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  • 05 Mar 2020 |

    German carmakers to become global EV market leaders from 2021 – McKinsey

    05 Mar 2020, 15:08 Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire German carmakers VW, BMW and Daimler are set to overtake Chinese rivals to become global market leaders for electric cars from 2021, according to business consultancy McKinsey. The German trio will ...
  • 05 Mar 2020 |

    Solarwatt starts new PV production in Germany, says Europe can compete with Asia

    05 Mar 2020, 14:32 Rachel Waldholz Renewables Solar pv magazine The German photovoltaic (PV) system manufacturer Solarwatt plans to launch a new production line in Dresden, and the company believes solar panel production in Europe can be competitive with ...
  • 04 Mar 2020 |

    Austria looks to Bavaria as model for solar-powered Energiewende

    04 Mar 2020, 13:46 Rachel Waldholz Elections & Politics Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Austria’s new government has set ambitious climate targets that will require massive new investments in renewable energy – and it is looking to Germany, and ...
  • 27 Jan 2020 |

    German lignite operator rejects media report on excessive compensation

    27 Jan 2020, 14:20 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Julian Wettengel Coal dpa / Spiegel / Clean Energy Wire Eastern German lignite mine and power plant operator LEAG has rejected ...
  • 03 Mar 2020 |

    Lower taxes for diesel cost Germany up to seven billion euros in 2019

    03 Mar 2020, 14:22 Expert BMF- Federal Ministry of Finance Bundesministerium der Finanzen Finance Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Fossil fuels Cars Rheinische Post The lower taxation of diesel fuel in ...
  • 03 Mar 2020 |

    Sustainable travel and 'flight shame' growing concerns for Germans- survey

    03 Mar 2020, 13:53 Rachel Waldholz Transport Society Clean Energy Wire A growing majority of German travelers say they are taking climate change and sustainability into account when planning vacations, according to a YouGov survey. 60 percent of German ...
  • 05 Mar 2020 |

    A third of Germans open to buying an e-car in next five years – survey

    05 Mar 2020, 14:39 Rachel Waldholz Cars Clean Energy Wire Over one third of German car owners (36 percent) say they could imagine buying an electric car in the next five years, but more than half say it’s not an option, in large part because of the cost. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 06 Feb 2020 |

    Absence of climate “poster child” UK makes reaching EU targets harder – opinion

    06 Feb 2020, 12:45 Expert STEAG Electricity generator Fossil fuels Utilities Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Frankfurter Rundschau It will be much tougher for the European Union to reach climate targets without climate “poster child” UK after Brexit, ...
  • 02 Mar 2020 |

    StreetScooter's demise reveals challenges for e-car start-ups – industry expert

    02 Mar 2020, 14:22 Expert DHL Express Business & Jobs Transport Expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer Professor and Director, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Cars Transport Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire The end of Deutsche Post DHL’s electric ...
  • 14 Feb 2020 |

    German coal exit too late, climate targets require completion by 2030 – report

    14 Feb 2020, 13:22 Sören Amelang Coal Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Germany must exit coal much quicker than planned to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement, according to a report by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). "A coal ...
  • 02 Mar 2020 |

    Germany's banks largely unprepared for climate risks – NGO

    02 Mar 2020, 14:01 Expert WWF Germany World Wide Fund For Nature Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Clean Energy Wire Most banks in Germany lack proper preparation to cope with risks stemming from climate change and will have a hard ...
  • 05 Mar 2020 |

    Germany’s largest coal state rejects coal exit law

    05 Mar 2020, 14:35 Rachel Waldholz Coal Policy Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Handelsblatt Germany’s largest coal state, North Rhine-Westphalia, says it cannot accept the federal government’s proposed coal exit law without major amendments, arguing that ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26 Feb 2020 |

    Deutsche Bahn has no plans to bring back night trains despite growing popularity

    26 Feb 2020, 13:50 Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel The German state-owned railway Deutsche Bahn has no plans to bring back sleeper cars despite their potential to provide a climate-friendly alternative to flying, the newspaper ...
  • 26 Feb 2020 |

    Ministry plans to soften controversial wind distance rules – report

    26 Feb 2020, 13:52 Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Sören Amelang Wind Germany's economy ministry has proposed softening ...
  • 28 Feb 2020 |

    Climate and European Green Deal are top priorities, says new UBA head Messner

    28 Feb 2020, 13:54 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Die Zeit Climate action and the European Green Deal are at the "top of the list" of the Federal ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Feb 2020 |

    European Commission earmarks 877 million euros for “just transition” in Germany

    27 Feb 2020, 14:12 Freja Eriksen Coal Clean Energy Wire/ Welt Online The European Commission has allocated a potential 877 million euros of its Just Transition Fund to support structural change in German coal mining regions, reports  Welt Online. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 24 Feb 2020 |

    German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp funded climate sceptic – report

    24 Feb 2020, 13:53 Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Industry AFP / RP Online / taz German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp was one of several companies that funded influential Dutch climate change sceptic Frits Böttcher, according to a major new ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

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

    13 Sep 2019, 13:24 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics ...
  • 28 Feb 2020 |

    Offshore wind farms lose yield when too close, North Sea coordination needed – study

    28 Feb 2020, 13:45 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert DUH- Environmental Action Germany Deutsche Umwelthilfe Climate & CO2 Society Freja Eriksen Wind ...
  • 27 Feb 2020 |

    Germany bucks international trend with solid increase in electric cars

    27 Feb 2020, 14:18 Rachel Waldholz Cars Clean Energy Wire The number of electric cars on German roads increased significantly last year, while major markets like the U.S. and China recorded slower growth. That's according to  a survey by the Center ...
  • 25 Feb 2020 |

    Major eastern German lignite mine resumes operation

    25 Feb 2020, 13:47 Rachel Waldholz Coal Energiewende dpa / Focus Online A major eastern German lignite (brown coal) mine is resuming operations this week, six months after work was halted by an environmental lawsuit,  newswire dpa reports in an article ...
  • Greens surge into second place in Hamburg, climate a key issue for voters

    24 Feb 2020, 13:59 Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Euractiv / Tagesschau / Watson The Green Party surged into second place in the Hamburg regional elections this weekend, doubling its share of the vote after a campaign in which ...
  • 08 May 2019 |

    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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany lags other European countries in new PPA projects – report

    30 Jan 2020, 13:55 Sören Amelang Electricity market Renewables Clean Energy Wire The volume of new renewable energy projects backed by a purchase power agreement (PPA) in Germany trails that of other European countries, according to a report by energy ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Feb 2020 |

    German car fleet hits horsepower record, challenging EU emission limits

    20 Feb 2020, 13:39 Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Cars Die Welt German drivers are choosing cars with more and more horsepower, which poses a challenge for carmakers who must comply with EU emissions regulations, Olaf Preuß writes in the newspaper Die ...
  • 25 Jul 2019 |

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

    25 Jul 2019, 14:46 Onshore wind power is a key element of Germany's energy transition and a leading force of the country's renewables industry. But after years of rapid growth, the sector's expansion has almost come to a standstill in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 21 Feb 2020 |

    Germany's VW dealers struggling to contain damage by dieselgate scandal

    21 Feb 2020, 14:14 Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs manager magazin The dieselgate scandal in which carmakers from Germany and other countries manipulated the engines of their vehicles to cheat on emissions tests has severely damaged the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 06 Nov 2019 |

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

    06 Nov 2019, 13:32 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 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), ...
  • 28 Jan 2020 |

    Calls for roll-out compromise as data confirms Germany's wind power collapse

    28 Jan 2020, 13:37 Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire The expansion of onshore wind power in Germany has reached the lowest level in 20 years, figures by the German Wind Power Association (BWE) confirm. With only 243 turbines and a ...
  • 20 Feb 2020 |

    Greens and environmental groups say Tesla factory near Berlin should go ahead

    20 Feb 2020, 14:00 Rachel Waldholz Cars Elections & Politics Handelsblatt / Clean Energy Wire Representatives from the German Green Party and major German environmental organizations have called for work to continue at Tesla’s proposed e-car factory ...
  • 27 Jan 2020 |

    Research project seeks to stabilise German power grid with wind turbines

    27 Jan 2020, 14:27 Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Technology Clean Energy Wire A new research project aimed at solving one of the major technological difficulties of the energy transition is seeking to use the energy from wind turbines' moving rotors and ...
  • France to shut down contentious Fessenheim nuclear plant on German border

    20 Feb 2020, 13:44 Rachel Waldholz Electricity market Nuclear phase-out dpa / Rheinische Post The French government has announced plans to shut down its oldest nuclear power plant, Fessenheim, which sits right on the German border, newswire dpa reports in ...
  • 04 Nov 2019 |

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

    04 Nov 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire Expanding Germany's e-car charging infrastructure and more support for electric mobility options will be key issues at a ...
  • 22 Jan 2020 |

    Venture capital providers agree sustainability clause to green Germany's start-up scene

    22 Jan 2020, 13:31 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Start-ups Finance Clean Energy Wire Twenty-odd venture capital providers active in Germany have teamed up to introduce a sustainability clause in new ...
  • 19 Feb 2020 |

    German economy minister defies Nord Stream 2 sanctions, says more Russian gas needed

    19 Feb 2020, 14:13 Benjamin Wehrmann Gas International Die Welt The importance of Russian gas for Germany is set to grow further amid the latter country's energy transition, economy minister Peter Altmaier said at a German-Russian industry conference ...
  • 20 Feb 2020 |

    Failed auction illustrates 'dramatic' struggle of German wind power- industry

    20 Feb 2020, 14:09 Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Solar Wind Clean Energy Wire Germany's first renewable power auction of 2020 has once more failed to attract enough bidders for onshore wind power projects, leading industry groups to call for a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

    “Deceptive security” of German electricity supply – commentary

    05 Jul 2019, 14:12 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen ...
  • 17 Jan 2020 |

    Germany's carmakers will need state aid to overcome greatest disruption yet – opinion

    17 Jan 2020, 12:48 Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Süddeutsche Zeitung The possible end of combustion engines in the not-so-distant future spells great challenges for Germany's car industry, which is accustomed to success but now could struggle to master the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 09 Oct 2019 |

    Germany introduces competitive system for balancing fluctuations in the electricity grid

    09 Oct 2019, 10:42 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Expert Next Kraftwerke Operator of virtual power plant & Power trader Electricity ...
  • 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 ...
  • New SPD leaders call for 'massive investments' in new energy system, say climate package needs revamp

    06 Dec 2019, 14:56 Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Elections & Politics Government Clean Energy Wire The new leaders of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD), ...
  • 19 Feb 2020 |

    Environmentalists protest new nuclear waste shipments into Germany

    19 Feb 2020, 14:10 Rachel Waldholz Nuclear phase-out dpa / Frankfurter Rundschau / Neues Deutschland Environmentalists are raising concerns about the planned transport of reprocessed nuclear waste from England back to Germany, newswire dpa reports. Last ...
  • 17 Feb 2020 |

    Looming solar power support cap impedes funding of new projects – industry

    17 Feb 2020, 14:11 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Der Spiegel / Clean Energy Wire The unresolved question of future solar ...
  • 17 Feb 2020 |

    US pledges one billion dollars for Eastern Europe energy projects, argues against Nord Stream 2

    17 Feb 2020, 13:53 Rachel Waldholz Fossil fuels Security Handelsblatt / Deutsche Welle U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced one billion dollars in funding to support energy projects in Eastern and Central Europe as part of an effort to reduce ...
  • 04 Sep 2019 |

    Renewables expansion recklessly ignored in climate debate – opinion

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

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

    23 Aug 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Electricity Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Droughts caused by climate change pose a growing risk to the power supply in Germany and around the globe, according to ...
  • 23 Jan 2020 |

    Germany caused fewer emissions in 2018 than previously thought

    23 Jan 2020, 13:23 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Germany's emissions fell stronger in 2018 than originally assumed, the country's ...
  • 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 ...
  • German government enters crunch time on climate challenge

    21 Aug 2019, 16:00 Moment of truth for German climate policy: Right in time for the UN Climate Action Summit, chancellor Angela Merkel's government is due to present a raft of measures to drastically cut emissions. The eagerly awaited announcements ...
  • 14 Feb 2020 |

    Rhine countries agree measures to make river more climate-resilient

    14 Feb 2020, 13:14 Sören Amelang International Clean Energy Wire Eight European nations have agreed on a programme to make the river Rhine and its tributaries more climate-resilient. Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 17 Feb 2020 |

    New rules on wind turbine lighting intended to assuage critics in Germany

    17 Feb 2020, 14:09 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Clean Energy Wire The German Bundesrat, the council of state governments ...
  • 22 Nov 2019 |

    Coal exit must include cancellation of ETS allowances – climate economist Edenhofer

    22 Nov 2019, 12:04 Expert Ottmar Edenhofer Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK Energiewende Technology Climate & CO2 Expert PIK- The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Feb 2020 |

    Storm 'Ciara' blows German wind power production to new record

    11 Feb 2020, 13:36 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind dpa / ...
  • 05 Dec 2019 |

    Industry warns new SPD leaders against tightening Germany's climate package

    05 Dec 2019, 13:08 Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Benjamin ...
  • 17 Dec 2019 |

    Airline Lufthansa hit hardest by possible EU kerosene tax – Spiegel

    17 Dec 2019, 13:19 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Technology Transport Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Julian Wettengel Transport ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Feb 2020 |

    German government urges EU to not tighten vehicle emissions limits

    10 Feb 2020, 13:31 Benjamin Wehrmann Cars International Zeit Online / dpa / n-tv / Clean Energy Wire The car industry should remain exempt from plans by the European Commission to increase the European 2030 emissions reduction target, Germany's ...
  • 21 Jan 2020 |

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

    21 Jan 2020, 13:21 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Freja Eriksen Grid Tagesspiegel Background Germany's four transmission system ...
  • 12 Feb 2020 |

    'Tomorrow's oil': Germany seeks hydrogen export deal with West African states

    12 Feb 2020, 13:19 Benjamin Wehrmann Gas International Reuters / Handelsblatt Germany plans to set up a production and import chain for renewable hydrogen in a joint project with Western African countries, news agency Reuters  reports. "Green ...
  • 14 Jan 2020 |

    NRW state premier calls for 'week of coal exit decisions'

    14 Jan 2020, 14:27 Benjamin Wehrmann Coal The state premier of Germany's most populous federal state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Armin Laschet, has called for a "week of decisions" regarding the country's planned coal phase-out, ...
  • 13 Feb 2020 |

    Delay in fixing EU 2030 climate target puts COP26 at risk – environmental NGOs

    13 Feb 2020, 13:26 Sören Amelang International Clean Energy Wire The EU must commit to new climate targets this spring in order to increase the chances of success at this year's crucial climate conference COP26, an alliance of German environmental ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Feb 2020 |

    Tesla to receive state aid only if research and development 'takes place in Germany'

    10 Feb 2020, 13:33 Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Welt am Sonntag The German state might grant support payments to US carmaker Tesla only if the e-car producer makes sure that "research and development as well as value creation take place in Germany", ...
  • 11 Sep 2019 |

    Automotive supplier Continental plans CO2-neutral production by 2040

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

    Merkel seeks to appease protesting farmers, says effective climate action is 'common cause'

    03 Dec 2019, 13:40 Expert DBV- German Farmers‘ Association Deutscher Bauernverband Agriculture Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Agriculture Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited ...
  • 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 ...
  • 08 Jan 2020 |

    German Uniper offers to shut old coal plants in return for new station – media report

    08 Jan 2020, 12:28 Expert Uniper SE Uniper SE Utilities Julian Wettengel Coal Rheinische Post Energy company Uniper may offer to either shut down all its coal plants or switch them to gas and, in turn, bring the new Datteln 4 hard coal unit online, ...
  • 05 Feb 2020 |

    US Heartland Institute supports European climate science deniers – media report

    05 Feb 2020, 13:29 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society CORRECTIV / Frontal21 Conservative US policy think tank The Heartland Institute supports climate science deniers from Germany and other European countries, write German non-profit investigative ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Jan 2020 |

    Less than ten percent of Germany's wind turbines built in woodlands

    10 Jan 2020, 11:54 b.wehrmann Wind Clean Energy Wire Only one out of ten onshore wind turbines in Germany is built in woodlands and the effect of the renewable energy technology on the country's forests is "small and locally limited," the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 18 Oct 2019 |

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

    18 Oct 2019, 14:22 Expert BAFA- Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle Renewables Fossil fuels Expert Federal Motor Transport Authority Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Feb 2020 |

    New Opel Gigafactory in Germany to be largest battery cell producer in Europe

    07 Feb 2020, 12:55 Julian Wettengel Cars Clean Energy Wire German carmaker Opel, a subsidiary of French PSA, plans to manufacture enough battery cells for half a million e-cars annually in a new factory in western German Kaiserslautern from 2024. Opel ...
  • 05 Feb 2020 |

    Green hydrogen “elixir of life” of future-proof steel industry – env min

    05 Feb 2020, 13:20 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Julian Wettengel Industry Clean Energy Wire Hydrogen ...
  • African countries can avoid CO2-intensvie growth path – German-African business association

    19 Nov 2019, 13:42 CSU- Christian Social Union Elections & Politics Policy Read more about CSU- Christian Social Union Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs G20 Reuters / Passauer Neue ...
  • 27 Nov 2019 |

    Merkel criticises EIB decision to ban gas lending

    27 Nov 2019, 15:35 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she disapproves of the European Investment Bank’s decision to ban funding for natural gas projects by the end of 2021, several days after the German government had agreed to the new guidelines. ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

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

    25 Sep 2019, 14:02 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire While ...
  • 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 ...
  • 06 Feb 2020 |

    Siemens cautionary example during economy’s climate transition – opinion

    06 Feb 2020, 12:47 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Julian Wettengel Industry Süddeutsche Zeitung The protest against Siemens’ involvement in the Adani coal mine project in Australia and the company’s handling of the situation is a cautionary example ...
  • 14 Nov 2019 |

    Germany gets low marks on electricity sector flexibility – industry report

    14 Nov 2019, 13:46 Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Read more about Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Use Teaser ...
  • 07 Feb 2020 |

    E-mobility in Germany slowly leaves niche role behind – report

    07 Feb 2020, 13:02 Expert Prognos Consultancy Energiewende Julian Wettengel Cars Clean Energy Wire E-mobility in Germany, including the charging infrastructure, is growing faster every year and “is gradually leaving its niche role behind”, writes ...
  • 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 ...
  • 18 Nov 2019 |

    Packaging waste reaches new record level in Germany – environment agency

    18 Nov 2019, 13:33 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Energiewende Clean Energy Wire The amount of packaging waste ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Feb 2020 |

    “German energy policy is a problem child” – Bavaria’s state premier

    07 Feb 2020, 12:58 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Julian Wettengel Energiewende WirtschaftsWoche Germany needs to revamp its energy policy to avoid issues with supply security and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Oct 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    Germany ponders storing CO2 beneath the North Sea

    10 Dec 2019, 13:27 Rose-Anne Clermont Climate & CO2 Tagesspiegel Background / Clean Energy Wire As part of a revised industrial energy strategy drafted by economy minister Peter Altmaier (CDU), the German government contemplates capturing and storing ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Sep 2019 |

    Most Germans say government's 2030 climate action package does not go far enough

    27 Sep 2019, 13:39 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/ ...
  • 05 Feb 2020 |

    Siemens Energy ready to be at centre of global climate debate- CEO

    05 Feb 2020, 13:21 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Industry Reuters / Deutsche Welle Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser is ready for Siemens Energy- an energy business it plans to spin off by September- to be at the centre of the ...
  • Climate plans for Germany’s transport sector insufficient – ranking

    14 Jun 2019, 13:11 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 05 Feb 2020 |

    New sanctions against Nord Stream 2 looming – media report

    05 Feb 2020, 13:17 Julian Wettengel Gas Security Handelsblatt United States lawmakers could introduce new sanctions against the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 to further delay the current construction in the Baltic Sea, diplomatic sources in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 31 Jan 2020 |

    Coach company FlixBus to cut services due to rail tax support- media report

    31 Jan 2020, 14:01 Sören Amelang Mobility Wirtschaftswoche / Clean Energy Wire Europe's largest coach service, FlixBus, has said it will discontinue many rural connections because the government only supports train travel with tax cuts, reports ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Jan 2020 |

    Conservatives' draft would further tighten turbine distances, is 'inacceptable' – wind industry

    30 Jan 2020, 13:43 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background Germany's ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29 Jan 2020 |

    CORRECTION- Grid expansion will be Energiewende's next big 'object of hate' – institute

    29 Jan 2020, 14:09 Freja Eriksen Grid Clean Energy Wire Corrects position of Felix Matthes, who is research coordinator at the Institute for Applied Ecology, not the institute's head. Power grid expansion is set to become the German energy transition ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Oct 2019 |

    Solar energy makes 'spectacular comeback' in Germany- report

    30 Oct 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Solar Wind Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Solar energy has made a "spectacular comeback" in Germany- in sharp contrast to struggling wind power,  reports ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29 Jan 2020 |

    VW set to pay €4.5 bln in EU fines for excessive emissions – consultancy

    29 Jan 2020, 14:23 Sören Amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire Volkswagen, the world's largest carmaker, will significantly exceed EU fleet emission limits in 2021 regardless of its ambitious push into e-mobility, resulting in fines of around 4.5 billion ...
  • 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 ...
  • 18 Dec 2019 |

    German wind industry faces same grim fate as country's solar industry – Senvion CEO

    18 Dec 2019, 13:28 Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Wind Capital The wind power industry in Germany is facing challenges similar to those the country's solar power companies were having a few years ago and it could wane into insignificance if the current ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29 Oct 2019 |

    Sustainable start-up builder econnext links social, green and finance worlds

    29 Oct 2019, 08:40 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how Germany's energy transition is transforming the commercial landscape. To showcase these big changes in the world’s fourth largest economy, this new series ...
  • 24 Jan 2020 |

    Support of wind power expansion continues to be widespread in Germany

    24 Jan 2020, 14:08 Expert YouGov Elections & Politics Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Society Clean Energy Wire Despite a slump in the expansion of onshore wind power in Germany, most people in the country remain fundamentally in favour of the renewable energy ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 Jan 2020 |

    German transport ministry to fund cycling professorships

    22 Jan 2020, 13:39 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Freja Eriksen Transport Clean Energy Wire The German transport ministry (BMVI) will fund ...
  • 31 Oct 2014

    In the media: Lower power prices, PV job losses, Vattenfall

    31 Oct 2014 (All day) Stuttgarter Nachrichten "The transition works" The cut in retail power prices announced by EnBW- one of the four largest utilities in Germany- for most of its 2.5 million customers, shows an epochal shift, writes Walther ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Dec 2019 |

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

    20 Dec 2019, 14:23 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 Jan 2020 |

    Draft coal exit law tightens reins on German hard coal

    22 Jan 2020, 13:26 Expert VKU- German Association of Local Utilities Verband kommunaler Unternehmen Utilities Climate & CO2 Electricity market Julian Wettengel Coal Clean Energy Wire / Die Welt Germany’s hard coal power plant operators criticise the ...
  • 12 Dec 2019 |

    Targeted action needed to curb unrelenting global demand for coal power – German env min

    12 Dec 2019, 13:04 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Sören Amelang Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 17 Dec 2019 |

    Deutsche Bahn invests record sum in new trains, revives mothballed connections

    17 Dec 2019, 13:23 Expert Deutsche Bahn German railway operator Business & Jobs Transport Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Clean Energy Wire / Spiegel Online The German rail service Deutsche Bahn (DB) is going to make the biggest investment in its vehicle ...
  • 17 Jan 2020 |

    Villages vanishing despite Germany's coal exit see themselves as pawns in policy tit-for-tat

    17 Jan 2020, 12:49 Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Society Rheinische Post / WDR The villages around Germany's open-cast lignite mines in federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) that are slated for demolition to make room for expanding the mines see ...
  • 28 Nov 2019 |

    Germany's emergency services start fuel cell programme as backup system

    28 Nov 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Cars Hundreds of radio masts in several German states will be equipped with fuel cell technology to serve as a  backup system for emergency services  in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 06 Dec 2019 |

    Merkel announces meeting with states to get renewables expansion back on track

    06 Dec 2019, 15:02 Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Government Clean Energy Wire The German government will meet with state representatives in January to discuss how to expand renewable energy installations at a pace that will raise the share of renewables in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 14 Jan 2020 |

    Germans ready to change habits to reduce emissions – EIB survey

    14 Jan 2020, 14:08 Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire Most people in Germany are ready to implement changes to their lifestyle in order to reduce their individual impact on the climate, a survey commissioned by the European ...
  • 14 Jan 2020 |

    Merkel backs compensation payments for wind turbine neighbours

    14 Jan 2020, 14:05 Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Clean Energy Wire People living near onshore wind farms in Germany should be compensated financially, chancellor Angela Merkel has said. At a New Year's event in the eastern coastal state of Mecklenburg ...
  • 07 Nov 2019 |

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

    07 Nov 2019, 14:26 Powering aeroplanes with renewable fuels is crucial for making flying less climate-damaging, but it will get aviation nowhere near climate neutrality, environmental NGOs, industry representatives and researchers agreed at a conference ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Jan 2020 |

    Germany's gradual coal phase-out path causes avoidable emissions- critics

    20 Jan 2020, 13:23 Institute for Applied Ecology Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Read more about Institute for Applied Ecology f.eriksen Coal Tagesspiegel Background Critics of Germany's roadmap for phasing out lignite ...
  • 20 Dec 2019 |

    German wind power industry anxious as technology tops power mix

    20 Dec 2019, 16:30 Preview 2020: Wind power became Germany's single most important power source in 2019 and appears well under way to fulfill its role as the central technology of the country's energy transition. Nevertheless, the wind industry ...
  • 13 Jan 2020 |

    Hub for climate-friendly aviation launched at Frankfurt Airport

    13 Jan 2020, 13:59 Benjamin Wehrmann Gas Transport Clean Energy Wire A new "competence centre" for climate action in the aviation sector has been launched at Germany's most important airport in Frankfurt am Main to facilitate progress in ...
  • '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 ...
  • 12 Dec 2019 |

    Implementation of coal exit compromise endangered, associations tell Merkel

    12 Dec 2019, 13:14 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert BDI- Federation of German Industries Bundesverband ...
  • 15 Jan 2020 |

    German car industry degraded to supporting role at electronic fair CES

    15 Jan 2020, 14:17 Sören Amelang Cars International Die Welt At the Las Vegas consumer electronics show CES, technology "made in Germany" only plays a supporting role, while real progress happens elsewhere, report Stefan Beutelsbacher and Thomas ...
  • 15 Jan 2020 |

    Transport ministry and Deutsche Bahn ink 86 billion euro investment contract

    15 Jan 2020, 14:02 Expert Deutsche Bahn German railway operator Business & Jobs Transport Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Clean Energy Wire The German rail service Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the country's transport ministry (BMVI) have sealed a contract ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ' ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 14 Jan 2020 |

    Sports federations not active enough on climate – researcher

    14 Jan 2020, 14:29 Expert Mojib Latif Head of the Research Division: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics Climate & CO2 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Sports federations like the German Football Association ...
  • 16 Jan 2020 |

    Mix of centralised and decentralised technologies key to successful Energiewende – researchers

    16 Jan 2020, 13:14 Freja Eriksen Energiewende Clean Energy Wire Only a mix of centralised and decentralised technologies can make German energy supply "climate-friendly, secure and affordable," say researchers from three of the country's ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • "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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Greens want Germany to turn its 2020 EU Council presidency into a “climate presidency”

    17 Jan 2020, 13:48 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • 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 ...
  • 06 Jan 2020 |

    2019 was Germany's third-warmest year on record- meteorological service

    06 Jan 2020, 14:25 Expert DWD- Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst Climate & CO2 Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire In 2019, Germany experienced its third-warmest year since the beginning of regular ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Jan 2020 |

    Electric and hybrid car registrations in Germany rise but SUVs take lead

    07 Jan 2020, 14:03 Expert Federal Motor Transport Authority Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt Cars Transport Freja Eriksen Cars Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine The number of pure electric new car registrations in Germany rose by more than 75 percent in 2019 ...
  • 10 Dec 2019 |

    Climate impact of cooling gases in Germany down by 21 percent in 2018- Destatis

    10 Dec 2019, 13:24 Expert Destatis Federal Statistical Office- Statistisches Bundesamt Energiewende Rose-Anne Clermont Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire In time for the UN climate conference COP25 being held in Madrid, the German Federal Statistical ...
  • 06 Jan 2020 |

    Proposed compensation payments for wind turbine neighbours met with scepticism in Germany

    06 Jan 2020, 14:10 Expert German Association of Towns and Municipalities Deutsche Städte- und Gemeindebund Cities Citizens' energy Society Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Benjamin ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 21 Nov 2019 |

    Solar parks have positive effect on biodiversity – study

    21 Nov 2019, 13:13 Expert bne- Association of Energy Market Innovators Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Renewables Solar Clean Energy Wire Solar parks can ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 21 Oct 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Machinery makers to benefit from global climate deal

    21 Oct 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 12 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' ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • End of nuclear no threat to Bavaria's power supply security – state minister

    28 Nov 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Renewables Augsburger Allgemeine The end of nuclear power production in Germany in 2022 will not compromise the electricity supply of southern ...
  • 16 Dec 2019 |

    Battery electric cars better than all alternative drives on full lifecycle emissions – study

    16 Dec 2019, 12:41 Agora Verkehrswende Cars Transport Read more about Agora Verkehrswende j.wettengel Cars Clean Energy Wire Battery electric cars are more climate-friendly over their full lifecycle than both diesel/petrol cars and all other alternative ...
  • “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 ...
  • 29 Nov 2019 |

    Wind turbine maker Enercon says drop in business 'partly home-made'

    29 Nov 2019, 13:58 Expert Enercon GmbH Wind turbine manufacturer Business & Jobs Technology Wind Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & Jobs Handelsblatt Germany's leading wind turbine ...
  • 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' ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 03 Dec 2019 |

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

    03 Dec 2019, 13:51 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Gas Technology Clean Energy Wire Synthetic ...
  • 06 Jan 2020 |

    Media sees Austria’s Conservative-Green coalition as role model for Germany

    06 Jan 2020, 14:22 Julian Wettengel Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire Austria’s new government coalition of designated conservative chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Green Party could serve as a role model for Germany, say several commentaries in ...
  • 20 Nov 2019 |

    Industry associations call for masterplan to boost deep geothermal energy

    20 Nov 2019, 13:28 Expert BVG- German Geothermal Association Bundesverband Geothermie e.V. Business & Jobs Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Clean Energy Wire Germany needs a masterplan for deep ...
  • 06 Jan 2020 |

    Must do “everything humanly possible” to deal with global warming – Merkel

    06 Jan 2020, 14:20 Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire People have to do “everything humanly possible” to deal with global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel  said in her New Year’s speech 2020. “It is still possible,” said the ...
  • 06 Jan 2020 |

    Germany takes next nuclear plant offline according to schedule

    06 Jan 2020, 14:12 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Dec 2019 |

    German car industry makes stand against new EU Commission's climate ambitions

    05 Dec 2019, 12:47 Expert VDA- German Association of the Automotive Industry Transport Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire The German auto industry association VDA has warned against the new European Commission's push for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26 Nov 2019 |

    Renewable companies say grid operators' electrolysers monopolise hydrogen market

    26 Nov 2019, 13:04 Expert Amprion Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Expert Greenpeace Energy Green energy provider Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Utilities Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology ...
  • 27 Nov 2015

    Minister's 'coal solo' criticised / Consumers want to be 'climate friendly'

    27 Nov 2015 (All day) dpa Criticism of environment minister’s ‘solo’ push for coal exit North-Rhine Westphalia’s state premier Hannelore Kraft and her economy minister Garrelt Duin have criticised Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks’ push for a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 May 2016

    EU threat to split German power market-report/ VW strategy for e-cars

    30 May 2016 (All day) Die Welt “EU wants to split Germany into two power price zones” The European Commission “is threatening to split [Germany] into two power price zones,” which would make power more expensive in the South than in the North, according ...
  • 23 Sep 2015

    In the media: Diesel cheating; more money for combined heat and power

    23 Sep 2015 (All day) Die Welt “The German government knew the cheating technology” The German ministry for transport has known for a long time that car manufacturers are using technologies that interfere with emissions testing, Matthias Kamann reports in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Dec 2019 |

    Germany's 2030 target of 65 percent renewables officially adopted in grid planning

    20 Dec 2019, 14:27 Freja Eriksen Grid Clean Energy Wire The first grid development plan (NEP) based on Germany's target of 65 percent renewables in gross power consumption and planned coal exit has been approved by the German Federal Network Agency ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 18 Nov 2019 |

    Green Party dares too little for fear of losing poll tailwind – opinion

    18 Nov 2019, 13:29 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Elections & Politics Deutschlandfunk Germany's opposition Green Party has dared too little ...
  • 13 Dec 2019 |

    Wind overtakes lignite as Germany's primary power source for the first time in 2019

    13 Dec 2019, 13:52 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Freja Eriksen Wind Clean Energy Wire Wind energy will be Germany's most important power ...
  • 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 ...
  • Capacity markets will not be dominant in Europe- energy state secretary

    23 Feb 2016 (All day) A reformed energy-only market and interconnections with electrical neighbours are Germany's visions for a future European power system, energy state secretary Baake says. Utility industry head Kempmann warns against splitting ...
  • 04 Oct 2019 |

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 14 Nov 2019 |

    Germans face exposure to air pollution and heatwaves as health effects of climate change grow

    14 Nov 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Outdoor air pollution contributed to over 44,800 premature deaths in Germany in 2016, more than 8,000 of which were linked to coal, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 13 Dec 2019 |

    E-car sales in Germany up by almost 50 percent in 2019- report

    13 Dec 2019, 13:42 Rose-Anne Clermont Cars Clean Energy Wire Germany is forecasted to register 110,000 new e-vehicles in 2019, while market giants USA and China saw a decrease in e-market sales, the Center of Automotive Management's (CAM) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19 Dec 2019 |

    Merkel criticises US sanctions on Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2

    19 Dec 2019, 13:16 j.wettengel Security Clean Energy Wire / Deutsche Welle / ZDF German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised the US sanctions to be imposed on companies working on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, recently approved by the US ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19 Nov 2019 |

    Central banks lack mandate to decide which investment is good for climate – opinion

    19 Nov 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Finance Süddeutsche Zeitung Central banks should not actively engage in climate policy as they lack both the expertise and the mandate to decide which investments make ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 Nov 2019 |

    German states to deviate from planned minimum distance rule for wind turbines

    22 Nov 2019, 12:02 Expert IASS- Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Think tank on sustainable development Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Wind Tagesspiegel Background / Clean ...
  • 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 |

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 12 Dec 2019 |

    Task force presents ten theses on the future of mobility

    12 Dec 2019, 13:36 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Rose-Anne Clermont Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire The National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM)- ...
  • Germany to stop fuel rod exports to foreign nuclear plants near border

    06 Dec 2019, 15:18 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out International dpa / ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Jul 2015

    In the media: Experts disappointed by coal deal

    10 Jul 2015 (All day) Handelsblatt Experts disappointed by government deal on coal, grid extension Most members of the Handelsblatt’s Energy Academy – a group made up of around 230 energy experts – are disappointed with the government’s deal on coal, the ...
  • “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 ...
  • 11 Dec 2019 |

    Bosch CEO calls for aid for structural change in Germany’s car regions

    11 Dec 2019, 13:11 Freja Eriksen Cars Frankfurter Allgemeine / Stuttgarter Nachrichten The German car industry sees itself threatened by stricter CO2 limits planned by the European Commission, Volkmar Denner, head of German car part supplier Bosch, has ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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& ...
  • 05 Dec 2019 |

    Coach company FlixBus quits only long-distance electric bus route in Germany

    05 Dec 2019, 13:42 Freja Eriksen Transport Cars SWR Europe's largest coach service, FlixBus, has said it will discontinue its only electric long-distance line in Germany due to several breakdowns and a lack of local technical support,  reports public ...
  • 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 ...
  • 12 Dec 2019 |

    Germany's green bond will have volume of around ten billion euros

    12 Dec 2019, 13:30 Expert BMF- Federal Ministry of Finance Bundesministerium der Finanzen Finance Freja Eriksen Finance Frankfurter Allgemeine The volume Germany's green bond will be in the region of ten billion euros, the country's government ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Dec 2019 |

    Sustainable funds climbing in Germany as chemicals heavyweight commits to ESG criteria

    05 Dec 2019, 13:13 Expert German Investment Funds Association Deutscher Fondsverband Finance Benjamin Wehrmann Finance Clean Energy Wire The volume of assets managed in retail funds under sustainability criteria in Germany has doubled over the past five ...
  • 10 Dec 2019 |

    Germany to establish coordination hub for international power-to-x activities

    10 Dec 2019, 13:31 Expert GIZ- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit German development agency International Sören Amelang Gas Renewables Technology Clean Energy Wire Germany will establish a central hub to coordinate its international ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Dec 2019 |

    Startup Lumenion presents pilot for power storage with steel plates

    11 Dec 2019, 13:04 Julian Wettengel Storage Start-ups Clean Energy Wire Berlin-based energy startup Lumenion has presented the pilot of its 2.4-megawatt-hour (MWh) steel storage system in a housing project in Germany’s capital. The technology would allow ...
  • Merkel’s grand coalition in review: The climate and energy record

    08 Sep 2017 (All day) As the current legislative period draws to a close, The Clean Energy Wire asked key stakeholders to review the last four years of German energy and climate policy – and tell us what they would like to see from the next government. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reactions to Germany's coalition agreement

    08 Feb 2018 (All day) After weeks of intensive negotiations, Germany's would-be government partners have agreed on a coalition draft treaty. The Clean Energy Wire presents first reactions to texts on transport, climate and energy. [UPDATE adds VDA, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26 Aug 2016 |

    PV auctions: More competition, but critics warn of target shortfalls

    26 Aug 2016 (All day) In August, Germany held the fifth tender in its new auction pilot scheme for payments to large-scale solar projects. While officials overseeing the programme continue to praise its results and declining price levels, critics warn ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 02 Dec 2019 |

    Renewables overtake fossil fuels in Germany's annual power production for first time

    02 Dec 2019, 13:40 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert Fraunhofer ISE Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Fossil fuels ...
  • 29 Nov 2019 |

    Energy-intensive companies call for 'aggressive' renewables roll-out

    29 Nov 2019, 14:00 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Nov 2019 |

    Former energy lobbyist and Merkel confidante to lead German carmaker association

    27 Nov 2019, 13:30 Expert VDA- German Association of the Automotive Industry Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Former energy industry lobbyist Hildegard Müller will ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 25 Nov 2019 |

    Yet again, no onshore wind bids in fourth joint renewables auction, solar wins

    25 Nov 2019, 12:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Solar Wind Clean Energy Wire Solar power projects  again  secured the entire volume of capacity available in the fourth joint auction for new solar and onshore wind ...
  • 29 Nov 2019 |

    Northern German states demand renegotiation of wind turbine distance rules

    29 Nov 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Clean Energy Wire The premiers of Germany's five northern coastal states demand a renegotiation of the controversial 1,000-metre minimum distance rule ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 13 May 2016

    State premiers postpone renewables reform decision / Utility split

    13 May 2016 (All day) Bundesregierung / dpa-AFX “Federal and state governments stall on green electricity reform” Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state premiers postponed a decision on contentious issues of the upcoming reform of the Renewable Energy Act ...
  • Preview2018- Energy economist fears for Germany's climate reputation

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

    EU mining regions say “clean coal” can ease transition, NGOs reject claim

    26 Nov 2019, 12:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Clean Energy Wire Europe's mining regions call for EU support for "clean coal" technologies to ease their transition, but climate activists warned ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Mar 2015

    In the media: "Don't buckle!", WWF tells government on lignite

    30 Mar 2015 (All day) Der Spiegel “Energy transition causes controversy between chancellor and state premiers” An alliance of three state premiers have informed Chancellor Angela Merkel about their concerns about a new “ climate contribution ” payable as ...
  • 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 Nov 2019 |

    German solar power industry’s business climate continues to be positive

    22 Nov 2019, 12:01 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 Solar Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19 Nov 2019 |

    Anti-nuclear activists protest against waste transports from Germany to Russia

    19 Nov 2019, 13:48 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire A group of anti-nuclear activists have protested against the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 Nov 2019 |

    German doctors call for national strategy to deal with health effects of climate change

    15 Nov 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire German doctors have called for a national plan to deal with the damaging health effects of climate change. Heat waves will ...
  • 20 Jan 2016

    Coal exit ‘requires masterplan’ / Cheap oil has ‘high costs’

    20 Jan 2016 (All day) Frankfurter Rundschau “Gabriel needs a masterplan” The Paris Agreement has shown that coal will need to be phased out faster than currently planned, writes Joachim Wille in a commentary for Frankfurter Rundschau. He argues that ...
  • 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 ...
  • 21 Nov 2019 |

    Scientists should speak up if politicians ignore climate research – survey

    21 Nov 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire Three out of four Germans say it is right for scientists to get involved in the climate policy debate if political ...
  • 26 Apr 2016

    Energy policy after Chernobyl / One billion euros for e-cars

    26 Apr 2016 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Energy policy after Chernobyl” The impact of Chernobyl was the largest where its fallout was the smallest – in Germany, where the worst case accident in Ukraine was a catalyst for the nuclear exit ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Nov 2019 |

    Bavaria strives for climate neutrality between 2040 and 2050

    20 Nov 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Bayrischer Rundfunk Bavaria's state cabinet has adopted a climate action law and additional measures to reach its target ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • German households pay less for heating, despite rising consumption

    German households on average paid 6 percent less on heating in 2016 than in 2015, according to the study “Heating Monitor 2016” by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). This was not due to sinking consumption, but to falling prices for heating ...
  • 10 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 5: Progress in tough talks

    10 Nov 2017 (All day) Tough talks- but not yet reason to worry / EU remains steadfast on pre-2020 action and inflexible on Adaptation Fund / "No jobs on a dead planet"- trade unions / Climate-smart agriculture / Effects of climate change in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Mar 2018

    Merkel puts long-time confidant in charge of energy transition

    07 Mar 2018 (All day) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has chosen her close ally and former head of the Chancellery Peter Altmaier as the next economy and energy minister. This puts the political heavy-hitter in charge of shaping Germany’s Energiewende at ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Jul 2018 |

    Elephants and aliens- a cartoonist's take on the Energiewende

    27 Jul 2018, 13:55 Germany's coal mines seen from space, the talk on electric cars and Chinese-German battery production cooperation- CLEW's 2018 visiting cartoonist Mwelwa Musonko presents his view of the Energiewende and its many big and small ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29 Jan 2015 |

    Auction scheme for solar installations ushers in new phase for renewables market

    29 Jan 2015 (All day) The German government has launched a pilot scheme that requires operators of open-space solar installations to bid for subsidies, rather than automatically receiving them. Berlin hopes competition among solar energy producers will ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • German reactions to the EU Commission’s energy summer package

    15 Jul 2015 (All day) The European Commission has launched its proposals for an Energy Union, including reform of the emissions trading scheme, a redesign of the European power market, updated efficiency labelling and consumer empowerment. CLEW has ...
  • 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" ...
  • 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 ...
  • 24 Mar 2016

    Finance minister sceptical about e-car support / Utilities as 'capital destroyers'

    24 Mar 2016 (All day) Spiegel Online “E-car subsidies – Schäuble dampens hopes of a buyer’s premium“ There is increasing scepticism within the federal government concerning subsidies for e-cars. Vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has repeatedly voiced support ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Sep 2018 |

    Germany's home battery boom is far from over- Solarwatt CEO

    04 Sep 2018, 09:02 Germany commissioned its 100,000th home storage battery last week – and the boom is far from over, says Detlef Neuhaus, CEO of German solar PV module and residential battery storage system maker Solarwatt. Neuhaus warns that Germany is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 & ...
  • 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 & ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 |

    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 ...
  • France and Germany pledge to push European energy transition forward

    In a joint declaration, the German and French federal governments have committed to accelerate the implementation of the European energy transition. Among other pledges, the two countries will push at the European level for ambitious CO 2 emission ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Mar 2015

    In the media: Greenpeace Energy to take legal action over UK nuclear support

    04 Mar 2015 (All day) Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) “No capacity payments to coal- and gas-fired power plants” Additional payments to operators of coal- and gas-fired power plants are currently not necessary to secure Germany’s ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    11 Apr 2016 (All day) With backing from economy minister Sigmar Gabriel, thousands of German steelworkers rallied against EU reform plans for the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) on Monday. Gabriel said there must be no contradiction between ...
  • 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 ...
  • 03 Mar 2016

    Government seen missing energy policy targets / A new gas pipeline?

    03 Mar 2016 (All day) McKinsey “Energiewende Index Germany 2020 – Tour de Force nuclear exit” According to consultancy McKinsey, the government risks missing most of its 2020 energy transition targets. “A majority of indicators are pointing downwards for ...
  • 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 ...
  • German coal commission to contribute to closing 2020 climate gap – minister

    Germany’s new commission to define a path and an end-date for an exit from coal-fired power generation should also help close the gap in emission reductions to reach the country’s 2020 climate goal, environment minister Svenja Schulze told the utility ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Debate over future of German coal heats up ahead of climate action plan

    21 Nov 2014 (All day) Ten days before the plan to fix Germany’s "climate gap" is set for cabinet approval, it is still unclear how much the power sector will contribute toward the carbon emissions target of a 40 percent cut by 2020. The debate ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 & ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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' ...
  • 16 Jan 2015 |

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

    16 Jan 2015 (All day) Energy experts say the German chancellor's secpticism over extensive payments to conventional power plants as back-up for renewables sends a strong signal that capacity markets may not be on the cards in the upcoming power ...
  • 13 Jan 2015

    In the media: Wind power record stresses the grid; utilities invest in renewables

    13 Jan 2015 (All day) Die Welt/Süddeutsche Zeitung “’Elon’ und ‘Felix’ cost consumers millions”/ “Stormy times on the power market” Heavy winds from two low pressure systems created an enormous oversupply of wind power last weekend, costing consumers ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Jul 2017 |

    Views on the G20 summit results on climate and energy

    11 Jul 2017 (All day) The G20 group of the leading industrialised and emerging economies has agreed on a statement that shows the commitment of 19 of them to implement the Paris agreement on climate protection, including a first-ever plan for action on ...
  • 26 Feb 2016

    A 54 billion-euro nuclear bill / Wind power opponents gather steam

    26 Feb 2016 (All day) WirtschaftsWoche “The 54 billion-euro bill” On balance, it doesn’t matter how much the decommissioning of atomic power plants and the storage of nuclear waste will cost – it’s already clear that nuclear energy will cost the German ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • German industry says protecting climate can benefit economy

    18 Jan 2018 German industry believes the world’s fourth largest economy can boost its status as a manufacturing powerhouse by protecting the climate. Reducing emissions by 80 percent by 2050 is good for the economy under the right policy framework even if ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • CDU & Greens' energy politicians clash over Germany's coal exit speed

    10 Oct 2017 One week before the start of exploratory talks on forming a government coalition, aspiring German government alliance partners CDU and the Green Party agree that the country will have to phase out coal-fired power production. Yet, two of the ...
  • 15 Apr 2016

    [Update] Ministry releases new draft version of renewables law

    15 Apr 2016 (All day) Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy New draft version of Renewable Energy Act released The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has released a new draft of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) – the main tool for supporting ...
  • 01 Jul 2017 |

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

    01 Jul 2017 (All day) German Chancellor Angela Merkel can still hope to achieve substantial progress in climate protection as she enters difficult talks with the leaders of the world’s largest economies at this week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, John J. Kirton ...
  • 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, ...
  • 15 May 2020 |

    A (very) brief timeline of Germany's Energiewende

    15 May 2020 In 2014, the Green Party's Julia Verlinden asked the federal government for its definition of a starting date for the "Energiewende". In his reply, parliamentary state secretary in the economy ministry Uwe Beckmeyer argued that ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels

    29 Apr 2019, 15:00 Despite the Energiewende, Germany remains heavily dependent on imports of fossil fuels, as its domestic resources are largely depleted or extraction too costly. This factsheet provides an overview of the current status of Germany’s oil, ...
  • German offshore wind power- output, business and perspectives

    17 Apr 2020, 14:00 Offshore wind power has been the last of several renewable power technologies rolled out at a large scale in Germany's energy transition but is now growing at a fast pace. While investors initially shied away from the high ...
  • 30 Mar 2015 |

    Where the Energiewende creates jobs

    30 Mar 2015 The near-term impact of the Energiewende on Germany’s economy remains hotly debated. There is no systematic monitoring of business and job creation-- or losses-- as a result of the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy. This factsheet ...
  • COP23- See the energy transition in Germany's industrial centre

    30 Oct 2017 Germany’s coal mining state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) hosts the United Nations’ COP23 climate summit in Bonn. The epicentre of Germany’s industrialisation, this region is responsible for almost one percent of global CO2 emissions, and is ...
  • 09 Oct 2017 |

    The long road to a new government coalition in Germany

    09 Oct 2017 (All day) Officially, the new German government is formed after the new federal parliament decides on a chancellor, but the laborious process starts much sooner. German voters expect a period of coalition talks and negotiations to follow an ...
  • 28 Aug 2018 |

    From ideas to laws – how Energiewende policy is shaped

    28 Aug 2018, 17:11 Ministerial bureaucracy, objection bills, informal agreements with interest groups, green and white papers – energy transition policy shaping in Germany’s parliamentary system is a complex process. This factsheet provides a brief ...
  • 23 Apr 2020 |

    Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets

    23 Apr 2020, 11:48 This factsheet provides an overview of Germany's greenhouse gas emissions and the government's energy transition targets. [UPDATES historic emissions graph with 2019 data] Climate & CO2 Kerstine Appunn Julian Wettengel ...
  • 05 Nov 2014 |

    Facts and figures on the social impact of the Energiewende

    05 Nov 2014 (All day) German society is transforming under the twin pressures of the legislation that frames the country’s energy transition, and the drive from ordinary people now playing an active role in decentralised energy production, and making ...
  • 12 Dec 2017 |

    Climate finance: A brief overview of Germany’s contributions

    12 Dec 2017 (All day) This factsheet provides information on how much the German government contributes to climate funding – the financial support of projects aimed at mitigating climate change and helping vulnerable countries adapt to its effects. ...
  • 14 Mar 2018 |

    Germany’s largest utilities at a glance

    14 Mar 2018 (All day) Germany's energy transition has shaken the country’s dominant power companies to the core, because it undermines their traditional business model of centralised power generation. In a bid to survive the turmoil, the utilities ...
  • 11 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    Reluctant Daimler shifts gear in race to sustainable mobility

    27 Aug 2019 The Daimler Group and its iconic Mercedes-Benz brand are global bywords for luxury cars made in Germany. The company is a classic powerhouse of automobile innovation, but was slow to embrace e-mobility in earnest. Spooked by the success of its ...
  • 16 Oct 2017 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Lower Saxony

    16 Oct 2017 (All day) The coastal state of Lower Saxony is the backbone of Germany's mighty wind power industry and an important contributor to the country's Energiewende. More than one fifth of Germany's total wind power capacity is ...
  • High hopes and concerns over onshore wind power auctions

    30 Nov 2017 (All day) Germany has switched its support model for onshore wind power installations from predetermined and guaranteed remuneration rates to setting the price in auctions. Following solar power and offshore wind power, Germany’s most ...
  • Positions of key stakeholders on the EEG: Government and federal states

    06 Oct 2014 (All day) This Factsheet lists views and positions of Germany's federal government and the 16 states (Bundesländer) on the new Renewable Energy Act (EEG) which came into effect on 1 August 2014. Energiewende EEG 2.0 | Law Policy k.appunn ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

    Limits to growth: Resistance against wind power in Germany

    27 Mar 2019 Wind turbines have become one of the most visible components of Germany's energy transition and increasingly dominate the landscape in many parts of the country. While most people support a roll-out of the technology, Germany’s most ...
  • 27 Sep 2016 |

    Bioenergy in Germany – facts and figures on development, support and investment

    27 Sep 2016 (All day) Bioenergy has played a major role in the Energiewende to date, not just contributing to renewable power, but in heating too. This factsheet details the facts and figures of bioenergy development in Germany, how much it costs ...
  • 07 Sep 2017 |

    #btw17- Reporting on the general elections in Germany

    07 Sep 2017 (All day) On 24 September, more than 60 million Germans are invited to head to the polls to choose from 4,828 candidates, elect the next federal parliament and thus decide the next government. The Clean Energy Wire has compiled contacts, links ...
  • 01 Jul 2015 |

    Technologies of Energiewende

    01 Jul 2015 (All day) This factsheet provides an overview of some of the main areas for research and development (R&D) in providing technological solutions for the greening of Germany’s electricity supply. Technology r.russell Utility-scale storage ...
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  • Beneath headlines of disappointment, 2019 may have set scene for a 2020 full of climate ambition

    20 Dec 2019, 16:30 Sven Egenter Coal Climate & CO2 Renewables COP25 "Disappointing", "not enough", "climate emergency" – many headlines in 2019 gave a damning verdict on climate policy and the energy transition globally ...
  • Three questions to Helena Raunio from Finland, CLEW Ambassador for the Nordic countries

    20 Sep 2019, 10:41 Martha Otwinowski Helena Raunio Fossil fuels Renewables International Helena Raunio is a freelance journalist in Finland. She covers subjects such as the energy transition, business, logistics, environmental topics and the circular ...
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    11 Oct 2019, 11:17 Mike de Souza Martha Otwinowski Politics Policy International Mike is an investigative producer with Global News. He has covered politics for more than a decade, focusing in recent years on energy and environment policies in government ...
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    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 ...
  • 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 ...
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    29 Nov 2019, 15:55 Carel Mohn Grid Energiewende International Upon his return from CLEW's most recent the research tour: ' Get the grid working- how Europe's climate goals depend on a modern power network ', our head of media ...
  • 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, ...
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    15 Nov 2019, 12:21 Martha Otwinowski Soumya sarkar Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Renewables Soumya is a journalist based in New Delhi. He is managing editor of India Climate Dialogue, a leading portal on environment and climate change. Soumya has ...
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    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 ...
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    DIFET (German Institute for Energy Transparency) is a research institution and consultancy for energy businesses, political institutions and energy customers.  www.difet.de Ralf Dirksen +49 211 5447-6116 presse@difet.de Researcher ...
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    The BTU is a technical university which focuses its research on the topics environment, energy, materials, building, information technology, biotechnology and hydrogen production for energy storage. www.b-tu.de Dr. Marita Müller +49 (0) 355 69-3206 marita ...
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    The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) is a departmental research institution under the portfolio of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). ...
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  • 10 Nov 2017 |

    Programme: The Global Energy Transition: Is Journalism Ready?

    10- 11 Nov 2017 Brühl A conference for journalists, journalism funders, and journalism networks Friday, 10 November 2017 09.00     Conference registration desks open   Location: H+ Hotel Köln Brühl, Römerstraße 1, 50321 Brühl (approx. 45 mins from Bonn ...
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    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 ...
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    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. ...
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    Pakistan Business Agriculture Pakistani Said is Director and Co-Founder of Tribal News Network, a radio and online service with a network of eight radio stations in the Pakistani-Afghan border region. Said also covers the environment, forestation, water ...
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