 states reached an agreement on essential aspects of a reformed bill, such as the amount of onshore wind ...
  • 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, ...
  • State will have to spend “several billions of euros” to support coal regions – finance minister

    30 Nov 2018, 15:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Cost & Prices Tagesspiegel / dpa German finance minister Olaf Scholz said it is “perfectly clear” that the ...
  • Germany needs binding CO₂ price in all sectors - E.ON head

    The country needs a “sustainable and binding” CO₂ price in all sectors, including transport and heating, to correct mistakes in Germany’s energy tax and levy system, CEO of utility E.ON Johannes Teyssen told Die Welt in an interview. “With this, many ...
  • Citizens’ energy projects dominate first onshore wind power auction

    19 May 2017 (All day) The dominance of citizens’ energy projects among the successful bids in Germany’s first onshore wind power auctions comes as a big surprise for industry observers. Not only did citizen cooperatives account for the bulk of accepted ...
  • 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 ...
  • Higher prices in auctions reflect real market value, says BWE

    The rise in prices in Germany’s latest onshore wind power auction is an “approximation to the real market value” of the technology, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) says in a press release. Previous auctions were characterised by “massive ...
  • Shorter implementation period pushes up prices in German onshore wind power auction

    A shorter implementation period has led to a rise of the average price offered in Germany’s latest auction for onshore wind power installations, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) says in a press release. The increase to 4.6 eurocents per kilowatt hour ...
  • 30 Dax listed companies want global CO2 price – report

    Large German companies have criticised the coalition agreement between Social Democrats and the conservative CDU/CSU for being too weak on climate action, Handelsblatt reports. A survey among Germany’s 30 Dax-listed companies also shows they support a ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

    Extinction Rebellion protesters block main roads in Berlin, urge climate action

    08 Oct 2019, 11:00 Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion have begun two weeks of blockades and acts of civil disobedience by occupying two main traffic intersections in Berlin, demanding that Germany's government "tells the truth" ...
  • 26 Aug 2019 |

    Number of domestic and international air passengers continues to rise in Germany

    26 Aug 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Clean Energy Wire The number of flights taken in Germany to domestic as well as international destinations continues to rise, the Destatis national ...
  • 26 Sep 2019 |

    USA and China overtake Europe in energy R&D expenses – report

    26 Sep 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Renewables Technology Bizz Energy Europe dedicated less money to energy research and development last year, resulting in the US and China outspending the EU and its ...
  • 22 Apr 2016

    Record CO2 levels / 'TTIP destroys climate achievements'

    22 Apr 2016 (All day) UBA Record high CO2 measurements in Germany Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has measured the highest annual CO2 concentrations ever in 2015. In its research stations on the Zugspitze (Germany’s highest mountain) in Bavaria ...
  • Rebates save German industry eight billion euros in power costs in 2017

    08 Feb 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Industrial policy Energy-intensive industries call for energy transition cost “super cap” How much does Germany’s energy ...
  • 02 Oct 2019 |

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

    02 Oct 2019, 13:56 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • CO2 price reduces emissions and supports growth – study

    Introducing a CO 2 price would not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also the returns on investments into fossil fuel energy sources, leading to increased investment in technology, research and development in other sectors, the Mercator Research ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

    Supplier Bosch cuts jobs as diesel, petrol car demand dwindles

    25 Oct 2019, 14:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Cars Business & Jobs dpa / tagesschau.de German car part supplier Bosch will cut around 2,600 jobs in the coming years because the demand for diesel and petrol cars ...
  • 26 Feb 2019 |

    “Climate Action Law has the right aim but relies on inadequate instruments” – op-ed

    26 Feb 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Government Handelsblatt In an op-ed in Handelsblatt, Klaus Stratmann argues that the draft Climate Action Law’s rigid sector targets don’t allow ...
  • 04 Nov 2019 |

    Germany and India agree close partnership on clean mobility and renewables

    04 Nov 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport International Clean Energy Wire The governments of India and Germany have agreed on close cooperation to promote a climate-friendly transition in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • German households pay highest power prices in Europe

    Private German consumers pay the highest power prices in Europe, strom-report.de reports, alongside Denmark – formerly the country with the highest consumer electricity bills. With an average price of 30.5 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), Germans pay about ...
  • Negative power prices “a cause for celebration” – opinion

    The fact that power prices in Germany occasionally turn negative and lead power producers to pay their customers for absorbing excess electricity should be no cause for concern but rather for celebration, energy think tank Agora Energiewende’s* head, ...
  • 24 Oct 2019 |

    NGOs call on coal mining state to protect villages and forest near mine

    24 Oct 2019, 12:06 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Clean Energy Wire Leading environmental NGOs have called on the government of western German ...
  • 22 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s climate cabinet is “sad declaration of bankruptcy” – opinion

    22 Mar 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Rheinische Post Germany’s new climate cabinet is proof that policymakers can look ahead only as far ahead as the next election, and ...
  • Exports to France push German record power trade surplus in January

    04 Feb 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity market Cost & Prices Tageszeitung Germany’s export surplus of electricity reached a new monthly record level in January, ...
  • German steelmaker thyssenkrupp aims to be climate neutral by 2050

    03 Jul 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Business & Jobs Technology Clean Energy Wire Germany’s largest steelmaker thyssenkrupp has set itself the target of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by ...
  • “German industry cannot complain about power prices” – commentary

    Dieter Kempf, the president of Germany’s largest industry federation BDI,  has warned that national climate policies might increase power prices and prompt companies to relocate production abroad, Thorsten Knuf says in a commentary for the Frankfurter ...
  • Germany chalks up major power export profits despite negative prices

    Power exports at negative prices are a growing phenomenon in Germany but the country still makes a substantial profit by selling excess electricity abroad, Malte Kreutzfeldt writes in the Tageszeitung (taz). In 2017, Germany exported power worth 3.3 ...
  • 06 Dec 2018 |

    Port of Hamburg mulls construction of hyperloop track for cargo transport

    06 Dec 2018, 14:22 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Freight Cities Port of Hamburg / NDR The authorities of Germany’s biggest port in the city of Hamburg are looking into the feasibility of ...
  • 03 Dec 2018 |

    Germany tops up clean air programme with one billion euros to prevent diesel bans

    03 Dec 2018, 14:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Cities Government Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German government has vowed to provide an additional one billion euros to the ...
  • Emission cap faces legal challenge, utility resistance

    24 Mar 2015 (All day) German utilities say plans to cut 22 millions tonnes of CO2 emissions from the energy sector by demanding additional emissions trading allowances from older power plants amount to an exit plan for the brown coal industry. But despite ...
  • Germany’s roadmap to CO2-neutrality delayed amid industry objections

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

    Nuclear power experts meet in Berlin to debate best ways for plant dismantling

    06 Nov 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 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

    New IPCC ocean report triggers fresh criticism of German climate package

    25 Sep 2019, 13:57 Expert Oxfam Germany COP21 Climate & CO2 Expert WWF Germany World Wide Fund For Nature Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    German economy ministry mulls action on looming solar power support cap

    16 Aug 2019, 12:11 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin ...
  • Energy-intensive industries call for energy transition cost “super cap”

    17 Jan 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cost & Prices Industrial policy Energiewende effects on power prices, costs and industry German households and industry pay highest ...
  • 30 Jul 2019 |

    Bavarian Merkel ally says climate action belongs in German Basic Law- media

    30 Jul 2019, 10:30 Markus Söder, Bavaria’s conservative state premier, has called for climate action to be enshrined in Germany’s Basic Law, according to German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. Söder has thus embraced a long-standing demand by the Green Party, ...
  • 04 Nov 2019 |

    Merkel promises e-car charging infrastructure boost ahead of meeting with industry

    04 Nov 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire Expanding Germany's e-car charging infrastructure and more support for electric mobility options will be key issues at a ...
  • CO₂ price would support switch from lignite to gas

    Germany could reduce its power generation from lignite by more than 80 percent and cut related high emissions if it stopped electricity exports and largely replaced lignite-based power with electricity from existing modern gas and hard coal plants, Bruno ...
  • 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 ...
  • Consumer prices for rail passengers and car users grow further apart

    Train ticket prices are increasing faster than the cost of using cars for passenger transport, Allianz pro Schiene (Pro-Rail Alliance) has calculated from data collected by Germany’s statistical office. While the costs of driving a car have remained ...
  • German household power prices rise by 3 percent in 2017

    German household power prices rose by an average of 3 percent in 2017, price comparison website check24.de says in a press release. “Power customers on average pay 1,426 euros for 5,000 kilowatt hours. At the beginning of the year, the price was 1,387 ...
  • Germany to retain uniform power price zone

    The German power market will not be split into two separate price zones, Germany’s council of federal state governments, the Bundesrat, has said in a press release. The council greenlighted a legal ordinance by the acting federal government that prevents ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

    The time for waiting it out on climate action is over – opinion

    11 Apr 2019, 12:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Handelsblatt The expectations towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new ‘climate cabinet’ are high, and the federal government “cannot afford ...
  • Five EU countries want to “examine” the option of a CO2 price

    France, the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany announced at the One Planet Summit in Paris on Tuesday that they would “examine or introduce” an effective CO 2 price in "relevant sectors," according to a  press release from the German ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chemical industry celebrates “good year” but warns of rising energy prices

    The chemical industry has had “a good year without limitations” in 2017 but says that further increases in energy prices continue to pose a risk for Germany’s third largest industry branch, the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) says in a press ...
  • Many consumers overpay on power and gas, reform needed – political foundation

    14 Jan 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity market Cost & Prices Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) German consumers on basic supply contracts paid around 1.15 billion ...
  • 14 Nov 2016 |

    Reactions to Germany's Climate Action Plan 2050

    14 Nov 2016 (All day) After a public consultation process of over a year and months of political wrangling, the German government agreed on a climate action plan 2050. While this roadmap to a nearly carbon-emission free economy contains detailed targets ...
  • 18 Nov 2015

    Taking stock of the Energiewende / Resistance to smart meters

    18 Nov 2015 (All day) Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) Balance Sheet of Energiewende Germany has published an assessment of its national climate protection efforts. The government says Germany is making “good progress” with its ...
  • Wind power price drop squeezes industry profits

    The spectacular price drop in Germany’s auctions for wind energy spells trouble for the industry, write John Blau and Franz Hubik for Handelsblatt Global. “We are going through turbulent times; there will be some upheavals in our industry,” Hans-Dieter ...
  • 03 Dec 2015 |

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

    03 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 4 at the UN climate conference: EU and G77 + China clash over differentiated responsibilities / A 2°C slogan translates into a 1.5°C target / Government compensation for CO2 emissions in transport It has been three days since the ...
  • 05 Jan 2016

    Renewables growth in 2015- 'normal' slowing or year of 'disillusionment'?

    05 Jan 2016 (All day) dpa/Frankfurter Rundschau “Growth of wind power sluggish in 2015” 2015 will enter the history of German renewables as a year of disillusionment, according to a report by press agency dpa. Especially the growth of onshore wind slowed ...
  • Power prices in Germany often higher than necessary

    Many electricity suppliers in Germany will not lower their prices in 2018, even though falling wholesale power prices and grid fees mean they have leeway to do so, Thomas Öchsner reports for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Germany’s average 2017 power price was ...
  • Preview2018- German coal exit would not help climate- researcher

    21 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 ...
  • Germany’s coal commission insists no decision yet on exit date

    18 Sep 2018, 18:50 The country’s coal exit commission said there were no predetermined decisions regarding a date for the end to coal-fired power generation. Following irritation about reports of a supposed compromise on a 2038 end date, economy minister ...
  • Storm-induced negative power prices “show Energiewende’s madness”

    The storm “Herwart” that hit Germany on the last weekend in October caused power prices to turn negative due to an excessive supply of wind power, thereby exposing “the glaring malfunction” of the country’s energy transition, Nando Sommerfeldt and Holger ...
  • 09 Oct 2019 |

    Germany introduces competitive system for balancing fluctuations in the electricity grid

    09 Oct 2019, 10:42 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Expert Next Kraftwerke Operator of virtual power plant & Power trader Electricity ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

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

    18 Dec 2018, 09:35 The role of gas – both in its natural form and as a CO2-neutral variety made with renewable power – will be one of the hottest topics on Germany's 2019 energy transition agenda, according to Carsten Rolle, secretary of the World ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    Hardware retrofitting of manipulated diesel cars pushes up CO2 emissions – automobile club

    19 Mar 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire Retrofitting manipulated diesel cars with hardware that reduces their output of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) can greatly ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

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

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

    Rising interest in Germany's e-car buyer's premium, state agency says

    18 Oct 2019, 14:22 Expert BAFA- Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle Renewables Fossil fuels Expert Federal Motor Transport Authority Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as ...
  • 14 Nov 2019 |

    Germany gets low marks on electricity sector flexibility – industry report

    14 Nov 2019, 13:46 Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Read more about Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Use Teaser ...
  • Next German government must break “vicious cycle” of energy prices

    The four parties that currently negotiate whether to form Germany’s next coalition government must adopt a programme designed to break the “vicious cycle” of energy prices, Michael Bauchmüller writes in an op-ed for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. A drop in ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    Increasing droughts can destabilise power supply in Germany and beyond – WWF report

    23 Aug 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Electricity Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Droughts caused by climate change pose a growing risk to the power supply in Germany and around the globe, according to ...
  • RWE share price falls in light of potential Green government participation

    The prospect of a new government coalition in Germany that would include the Green Party resulted in a drop in utility RWE’s share price of more than five percent on Monday, making the energy company that operates many coal-fired power plants the biggest ...
  • 22 Oct 2018 |

    Must Germans give up sausage and schnitzel to cut agri-food emissions?

    22 Oct 2018, 16:34 Eating and producing less meat is one way to curb emissions from the agriculture sector, but giving up sausages and schnitzel is a tough sell in Germany – not just for consumers but also for farmers and the government. There are a lot ...
  • 13 Nov 2017 |

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

    13 Nov 2017 (All day) Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on developed nations to advance technology and make investments to combat climate change / Protesters interrupt US event on "cleaner fossil fuels" / Peruvian farmer effected by climate change ...
  • Industry reacts to CO₂ price proposals ahead of coalition talks

    Ahead of the government coalition talks, industry representatives have voiced concern over recent proposals on CO₂ pricing by German experts or French President Emmanuel Macron, writes Andreas Mihm in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The German industry ...
  • Oil major Total says keeps an eye on “very interesting” German hydrogen projects

    03 Jul 2019, 14:15 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Technology Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Fossil fuels Gas Technology Wirtschaftswoche French oil major Total ...
  • 15 May 2019 |

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

    15 May 2019, 12:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Clean Energy Wire Most nations in the world have subscribed to the goal of limiting global warming and reining in climate change but the financial long ...
  • Monopolies Commission calls for replacing renewables support with CO2 price

    Germany's Monopolies Commission, which advises the government on competition policies, is calling for a shift from renewables support to a price on CO2 emissions to finance the country's energy transition. In a new report on the electricity and ...
  • Household power prices at record high

    The annual electricity cost for an average German household reached a record high in September, reports Christian Siedenbiedel based on data by price comparison websites Verivox and Check24. A four-person household consuming 5,000 kilowatt-hours per year ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    Court ruling forces federal grid agency to reduce grid fee transparency

    13 Dec 2018, 14:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has forced the country’s grid agency (BNetzA) to further reduce ...
  • 19 Jun 2015

    In the media: Pope's climate message a "wake-up call" for fossil fuels

    19 Jun 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) “The environment encyclical is a historic event” The Pope’s environment encyclical “ Laudato si ” could have a big climate impact on climate politics in Poland, Latin America, parts of Africa, the ...
  • German parties hurry to present climate plans as pressure mounts

    28 Jun 2019, 12:31 Germany’s parties are hastening to put together proposals on how the country can reach its national and international climate targets as pressure from recent election results, ongoing climate protests and an early heat wave continues to ...
  • Siemens wants to shift responsibility for nuclear waste onto German state – report

    11 Mar 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Cost & Prices Welt Online Industrial giant Siemens wants to get rid of its nuclear energy legacy and shift responsibility for about 10,000 cubic ...
  • 25 Sep 2015

    In the media: CO2 emissions from cars; citizens' energy pushed out?

    25 Sep 2015 (All day) Spiegel Online “Exhaust affair: VW tricks increase doubts about climate calculations” Car manufacturers are not only using tricks to stay under nitrogen oxide thresholds in tests but also to reduce fuel consumption and thereby CO2 ...
  • Heating oil costs climb 37 percent over one year in Germany, surpass gas costs

    07 Dec 2018, 14:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Prices for heating oil have increased by 37 percent over one year in Germany while gas prices only ...
  • 30 Oct 2019 |

    Government expects decrease in electricity use by 2030 despite e-mobility

    30 Oct 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Electricity Renewables energate Germany's government expects the country will use less electricity in 2030, even though renewable power is meant to replace fossil ...
  • 30 Oct 2019 |

    Solar energy makes 'spectacular comeback' in Germany- report

    30 Oct 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Solar Wind Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Solar energy has made a "spectacular comeback" in Germany- in sharp contrast to struggling wind power,  reports ...
  • “Renewables association wants CO₂ price in heating sector”

    The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) proposes to introduce a CO₂ price for energy consumption in heating, writes Dagmar Dehmer in an article in Tagesspiegel. According to a study, carried out by consultancy Prognos, the levy of 25 euros per tonne ...
  • Lignite mine operator's precautions for rehabilitation "adequate" – report

    03 Dec 2018, 14:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Cost & Prices State government of Brandenburg / Greenpeace An expert report shows that eastern German energy company LEAG ...
  • 04 Sep 2019 |

    Renewables expansion recklessly ignored in climate debate – opinion

    04 Sep 2019, 12:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Renewables Solar Wind Süddeutsche Zeitung The expansion of renewable electricity facilities, such as wind and solar PV parks, is the crucial challenge currently ...
  • 25 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s onshore wind power expansion threatens to grind to a halt

    25 Jul 2019, 14:46 Onshore wind power is a key element of Germany's energy transition and a leading force of the country's renewables industry. But after years of rapid growth, the sector's expansion has almost come to a standstill in the ...
  • “Daimler's shift has its price

    While Daimler touts its shift to electric mobility at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt, the carmaker has made it clear to investors that the move will be a costly one, Susanne Preuss reports for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Daimler’s profits are ...
  • 15 Oct 2019 |

    Europe must cut meat production to increase forest areas for climate- researchers

    15 Oct 2019, 12:22 Expert KIT- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Technology Renewables EEG 2.0 | Law Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

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

    25 Sep 2019, 14:02 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire While ...
  • 11 Sep 2019 |

    Automotive supplier Continental plans CO2-neutral production by 2040

    11 Sep 2019, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Xinhua Continental, Germany’s second largest car industry supplier, is planning to be CO2-neutral "in all of its production processes" by 2040, company ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

    Renewable fuels will not solve aviation's climate dilemma- industry experts

    07 Nov 2019, 14:26 Powering aeroplanes with renewable fuels is crucial for making flying less climate-damaging, but it will get aviation nowhere near climate neutrality, environmental NGOs, industry representatives and researchers agreed at a conference ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

    Diesel making a comeback in Germany – report

    13 Feb 2019, 13:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages r.waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal Working paper by Germany’s clean mobility commission sparks ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

    “Deceptive security” of German electricity supply – commentary

    05 Jul 2019, 14:12 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 Freja Eriksen ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Media on Germany and the Paris Climate Summit

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

    26 May 2016 National media coverage of the German Energiewende mainly chronicles government activities and energy policy debates, such as reforming the Renewable Energy Act, the upcoming Climate Action Plan 2050, or the fate of big utilities. But it' ...
  • Climate, energy and transport in Germany's coalition treaty

    07 Feb 2018 Concluding weeks of intensive negotiations, Germany's would-be government partners have agreed on a coalition treaty. The Clean Energy Wire presents excerpts on climate, energy and transport from the agreement between Chancellor Angela ...
  • 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 ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Thuringia

    28 Oct 2019, 08:40 The forests and fields that give Thuringia its reputation as "the green heart of Germany" are not just useful for agriculture and tourism – biomass also holds a higher share of the state's gross power production (20 %) ...
  • 23 Jun 2016 |

    Climate Action Plan 2050: Negotiating a path to decarbonisation

    23 Jun 2016 (All day) Even before the Paris Agreement laid out international climate commitments, Germany had set its own ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. But emissions from the power and transport sector are failing to fall fast ...
  • 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 ...
  • 12 Nov 2019 |

    Spelling out the coal phase-out- Germany’s exit law draft

    12 Nov 2019, 16:59 Germany plans to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest, and the government has now prepared a draft law detailing an exit plan. The document stipulates auctions for operators of hard coal plants to take capacity ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    The main stories of Germany's Energiewende

    06 Feb 2019, 11:00 The energy transition is turning many parts of German society upside down. In this factsheet we highlight the main storylines of the generational project Energiewende as a starting point for further research. Energiewende Ruby Russell ...
  • Cities' & municipalities' role in the Energiewende

    26 May 2017 (All day) Local energy transitions across Germany play a key role in achieving the goals of the national Energiewende. In this factsheet, we provide some of the facts and figures key to understanding the power, opportunities and challenges of ...
  • The causes and effects of negative power prices

    05 Jan 2018 (All day) When power prices on the electricity exchange fall below zero, power suppliers have to pay their wholesale customers to buy electric energy. The phenomenon is on the rise in Germany with an increasing number of renewable sources ...
  • 02 Sep 2019 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Brandenburg

    02 Sep 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • What energy & climate stakeholders want from Germany's next government

    14 Sep 2017 (All day) Environmentalists, business associations, lobby groups, think tanks and researchers have all drawn up their wish list for future energy and climate policy ahead of the federal elections on 24 September. Whatever coalition German ...
  • 19 Aug 2015 |

    Industrial power prices and the Energiewende

    19 Aug 2015 (All day) Industrial power prices vary widely in Germany. The cost of power depends on how commercial users source it, how much they need, when they use it and which levies, taxes and surcharges they are required to pay. Levies to support the ...
  • 20 years on: German renewables pioneers face end of guaranteed payment

    16 Sep 2019, 14:00 Guaranteed remuneration for operators of renewable power installations has been a key component of Germany's energy transition. Feed-in tariffs were introduced with the country's Renewable Energy Act (EEG) in the year 2000. ...
  • Germany's Climate Action Law

    15 Nov 2019, 16:20 The federal parliament on 15 November decided Germany's first-ever Climate Action Law, less than two months after the coalition of chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) ...
  • 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 ...
  • What business thinks of the energy transition

    20 Sep 2017 Companies have broadly mixed attitudes towards the Energiewende, depending on their sector, the size of their business, or location. Polls and analyses help explain their views. [UPDATE- Adds DIHK Energiewende Barometer 2017] Business & ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Apr 2017 |

    Key publications on Germany’s Energiewende

    20 Apr 2017 (All day) Reporting on Germany’s generational Energiewende can be challenging for even the most seasoned journalist. Government institutions, NGOs and researchers publish a myriad of studies, reports, data collections and analyses every year. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Mar 2017 |

    The Green Party's federal election programme

    11 Mar 2017 (All day) In its party programme for Germany's upcoming federal election, the Greens focus on the country's “ecological modernisation”. In the run-up to September’s vote, the party sets out its aims of reinvigorating renewables ...
  • 03 Aug 2018 |

    Road freight emissions in Germany

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

    23 Apr 2018 (All day) Like no other company, German industry behemoth Siemens epitomises the upheaval caused by the Energiewende in the world’s fourth largest economy. None of the electrical engineering and electronic group’s businesses has been left ...
  • 01 Apr 2019 |

    What German households pay for power

    01 Apr 2019, 10:00 Power prices in Germany are among the highest in Europe, not least due to the costs arising from the launch of renewable energy sources – but many customers continue to support the country's energy transition regardless. While ...
  • 30 Oct 2018 |

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

    30 Oct 2018, 22:15 Farming and land use emissions arise from a very diverse range of sources – milk cows, growing cereal, converting pastures into maize fields, producing fertiliser, driving tractors, draining moorlands, to name just a few. Other ...
  • 26 Jan 2017 |

    Power grid fees- Unfair and opaque?

    26 Jan 2017 (All day) Germany’s shift to a renewable energy future requires massive investments into the country’s power network. The costs are borne by consumers, who pay a grid fee included in their power bills. A rapid rise of these network usage ...
  • 16 Aug 2018 |

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

    16 Aug 2018, 14:01 The natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, currently under construction under the Baltic Sea, has been the subject of heated debate for years. The project, scheduled for completion in late 2019, would allow additional Russian gas to flow ...
  • 20 Apr 2017 |

    Key stakeholders in Germany’s Energiewende

    20 Apr 2017 (All day) Which groups are invested in, and impacted by, the German energy transition? Here we identify the key stakeholder groups, their positions and concerns. Energiewende s.egenter r.russell j.wettengel The German federal government ...
  • 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 |

    Rail cargo emissions in Germany

    07 Aug 2018, 17:46 Rail freight, one of the potentially most climate-friendly modes of cargo transportation, is having a hard time to increase its clout in Germany's export-driven economy. Technical difficulties, red tape, and the twists and turns of ...
  • 22 Sep 2018 |

    Solar power in Germany – output, business & perspectives

    22 Sep 2018, 15:06 Solar power in Germany has gone through turbulent times since it got off to a flying start in the wake of Germany's Renewable Energy Act in the year 2000. German companies quickly ascended to global leadership in solar power ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Sep 2019 |

    "Dieselgate"- a timeline of the car emissions fraud scandal in Germany

    05 Sep 2019, 13:00 "Dieselgate" started out as a scandal exclusively affecting Germany's largest car company Volkswagen. But since it broke in September 2015, it has morphed into a global issue involving many industry giants. In Germany, ...
  • 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, ...
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    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 ...
  • “Climate Change” or “Climate Crisis” – What’s the right lingo?

    19 Sep 2019, 14:09 Nick Reimer Climate & CO2 Society International Are semantics the reason we're losing the battle against global warming? Some English-language media, such as the British daily newspaper The Guardian, have recently revised their ...
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    The EWI produces scientific studies on energy economics for public (federal and state government) and private clients (e.g. energy suppliers, municipal utilities). It currently focuses on topics such as the European energy mix and the European electricity ...
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    UrStrom, an initiative of the citizens of Mainz and the surrounding area, was founded in September 2010 with the aim of making a contribution to the energy transition in Mainz and the Rheinhessen/Nahe region. The solar panels are mounted on the roofs of ...
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