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  • 15 Aug 2019 |

    Carmakers and E.ON showcase Germany's innovation failure- opinion

    15 Aug 2019, 12:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Business & Jobs Utilities Spiegel Online VW, BMW, Mercedes and utility E.ON are prime examples for German companies' innovation failure, which is partly to ...
  • 02 Apr 2019 |

    Most German insurers not really interested in sustainability reporting – study

    02 Apr 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 Finance Clean Energy Wire The majority of German insurance companies do not regard sustainability reporting on their business activities as worthwhile ...
  • 21 Aug 2019 |

    Utility EnBW plans to order up to 14,000 electric cars – report

    21 Aug 2019, 11:59 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Utilities Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung German utility EnBW plans ...
  • 27 Sep 2018 |

    "Demonizing global trade" no fix for agri-food emissions

    27 Sep 2018, 10:04 Germany’s farmers, just like their fellow citizens working in other sectors, must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to enable the country to adhere to the national and international climate targets. But curbing emissions from crop ...
  • 25 Jul 2019 |

    Germany sets new heat record as climate debate continues

    25 Jul 2019, 14:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Society Germany hit its highest temperature ever on July 24, when the town of Geilenkirchen in the state North Rhine-Westphalia recorded 40.5 degrees ...
  • Onshore wind prices continue to drop in German auction

    The average support rate for all successful bidders in Germany’s second onshore wind power auction was 4.28 eurocent per kilowatt hour (ct/kWh). “The average support rate decreased by more than a cent per kilowatt hour, compared to the first round,” said ...
  • CDU will not agree to minimum CO₂ price after elections – CDU parl group energy spokesman

    Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) would not agree to a minimum CO₂ price as part of a coalition deal following September’s national election, according to the energy policy spokesman of the CDU parliamentary group Joachim Pfeiffer, ...
  • “Germans just love paying sky-high prices for green energy”

    Germans are almost all in favour of expanding the use of renewable energy, despite the fact that government subsidies for renewables mean that Germans pay high electricity prices in relation to other European countries, writes David Meyer in an article ...
  • Germany and the Netherlands aim to intensify energy cooperation

    04 Oct 2019, 13:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende International Clean Energy Wire The economy ministers of Germany and the Netherlands, Peter Altmaier and Eric Wiebes, have signed a joint declaration ...
  • Global energy transition stalls, Germany struggles with affordability

    25 Mar 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Energiewende International World Economic Forum The global energy transition has stalled, partly because of the continued use of coal power worldwide and slower-than ...
  • 14 Aug 2018 |

    New “Power Grid Action Plan” to accelerate network development

    14 Aug 2018, 14:31 Technical fixes, better communication and smoother planning procedures are to accelerate Germany’s grid expansion, the energy minister has proposed in a new plan. Heading off on a visit to contested power line building sites in western ...
  • 17 Oct 2019 |

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

    17 Oct 2019, 13:38 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Expert Deutsche Post Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

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

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

    German econ minister says hydrogen key part of future energy system

    10 Oct 2019, 13:56 Germany’s economy minister Peter Altmaier has said that hydrogen will be a key element of the country’s future energy system, as a zero-carbon or carbon-neutral energy source. However, natural gas would play a significant role over the ...
  • Sharp drop in German emissions sign of Energiewende turnaround- think-tank

    07 Jan 2015 (All day) Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany dropped in 2014 to the second-lowest level since 1990, a sign that the country’s ambitious Energiewende project is back on track, German think-tank Agora Energiewende* said on Wednesday. Carbon ...
  • 02 Oct 2019 |

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

    02 Oct 2019, 13:51 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Transport Technology Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 27 Sep 2019 |

    Renewable power production in German cities lags far behind potential

    27 Sep 2019, 13:44 Expert VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband Cost & Prices Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Solar Clean Energy Wire The expansion of ...
  • 04 Jul 2019 |

    German electricity supply security to stay very high even with coal exit – economy ministry

    04 Jul 2019, 12:45 Electricity supply in Germany is secure even as the country is phasing out coal-fired power generation, according to a monitoring report which sets new standards for supply security from the economy ministry. The report also changes the ...
  • “Wind turbines are good – even if we pay a price for them”

    Conflict of interests between wind power production and wildlife protection is “marginal if we look at the alternatives,” the head of the German Green Party’s parliamentary group, Anton Hofreiter, says in an opinion piece for Der Tagesspiegel Online. ...
  • 30 Jun 2017 |

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

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

    Power customers in Germany on average paid about 2.5 percent more for electricity in June than they did in January, price comparison website Check24 says in a listing seen by Clean Energy Wire. An average household with a consumption of about 3,500 ...
  • 08 Nov 2019 |

    Storage company Sonnen enters e-mobility with flat-rate business model

    08 Nov 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Solar Cars Clean Energy Wire / Die Welt Bavarian energy storage company Sonnen, which was taken over by oil company Shell earlier this year, is entering the e-mobility ...
  • Thyssenkrupp tests use of hydrogen in steel production to bring down emissions

    12 Nov 2019, 12:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Business & Jobs Technology Clean Energy Wire Germany’s largest steelmaker thyssenkrupp has launched a series of tests into the use of hydrogen in a working ...
  • COP23 – 'Germany can achieve most for climate by technology export'

    25 Oct 2017 (All day) Germany is hosting this year’s international climate summit (COP23) in Bonn. The conference will be about establishing the trust in mutually agreed rules on climate protection, says Carsten Rolle, head of the energy and climate ...
  • “Significant drop of price level” in latest round of solar auctions

    An expansion of the available area for solar power plants has led to “a significant drop of the price level” in the latest round of PV auctions in Germany, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has said in a press release. The average support rate for new ...
  • Climate protection law, swift coal exit, EU CO₂ floor price – DUH demands for next Energiewende government

    Germany will miss its climate targets unless the next federal government steps up its efforts, according to non-profit environmental and consumer protection association Environmental Action Germany (DUH). In a list of 85 measures for the energy, heating ...
  • Utilities should use nuclear tax refunds to lower power prices - consumer organisation

    The refunds that nuclear utilities E.ON, RWE and EnBW can expect after Germany’s constitutional court ruled the nuclear fuel tax law unconstitutional should be used to lower electricity prices, according to the Consumer Organisation Baden-Wuerttemberg, ...
  • Climate action business generates almost 50 billion euro-turnover in Germany

    05 Jun 2019, 12:34 Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt Energiewende Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire With a turnover of 49.4 ...
  • 15 Oct 2014

    Germany's energy transition in the media on 15 October

    15 Oct 2014 (All day) The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy "State Secretary Baake: 'Target triad for 2030 is the most cost-efficient and effective route to decarbonising Europe's energy system'" Ahead of the EU ...
  • Call for EU-wide CO2 floor price

    In a guest commentary published by the business daily Handelsblatt, Franz Untersteller, environment minister of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Green member of the federal parliament Oliver Krischer call for a CO₂ price to be set for energy sources ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

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

    23 Sep 2019, 13:49 Expert Aurora Energy Research Bioenergy Electricity market Renewables EEG2016 | Law Energiewende Cost & Prices Finance Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Coal Utilities Clean Energy Wire Government ...
  • Climate plans for Germany’s transport sector insufficient – ranking

    14 Jun 2019, 13:11 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • Fully renewables-based global energy system possible by 2050, at lower cost – study

    12 Apr 2019, 13:40 Expert Hans-Josef Fell Politician EEG 2.0 | Law Energiewende Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Renewables Cost & Prices Energy Watch Group / LUT University A global ...
  • Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal illustrates USA's abdication as leader – opinion

    06 Nov 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The fulfilment of US President Donald Trump's election promise to pull the country out of the ...
  • German industry ready for deep decarbonisation, but laments policy lag

    08 May 2019, 13:31 German industry heavyweights including chemical maker BASF, HeidelbergCement, gas supplier Linde and steelmaker Salzgitter say they are prepared for profound emissions cuts, but still lack the necessary market signal from policymakers. ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

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

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

    22 Jan 2019, 13:15 The German government is playing down US threats against companies involved in the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project connecting Germany to Russia. Energy minister Peter Altmaier said the government was “not impressed” by ...
  • Falling PV module prices have little effect on solar power investments in Germany

    A significant drop in the price of PV modules has so far had only a moderate effect on solar power investments in Germany, according to website strom-report.de. Prices for PV modules fell by more than 70 percent between 2010 and 2016 while at the same ...
  • 27 Nov 2018 |

    Germany's coal exit commission extends work to 2019

    27 Nov 2018, 12:01 Germany risks showing up empty-handed at the UN climate change conference COP24 in Poland in December as the country’s coal exit commission has decided to extend its work beyond the original end-of-2018 deadline. The task force has set ...
  • 11 Nov 2019 |

    Higher e-car buyer's premium puts small manufacturers at risk

    11 Nov 2019, 13:04 Expert Stefan Bratzel Director Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Cars Spiegel Online Small manufacturers of e-cars say their business could be threatened by the German government's ...
  • “Germany’s E.ON warns Tories energy price pledge could ‘really ruin things’ for UK arm”

    The UK Conservative Party’s proposal to put a price cap on standard energy tariffs could “really ruin things” for the business of German energy company E.ON in the UK and “not end up benefiting consumers”, according to the company’s chief financial ...
  • 05 Nov 2019 |

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

    05 Nov 2019, 13:49 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Preview2018- Cutting power costs tops German industry's agenda- DIHK

    04 Jan 2018 (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 ...
  • Social Democrats' climate plans show large overlap with Conservatives

    05 Sep 2019, 12:30 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic ...
  • “Stagnating prices”

    Renewables support does not increase consumer power prices in Germany, Ralph Diermann writes in Süddeutsche Zeitung, based on an analysis by price comparison website Stromauskunft.de. While the EEG surcharge that finances renewables development has risen ...
  • 18 Sep 2019 |

    Countries could surpass pledged emissions cuts with help from cities, regions and businesses – report

    18 Sep 2019, 12:21 Expert DIE- German Development Institute Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Climate commitments made by cities, ...
  • 06 Jan 2017 |

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

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

    Rising power costs stir people’s emotions because everybody uses electricity and because they suggest a malfunction of government control, writes Til Huber in a commentary for merkur.de. But costs are largely driven by the past solar boom, and recent ...
  • 12 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog- Germany's environment minister rejects hypocrisy criticism

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

    Many operators of nuclear, gas or coal-fired power plants in Germany do not throttle feed-in at times of “ negative power prices,” the Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA) has said in a press release. Although operators of conventional plants have to pay for ...
  • “How economists envision a climate agreement”

    German experts say the global carbon floor price proposed by government advisors in a paper for the German economy ministry is unlikely to be agreed, Dagmar Dehmer writes in Tagesspiegel. “Implementing a sufficiently high floor price seems unrealistic in ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Researchers aim to harvest solar energy with truck tarps or window blinds

    02 Aug 2019, 11:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Solar Technology Clean Energy Wire New textile-based solar cells woven into truck tarps could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or ...
  • 56 percent of German power price from taxes and levies

    The share of taxes and levies German households have to pay for power has reached a new all-time high, price comparison website Verivox said in a press release. The state’s share in the power bill “now accounts for 56 percent for private customers – an ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

    German renewables record overshadowed by slump in onshore wind power expansion

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

    Daimler unveils plan to get rid of diesel engines in commercial vehicles by 2039

    28 Oct 2019, 13:50 Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire Carmaker Daimler plans to end the use of diesel engines in heavy duty ...
  • Falling prices enable global renewables growth at reduced costs

    Countries around the world have added record volumes of new renewable power capacities at cheaper prices, according to a joint report by the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Expenditures for new renewables ...
  • 23 Oct 2019 |

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

    23 Oct 2019, 13:29 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Tagesspiegel ...
  • Steelmaker Salzgitter expects policymakers to help fund massive decarbonisation project

    04 Apr 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Gas Technology Clean Energy Wire German steelmaker Salzgitter has expressed confidence that policymakers will provide the support necessary to ...
  • 09 Feb 2018 |

    2030 renewables goal "not difficult"-CDU energy politician Pfeiffer

    09 Feb 2018 (All day) The coalition agreement by Germany's would-be coalition parties CDU/CSU and SPD is a step towards "realistic" Energiewende policy, says CDU energy policy spokesperson Joachim Pfeiffer. He argues a coal exit date for ...
  • “Trend of falling power prices in Germany continues”

    Average German wholesale electricity prices fell almost nine percent to 28.96 euros per megawatt-hour last year, according to a power market review by grid operator TenneT. Redispatch volumes fell for the first time since 2013, due to a decrease in wind ...
  • State premier of Saarland calls for billions in support to turn steel industry climate neutral

    04 Oct 2019, 13:42 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Industrial policy Frankfurter Allgemeine ...
  • Germany urges prudence as Europe spars over its own green deal – report

    05 Mar 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Business & Jobs International Bloomberg Germany sounded a note of caution as energy ministers from EU member states debated a proposal to aim for net-zero ...
  • Price drop for green power”

    Changing renewables funding from guaranteed feed-in tariffs to auctions will drastically reduce revenues in the wind power industry, Daniel Wetzel writes in Die Welt. The renewables surcharge power customers pay with their electricity bill currently ...
  • “Power prices rise for millions of households”

    Power prices for German households increase on average by 4.4 percent this spring, price comparison website Verivox told Clean Energy Wire. According to Verivox, 70 regional power suppliers will increase their prices, resulting in additional costs of ...
  • Quotes from the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

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

    05 Nov 2019, 13:52 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • “Battery prices won’t keep sinking at same speed”

    Battery storage prices will not keep dropping at the same fast speed as in the last few years because further technological leaps could not be expected, Prof Uwe Sauer, of RWTH Aachen University, told renewables magazine EUWID Neue Energie. From a ...
  • Germany’s “green energy account” hits all-time high

    12 Mar 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Renewables EEG2016 | Law Cost & Prices IWR Online Germany’s “green energy account”,  which funds the country’s renewable roll-out, currently shows a record ...
  • 28 Jan 2019 |

    German government stands ready to move on coal exit proposal

    28 Jan 2019, 17:56 The German government is ready to quickly supply financial means for the country’s exit from coal, said economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier. It will now examine the details of the proposal agreed by the country’s coal exit ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

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

    26 Jul 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire / NDR / Bloomberg A nuclear power plant in northern Germany has come to the verge of being taken off the grid on Friday, a ...
  • The stakes for energy and climate policy are high in EU elections

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

    The energy transition in Germany does not achieve most of its goals, and its progress has slowed down over the last few years, a study conducted by the consultancy Prognos and commissioned by the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw) has found. Improvements ...
  • “Germany’s high-priced energy revolution”

    US business magazine Fortune published a long article by Jeffrey Ball on the generational project German Energiewende, society’s costs for the expansion of renewables, the benefits of the transition and the possibilities for other states to follow Germany ...
  • 18 Oct 2019 |

    Engineering association rings alarm as next German wind power auction undersubscribed

    18 Oct 2019, 14:27 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau ...
  • 25 Oct 2019 |

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

    25 Oct 2019, 14:17 Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin ...
  • “Uniper reports 3.2 billion-euro net loss as electricity prices fall”

    E.ON spin-off Uniper made a net loss of 3.2 billion euros last year due to big writedowns on generation and gas-storage assets, reports Guy Chazan for the Financial Times. But Uniper said it had “good momentum for 2017” having delivered a “solid” ...
  • 28 Oct 2019 |

    EU state aid rules could frustrate German coal plant operators' compensation hopes – NGO

    28 Oct 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Clean Energy Wire Compensating German coal plant operators for taking their facilities off the grid during the country's coal exit could violate EU state ...
  • 16 Sep 2019 |

    Infeasible "myths" dominate Germany's transport transition debate- db research

    16 Sep 2019, 12:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Transport Clean Energy Wire Germany’s transport transition is largely dependent on the adoption of widely circulated concepts based on new technologies and planned ...
  • 30 Oct 2019 |

    Central banks must stay neutral on climate policy, German Bundesbank says

    30 Oct 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Clean Energy Wire / Financial Times The German central bank (Bundesbank) has to maintain market neutrality and cannot become a proactive advocate of ...
  • 29 Oct 2019 |

    US airlines complain about Germany's 'illegal' climate levy- report

    29 Oct 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Transport Policy Die Welt Germany's plan to introduce a climate levy on airline tickets to finance a decrease in train fares violates an EU-US aviation treaty, ...
  • Greens call for ecologic investment programme as German economy slows

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

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

    21 Mar 2019, 12:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & Jobs Recharge News German wind turbine producer Senvion will shut down operations in about 30 countries around the world and focus on 20 “key ...
  • Decentralisation requires regionally different power prices - think tank

    Germany needs regional power markets and a legislation overhaul to cope with its increasingly decentralised electricity system, and replace the current “chaos” in grid fees, levies and taxes, according to think tank Agora Energiewende.* “We need to all ...
  • Green energy levy set for drop on excess payments for renewables

    15 Oct 2014 (All day) Consumers can expect a reduction in the surcharge they pay on energy bills next year but analysts say it will rise again in 2016 as green power production continues to expand. The levy German consumers pay for the development of ...
  • “I want Europe to become first climate neutral continent” – EU top-job candidate

    11 Jul 2019, 10:30 The German candidate for the top job in the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen told European parliamentarians that tackling climate change is a top priority for the EU. She said the bloc's emission reduction goal could be ...
  • Berlin’s energy senator says cities must lead the way on climate action

    Big cities around the world have a special and urgent responsibility to press ahead in the fight against global warming, Berlin’s Green energy senator Ramona Pop says in a guest article for the Berliner Zeitung. If the federal government fails to give the ...
  • 04 Oct 2019 |

    Extinction Rebellion climate movement plans blockades in Berlin from 7 October

    04 Oct 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The climate activist movement Extinction Rebellion plans several road blockades and other activities in Germany’s ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    Siemens and Evonik launch 'artificial photosynthesis' project to turn CO2 into chemicals

    11 Oct 2019, 14:11 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Storage Clean Energy Wire German industry heavyweight Siemens and chemical company Evonik have launched a joint ...
  • “Fearing an e-powered price war”

    German electric carmakers have shied away from producing their own battery cells because of competition from Asia, report Franz Hubik, Lukas Bay and Stephan Scheuer for Handelsblatt Global Edition. China plans to take a leading role in the e-car battery ...
  • 07 Oct 2019 |

    Electric version of VW's trademark Golf now cheaper than traditional model – study

    07 Oct 2019, 14:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars manager magazin Carmaker VW is emptying its stocks of older e-car models ahead of the launch of its new ID 3 model, bringing the price for the electric ...
  • 21 Oct 2019 |

    Germany's new offshore wind power expansion plans must consider environmental limits, NGO warns

    21 Oct 2019, 13:15 Expert NABU- Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Der Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) e.V. Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Wind Tageszeitung (taz) The German Nature and ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Government announces coal region support guidelines ahead of elections

    22 May 2019, 13:19 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • Coal commission fail would be lost year for climate policy- member

    20 Nov 2018, 10:30 Germany’s coal exit commission aims to propose a path for the country’s phase-out by the end of November. Agreeing a compromise on how to end the use of Germany's most important fossil fuel in such a short time will be difficult, ...
  • “What a CO2 price floor can (and cannot) do for German climate goals”

    Germany can meet its energy sector climate goals with a CO 2-price floor between 50 and 75 euros, write Fabian Huneke, Carlos Perez Linkenheil and Simon Göß from the Berlin-based independent energy market specialist Energy Brainpool, in a contribution for ...
  • 03 Sep 2019 |

    Flexible biomass reaches capacity limit for financial support

    03 Sep 2019, 13:29 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Expert German Biogas Association Fachverband Biogas e.V. Business & Jobs Citizens& ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

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

    08 Oct 2019, 14:01 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Fossil fuels ...
  • 21 Jun 2019 |

    German railway greenlights expansion to protect the climate

    21 Jun 2019, 13:32 Expert Deutsche Bahn German railway operator Business & Jobs Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Transport Freight Tageszeitung (taz) German railway operator Deutsche Bahn has agreed to a ...
  • 26 Aug 2019

    German coal plants face "abrupt shutdown" due to stricter mercury regulations – industry

    26 Aug 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Handelsblatt Six German industry associations have claimed that the country's coal-fired power plants would be in danger of "abrupt shutdowns" if ...
  • Price increase in fuel oil is driving up German inflation”

    An almost 12 percent increase in fuel oil prices in December 2016 compared to the previous month accelerated inflation in Germany, according to the European Climate Foundation (ECF). “If energy prices would have remained unchanged compared to the previous ...
  • “Power price alignment is coming - government sources”

    Grid fees will be aligned across Germany despite economy minister Sigmar Gabriel’s recent backtracking on such plans, Reuters reports citing government sources. Responding to pressure from eastern German federal states the government is working on a bill ...
  • 08 Jul 2019 |

    ''Germany's finance sector cannot become green without a political plan''

    08 Jul 2019, 12:08 Financial markets can be a great accelerator for developments in the economy, but without a clear political roadmap for emissions reduction, they are unable to unleash their supporting abilities, Gerhard Schick, founder of the German ...
  • 24 Jun 2019 |

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

    24 Jun 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Government Handelsblatt / Stuttgarter Nachrichten / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung After a series of meetings with high-profile car industry representatives ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    Coal exit proposal may create illusory expectations in mining regions

    29 Jan 2019, 13:49 Expert ifo- Institute for Economic Research Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (ifo) Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean ...
  • “Big coup” in climate policy needed to continue German coalition – SPD Vice Chancellor Scholz

    03 Sep 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Spiegel Online / Clean Energy Wire Germany's Vice Chancellor, finance minister and top candidate to become leader of ...
  • 28 Sep 2015

    In the media: Hypocrisy in the VW scandal; Merkel's push for climate action

    28 Sep 2015 (All day) AFP “More companies are making their peace with the energy transition” An increasing number of companies in Germany are supporting the country’s move to replace conventional energy sources with renewables, press agency AFP reports, ...
  • 18 Oct 2019 |

    Most Germans support expansion of renewable energy, favour solar PV

    18 Oct 2019, 14:06 Expert Renewable Energies Agency Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien Citizens' energy Renewables Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Solar Society Clean Energy Wire An overwhelming majority ...
  • 05 Aug 2019 |

    German ministers seek climate budget funds

    05 Aug 2019, 13:11 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • “Natural gas suppliers not fully passing falling prices on to consumers”

    Even though international wholesale prices for natural gas prices fell in 2016, suppliers did not fully pass this decline on to consumers, according to a study by consultancy EnergyComment, commissioned by the Green parliamentary group in the German ...
  • Moderate power price increase for German households

    Power prices for an average German four-person-household will be about one percent higher in January 2017, compared to the same month last year, according to price comparison website verivox. That would lead to an annual total of 1,111 euros. “Following a ...
  • 35 hours of negative wholesale power prices over the holidays

    High wind power production during a storm led to a total of 35 hours of negative wholesale power prices over the holidays in Germany, writes Daniel Wetzel for Welt Online. “Because of the holidays, industry did not need the power,” and grid operators at ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

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

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

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

    19 Jul 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy Rheinische Post The leader of the conservative CDU party’s parliamentary group, Ralph Brinkhaus, has called for “hundreds of billions of ...
  • 16 Oct 2019 |

    Mayors from coal regions call on Europe for more help in transition

    16 Oct 2019, 12:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Society Clean Energy Wire Forty-one mayors from Germany, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Montenegro and Slovakia have signed ...
  • 11 Nov 2019 |

    German wind turbine maker Enercon to cut 3,000 jobs

    11 Nov 2019, 12:58 Enercon GmbH Business & Jobs Technology Wind Read more about Enercon GmbH Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages f.eriksen Wind Business & Jobs dpa German wind turbine maker Enercon has announced it will cut up ...
  • 11 Oct 2019 |

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

    11 Oct 2019, 14:13 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid ...
  • 08 Nov 2019 |

    Onshore wind permits in Germany fell by 70 percent since 2016- utility group

    08 Nov 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire The number of permits issued for onshore wind turbines in Germany has dropped by more than 70 percent within three years, says German ...
  • 27 Jun 2019 |

    Dedicated engineers have made Germany a “Green Energy Valley”- Start-up expert

    27 Jun 2019, 10:20 Germany’s engineering prowess and excellent support programmes have spawned a world-leading scene of start-ups dedicated to pushing the energy transition with innovative ideas, according to start-up expert Klaus Fichter. There are ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

    Rail must be strengthened to replace certain domestic flights with trains – German Aviation Association

    19 Aug 2019, 13:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire The most effective way to reduce CO₂ emissions from air travel are investments in efficiency, says the German Aviation ...
  • 05 Nov 2019 |

    Ambitious climate protection will not harm employment in Germany- study

    05 Nov 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire The number of jobs in Germany will increase if the country pursues ambitious emissions cuts, according to a study by the ...
  • Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source

    10 Jul 2018, 15:01 Wind and solar power, together with other renewable sources, have overtaken coal as Germany’s most important power source, figures released by the industry group BDEW show. But this milestone in the history of the country’s energy ...
  • “White Paper: Effects of a minimum CO2 price in Germany”

    Introducing a national minimum CO 2 price of 75 euros per tonne would enable Germany to meet its target of reducing emissions in the energy sector by 61 to 62 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, energy market analyst company Energy Brainpool has said ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Utility manager takes crucial energy state secretary job in Germany's econ ministry

    09 Jan 2019, 13:53 Municipal utility chief executive Andreas Feicht will take on the role as Germany's energy state secretary on 1 February. With his appointment, economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier fills a position crucial to the progress of ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

    German wind industry warns distance rules threaten country's competitiveness

    07 Nov 2019, 14:03 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 Wind Business & ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

    Fridays for Future will leave its mark – study

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

    Start-up Next Kraftwerke's renewable virtual power plant stabilises grid

    12 Jun 2019, 13:26 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • 22 Oct 2019 |

    Demand growing for clear definitions in Germany's “green” finance push

    22 Oct 2019, 14:17 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Finance Handelsblatt While Germany’s federal government has welcomed the increase in “green investment”, the country’s central bank remains unsatisfied with the term and ...
  • 17 Oct 2019 |

    Germany slow on sustainability goals, youth urge “fundamental change”

    17 Oct 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is happening "too slowly", German environment ...
  • Trend of falling prices continues in sixth solar PV auction round

    Prices of winning bids for solar photovoltaic installations have gone down again in the latest round of tenders in Germany, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) said in a press release. 27 bids for a total of 163 megawatts of auctioned capacity were ...
  • Siemens Gamesa to acquire assets from wind turbine maker Senvion

    22 Oct 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Renewables Wind Business & Jobs Reuters / Clean Energy Wire German-Spanish wind energy company Siemens Gamesa has agreed to buy major assets from insolvent German ...
  • 04 Sep 2019 |

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

    04 Sep 2019, 10:53 This year's Frankfurt Motor Show steals the limelight for unusual reasons. Thousands of people will flock to the bi-annual industry fair – but many of them not to admire horsepower-proud vehicles, but instead to call for their ...
  • 'We can accomplish this'- Fridays for Future pin hopes on EU elections

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

    05 Jul 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Transport Agriculture Clean Energy Wire Germany, Finland, France and Portugal’s National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) drafts include ambitious ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

    German renewables levy to rise slightly in 2020 and peak the year after – think tank

    19 Aug 2019, 12:59 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables EEG2016 | Law Clean Energy Wire ...
  • Lower emissions in Germany contribute to CO2 reduction across EU in 2018

    09 May 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 2.5 percent in the European Union in 2018 compared to the ...
  • Germany's "Man-to-the-Moon"-project: Quotes from Energiewende conference

    27 Mar 2015 (All day) UPDATE-- Over 900 ministers, officials, business people, energy experts and journalists from around 60 countries take part in the first Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, a two-day confernce hosted by the German Foreign Ministry, the ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

    Farmers call for better inclusion in Germany's climate policy, announce more protests

    07 Nov 2019, 14:05 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 ...
  • “Taxes and fees on power price reach record level in 2017”

    German power customers will pay more than 35 billion euros in taxes, fees, and surcharges with their electricity bills in 2017, the utilities lobby German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) writes in a press release. “This is more than ...
  • Energy minister rejects idea of changing fees and taxes on energy

    05 Jun 2018 (All day) Germany's energy minister Peter Altmaier said there won't be any changes to fees on power and heat during his term, refuting the idea of a price for CO2 emissions floated by coalition partner SPD and the environment ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Germany’s environment minister says company credit rating needs reform to include sustainability risks

    22 May 2019, 13:21 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 ...
  • 07 Aug 2019 |

    Germany must raise climate ambitions ahead of UN summit- researchers and climate NGOs

    07 Aug 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang International Clean Energy Wire Germany has to step up its climate ambitions so Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn’t travel to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on ...
  • 31 May 2019 |

    Start-up e.GO Mobile hopes to speed up transport transition with cheap subcompact

    31 May 2019, 12:16 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • “251 suppliers increase power prices next year”

    About a third of German utilities will raise their electricity prices by an average of 3.5 percent in 2017, according to price comparison website verivox. This means additional costs of 41 euros per year for an average four-person home. The suppliers ...
  • 18 Jun 2019 |

    Germany could have 7.5 GW power-to-gas capacity by 2030, say gas grid operators

    18 Jun 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Grid Technology Clean Energy Wire Renewables-based gases such as hydrogen and synthetic methane will be increasingly important for Germany’s to reach climate ...
  • 04 Nov 2019 |

    Mass dismantling of old wind turbines could overburden Germany's recycling capacities

    04 Nov 2019, 14:01 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire The expected dismantling of ...
  • German reactions to US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement

    02 Jun 2017 (All day) President Donald Trump has announced that he will pull the United States out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. The USA will be the first country to leave the seminal 2015 treaty signed by nearly 200 individual nations that ...
  • Germany off track regarding Energiewende goals – industry research institute

    By the end of 2017, renewables expansion in Germany exceeded targets by a considerable margin, but the country still lags behind on several other energy transition indicators, writes Hubertus Bardt for the industry-sponsored research institute IW Köln in ...
  • “The power price trap”

    Long-term feed-in tariffs set by the government for wind power in Germany lead to comparably high electricity prices, which could turn out to be a regional handicap in light of fast-falling wind power prices in Europe, writes Klaus Stratmann in the ...
  • 31 Oct 2019 |

    Large majority of Germans support wind power rollout – survey

    31 Oct 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Wind Clean Energy Wire A stable majority of people in Germany support the continued rollout of wind power in the country, according to  a survey  conducted by pollster ...
  • 04 Nov 2019 |

    Volkswagen announces 'system change' as production of e-car model ID.3 starts

    04 Nov 2019, 14:13 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Clean Energy Wire The beginning of serial production of Volkswagen's e-car flagship model ID.3 in a factory in ...
  • 01 Nov 2019 |

    Finance minister says Germany to issue 'environment bonds'

    01 Nov 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Süddeutsche Zeitung German finance minister Olaf Scholz has said the government intends to issue state bonds dedicated exclusively to financing sustainable ...
  • 15 Aug 2019 |

    Market introduction strategy for green hydrogen needed – German industry association

    15 Aug 2019, 12:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Technology Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany needs a market introduction strategy for green fuels based on hydrogen, Carsten Rolle, climate and energy ...
  • 05 Apr 2016

    Industry emissions almost unchanged / Wind-powered lamps

    05 Apr 2016 (All day) Federal Environment Agency “Emissions trading: industry’s emissions almost unchanged in 2015” The CO₂ emissions of German energy intensive industry remained virtually unchanged for the second year in a row in 2015, according to the ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

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

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

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

    02 Aug 2019, 12:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Freight Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German Aviation Association (BDL) said it wants to bring CO2 emissions from air ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    Volkswagen begins battery cell production in Salzgitter

    23 Sep 2019, 13:51 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Storage Cars Clean Energy Wire Volkswagen has opened a pilot line for small-series battery cell production in Salzgitter in Lower ...
  • 15 Jul 2019 |

    Germany's Lufthansa says more flights, despite climate debate

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

    German wind turbines generate three quarters of expected output

    07 Feb 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Wind German onshore wind power – output, business and perspectives The Energiewende's booming flagship braces for stormy times Clean ...
  • 24 Sep 2019 |

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

    24 Sep 2019, 14:01 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, ...
  • Germany could step in for Chile as host of UN climate summit

    31 Oct 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire / WDR The former German capital Bonn could become the venue for the next UN climate summit COP25, after the ...
  • 18 Sep 2019 |

    Switch from coal and oil to gas increases greenhouse effect due to methane emissions – study

    18 Sep 2019, 12:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Gas Clean Energy Wire The switch from coal-fired power generation and oil-fired heating to natural gas increases the greenhouse effect of energy ...
  • 29 Oct 2019 |

    BMW, Daimler frustrated with carsharing, eye investment cuts, sale- report

    29 Oct 2019, 14:22 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Mobility Cars Only eight months after launching their combined car sharing with great ambitions, BMW and Daimler have grown highly sceptical of the business,  write ...
  • Germany turns into electricity importer for first time in five years in June

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

    The prospects of permanently increasing energy prices due to the renewables development have caused a dispute between Germany’s governing coalition partners from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), writes Tobias ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

    Germany edges closer to 2020 renewables target

    27 Mar 2019, 12:24 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Renewables Federal Environment Agency (UBA) The ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Businesses ready for faster German coal exit – opinion

    04 Feb 2019, 14:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Electricity market Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Climate Home News ...
  • 10 Jul 2019 |

    Grid operators propose at least ten offshore wind power hubs in North Sea

    10 Jul 2019, 12:53 Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kennedy Nyavaya Grid Wind Clean Energy Wire Several European grid operators have proposed to build at least ten ...
  • 15 Apr 2019 |

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

    15 Apr 2019, 12:08 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin ...
  • EU fails to agree on 2050 climate neutrality in blow to Merkel’s newfound ambitions

    21 Jun 2019, 13:27 Just days after the German government signalled it was ready to ramp up climate action at home and across Europe, the European Council dealt a blow to greater climate ambitions by failing to agree on the goal of net-zero emissions in ...
  • 26 Sep 2019 |

    Germany earmarks 800 million euros to make its battered forests climate-resilient

    26 Sep 2019, 13:55 Expert BMEL- Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture Agriculture Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & ...
  • Far-right AfD soars in east German state elections, scoops up votes in coal regions

    02 Sep 2019, 13:15 The elections in Germany's eastern federal states Saxony and Brandenburg have dealt a blow to the country's governing parties, CDU and SPD, and brought huge gains for the far-right AfD. Even though the climate change-denying ...
  • “Next power price shock to hit consumers”

    The massive increase in grid fees announced by TenneT and other operators signals a new chapter in Germany’s Energiewende, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. “A new phase begins whereby capacity growth no longer takes centre stage, but the system ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

    German carmakers can't shake off dieselgate – VW executives charged, Daimler fined

    25 Sep 2019, 14:04 Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire / New York Times New dieselgate troubles complicate ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German cabinet decides tax break package for electric company cars

    01 Aug 2019, 12:23 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband ...
  • IPCC land use report shows climate change threat to global livelihood – env min

    08 Aug 2019, 13:41 A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on land use shows that climate change is threatening the world's food supply and livelihood, making it an "existential question", said German ...
  • 08 Apr 2016

    New renewables law threatens wind power – Green Party

    08 Apr 2016 (All day) Berliner Zeitung “The federal government is shifting into reverse gear concerning Energiewende” The federal government’s plans to reform the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) will lead to the “collapse” of the expansion of wind power in ...
  • Expensive coal exit in Germany could not serve as role model – opinion

    24 Jan 2019, 12:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices German coal exit timetable to be settled in last minute talks Germany’s coal exit commission Welt ...
  • “Electricity prices rise; TenneT increases grid fees by 80 percent”

    German households will have to pay 30 euros more per year for electricity as grid operator TenneT plans to raise its grid fees by 80 percent in the new year, writes Klaus Stratmann in Handelsblatt. “The main reason for this increase is that the grid ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Germans choose fuel-guzzling cars, pushing up CO2 emissions

    26 Jul 2019, 13:43 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy ...
  • Climate cabinet deal on 20 Sep would show grand coalition can deliver – state sec

    31 Jul 2019, 13:55 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 ...
  • Merkel calls for honouring Paris deal as German climate action falters

    29 May 2018 (All day) In a plea for global cooperation and the rule of law in international relations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the signatories of the Paris Climate Agreement to honour their commitment and implement the agreed emissions ...
  • “Petrol and heating oil prices drop again in August”

    Energy prices for German consumers dropped by 0.9 percent in August, following a decrease of 1.2 percent in July. While prices for petrol and heating oil went down, electricity prices remained stable, according to the European Climate Foundation’s (ECF) ...
  • 29 May 2019 |

    Merkel’s climate cabinet says will make key decisions in September

    29 May 2019, 12:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s climate cabinet has announced it will make key decisions about climate action legislation and ...
  • 02 May 2018 |

    Emission-free aviation is technically feasible- DLR Researcher

    02 May 2018 Josef Kallo, director of the Institute for Energy Conversion and Storage at Ulm University and coordinator of the Research Group Energy Systems Integration at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), says electric flight is not just a distant vision ...
  • Climate protection “at the heart” of von der Leyen's new European Commission – media

    11 Sep 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Euractiv / Tagesspiegel Background A commitment to making Europe "the world’s first climate-neutral continent" ...
  • 09 Aug 2019 |

    New York looks to Germany for key offshore wind lessons

    09 Aug 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Grid Wind Clean Energy Wire Germany and other European countries offer important lessons for the development of offshore wind in New York, according to the US state& ...
  • 24 Oct 2019 |

    Nuclear waste from Germany exported for disposal in Russia

    24 Oct 2019, 12:22 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out ...
  • “Assign the dirt a price tag!”

    Representatives of industry, civil society and science call for an internationally coordinated price system for CO₂ emissions in a guest commentary in Die Zeit. The Federation of German Industries (BDI), environmental NGO Germanwatch and the Mercator ...
  • “Is the renewable surcharge of any use as a ‘price tag’ for the Energiewende?”

    No other number in the energy sector politicises as much as the renewable energy surcharge consumers pay with their power bills, according to an article in renewable energy website euwid. But policymakers’ use of the surcharge as a ‘price tag’ for Germany ...
  • 12 Jun 2019 |

    Municipalities to receive “wind power euro” in state of Brandenburg to increase acceptance

    12 Jun 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Wind rbb Municipalities in the north-eastern German state of Brandenburg are to receive a share of the profits generated by wind farms, reports public broadcaster ...
  • 23 Oct 2019 |

    German millennials want their own car, prefer combustion models – survey

    23 Oct 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire German millennials' attitudes towards cars are less sceptical than generally assumed, according to a survey by business advisory Duff & ...
  • German providers can have regional origin of renewable electricity certified from 2019

    21 Dec 2018, 13:33 BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Read more about BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid ...
  • “Don’t allow negative power prices – push out coal”

    When power prices linger below zero for six hours or more, wind turbines larger than 3 megawatts in capacity don’t receive any remuneration. This could become a problem for wind farm operators when more hours with negative prices occur after a possible ...
  • EU approves E.ON takeover of innogy assets, subject to conditions

    17 Sep 2019, 13:24 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert innogy SE innogy SE Grid Renewables Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • Expansion is main reason for foreign investment, power prices not high priority

    Half of Germany’s large enterprises (annual turnover of more than 500 million euros) made foreign investments of an average 125 million euros in 2014, the Foreign Investment Monitor by development bank KfW shows. Investment at home was at an average 135 ...
  • “Lowest price for natural gas since 2010”

    Natural gas is at its lowest price since 2010 at an average of 1,236 euros per 20,000 kilowatt hours (kWh), comparison portal CHECK24 reports. This was because of competition and the offers of alternative suppliers to the traditional utilities, writes ...
  • 18 Oct 2019 |

    Farmers in Germany call for large protests against environmental policies

    18 Oct 2019, 14:14 Expert DBV- German Farmers‘ Association Deutscher Bauernverband Agriculture Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Agriculture Clean Energy Wire / Tageszeitung (taz) Up to 10,000 farmers and 700 tractors ...
  • “Higher petrol prices animate switch to cycling but only in cities”

    If petrol prices were increased by one euro per litre, private households would use their bikes 14.4 percent more – but only in urban centres, a study by RWI researchers has found. The rise in petrol prices in more rural areas would have no significant ...
  • 29 Jul 2019 |

    Power-to-x requires regulation to stay sustainable – Öko-Institut

    29 Jul 2019, 13:39 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Storage Clean Energy Wire The production ...
  • “Industry prices stable, especially for electricity”

    Industry energy prices in Bavaria were “apparently completely stable”, writes Tilman Weber for Erneuerbare Energien. According to an analysis by the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw), higher oil, hard coal, natural gas and electricity costs drove up the ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    Deutsche Bahn seeks 500 gigawatt hours green PPAs, gets credit rating boost

    14 Oct 2019, 13:23 Expert Deutsche Bahn German railway operator Business & Jobs Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Renewables Transport Clean Energy Wire [CORRECTION: DB says it seeks 500 gigawatt hours ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Deutsche Bahn CEO calls for expanding Europe’s rail network and more climate action in transport

    10 May 2019, 13:27 Expert Deutsche Bahn German railway operator Business & Jobs Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Handelsblatt The CEO of German rail company Deutsche Bahn, ...
  • 07 Aug 2019 |

    Germany’s foray into home batteries pushes market to tipping point – report

    07 Aug 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Clean Energy Wire The rapid spread of home batteries in Germany has brought the European residential storage market to an economic tipping point, according to ...
  • 08 May 2019 |

    European Commission President candidates clash over CO₂ tax

    08 May 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / ARD Germany's Manfred Weber and the Netherlands' Frans Timmermans – the two most likely candidates succeed Jean ...
  • 07 Jun 2019 |

    Deutsche Bahn CEO plans more ambition on climate and higher capacity

    07 Jun 2019, 13:06 Expert Deutsche Bahn German railway operator Business & Jobs Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Transport Freight Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Süddeutsche Zeitung The CEO of German ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    Northern German states plan hydrogen initiative to optimise wind power use

    27 Aug 2019, 13:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Wind NDR Germany's northern coastal states are set to expand their efforts to bring hydrogen production from wind power to an industrial scale and ...
  • 16 Oct 2019 |

    Germany wants global consensus on addressing climate in finance

    16 Oct 2019, 12:41 With a new sustainable finance strategy, Germany's government hopes to better align financial policies with climate targets and to ensure the country moves from a cautious to a more proactive role in the budding green finance ...
  • 19 Sep 2019 |

    Climate change and biodiversity most pressing issues – German environment ministry report

    19 Sep 2019, 13:23 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 ...
  • 29 Aug 2019 |

    European alliance to establish two battery production projects

    29 Aug 2019, 12:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Storage International dpa / Handelsblatt A European battery cell production initiative is well under way with more than 20 companies involved in two projects, German ...
  • 02 Feb 2016

    E-car incentives: 'Subsidy trap' or 'healthy shock'?

    02 Feb 2016 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “The government, the e-car and the subsidy trap” Chancellor Angela Merkel would be well advised not to adopt a buyer’s premium for electric cars after her meeting with industry representatives today, writes ...
  • 14 Apr 2016

    Dispute over renewable development / More e-car charging stations

    14 Apr 2016 (All day) dpa / Frankfurter Rundschau “Christian Democrats put the breaks on renewable development” Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party wants to make changes to the upcoming reform of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    Renewables generated nearly half of Germany's electricity in Q2

    20 Sep 2019, 12:54 Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt Energiewende Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Renewables Clean Energy Wire Renewable energy sources in Germany generated a total of 56 ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's environment agency says emissions of new diesel cars still too high

    12 Sep 2019, 14:11 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire Nitrogen oxide (NOx) ...
  • 10 Oct 2019 |

    Coal exit commission members say timely phase-out in danger

    10 Oct 2019, 13:46 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja ...
  • Economists from fossil-fuel importing countries give high priority to energy transition – survey

    01 Mar 2019, 13:43 Expert ifo- Institute for Economic Research Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (ifo) Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Fossil ...
  • German coal exit plan should come coupled with plan for 100 percent renewables – lobby group

    The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) says the country’s coal exit plan should be accompanied by a plan to achieve 100 percent renewable energy supply. “Only planning security for industry can lay the foundations for investments” and prevent ...
  • Germany tops HSBC ranking of countries best prepared for decarbonisation

    20 Jun 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende International HSBC Germany is very well-placed for the low-carbon transition, given its particularly large cleantech industry and strong policies, ...
  • “Falling power prices: RWE tightens austerity measures and cuts more jobs”

    German energy utility RWE, which employs a around 14,000 people, is earning less money due to falling power prices and will therefore cut around 2,300 jobs in Europe, 1,600 of them in Germany, dpa reports. By 2018 RWE Power wants to cut annual costs ...
  • 29 Apr 2019 |

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Media commentators critical of minister’s propsal for rail tax cut

    18 Apr 2019, 12:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Julian Wettengel Mobility Transport Policy Rheinische Post / Saarbrücker Zeitung / Wirtschaftswoche German media commentators are sceptical of transport minister ...
  • “Climate Action Plan boosts the share prices of E.ON and RWE”

    The energy and coal industry is happy about the new, weakened language in the draft version of the Climate Action Plan 2050, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes. Share prices of energy companies E.ON and RWE have increased in the past days – against ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Germans say incentives better than bans to promote climate-friendly behaviour – poll

    02 Aug 2019, 12:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 ARD A majority of Germans (72 %) say incentives are a better way of persuading the population to adopt more climate-conscious behaviour, while just ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s coal phase-out goal “seems completely unrealistic” – JP Morgan

    19 Mar 2019, 14:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Coal Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The growth in Germany’s renewable electricity output triggered by the country’s energy transition policy is “quite an ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

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

    06 Sep 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire More than 30,000 people have put in a reservation for Volkswagen's first purpose-built electric car ID.3, which will be unveiled at next ...
  • 10 Apr 2018 |

    Economy minister Altmaier calls for mobility transition push

    10 Apr 2018 (All day) The current legislative period has to be used to significantly advance the mobility transition in Germany, ensuring that the country remains a technology leader, said economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier at a mobility ...
  • Electricity flat rate instead of price per kilowatt-hour

    The decentralised energy system based largely on renewable sources could change the way consumers pay for power, Eva Augsten reports in Technology Review. Power and heat from wind and solar cause hardly any operating costs, but instead need a relatively ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    German government says new Rhine river engineering is adequate climate adaptation measure

    30 Aug 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Clean Energy Wire New barrages and sluices in the Rhine are a possible solution to keep Germany's most important waterway working ...
  • 01 Feb 2016

    Crunch time for e-car incentives / Anxiety in lignite mining region

    01 Feb 2016 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “It won’t happen without buyer’s premiums” Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet car industry representatives on Tuesday to talk about incentives for e-mobility, reports Süddeutsche Zeitung. The government will not ...
  • 09 Apr 2019 |

    German finance minister lays out vision for climate policies including changes to taxes, levies

    09 Apr 2019, 12:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Ahead of tomorrow’s first meeting of the so-called climate cabinet, German finance minister Olaf Scholz has launched ...
  • Climate and digitalisation Germany's key challenges of the future- Merkel

    11 Sep 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said protecting the climate and digitalisation are the two key ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    Vestas to install 29 MW of wind power in “lighthouse project” at German steel plant

    27 Aug 2019, 13:27 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Wind Clean Energy Wire Leading global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won an order to build a ...
  • 08 Oct 2019 |

    Germany aims to triple its offshore wind power capacity by 2030

    08 Oct 2019, 14:25 Expert German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire / dpa / Focus Online Germany's northern ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    German grid agency urges federal states to back wind power expansion

    30 Aug 2019, 14:12 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Wind ...
  • 28 Aug 2019 |

    German energy company Sonnen partners on virtual power plant in US

    28 Aug 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Storage Business Wire Bavarian energy storage group Sonnen is building a virtual power plant from private storage systems as part of a joint project with US ...
  • 02 Oct 2019 |

    Germany to offer less cash to close coal plants than utilities expected – Bloomberg

    02 Oct 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Bloomberg Germany’s government has allocated less money for closing coal-fired power plants than the utilities that own them expected, reports Bloomberg. A ...
  • “Capitalism has to save the climate” – opinion

    10 Dec 2018, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Tageszeitung There’s a “silent consensus” surrounding the international climate action negotiations that ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    Customers do not want e-cars – electric mobility pioneer Schuh

    11 Jul 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Cars Süddeutsche Zeitung German drivers do not want electric cars because these do not offer the same range as any gasoline car at a competitive price, e-mobility ...
  • 04 Mar 2019 |

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

    04 Mar 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Cars Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire / The Daily Telegraph / Die Welt / Deutsche Welle German carmakers are planning a major investment in electric vehicles ...
  • 19 Apr 2016

    Vattenfall sale a lose-lose-lose? / 'EU ETS needs minimum price'

    19 Apr 2016 (All day) sandbag.org A “lose-lose-lose” situation The Vattenfall lignite sale to EPH is a lose for the climate, a lose for the Swedish government and a lose for German workers, according to analysis by UK non-profit group sandbag. EPH is a ...
  • Strong message, little substance on climate by new EU Commission head – reactions

    17 Jul 2019, 12:46 Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

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

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

    German e-car pioneer says cars should have smaller battery and hydrogen fuel cell

    03 Apr 2019, 12:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire Extending the range of battery-based electric cars with an additional hydrogen fuel cell makes more sense from an economic and environmental ...
  • 10 Sep 2019 |

    Germany's finance minister says “restart” with massive climate investments needed to curb emissions

    10 Sep 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Reuters The investments in emission reductions by Germany's government need a "restart" that ends the current ...
  • 18 Feb 2019 |

    German utility RWE issues first estimates of coal exit costs

    18 Feb 2019, 13:33 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Business & Jobs Analysts see share price rise for German energy ...
  • 30 Sep 2019 |

    Two lignite units complete Germany's security standby

    30 Sep 2019, 13:41 RWE AG Utilities Read more about RWE AG Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Coal dpa The last two of a group of eight lignite power plant units are entering Germany’s security standby, reports news agency ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    Germany, Norway and the UK call for tropical forest protection

    23 Sep 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom have called for "increased ambition and action by the ...
  • 15 Feb 2019 |

    EnBW, Energiekontor sign first long-term power supply contract for zero-support solar farm

    15 Feb 2019, 11:44 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Utilities Stricken solar sector sets ...
  • 01 Oct 2019 |

    WWF calls for higher renewables and onshore wind energy targets in Germany

    01 Oct 2019, 13:46 Expert WWF Germany World Wide Fund For Nature Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Wind Clean Energy Wire The targets for renewable power consumption and wind energy ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    Germany has understood need to change economy’s structure amid energy transition – WEC

    07 Mar 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Energiewende Clean Energy Wire The advanced stage of Germany’s energy transition has led the country to understand that a broader ...
  • 01 Oct 2019 |

    Nuclear power plant operators call for 276 million euros in compensation

    01 Oct 2019, 13:53 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use ...
  • German government could finance climate goals with little fiscal strain – consultancy

    05 Dec 2018, 13:55 Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cost & Prices Finance Prognos Germany can implement effective measures to ...
  • Germany's right-wing populist AfD says climate action criticism to be major campaign issue

    30 Sep 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Welt am Sonntag Germany’s right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has made its critique of policy to reduce ...
  • 30 Sep 2019 |

    German VW car owners seek fraud compensation in landmark collective lawsuit

    30 Sep 2019, 13:37 VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Read more about VW- Volkswagen Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Cars Financial Times / Deutsche Welle The first hearing of a landmark collective lawsuit in Germany over ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    Metalworkers’ union and environmental organisations demand German climate action in rare alliance

    11 Jul 2019, 14:09 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert IG Metall-Industrial Union of Metalworkers IG Metall Business & Jobs Transport Expert NABU- Nature and Biodiversity ...
  • Germany eyes coal exit by 2038 in bid for climate-friendly economy

    26 Jan 2019, 16:45 Energy transition home country Germany eyes a phase-out of coal power by 2038 at the very latest, as the country tries to get back on track to create a climate-friendly economy. In its highly anticipated phase-out proposal, the country ...
  • 28 Aug 2019 |

    German cabinet adopts draft law to strengthen mining regions during coal exit

    28 Aug 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Coal Government Clean Energy Wire Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday adopted a draft law submitted by Germany's economy and energy minister Peter ...
  • 18 Jun 2019 |

    National energy and climate plans will not meet targets, EU warns

    18 Jun 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Policy International Clean Energy Wire The EU Commission has warned EU countries including Germany that draft national plans for the coming decade are insufficient to ...
  • 21 Aug 2019 |

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

    21 Aug 2019, 12:02 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport ...
  • 21 Aug 2019 |

    Tenant electricity expansion lags behind expectations- econ min

    21 Aug 2019, 11:57 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Citizens' energy ...
  • 22 Jun 2015

    In the media: Bavaria doesn't want its share of nuclear waste

    22 Jun 2015 (All day) Reuters “German govt clashes with Bavaria over nuclear storage site plan” The German government has put forth a plan for storing nuclear waste that has been processed and stored in France and the UK, Markus Wacket and Michael ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    Hambach Forest and coal phaseout must be secured – NRW state premier

    20 Sep 2019, 13:03 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert IG BCE- Trade Union for mining, chemicals and energy ...
  • Preview2019- Conditions for Energiewende success all set, says dena

    21 Dec 2018, 09:32 Ambitious climate action and a resolute energy transition are already possible in Germany but the country's government has yet to prove how serious it is about putting words into action, says Andreas Kuhlmann, the head of the ...
  • 23 Sep 2019 |

    Germany joins 31 nations in coal phaseout alliance PPCA

    23 Sep 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Clean Energy Wire Germany has joined the international Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) but withheld fully endorsing the PPCA declaration, which would commit ...
  • Innovation takes center stage at Berlin Start-up Energy Transition Festival

    09 Apr 2019, 17:18 Innovation to make the use of energy cleaner, more flexible and efficient is the central quest of the global energy transition. At the Berlin Start-up Energy Transition Tech Festival, the German Energy Agency (dena) promotes start-ups ...
  • Federal government unsettles population with climate action debate – Saxony state premier

    31 Jul 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Rheinische Post The federal government is “frightening” the population with the debate about climate action measures such ...
  • 30 Jul 2019 |

    Lower energy use puts Germany on course for further emissions reduction

    30 Jul 2019, 13:43 Primary energy use in Germany decreased almost two percent in the first half of 2019 due to a large drop in coal consumption, according to first estimates. This is likely to result in a further substantial fall in the country’s CO2 ...
  • Many German industrial companies ill-prepared for decarbonisation – labour union

    06 Jun 2019, 14:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire A large number of industrial companies in Germany will have a hard time coping with the changes ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Investments in cleaner vehicles hit BMW profits

    02 Aug 2019, 11:51 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Reuters / Clean Energy Wire German luxury car maker BMW’s earnings in the second ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    Germany's government coalition divided over draft Climate Action Law

    25 Feb 2019, 14:17 The first draft of Germany’s Climate Action Law, presented last week, has laid bare conflicting views within the German coalition government over how the country should meet its climate targets. The proposal has drawn criticism from ...
  • 22 Aug 2019 |

    Utility E.ON joins ranks of Germany's corporate green bond issuers

    22 Aug 2019, 13:50 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • Poland's Katowice COP: Next coal country hosting UN climate talks

    17 Nov 2017 The Bonn climate summit of 2017, a short way from Germany’s largest coal mining district, is almost over. But the COP will reconvene next year, 1,050 kilometres away from Bonn in Katowice, another traditional coal mining area located in Upper ...
  • 13 Aug 2019 |

    Conservative party head opposes faster coal exit

    13 Aug 2019, 13:40 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Handelsblatt Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, head of the ...
  • 27 May 2019 |

    Heating manufacturer sees hydrogen as a solution to sector’s inefficiency

    27 May 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rose-Anne Clermont Gas Renewables Die Welt As the need for energy transition across all sectors is made more urgent by the fight against climate change, Germany's leading ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

    Greens in coalition talks in eastern German states following recent elections

    20 Sep 2019, 12:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire / Spiegel Online / Süddeutsche Zeitung Elections in the eastern German states of Brandenburg and Saxony left established ...
  • 16 Sep 2019 |

    Thousands of climate protesters target Frankfurt auto show

    16 Sep 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Cars Deutsche Welle / Der Tagesspiegel Tens of thousands of protesters descended on the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on Saturday demanding more ambitious ...
  • 14 Aug 2019 |

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

    14 Aug 2019, 11:53 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid dpa / ...
  • 29 Aug 2019 |

    Lack of clarity poses hurdles to sustainable investment – opinion

    29 Aug 2019, 12:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Finance Handelsblatt Sustainable investment is much more than a fashionable trend, and while the hype surrounding it will lead to disappointment, it’s nevertheless the ...
  • First meeting of Franco-German inter-ministerial High Level Working Group on climate change

    Representatives from different ministries of the French and German governments met in Paris for the first meeting of the inter-ministerial High Level Working Group on climate change, the so-called “Meseberg Climate Working Group”, the environment ministry ...
  • 23 Mar 2016

    Pressure on utilities to pay more for nuclear storage

    23 Mar 2016 (All day) Reuters Nuclear commission wants utilities to supplement clean-up provisions The commission on payments for the nuclear clean-up insists that nuclear power station operators have to supplement the provisions they have made for ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

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

    05 Apr 2019, 11:37 The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives has criticised a key proposal for reaching Germany's 2030 climate targets, signalling major negotiations are still needed before the highly anticipated Climate Action Law ...
  • 01 Apr 2015

    In the media: Fracking restricted; a 100% renewable world

    01 Apr 2015 (All day) Environment Ministry (BMUB) “Cabinet decides on extensive restrictions on fracking” The German government has published a law proposal regulating the use of fracking for gas and oil exploitation. Fracking will be banned in all ...
  • 17 Sep 2019 |

    CDU politicians want to make lawsuits against new power lines more difficult

    17 Sep 2019, 13:31 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert DUH- Environmental Action Germany Deutsche Umwelthilfe Climate & CO2 Society Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    Pricier emission permits eat into Uniper profits; Innogy earnings also decrease

    09 Aug 2019, 13:59 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert innogy SE innogy SE Grid Renewables Utilities Expert Uniper SE Uniper SE Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen ...
  • 14 Aug 2019 |

    Germany’s RWE sees first-half profits surge on energy trading boost

    14 Aug 2019, 11:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Utilities Reuters / Clean Energy Wire RWE, Germany’s largest power producer, reported a 20 percent increase in core profits in the first half of 2019, boosted by a ...
  • 25 Jan 2019 |

    German energy minister gets booed by student climate protesters

    25 Jan 2019, 13:51 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 19 Sep 2019 |

    German voters would prefer coal phase-out earlier than 2038 – study

    19 Sep 2019, 13:17 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire Voters in Germany would have supported a coal phase-out much earlier than 2038, the date proposed by the country's ...
  • 14 Oct 2015

    In the media: Renewables levy said to rise; "Oil's closing sale"

    14 Oct 2015 (All day) Spiegel Online/dpa-AFX “Renewable energy surcharge rises to record level of 6.35 cents” The renewables surcharge German consumers pay with their power bills will rise to a record 6.35 cents per KWh next year, “several independent ...
  • 12 Aug 2019 |

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

    12 Aug 2019, 12:25 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway ...
  • 31 Jul 2015

    In the media: Auctions for all renewables; more money for insulation

    31 Jul 2015 (All day) Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) Government launches suggestions for new auction design for renewables The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has launched the consultation process for a reform of the ...
  • 13 Nov 2014

    In the media: Germany's climate target plan, Row over coal, RWE financial results

    13 Nov 2014 (All day)   Der Tagesspiegel “Germany’s problems with climate protection“ Draft versions of Germany’s Climate Action Programme (Aktionsprogramm Klimaschutz), designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020, and a National ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    Conservative state agriculture ministers demand 800 million euros to save German forests

    02 Aug 2019, 11:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire Germany needs a “national master plan” to save its forests as carbon sinks and the federal government should provide ...
  • 12 Sep 2019 |

    Eight out of ten Germans see climate change as a “very serious problem” – EU survey

    12 Sep 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The proportion of peole in Germany who consider climate change to be "the single most serious problem facing the world ...
  • 21 Aug 2019 |

    Work begins on Germany's first crowdfunded solar park

    21 Aug 2019, 12:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Citizens' energy Solar Clean Energy Wire / Handelsblatt Work has begun on the first crowdfunded solar park in Germany with a capacity of about 1.3 megawatts, ...
  • On energy policy, Germany thinks itself an island in Europe – opinion

    16 Aug 2019, 12:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende International Die Zeit The German government's energy policy often lacks an appropriate and necessary coordination with European neighbours, ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

    Environment minister says German government coalition hinges on climate action

    09 Sep 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Der Tagesspiegel The German government coalition "cannot continue" if it is not prepared to clarify how Germany will achieve its climate ...
  • 11 Nov 2015

    E.ON sticks to split after record loss / Poker over brown coal

    11 Nov 2015 (All day) Reuters “E.ON sticks to spin-off plans after record net loss” E.ON says it is sticking to its plans to spin off its conventional power operations, after posting a record net loss in the first nine months of 2015 on the back of weak ...
  • 19 Jun 2019 |

    RWE and innogy eye 100 MW power-to-hydrogen plant in Netherlands

    19 Jun 2019, 12:00 Expert innogy SE innogy SE Grid Renewables Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Utilities Clean Energy Wire German ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

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

    21 Jan 2019, 13:30 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Use ...
  • 11 Sep 2019 |

    German wind power industry warns of “precarious” situation at major industry fair

    11 Sep 2019, 13:55 The German wind power industry has warned of the "precarious" situation of the country's dominant renewable power technology. As the industry gathered in the northern German town of Husum for one of the sector’s most ...
  • 15 Aug 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    Coal exit compels Germany to raise offshore wind power expansion plans – industry study

    11 Sep 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Wind Clean Energy Wire The German coal exit can only be carried out safely if the country raises its current offshore wind power expansion plans, a meta-study ...
  • Wind industry urges Germany’s government to stand firm regarding 2050 climate-neutrality

    24 Jun 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Wind International Clean Energy Wire The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) has called on the government to stand by the aim of achieving net ...
  • 02 Sep 2019 |

    German environment minister proposes climate reward for forest owners

    02 Sep 2019, 13:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Agriculture Spiegel Online Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze has proposed rewarding forest owners who gear their forests towards nature ...
  • 24 Jan 2019 |

    E-cars given advantage over alternative fuel vehicles – report

    24 Jan 2019, 12:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Economic Trends Research Taxes and other regulatory burdens are much ...
  • 05 Aug 2019 |

    Grid agency to further limit new wind turbines in northern Germany due to lagging grid expansion – media

    05 Aug 2019, 13:09 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 Wind ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    18 Dec 2015 (All day) Second parliament chamber passes laws for combined heat and power support and new power cables / Progress in grid expansion and more money for efficient power stations will advance energy transition and national climate targets, says ...
  • “Utility in a box”- Start-up Lumenaza enables disruptive power trading

    20 Mar 2019, 11:49 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its coverage of how business is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we are launching a series on start-ups that ...
  • 28 Aug 2019 |

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

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

    Sun and wind displace Germany's coal during summer months

    28 Aug 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Renewables dpa / Focus Online Solar power systems and wind turbines in Germany fed 39.3 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity into the public grid from June to ...
  • 03 Dec 2015 |

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

    03 Dec 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty have kicked off in Paris. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean Energy ...
  • 26 Jun 2019 |

    Renewables hit record in Germany in H1 2019, outlook uncertain

    26 Jun 2019, 12:45 Renewable energy sources delivered a fresh record in Germany in the first half of 2019 with a share of 44 percent in electricity consumption as stormy weather boosted wind power production on land and at sea, utility association BDEW ...
  • 23 Jul 2019

    Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg team up on battery research

    23 Jul 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann dpa / Die Welt Two economically powerful southern German states, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, have announced that they will join forces to set up a new battery ...
  • 15 Jan 2019 |

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

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

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

    09 Aug 2019, 13:54 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

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

    20 May 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Handelsblatt The production of Volkswagen’s highly-anticipated low-cost e-car ID could be relocated to a factory in Eastern Europe and not ...
  • 06 Aug 2019 |

    Germany’s finance ministry considers screening of state budget by climate criteria

    06 Aug 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Policy Clean Energy Wire The German finance ministry (BMF) is pondering a review of the federal budget based on sustainability criteria in order to prepare ...
  • 02 Sep 2015

    In the media: Coal plants can be switched off; solar gets cheaper

    02 Sep 2015 (All day) Spiegel Online/IZES “Coal plants can be shut down despite nuclear phase-out” Germany can shut down its coal-fired power plants by 2040, despite the nuclear phase-out and without endangering power supply, according to a study by the ...
  • Slowdown in wind power expansion could signal end to Germany's “green fairy tale” – commentary

    02 Sep 2019, 13:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Renewables Wind Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany's "green fairy tale is in danger" as wind power expansion in the country has almost come ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Agriculture minister plans large-scale reforestation to tackle 'grave state' of German forests

    30 Aug 2019, 14:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner has plans for large-scale reforestation projects to improve the "grave ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

    Court orders operations at German coal mine halted over environmental concerns

    30 Aug 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Clean Energy Wire A major lignite (brown coal) mine in eastern Germany will have to halt regular operation on 1 September after a court ruled the mine's ...
  • New government gets little credit in quest to regain climate lead

    29 Mar 2018 (All day) A new government with fresh faces for environment, energy, and transport policy is supposed to bring Germany's dented reputation as a climate policy pioneer back on track. Critics point out that apart from ambitious ...
  • 04 Sep 2015

    In the media: Consumers get first break on power prices since 2000

    04 Sep 2015 (All day) BDEW / afp “The power price turn-around” Electricity has become cheaper for private consumers for the first time since 2000, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) reports. Compared to 2014, household power ...
  • 05 Aug 2019 |

    Conservatives debate speedy reduction of VAT on train tickets, Greens present law draft

    05 Aug 2019, 13:17 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ ...
  • 28 Jun 2019 |

    Little progress at Bonn climate change conference

    28 Jun 2019, 12:38 Expert E3G- Third generation enviromentalism European non profit organisation for policy transformation Climate & CO2 Finance Policy Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 15 Sep 2015

    UPDATE: Econ minister refutes reports about nuclear stress test

    15 Sep 2015 (All day) Economy Ministry/Reuters German economy min: No nuclear stress test results yet Germany's energy minister Sigmar Gabriel rejected media reports about provisioning shortfalls for nuclear clean-up costs at the country's large ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    Migrating birds avoid wind turbines, suffer from habitat loss

    05 Mar 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Journal of Animal Ecology Many migrating birds have learned to avoid potentially deadly wind turbines, but this behaviour equals a loss of habitat for the ...
  • How a Hessian county outpaces Germany's energy transition

    30 May 2017 (All day) Germany’s energy transition is a vast national project that is reshaping the entire country- but it is not happening at an equal pace everywhere in the country. CLEW takes a look at the county Marburg-Biedenkopf in the central German ...
  • Merkel’s coalition set to survive despite parties’ turmoil – analyst

    21 Aug 2019, 17:10 Angela Merkel's grand coalition government may survive yet another election debacle in the upcoming East German state votes – despite ongoing leadership problems, says political scientist Gero Neugebauer. The Social Democratic ...
  • "There will be no more excuses in 2030"-SPD energy politician Westphal

    07 Feb 2018 (All day) Agreeing on climate and energy policy was one of the simpler tasks during Germany's coalition negotiations, says Social Democratic (SPD) energy spokesman Bernd Westphal. However, he concedes that the challenges awaiting the ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

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

    30 Aug 2019, 14:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Bioenergy Cars Clean Energy Wire Together with nine other industry players, the automotive, farmers' and biofuel industry associations have agreed in a position ...
  • 14 Mar 2018 |

    Coalition watch – The making of a new German government

    14 Mar 2018 The 2017 September election results have led to unprecedented difficulties in forming a new government in Germany. After the longest government building process in modern Germany, Angela Merkel was re-elected as chancellor of a renewed ' ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German solar energy capacity expands slightly after downward trend

    01 Aug 2019, 12:33 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Solar ...
  • 11 Oct 2016 |

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

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

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

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

    Locally produced food could feed most city dwellers, German climate researchers say

    29 Aug 2019, 12:41 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Agriculture In a global analysis of the potential of local food production to feed hungry ...
  • German environment minister calls for higher tax on air travel

    18 Jul 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Transport Elections & Politics Rheinische Post Ahead of the climate cabinet’s next meeting, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze is calling for “a fair CO2 ...
  • 08 May 2019 |

    Start-up Sono Motors challenges industry giants with PV-clad electric car

    08 May 2019, 10:26 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • 02 Jul 2019 |

    German power grid strained at several moments in June, cause unclear

    02 Jul 2019, 17:48 Germany’s power grid was strained at several moments in June because too little electricity was fed into the system, according to the four power transmission grid operators (TSO). Power market experts said the reason for the “very tense ...
  • 21 May 2019 |

    Wind power gut issue in eastern German regional elections

    21 May 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Elections & Politics Tagesspiegel Background The expansion of onshore wind power capacities is turning into a highly controversial issue for the regional ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Nord Stream 2 “wrong scapegoat” – energy minister

    21 Jan 2019, 13:48 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • German government criticises Brazil over Amazon fire, calls for rainforest protection programme

    26 Aug 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The exceptionally large wildfires in the Amazon region in South America have led German government members to ...
  • 28 Aug 2019 |

    CORRECTION- Carmaker Daimler to enlist wind farms set to lose Germany's renewable support

    28 Aug 2019, 13:48 Corrects headline:Daimler will enlist several wind farms, not thousands of wind turbines, as previously stated. Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Cars Süddeutsche Zeitung German carmaker ...
  • 26 Mar 2019 |

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

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

    Germany should keep coal exit roadmap as flexible as possible – energy agency head

    20 Jun 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Tagesspiegel Background Germany’s government must implement the key recommendations given by its coal exit commission, but the proposal should not be followed ...
  • EU top job candidate promises "Green Deal" and "Climate Law" for Europe ahead of crunch vote

    16 Jul 2019, 13:08 German defence minister and European Commission candidate Ursula von der Leyen told Members of the European Parliament that if elected, she would introduce a "Green Deal" for Europe in her first 100 days in office, including a ...
  • Merkel says would support stepping up 2030 EU climate targets

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

    Germany’s embattled forests shift into climate focus

    22 Jul 2019, 14:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The protection and expansion of German forests is becoming increasingly important ...
  • 'Green wave' vs right-wing populism: Europe faces climate policy polarisation

    05 Jun 2019, 16:00 The European elections delivered major gains for Green parties in several countries, as voters signalled a strong desire for more aggressive action on climate change. In Germany, the Green surge was especially strong. The party doubled ...
  • 22 Aug 2019 |

    German government initiates strategy for climate-friendly aviation

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

    Germany increasingly off-track regarding EU 2030 non-ETS climate targets- researchers

    20 Feb 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Germany's Climate Action Law begins to take shape Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets Tagesspiegel ...
  • 29 Aug 2019 |

    Five new 3 MW wind turbines needed every day to reach 2030 renewables target – DIHK

    29 Aug 2019, 12:55 Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business & Jobs Read more about Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages e.meza Wind Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

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

    19 Jul 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Storage Technology Clean Energy Wire Hydrogen projects are one of the key themes of 20 test projects selected for funding by the German government. Germany ultimately ...
  • 02 Jul 2015

    In the media: Coal plants to go on stand-by

    02 Jul 2015 (All day) Die Zeit "Energiewende: Coalition agrees to put coal plants on reserve" Many German media reported the government decision to place 2.7 gigawatts-worth of coal-fired plants into a reserve for use when renewable energies ...
  • 28 Jun 2019 |

    German Aerospace Center establishes industry decarbonisation institute in lignite area

    28 Jun 2019, 12:40 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Technology Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire The German Aerospace Center ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

    Road traffic puts immense financial burden on German society – pro-rail NGO

    27 Aug 2019, 13:17 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire The bulk of external costs caused by transport in Germany is due to road traffic, which accounts for 95 percent of total costs, ...
  • 17 Jul 2019 |

    Hydrogen fuel cell cars have climate advantage over battery electric cars at high range – study

    17 Jul 2019, 12:50 Expert Fraunhofer ISE Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars H2 Mobility Deutschland / Fraunhofer ISE For cars with ranges higher than 250 ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    Germany bolsters iodine supply as precaution for nuclear accident

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

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

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

    Climate Action Law could be “intergenerational climate contract”

    02 Aug 2019, 11:52 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 10 Jul 2018 |

    Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition

    10 Jul 2018, 11:52 Chinese battery maker CATL plans to build a large factory in the eastern German state of Thuringia to supply manufacturers in the birth country of the automobile with battery cells to facilitate the transition to low-emission mobility. ...
  • 19 Aug 2019 |

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

    19 Aug 2019, 13:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Elections & Politics Spiegel Online / dpa / Tagesspiegel Background Federal finance minister Olaf Scholz has ignited doubts about where a promised 40 billion ...
  • 31 Mar 2017 |

    New owner scraps plans to expand east German lignite mine

    31 Mar 2017 (All day) LEAG, the owner of one of Germany’s largest lignite-mining operations, has scrapped plans by former owner Vattenfall to expand one of its lignite mines. The company is also downsizing or putting on hold development of two other mines ...
  • 23 Apr 2015

    In the media: "The end of coal is imminent"

    23 Apr 2015 (All day) ZDF heute.de “Climate levy on coal: Gabriel puts his foot down” With pressure and criticism from coalition partner CDU-CSU increasing, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has defended his proposal of a climate levy for old ...
  • 20 Aug 2019 |

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

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

    New technology could turn CO2 and water into synthetic fuel with existing AC units, researchers say

    02 May 2019, 13:35 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 Kerstine Appunn Technology Nature Communications A new system ...
  • Renewables surge pushes coal power exports to record high- think tank

    07 Jan 2016 (All day) Record renewables growth in 2015 meant Germany exported more coal-generated electricity than ever before, hampering the country's efforts to protect the climate, according to energy policy think tank Agora Energiewende. The data ...
  • 15 Aug 2019 |

    Opencast coal mining dries out Germany's embattled Hambach Forest – study

    15 Aug 2019, 12:34 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Climate & CO2 Clean ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

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

    16 Aug 2019, 12:09 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Transport Clean Energy Wire / ...
  • Germany’s coal commission has made little progress on detailed exit path – reports

    17 Jan 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Elections & Politics Govt support pledge for mining regions puts coal commission on home stretch Commission watch – Managing ...
  • 04 Jul 2019 |

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

    04 Jul 2019, 12:41 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    German media welcome emissions reduction success, debate causes and solutions

    03 Apr 2019, 12:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Frankfurter Rundschau Germany’s largest emissions drop since the 2009 recession is a success, but it should not ...
  • 22 Jul 2019 |

    German grid expansion at risk as TenneT enforces Dutch control – media reports

    22 Jul 2019, 13:47 Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Handelsblatt Dutch government-owned grid operator TenneT plans to tie its German subsidiary closer ...
  • CDU head’s call for climate consensus could be dead on arrival – opinion

    09 Jul 2019, 12:42 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert FDP- Free Democratic ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    Supplier Continental bets on electrification but rejects battery cell production

    08 Aug 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Cars Clean Energy Wire Continental, one of Europe's largest automotive suppliers, is increasing e-mobility investments but has decided against entering ...
  • Energy innovation is our biggest hope in fight against climate change – WEC

    09 Apr 2019, 13:29 The speed of energy transition innovations led by start-ups around the world continues to exceed expectations and is our biggest hope in the fight against climate change, according to Christoph Frei, secretary general and CEO of the ...
  • 06 May 2019 |

    Towns and municipalities want master plan for climate action

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

    11 Jun 2019, 13:24 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic ...
  • German labour union calls on 2 million members to join climate strike

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

    “Part of German soul” under threat as forests die

    08 Aug 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 The Guardian Heat, drought and storms, as well as beetle and fungi plagues, have damaged an area of German forest the size of 200,000 football fields ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    Young Germans consider climate most important issue – survey

    16 Aug 2019, 12:14 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt ...
  • Germany to support EU climate neutrality by 2050 – leaked documents

    18 Jun 2019, 08:43 Germany will join a growing group of EU countries to support the pledge to aim for carbon neutrality by 2050, increasing the likelihood EU leaders will agree to the goal at a meeting this week (20-21 June), several media outlets report. ...
  • EU deal on power market rules and capacity mechanisms criticised for coal subsidies

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

    26 Oct 2016 The rifts over the German Climate Action Plan 2050 and an exit from coal-fired power generation were highlighted at a string of events on Wednesday. Federal and regional environment ministry officials stressed the need for a framework to ...
  • 17 Jun 2019 |

    Bavaria’s conservative state premier says Germany’s 2038 coal exit “too late”

    17 Jun 2019, 12:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Coal Elections & Politics Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany’s planned exit from coal-fired power generation by 2038 is “too late from a climate policy perspective”, said ...
  • 12 Jul 2019 |

    State minister proposes ban on domestic flights in Germany

    12 Jul 2019, 13:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Transport Die Welt The environment minister of the city state of Hamburg has called for the introduction of a tax on airplane fuels and said that domestic flights ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

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

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

    Siemens plans hydrogen innovation campus in coal region- media

    11 Jul 2019, 14:13 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Storage Reuters Siemens plans to build an “innovation campus” for hydrogen technologies at the company’s site in Görlitz, ...
  • 17 Jul 2019 |

    German offshore wind industry demands increase of expansion targets

    17 Jul 2019, 12:47 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert WindGuard Deutsche WindGuard Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • State ministers reject German captain’s demands for taking climate refugees

    16 Jul 2019, 13:15 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Bild Two interior ministers of ...
  • 08 Jul 2019 |

    Recurring extreme weather events show Germany must review climate change adaptation strategy – Merkel

    08 Jul 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Germany must review its climate change adaptation strategy as an early heatwave this year has shown that extreme weather events ...
  • Energy and environment ministers’ dispute strains economy – commentary

    Disagreement between German environment minister Svenja Schulze and economy minister Peter Altmaier over important measures like a carbon tax or the expansion of the electricity grid is burdening the economy, write Klaus Stratmann and Silke Kersting in ...
  • 08 Jan 2015

    No room for Energiewende complacency despite 2014 CO2-drop

    08 Jan 2015 (All day) Proving Energiewende critics wrong or only a minor step in the right direction? Recent data indicated that Germany has started substituting power from hard coal with renewable electricity while lower power consumption has contributed ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

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

    22 May 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire A group of more than 1,000 companies from Germany has joined the appeal by student protest movement Fridays for Future (FfF) ...
  • 21 Feb 2019 |

    Germans remain strongly in favour of energy transition, but want fairer distribution of costs

    21 Feb 2019, 14:36 The vast majority (90%) of Germans are supportive of the country's energy transition. However, more and more are losing faith in the government’s ability to pursue this landmark project in a socially just way, a new survey finds. ...
  • 07 Aug 2019 |

    Fourth north-south power line required in Germany – grid agency

    07 Aug 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Clean Energy Wire A fourth high-voltage, direct-current line going from northern to southern Germany is required to enable the country’s planned transition to ...
  • “Vague” messages by EU top-job candidate in parliamentary meetings – media comments

    11 Jul 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics ARD / Handelsblatt / Zeit Online German media commentators described Ursula von der Leyen, candidate for the European ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

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

    18 Mar 2019, 13:58 Expert IKEM- Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität Climate & CO2 Renewables Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate ...
  • Bavarian Merkel ally calls for coal exit by 2030, protesters storm lignite mine

    24 Jun 2019, 13:50 A plea for an accelerated coal exit in Germany by the state premier of Bavaria, Markus Söder, has caused a row within Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance over how to deal with growing political pressure to improve the ...
  • Research institutes hope to convert coal power plants into huge energy storage facilities

    The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Stuttgart University aim to store renewable power in the form of heat on a “power plant scale,” reports Sandra Enkhardt in pv magazine. The institutes agreed to build the ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    Merkel backs German coal exit by 2038

    06 Feb 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 ...
  • German parties must come together to find “climate consensus” – CDU party leader

    08 Jul 2019, 13:30 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert FDP- Free Democratic Party Freie Demokratische Partei EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    German politicians call for higher tax on meat to protect climate

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

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

    08 Aug 2019, 14:00 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Utilities Clean Energy Wire German utility E.ON has reaffirmed largely stable operating ...
  • 28 Jan 2015

    In the media: Government agrees plan for solar auctions

    28 Jan 2015 (All day) Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Cabinet agrees to auction plan for solar subsidies The German economics and energy ministry said the government cabinet had signed off on its plans to auction the rights for solar ...
  • German utility RWE raises earnings forecast for 2019 amid lignite compensation talks

    31 Jul 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Electricity market Utilities Clean Energy Wire / Reuters RWE AG, one of Germany’s largest utilities, has raised its earnings expectations for 2019 due to a ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    Dying forests mean Germany loses “most important climate action ally” – minister

    01 Aug 2019, 12:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Deutschlandfunk / Die Welt As German forests continue to suffer from heat damage and bark-beetle infestation, the country’s “most ...
  • 07 Dec 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: The energy transition is not a cakewalk

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

    Germany’s next government will have to find a way to change the current system of energy surcharges, regulations and economic incentives, which “leads into a cul-de-sac”, Andreas Kuhlmann, head of the German Energy Agency (dena) says in an interview with ...
  • Federal government invested more than 1 billion euros in R&D in energy technologies in 2017

    Investments in the research and development of modern technologies are key to successfully achieving Germany’s transition to a low-carbon energy supply, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy says in a press release. For that reason, the ...
  • 26 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel’s ‘car summit’ addresses carmakers’ rather than society’s problems – commentary

    26 Jun 2019, 12:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Handelsblatt German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ‘car summit’ this week was too narrowly focussed on electric mobility and industry interests, writes Dieter ...
  • 06 Aug 2019 |

    Germans consider climate change top issue facing the country

    06 Aug 2019, 14:12 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Society International Clean Energy Wire Germans consider "the environment, climate and energy" the most important issue facing the country at the moment, ...
  • 28 Jan 2019 |

    German politicians and energy experts praise coal exit deal, say real work starts now

    28 Jan 2019, 11:36 The agreement by Germany's coal exit commission to end the fossil power source's use by 2038 the latest is welcomed by the country's climate activists and energy industry representatives alike. They praise the final ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

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

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

    Climate effects from airplanes’ condensation trails to triple by 2050- study

    28 Jun 2019, 12:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The condensation trails forming behind airplanes at high altitudes do more damage to the climate than their CO2 emissions and the ...
  • 17 Sep 2015

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

    17 Sep 2015 (All day) Bloomberg “Why Germany’s nuclear power exit is causing havoc for utilities” Financing the nuclear phase-out is the biggest challenge yet for Germany’s large utilities, which explains this week’s share slump, writes Tino Andresen in ...
  • 02 Dec 2014 |

    Regulator says German power system stable, price rise slows

    02 Dec 2014 (All day) An annual report from Germany's grid regulator highlights developments in the German power sector. The report shows a high degree of grid stability in 2013 and only a small increase of average prices paid by households as ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

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

    06 Jun 2019, 13:54 Germany certainly does not need to return to nuclear energy and should push through with its energy transition instead, according to environment minister Svenja Schulze. Following isolated calls to extend the lifetime of the country’s ...
  • 11 Jun 2019 |

    Most Germans ready to change lifestyle for the climate – survey

    11 Jun 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 YouGov / dpa A majority of Germans would refrain from short-haul flights (74 percent), eat “significantly” less meat (63 percent) and move without ...
  • 25 Jun 2019 |

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

    25 Jun 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Policy BR / Tagesspiegel Background A high-profile meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and car industry representatives has yielded few tangible results, ...
  • Germany's coalition government turns the tide on climate policy- media

    01 Aug 2019, 12:22 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 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 25 Jun 2019 |

    Unusually early heatwave fans talk of climate crisis in Germany

    25 Jun 2019, 13:36 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Süddeutsche Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire A heatwave with temperatures ...
  • 17 Apr 2019 |

    Oil industry fights preference for electric mobility

    17 Apr 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Transport Cars Handelsblatt Managers of BP, Exxon-Mobil, Shell and Total are opposing the push for electric mobility by Germany’s major car manufacturers, writes ...
  • Protecting climate good for Germany’s economy- study

    08 Jan 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs German industry embraces Energiewende transformation challenge German industry says protecting climate can benefit economy Green ...
  • 18 May 2015

    In the media: Climate Dialogue to prepare Paris negotiations

    18 May 2015 (All day) Tagesspiegel / Petersberg Climate Dialogue VI Merkel wants carbon trading scheme for the whole world Environment ministers from around the world meet in Berlin today and tomorrow to discuss and prepare a climate protection ...
  • 07 Aug 2018 |

    Germany’s three lignite mining regions

    07 Aug 2018, 22:09 The beginning of the end of coal-fired power generation is imminent in Germany – a so-called 'coal exit commission' (or ' coal commission ' for short) of government officials and lobbyists is to decide an end-date by ...
  • 09 Sep 2016 |

    Germany’s trimmed-down Climate Action Plan

    09 Sep 2016 (All day) After months of deliberation, the German environment ministry has presented a trimmed-down Climate Action Plan 2050 for consultation with other ministries. The plan has been presented as crucial for Germany to achieve its ambitious ...
  • 27 Jul 2018 |

    Air cargo emissions in Germany

    27 Jul 2018, 15:05 Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Direct emissions from airplanes and other aircrafts account for more than two percent of global emissions, roughly equivalent to the total greenhoue ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    The task force in charge of steering Germany to clean mobility

    21 Mar 2019, 11:52 Germany struggles to lower emissions in the transport sector and has launched an advisory panel to clean up the sector according to national climate targets. Its findings, to be published by spring, are meant to feed into the government ...
  • Facts on German state elections and the energy transition in Hesse

    29 Oct 2018, 08:30 The central German state of Hesse has been a latecomer in terms of the country's energy transition, the Energiewende, but has gained ground by swiftly expanding renewables in recent years. The state that is a European ...
  • 11 Sep 2019 |

    Huge EV bet could turn diesel pariah VW into "game-changing" pioneer

    11 Sep 2019 VW has initiated a remarkable transformation in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal. Shaken to the core by the emissions cheating scandal of its own making, the world's largest carmaker has embraced electric mobility more vigorously than ...
  • 12 Nov 2018 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Bavaria

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

    Germany's maritime freight emissions

    26 Jul 2018, 09:28 Germany's maritime freight industry is big business that boasts globally ranked shipping companies, state-of-the-art ports, and reliable logistics. The country's merchant fleet mainly runs on CO₂-intensive heavy oil, as do ...
  • 20 Sep 2017 |

    Campaign quotes: Greens and Free Democrats on Energiewende issues

    20 Sep 2017 (All day) The Free Democrats (FDP) want a more market-led Energiewende and abolish "dreadful subsidies" to renewables, while the Green Party favours a CO2 tax and the phase-out of conventional cars. In the run-up to the federal ...
  • 12 Nov 2019 |

    German onshore wind power – output, business and perspectives

    12 Nov 2019, 12:00 Onshore wind power is a central pillar of Germany’s transition to low-carbon electricity generation and projected to become the country's number one power source. This factsheet takes a look at German wind power industry’s most ...
  • Climate & energy stumbling blocks for Jamaica-coalition talks

    27 Sep 2017 Germany might be headed towards a new chapter in its political history with a governing coalition of the conservative CDU/CSU alliance, the economic liberal FDP, and the environmentalist Green Party looming as a real prospect for the first ...
  • 19 Apr 2018 |

    Environmental concerns accompany German offshore wind expansion

    19 Apr 2018 Offshore wind power is set to play a growing role in Germany’s energy transition, with productivity outperforming expectations and prices down to unprecedentedly low levels in the first auction. But the giant turbines also pose a dilemma for ...
  • The Climate Action Programme – what it's all about

    17 Nov 2014 (All day) On 3 December, the cabinet is to approve a new Climate Action Programme with measures to reduce the country’s CO2 emissions. But why is the government presenting the plan now? Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels k.appunn Germany has ...
  • Balancing the books: Germany's "green energy account"

    12 Feb 2015 (All day) The green energy account is the basis for calculating what German consumers pay to fund the Energiewende: a levy currently comprising a fifth of their power bills. The rapid rise of renewables over the years has inflated this levy, a ...
  • Understanding the European Union’s Emissions Trading System

    21 Aug 2018, 16:05 Germany's increasing CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants are partially due to the historically low prices for emissions allowances in the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). One of the world's biggest carbon ...
  • 11 Jul 2016 |

    Reactions to the Renewable Energy Act reform 2016

    11 Jul 2016 (All day) Germany is giving its main renewables support scheme, the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), a major overhaul, aiming to streamline the growth of renewables and to reduce costs for consumers. But the plans, including a switch from feed-in ...
  • 20 Sep 2017 |

    Campaign quotes: What Merkel & Schulz say about Energiewende issues

    20 Sep 2017 (All day) Chancellor Angela Merkel promises more precise climate goals after the elections; contender Martin Schulz calls for a binding e-car quota. In the run-up to the federal elections in Germany on 24 September, CLEW presents key campaign ...
  • Interconnectors & blockages – German grid at odds with EU power market

    12 Apr 2018 (All day) The European Commission is pushing for a single European energy market. That demands a better-connected system, which could result in cheaper power and a more stable grid. At the centre of Europe, neighbouring eight other EU states, ...
  • When will Germany finally ditch coal?

    16 Dec 2016 (All day) Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 – which details how the country is to become close to carbon-neutral by mid-century – failed to set a deadline for the last of its coal-fired power plants to go offline. The country’s power supply ...
  • 28 Feb 2018 |

    Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A

    28 Feb 2018 In a landmark ruling, Germany's Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig decided that local driving bans can be a legally admissible measure to enforce EU clean air rules. This factsheet provides answers to the key questions regarding ...
  • German offshore wind power- output, business and perspectives

    21 Jan 2019, 14:00 Offshore wind power is a relatively new industry in wind-country Germany but is growing at a fast pace. While investors initially shied away from high investment costs and the risky conditions at sea, price drops and technological ...
  • 23 Jan 2015 |

    Setting the power price: the merit order effect

    23 Jan 2015 (All day) The growth of renewable power – which have lower production overheads – has forced down wholesale electricity prices. The “merit order effect” describes the mechanism by which the market price is set. Electricity market k.appunn In ...
  • Positions of key stakeholders on the EEG: Research Institutes

    06 Oct 2014 (All day) This Factsheet lists views and positions of some German research institutes on the new Renewable Energy Act (EEG) which came into effect on 1 August 2014. Energiewende EEG 2.0 | Law Policy k.appunn Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko ...
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  • “Climate change is unfolding before us, but journalism is not telling the full story”

    17 May 2019, 13:00 Michael Holder Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Business Journalists need to be less reactive and report on the issues relevant in the future when covering climate issues and the energy transition, which could also help companies avoid ...
  • Three questions to Emilio Godoy, CLEW Ambassador for Mexico and Latin America

    26 Sep 2019, 10:55 Emilio Godoy Martha Otwinowski Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels International Emilio Godoy is a freelance journalist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, and the circular economy. He writes for Inter Press Service ...
  • Three questions to Claire Stam, CLEW ambassador for France

    08 Nov 2019, 15:00 Martha Otwinowski Claire Stam Climate & CO2 Nuclear phase-out Renewables Finance International Claire Stam is in charge of the German edition of Brussels-based Euractiv. Her area of focus includes the clean energy transition, ...
  • Finding the energy transition story from the bottom up- guest piece Kwang-yin Liu

    29 May 2019, 17:32 Kwang-yin Liu Bioenergy Citizens' energy Business Government How does a journalist cover the energy transition when the topic is contentious and there are few examples in both the public and private sector? Kwang-yin Liu found ...
  • Three questions to Justin Gerdes, CLEW Ambassador for the United States (West Coast)

    25 Oct 2019, 09:59 Justin Gerdes Martha Otwinowski Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics International Justin Gerdes is a freelance journalist who regularly covers the energy transition from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a Contributing Writer for ...
  • Three questions to Nickolaus Bauer, CLEW Ambassador for South Africa

    04 Oct 2019, 12:30 Nickolaus Bauer Martha Otwinowski Renewables Business International Nickolaus Bauer is a freelance journalist and broadcaster who hunts down stories on the competing interests and economic challenges that prevent South Africa and the ...
  • Three questions to Atâyi-Babs Opaluwah, CLEW Ambassador for Nigeria and West Africa

    01 Nov 2019, 11:34 Atâyi-Babs Opaluwah Martha Otwinowski Climate & CO2 Renewables International Atâyi is a freelance journalist and communication specialist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, and the circular economy. He ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

    A sleeping giant finally awakening? Full weight of financial sector could crank up German climate action

    23 Aug 2019, 17:30 Benjamin Wehrmann Finance As Clean Energy Wire sets out to explore the German finance sector's role in the country's climate and energy policy, I take a minute to reflect on what diving into this vast segment of the economy as ...
  • Three questions to Simona Drevenšek, CLEW ambassador for Central and Eastern Europe

    18 Oct 2019, 14:45 Simona Drevensek Martha Otwinowski Climate & CO2 Renewables International Simona Drevenšek is a journalist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, and the circular economy. She writes for leading Slovene daily ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    Three questions to: Rudi Bressa, CLEW Ambassador for Italy

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

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

    23 Aug 2019, 10:20 Angelina Davydova Martha Otwinowski Policy International Angelina Davydova is a freelance journalist who regularly covers climate change, environmental/climate policy at the international and Russian level, the circular economy and ...
  • 09 Aug 2019 |

    The Ambassadors of the CLEW Journalism Network – why it was time to connect the dots globally, beyond the German Energiewende

    09 Aug 2019, 15:22 Martha Otwinowski International Today we're launching our new blog series: 'Three questions to CLEW Journalism Network Ambassadors'. In it, we individually introduce our 16 volunteer representatives based in different ...
  • Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport, State of Lower Saxony

    www.mw.niedersachsen.de/ Christian Haegele +49 511 120-5427 Sabine Schlemmer-Kaune +49 511 120-5426 pressestelle@mw.niedersachsen.de Government ...
  • Dr. Marcus Andreas

    Marcus Andreas is Senior Project Manager at adelphi. Together with his team, he supports municipalities and regions with the climate transformation. As a "bridge builder", he promotes dialogue at eye level and coordinated action in climate ...
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism, State of Schleswig-Holstein

    www.schleswig-holstein.de Harald Haase harald.haase@wimi.landsh.de +49 431 988-4420 Government ...
  • Borderstep

    Borderstep is an independent research institute focused on entrepreneurial solutions for global challenges. Borderstep’s research-driven projects focus on green innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship, climate change and energy efficiency in buildings ...
  • Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen

    Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen is an industry association promoting sustainable investment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It has over 150 corporate members, including banks, investment management companies, insurance companies, rating agencies, ...
  • Franziska Schreiber

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

    Christian Kind is a Senior Project Manager at adelphi. He focusses on the topics climate, energy, and urban transformation. He coordinates the topic group working on climate change adaptation. www.adelphi.de/en/ Christopher Stolzenberg +49 30 89 000 68- ...
  • PROGRAMME of Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference 2019 #GETJO19

    07- 08 Apr 2019 Berlin Join the Global Energy Transition Journalism conference to discuss how the business sector is adjusting to the climate crisis and shaping the energy transition, and how these transformations are reflected in journalism. Places are ...
  • 24 Nov 2019 |

    Research tour: Get the grid working- how Europe's climate goals depend on a modern power network

    24- 26 Nov 2019 NovemberAachen The research tour, organised in collaboration with the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) focuses on electricity grids and the integration of renewables. The tour aims to provide meaningful up-to-date background knowledge ...
  • Renewables project developer and service provider juwi AG

    Founded in 1996 and based in Rhineland-Palatinate, juwi AG maintains a strong presence and ties to the region, despite having made itself at home in the international renewable energy business. The company, whose activities are mainly focused on national ...
  • Blazhevski

    Macedonia Climate & CO2 Renewables Transport Cities Macedonian Bojan Blazhevski writes for the Macedonian architecture, construction and urban development website Build.mk. Find him online via Linkedin. ...
  • Davydova

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

    Nigeria Business & Jobs Digitalisation Technology Cities Society Elections & Politics Nigerian Opeyemi is a staff writer at the daily newspaper Daily Trust. ...
  • Mawire

    Zimbabwe Bioenergy Climate & CO2 Renewables Cities Agriculture Zimbabwean Wallace's work is published by Pan African Visions, Green Energy Zim and Samacet News. The journalist also covers development and gender issues. ...
  • Moisan

    France Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Transport Cars Society Agriculture International French Dorothee is a freelancer specialising in covering climate issues, and a former staff writer with the AFP news agency. You can connect with her on LinkedIn. ...
  • Ehlerding

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

    Japan Coal Climate & CO2 Agriculture Japanese Satoruis a researcher and a journalist. He is guild member of the Japanese Pressclub, as well as Vice President of the JapaneseAssociation of Environmental Journalists. He publishes in Japan Agricultural ...
  • Romero

    Philippines Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Efficiency Cities Elections & Politics International Filipino Purple has published with Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Asia Sentinel, vice.com. You can connect with her online via LinkedIn. ...
  • Deak

    Romania Climate & CO2 Energiewende Efficiency Hungarian ...
  • Dutta

    India Renewables Cities Elections & Politics Government Indian ...
  • Sagmeister

    Germany Electricity market Energiewende Cost & Prices German ...
  • Dalesio

    United States Electricity Fossil fuels Renewables Utilities Technology Efficiency Politics Hungarian Emery works for The Associated Press. ...
  • Parvaiz

    India Renewables Mobility Transport Cities Politics Agriculture Security Indian ...
  • Choi

    South Korea Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Nuclear phase-out Renewables Business Efficiency Korean Hayan is a journalist working for the daily newspaper Hankyoreh (english.hani.co.kr) as well as Pressian (pressian.co.kr). ...
  • Piszczatowska

    Poland Fossil fuels Gas Renewables Cost & Prices COP24 Polish ...
  • SPEAKERS at the Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference 2019 #GETJO19

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

    Singapore Electricity Climate & CO2 Renewables Technology Efficiency Policy Government Agriculture Singaporean Junn is a television journalist working for ChannelNewsAsia. She also covers sustainability issues, pollution, water, wildlife, ...
  • Tan

    Malaysia Nuclear phase-out Business Cities Elections & Politics COP21 Malaysian ...
  • Nuttall Jones

    Belgium Mobility Business Finance Digitalisation Efficiency Policy Society British Philippa is Editor in Chief of FORESIGHT Climate & Energy. Connect with her online via Twitter or LinkedIn. ...
  • Kassim

    Nigeria Climate & CO2 Renewables Cities Agriculture Nigerian Ayoola works for Channels Television. She also covers biodiversity and the environment. Connect with her online via Twitter or LinkedIn. ...
  • Tornbjerg

    Denmark Electricity Grid Renewables Efficiency Danish Jesper Tornbjerg works for www.danskenergi.dk. ...
  • Moli

    Bangladesh Renewables Solar Business Efficiency Bangladeshi Jasmin Ara Moli works as Senior Reporter for Daily Bonik Barta. ...
  • Agozie

    Nigeria Electricity Climate & CO2 Technology Agriculture Nigerian As a journalist for the News Agency of Nigeria, environment is one of Ebere's beats. You can connect with Ebere via LinkedIn. ...
  • Muhammad

    Pakistan Bioenergy Mobility Finance Agriculture Pakistani Sudhir works for BOL News. As a reporter, he also covers the business sector, food, environment, social issues, water issues, broadcast digital media among other topics. ...
  • Chen

    Taiwan Solar Wind Energiewende Efficiency Taiwanese Wen-Tzu writes on energy transition at the Taiwan Environmental Information Center. In her work, she also covers citizens' participation in the transformation process. ...
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