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  • 06 Aug 2019 |

    Germans consider climate change top issue facing the country

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

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

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

    Most Germans ready to change lifestyle for the climate – survey

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

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

    25 Jun 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Policy BR / Tagesspiegel Background A high-profile meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and car industry representatives has yielded few tangible results, ...
  • 17 Apr 2019 |

    Oil industry fights preference for electric mobility

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

    Unusually early heatwave fans talk of climate crisis in Germany

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

    German task force can't agree on sufficient traffic emissions cuts

    27 Mar 2019, 15:42 The German commission charged with proposing emissions cuts for the nation's transport sector has failed to agree on enough steps to reach the country’s climate targets. During what was billed as the decisive meeting, members could ...
  • Germany's coalition government turns the tide on climate policy- media

    01 Aug 2019, 12:22 Expert Ottmar Edenhofer Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, Director of MCC, Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK Energiewende Technology Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    Climate cabinet to ensure Climate Action Law comes before end of year – Merkel

    21 Mar 2019, 12:22 The new 'climate cabinet' consisting of ministers responsible for Germany's emissions reduction record will help to make sure that the country introduces its much-awaited Climate Action Law still in 2019, Chancellor ...
  • 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 ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    Majority wants climate action to become part of German Basic Law – online survey

    01 Aug 2019, 12:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Spiegel Online Climate action belongs in Germany’s Basic Law as a “binding state task”, a majority (59%) of respondents in an online climate ...
  • “Greta effect”- Demand for 100% renewable electricity contracts rises sharply

    08 Jul 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Electricity market Renewables Clean Energy Wire Demand for green electricity contracts in Germany is on the rise again after several years of shrinking interest, ...
  • 25 Jul 2019 |

    Members of Germany’s coal exit commission criticise slow and inert implementation

    25 Jul 2019, 14:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Policy Some six months after Germany’s coal exit commission tabled its proposal to phase out the fuel by 2038, commission members have criticised the ...
  • German Greens attach conditions to confirming von der Leyen as Commission president

    09 Jul 2019, 12:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Elections & Politics International tageszeitung (taz) / Clean Energy Wire The German members of the Green group in the European Parliament (EP) said they would ...
  • Researchers in Germany aim to reduce cement’s CO2 footprint with recycling procedure

    21 May 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire Using residues from industry production in the making of cement can substantially reduce the basic material’s ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Jun 2019 |

    If Germany wants to achieve climate neutrality, it needs nuclear power – opinion

    04 Jun 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Nuclear phase-out Washington Post If Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is really serious about her  promise to make the country climate-neutral by 2050, her first ...
  • 05 Jun 2019 |

    Germany’s governing CDU considers taxation of kerosene to curb aviation emissions

    05 Jun 2019, 14:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Policy dpa / Spiegel Online The governing conservative CDU/CSU alliance in Germany considers to end the tax exemption for kerosene in a bid to reduce the ...
  • 23 Apr 2019 |

    Protests against north-south power line in four states

    23 Apr 2019, 13:50 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Grid dpa / Die ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany among top ten countries capable of managing climate challenges – ranking

    14 Jun 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International KPMG Germany is one of seven European countries in the top ten of international auditor KPMG’s “ Change Readiness Index 2019 ”, ...
  • 23 Jul 2019 |

    Germany's solar power capacity approaching 52 GW support cap, industry warns

    23 Jul 2019, 13:53 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Solar EEG 2.0 | Law dpa ...
  • 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 ...
  • 13 Jun 2019 |

    VW to produce battery cells with Swedish battery maker Northvolt

    13 Jun 2019, 13:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Cars Deutsche Welle German carmaker VW has acquired a 20 percent stake in Swedish car battery maker Northvolt, which raised 900 million euros in cash to ...
  • 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. ...
  • 28 May 2019 |

    Germans want more climate action and faster Energiewende – study

    28 May 2019, 13:21 BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Climate & CO2 Policy Read more about BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety UBA- Federal Environment ...
  • 19 Jul 2019 |

    Climate concern could lead to Green chancellor in Germany – media

    19 Jul 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Elections & Politics Reuters Growing concern over global warming in Germany has seen the Green party rise to record popularity in polls, and made a Green ...
  • 02 Jul 2019 |

    Solar PV single largest source of Germany’s net power production in June

    02 Jul 2019, 14:09 Fraunhofer ISE Renewables Read more about Fraunhofer ISE Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Renewables Solar Clean Energy Wire For the first time, solar energy topped the list of sources for Germany’s net ...
  • EU set to agree climate neutrality 2050 in the end – German official

    19 Jun 2019, 16:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire European leaders will ultimately agree on the goal of climate neutrality by 2050 for the European Union – if not ...
  • 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 ...
  • 24 Jul 2019 |

    German Greens want trains to replace domestic flights in 15 years

    24 Jul 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Transport Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Die Welt The German Green party is calling for higher taxes on domestic flights and lower taxes on train ...
  • 30 Jul 2019 |

    German start-up expands global solar power through crowd investment

    30 Jul 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Start-ups Handelsblatt / Clean Energy Wire German start-up Ecoligo has created a crowd investment structure to encourage the expansion of solar power in developing ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    Merkel calls for “radical shift” in German mobility sector

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

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

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

    Berlin restricts diesel on some roads and sets speed limits to tackle air pollution

    24 Jul 2019, 14:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars rbb24 The government of the federal state of Berlin has decided to ban older diesel cars from eight roads in the city and create dozens of ...
  • 20 Jun 2019 |

    Little demand for fuel cell cars in Germany

    20 Jun 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Cars Handelsblatt Fuel cell cars are often portrayed as an alternative to battery electric cars, but there is hardly any demand in Germany, writes Lukas Bay in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Tenant electricity scheme to boost solar in German cities a failure, industry says

    26 Jul 2019, 13:46 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Clean Energy Wire ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    Survey reveals many German economists ignorant of key coal exit details

    28 Feb 2019, 10:36 A survey of economics professors that found widespread scepticism about the climate impact of Germany's landmark coal exit deal accidentally revealed that many economists have only a patchy grasp on key details of the plan. More ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    Mining union wants more efforts to unleash energy transition's job potentials

    08 Apr 2019, 12:46 Expert IG BCE- Trade Union for mining, chemicals and energy industries Industriegewerkschaft Bergbau, Chemie, Energie Business & Jobs Fossil fuels Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Coal ...
  • 04 Jun 2019 |

    “Climate action is our new foreign policy imperative” – German foreign minister

    04 Jun 2019, 13:50 German foreign minister Heiko Maas has said that climate action is the country’s new foreign policy imperative, as the security implications of its effects can already be seen across the globe. Germany aims to play a leading role in the ...
  • 24 Jul 2019 |

    Germany’s nuclear fund says financing of waste disposal “very likely ensured”

    24 Jul 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Rheinische Post / Die Welt The German fund for nuclear waste management is set to make a profit in 2019, putting the long-term disposal of ...
  • 24 Jul 2019 |

    E-car leader BAIC becomes Daimler’s second major Chinese investor

    24 Jul 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Die Welt Carmaker BAIC has become the second major Chinese investor in Daimler, bringing its electric mobility know-how to the German firm, Florian Gehm ...
  • 21 Jun 2019 |

    Two thirds of PV solar owners in Germany could become self-sufficient with storage – E.ON

    21 Jun 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Solar Utilities ntv Two thirds of all people who own a PV array generate enough electricity to become self-sufficient if they have access to storage, according to ...
  • 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 Jun 2019 |

    Third German solar PV auction in 2019 again oversubscribed

    19 Jun 2019, 12:07 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 Julian Wettengel Renewables ...
  • 26 Jul 2019 |

    Germany overshoots natural resources two months ahead of global average

    26 Jul 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The natural resources humans can consume sustainably this year will be used up by Monday 29 July, according to calculations by the ...
  • 22 Jul 2019 |

    More than 2,000 new wind power turbines in Germany on hold due to licensing issues

    22 Jul 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Society Clean Energy Wire Construction of more than 2,000 onshore wind turbines in Germany-- with a combined capacity of nearly 10 gigawatts (GW)-- ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

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

    27 Mar 2019, 12:22 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

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

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

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

    24 Jul 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Solar Clean Energy Wire Solar power could “fully substitute” coal-fired power generation in European coal regions in transition, according to a study by the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Moorland restoration could play much bigger role in German emmissions reduction

    22 May 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Spiegel Online Drained moorland is considered a major climate issue in agriculture which causes at least as much CO₂ emissions as ...
  • Energy industry group says Germany must add 50 GW secured capacity by 2038

    03 Jun 2019, 14:01 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 ...
  • 01 Feb 2019 |

    Market effects of plan to cancel emission rights during coal exit unclear- media

    01 Feb 2019, 12:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Climate & CO2 German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 German government stands ready to move on coal exit proposal Understanding the European Union’s ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

    Environment minister backs CCS as part of a German 2050 climate-neutrality bid

    20 May 2019, 13:08 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 ...
  • 22 Jul 2019 |

    Auctions and support cuts put brakes on Germany’s citizen energy cooperatives – survey

    22 Jul 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Society Clean Energy Wire Increased regulation threatens German citizens’ energy cooperatives, according to a survey by the national cooperative ...
  • 18 Jul 2019 |

    EU must raise 2030 emissions reduction goal to go climate neutral by 2050 – researchers

    18 Jul 2019, 13:36 Expert SWP- German Institute for International and Security Affairs Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik G20 International Policy Security Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Policy ...
  • Climate change to impact Germany largely through foreign trade

    23 May 2019, 12:20 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire The impact of ...
  • 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 ...
  • G20 must throw weight behind climate action – paper

    14 Jun 2019, 13:18 Expert DIE- German Development Institute Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International G20 German Development Institute Support ...
  • A quarter of German start-ups contribute to green economy- report

    28 Mar 2019, 09:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Start-ups Business & Jobs Technology Clean Energy Wire One in four startups in Germany contributes to environmental and climate protection, according to a report ...
  • 14 Jun 2019 |

    Spike in offsetting flight emissions with German non-profit atmosfair

    14 Jun 2019, 13:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel Berlin-based carbon-offsetting non-profit organisation atmosfair has increased its revenues by more than 40 percent in 2018 ...
  • 28 Mar 2019 |

    Average CO₂ emissions from new cars increase despite alternative drives- dena

    28 Mar 2019, 13:28 Expert dena- German Energy Agency Deutsche Energie-Agentur Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Efficiency Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

    Commentators blame transport minister for failure of mobility commission

    27 Mar 2019, 12:27 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 Sören Amelang Transport Cars Clean Energy ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

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

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

    Massive renewables expansion needed, says energy industry

    19 Jun 2019, 12:01 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 ...
  • 15 Jul 2019 |

    16 percent more wind power generated in the North Sea in first half of 2019 – TenneT

    15 Jul 2019, 13:17 Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire Wind energy carried from the North Sea by transmission grid operator ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

    Shift to electric cars unlikely to reduce CO2 emissions in Germany before 2040- study

    03 Jun 2019, 14:04 Expert Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change Climate & CO2 Policy International Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Cars Clean Energy Wire Electric cars ...
  • 18 Jul 2019 |

    One in five cars in EU seen to be electric by 2025, Germany part of trend- analysis

    18 Jul 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Cars Clean Energy Wire Electric vehicle production in the European Union is expected to “multiply six-fold” between 2019 and 2025, according to analysis of forecast ...
  • 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 ...
  • 16 Jul 2019 |

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

    16 Jul 2019, 13:08 Siemens is planning a hydrogen research laboratory and innovation campus in the east German city of Görlitz, where the company’s turbine plant was previously due to be shut down. Chancellor Angela Merkel called the plans a “milestone” ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 million people working in renewables worldwide in 2018; Germany largest workforce in EU

    14 Jun 2019, 13:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Renewables Business & Jobs IRENA Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, most in China (4.1 million), the European Union (1.2 ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    German env minister optimistic cabinet colleagues will subscribe to climate law plans

    18 Mar 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Tageszeitung / Frankfurter Rundschau Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze is confident that the ministries relevant to the ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

    Audi aims to sell one million e-cars per year by mid-2020s

    24 May 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire German carmaker Audi has announced the goal of selling one million electric cars per year by the mid-2020s and to offer ...
  • Germany’s coal exit talks in final round

    25 Jan 2019, 11:58 Germany’s coal exit commission has begun what could be its decisive meeting on Friday. In crucial last-minute talks, the commission must agree on a timetable to phase out the climate-damaging fossil fuel for electricity production ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

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

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

    Climate action must not come at the expense of the poor – op ed

    04 Feb 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price German households and industry pay highest power prices in Europe Climate ...
  • Sea-Watch captain Rackete says Europe must take in climate refugees

    15 Jul 2019, 13:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Bild The collapse of the climate system is resulting in refugees that Europe “of course” has to take in, German Sea-Watch captain ...
  • Exchange of experiences necessary for successful global energy transition – report

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

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

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

    Insurer Allianz aims to become climate neutral by 2050

    09 May 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Finance AFP / Handelsblatt Allianz, Germany’s leading insurer, aims to make its investments completely climate-neutral by the middle of the century, company CEO ...
  • 12 Jul 2019 |

    Germany overtakes Norway as third largest e-mobility market

    12 Jul 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Cars Clean Energy Wire Germany is rising to become the world’s third largest electromobility market, having outpaced Norway for the first time in absolute sales ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    German biogas lobby expects further slowdown, job losses

    11 Jul 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Bioenergy Clean Energy Wire Germany’s biogas lobby expects another slowdown in new installations and job losses in 2019, and warns that many operators might close ...
  • Conservative-Green government would mean painful compromises – analysts

    09 Jul 2019, 12:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Deutsche Bank Research / Clean Energy Wire A coalition between Germany’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the Green Party ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    Aviation emissions under scrutiny at Germany’s largest tourism fair ITB

    07 Mar 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Freight dpa / airliners.de The emissions caused by the growing volume of global air travel are a problem that needs to be addressed more ...
  • Germany’s renewables support system does not violate state aid rules- EU court

    29 Mar 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables EEG2016 | Law Policy Clean Energy Wire The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Germany's system of financing its renewables build-up ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Jul 2019 |

    “Très bien”, “symbolic politics” – German media on French flight eco-tax plan

    10 Jul 2019, 13:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport WDR / Die Welt / Neues Deutschland France’s  plans to introduce an eco-tax of between 1.50 and 18 euros on flight tickets   got mixed ...
  • 29 May 2019 |

    German energy industry says ready for millions of e-cars

    29 May 2019, 12:13 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 ...
  • 04 Jun 2019 |

    German industry association says "vague" climate policy damages economy

    04 Jun 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire The influential industry lobby group BDI has criticised Germany’s government for damaging the economy with unclear and erratic ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    Industrial powerhouse states plan to step it up on renewables, climate

    11 Jul 2019, 14:02 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Grid Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Süddeutsche Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire The ...
  • German parties at odds over idea of banning short-distance flights in Europe

    20 May 2019, 13:12 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Technology Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Policy Hamburger Abendblatt / Clean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Clear-cut Climate Action Law is in German steel industry’s own interest – env min

    15 May 2019, 12:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Industrial policy Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung A Climate Action Law in Germany that spells out clear sectoral emissions reduction targets is in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    World’s largest passenger fuel cell train fleet planned in Germany

    22 May 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Renewables Technology French manufacturer Alstom plans to deliver 27 hydrogen fuel cell trains to subsidiary fahma of regional public transport provider RMV in ...
  • G20 currently not able to send “strong joint messages on climate”- Germanwatch

    01 Jul 2019, 13:35 Expert Germanwatch Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire / Financial Times Environmental and development organisation Germanwatch  has ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

    Power-to-x is gaining traction in Germany’s renewable energy push

    09 May 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Gas Storage Technology Forbes Germany’s share of renewable energy continues to rise but the capacity of the national grid is constrained, putting a spotlight on power ...
  • 01 Jul 2019 |

    Grid operators step up defense against cyberattacks

    01 Jul 2019, 13:51 Expert innogy SE innogy SE Grid Renewables Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Grid Digitalisation Tagesspiegel Germany’s grid operators are working on their defenses against hacker attacks on ...
  • EU elections wake-up call to make "future-proof" decisions- opinion

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

    Planned LNG import terminal in northern Germany faces opposition

    29 May 2019, 12:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Die Welt The German government has promised financial support for the construction of Germany’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, but one ...
  • 03 Jul 2019 |

    Recent remarks suggest EU top job frontrunner von der Leyen takes climate crisis seriously

    03 Jul 2019, 14:56 The nomination of Ursula von der Leyen as president of the European Commission has come as a surprise for many political observers in Germany and across Europe. Little is known about the incumbent German defence minister's climate ...
  • 01 Apr 2019 |

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

    01 Apr 2019, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Society Clean Energy Wire No other country in Europe is as sceptical of the success of e-mobility as Germany, an international survey commissioned by energy ...
  • 14 May 2019 |

    Daimler aims for share of 50 percent e-cars in sales by 2030

    14 May 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Technology Clean Energy Wire The world’s oldest carmaker Daimler has said it aims to bring the share of e-cars in its sales to 50 percent by 2030 and to ...
  • Renewables cover about 100% of German power use for first time ever

    05 Jan 2018 Germany has crossed a symbolic milestone in its energy transition by briefly covering around 100 percent of electricity use with renewables for the first time ever on 1 January. In the whole of last year, the world’s fourth largest economy ...
  • 01 Jul 2019 |

    Germany steps up battery cell research with new institute

    01 Jul 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Storage Cars Clean Energy Wire Germany is stepping up research in the battery cell sector with a new institute, in a bid to break the dependence on Asian battery cell ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    Volkswagen threatens to leave Germany’s car lobby VDA in spat over e-cars

    18 Mar 2019, 13:55 Expert VDA- German Association of the Automotive Industry Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Technology Welt am Sonntag / Tagesspiegel German ...
  • 17 May 2019 |

    Electric air taxi five-seater by Germany’s Lilium completes maiden flight

    17 May 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Transport Technology Clean Energy Wire The new five-seater electric air taxi by aviation company Lilium from Munich has completed its first flight successfully. ...
  • 04 Jul 2019 |
    Gas

    Local utilities call for mandatory share of renewable gases

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

    Germany’s SPD demands clear stance on coal exit from conservative partner as coalition wavers

    03 Jun 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Government Tagesspiegel The German Social Democrats (SPD) have demanded a clear stance on the country’s envisaged coal exit from their bigger partner in the ...
  • 21 May 2019 |

    German coal power generation drops by one fifth in first quarter of 2019

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

    Shutdown of hard coal plants in Germany initially via tenders – economy minister

    03 Jul 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Policy Tagesspiegel Background German economy minister Peter Altmaier said the government plans to agree on a “Hard Coal Exit Law” in autumn, and the decision ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mobility start-up ubitricity wants to revolutionise e-car charging

    03 Apr 2019, 13:13 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' ...
  • “Red-Green-Red” state coalition in Bremen wants to declare “climate emergency”

    02 Jul 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Clean Energy Wire The likely next government coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and the Left Party in ...
  • 15 May 2019 |

    Merkel’s net-zero 2050 pledge “nod to Paris”, revival of CCS debate – opinions

    15 May 2019, 12:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Chancellor Angela Merkel’s announcement to have the climate cabinet debate ways towards climate neutrality by 2050 is first and ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    German grid expansion law takes effect as grid agency urges rapid action

    16 May 2019, 14:02 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 ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

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

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

    Germany trails China and US in installed renewables capacity – REN21 report

    18 Jun 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Renewables International Clean Energy Wire Germany trails China and the US in a global ranking of installed renewable power capacity. Excluding hydropower, capacity in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 14 May 2019 |

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

    14 May 2019, 13:33 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Grid Renewables ...
  • 14 May 2019 |

    German wind industry and grid agency sound alarm after substantial drop in auction turnout

    14 May 2019, 13:27 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 ...
  • Reaching 2030 climate targets will have positive effects for German economy – study

    Implementing the sector targets for the year 2030 laid out in Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 will have positive effects on the country’s economy, according to a study commissioned by the federal environment ministry (BMU). While the goals could be ...
  • 28 May 2019 |

    Germany's governing coalition spars over climate law ahead of climate cabinet meeting

    28 May 2019, 13:25 BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Climate & CO2 Policy Read more about BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety CDU- Christian Democratic ...
  • Germany's asdfasdf

    27 Jun 2019, 16:32 asdfasdf Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Garrigou Anne-Sophie asdfasdfasdf Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Sed elementum ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

    Advocates for an American Green New Deal could take a look at Germany- report

    12 Feb 2019, 12:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Coal Grid National Geographic Advocates of an American Green New Deal should look to other countries, including Germany, for successful examples, Alejandra Borunda writes ...
  • 26 Jun 2019

    Test Article

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  • 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 ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    How Germany’s carmakers are transforming into tech companies

    06 Feb 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Technology BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution German carmakers “at crossroads“- environment minister Greatest ...
  • 19 Jun 2019 |

    Siemens to cut 2,700 jobs at gas and power unit, sells eAircraft business to Rolls-Royce

    19 Jun 2019, 11:58 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Transport Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire Siemens plans to cut 2,700 jobs at its gas and power business over the course of ...
  • 25 Jun 2019 |

    BMW accelerates rollout of electric cars to catch up with rivals

    25 Jun 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Kerstine Appunn Cars BMW has accelerated its plans for the roll-out of electric models in a bid to convince investors it is capable of catching up with rivals, according ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

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

    13 Dec 2018, 18:20 The global community is closely watching Germany’s lagging domestic climate action, which certainly does not help the country’s credibility in international negotiations, says Lisa Badum, climate policy spokesperson of the Greens' ...
  • Digitalisation vital for climate protection – German environment minister

    08 May 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Digitalisation Clean Energy Wire Digitalisation has immense negative effects on the environment, but – steered in the right direction – it can ...
  • 17 May 2019 |

    Germany’s economy ministry presents key points for coal region support

    17 May 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Policy The German economy and energy ministry (BMWi) has presented its main fields of action for the economic restructuring of coal mining regions amid ...
  • 07 May 2019 |

    Regulatory reform needed to reach 2030 renewables expansion goal – Renewable Energy Federation

    07 May 2019, 12:30 Expert BEE- German Renewable Energy Federation Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energien Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate ...
  • 18 Jun 2019 |

    Germany faces new protests against coal and for climate action

    18 Jun 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Society Clean Energy Wire Anti-coal activists and the student protest movement Fridays for Future are planning a series of demonstrations in Western Germany in ...
  • Head of governing conservatives says environmental protection must "get the priority it deserves"

    19 Jun 2019, 12:03 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Die Zeit Humankind ...
  • 13 Jun 2019 |

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

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

    Daimler CEO announces sweeping cost review as he bows out; new Group structure

    23 May 2019, 12:19 Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Reuters / Daimler Daimler’s outgoing Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche has announced a sweeping cost review ...
  • 01 Mar 2019 |

    Most Germans say it is right to close nuclear plants before coal plants

    01 Mar 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire Nearly half of the people in Germany say the plan to close nuclear plants before coal is right, a survey commissioned by ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    EU should focus on transport emissions, battery production to reach climate targets- think tank

    07 Mar 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Policy Clean Energy Wire The EU can meet its 2030 climate targets and even ratchet up its commitments in time for the 2020 UN climate summit, ...
  • 13 Jun 2019 |

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

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

    Siemens Gamesa starts operation of world’s first heat storage in volcanic rock

    13 Jun 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Technology Clean Energy Wire Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has begun storing renewable power as heat in about 1,000 tonnes of volcanic rock in the Northern ...
  • 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 ...
  • 17 Jun 2019 |

    German energy use falls in first quarter of 2019

    17 Jun 2019, 12:52 Expert AGEB- AG Energiebilanzen e.V. Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Renewables Clean Energy Wire German energy consumption has ...
  • 14 Dec 2018 |

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

    14 Dec 2018, 11:00 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail to meet its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for ...
  • 20 Jun 2019 |

    Maritime energy transition needs LNG, says German shipping industry

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

    Constance becomes first German city to declare “climate emergency”

    03 May 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Policy Society Deutsche Welle The southern German city of Constance has become the first in the nation to pass a resolution declaring a  climate emergency, according ...
  • German Greens call for national “climate fund” to finance reduction and mitigation measures

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

    German states and federal government reach agreement on key grid expansion measures

    06 Jun 2019, 14:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Renewables dpa / Welt Online Several German states and the federal government have reached an agreement on key aspects of the country’s much-needed ...
  • Slump in EU election raises pressure on Merkel's coalition as Greens surge on climate worries

    27 May 2019, 15:43 Germany’s ruling parties have taken another blow in the European elections, further rattling the fragile government coalition, as voters increasingly turn away from the established forces in the political centre. Against the backdrop of ...
  • New Franco-German treaty lacks clarity and ambition on energy and climate- NGOs

    22 Jan 2019, 17:31 Germany and France have signed an update to their landmark 1963 post-war Élysée friendship treaty, showcasing their commitment to European cooperation in the face of Brexit and growing nationalism in several member states. The treaty ...
  • EU commissioner calls on European leaders to embrace 2050 climate-neutrality goal

    12 Jun 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Handelsblatt / Guardian A “climate-neutral, prosperous and equitable” European economy is possible by 2050, said EU commissioner for ...
  • 09 May 2019 |

    VW’s Tesla attack gets real as e-car sales begin; start-up Sono Motors hits 10,000 pre-orders

    09 May 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Start-ups Bloomberg / Clean Energy Wire Volkswagen is about to find out whether consumers will back its 30-billion-euro strategy to topple Tesla as the electric ...
  • 18 Jun 2019 |

    Europe’s energy system vulnerable to effects of climate change – EEA report

    18 Jun 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Security Clean Energy Wire Europe’s entire energy system from availability to consumption is potentially vulnerable to climate change and extreme ...
  • Merkel is working on a comeback as “climate chancellor” – analysis

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

    RWE wants at least 12 times more compensation for lignite plants than they are worth- report

    22 Feb 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Utilities Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Germany eyes coal exit by 2038 in ...
  • 12 Jun 2019 |

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

    12 Jun 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Deutsche Welle Urging the German chancellor to declare a climate emergency, campaigners from the global Extinction Rebellion movement chained ...
  • 10 May 2019 |

    Germany’s e-car newcomer e.GO starts delivery of compact car

    10 May 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Start-ups Clean Energy Wire German E-car start-up e.GO has started to deliver its compact car model e.GO Life in a bid to stir up the country’s automotive ...
  • Climate could become polarising issue in Germany, conservative party head warns

    07 Jun 2019, 13:04 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Frankfurter ...
  • Need to take into account citizens’ wishes and concerns for climate action in transport – acatech

    07 May 2019, 12:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire An increasing number of Germans say they have major worries about climate change (61 percent in 2019 compared to ...
  • Mobility and coal task force delay pushes back Germany’s climate policy timetable

    13 Dec 2018, 17:52 Delays in the work of the commissions charged with providing pathways to a coal exit and the mobility transition are threatening the German government's climate policy timetable. However, environment minister Svenja Schulze told ...
  • 12 Jun 2019 |

    Merkel invites carmakers and suppliers to discuss shift to green mobility- media

    12 Jun 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Spiegel Online The German government has invited major domestic car manufacturers and suppliers to Angela Merkel’s chancellery to discuss the technological ...
  • 07 Jun 2019 |

    German states say renewables roll-out need not wait on grid expansion

    07 Jun 2019, 13:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Grid Renewables Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany’s federal states have decided on a joint approach in climate policy, reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. ...
  • 14 Feb 2019 |

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

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

    Merkel says Germany must end 'easy-peasy' approach on climate policy, announces radical changes

    06 Jun 2019, 14:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Rheinische Post Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the country must stop its “easy-peasy” ("Pillepalle") approach ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Jun 2019 |

    German car industry states jointly push climate-friendly mobility, criticise government

    07 Jun 2019, 13:05 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars ...
  • 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 ...
  • 03 May 2019 |

    German research initiative plans world’s first green hydrogen cavern storage

    03 May 2019, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Technology A German consortium has launched a research platform to store renewable hydrogen in a salt cavern. Following a two-year research project, the ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

    Germany’s renewable power share jumps to 47 percent in first five months of year

    03 Jun 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Renewables Renew Economy Germany’s share of renewable energy in net public electricity generation rose to 47 percent in the first five months of 2019, reports Giles ...
  • 30 Apr 2019 |

    Bosch makes another bet on fuel cell technology

    30 Apr 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Bloomberg Bosch, the world’s largest auto-parts supplier, says it continues to believe that hydrogen fuel cell trucks and cars will play a key role in future ...
  • 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 ...
  • NGOs and industry groups welcome European Commission’s 2050 CO2-neutrality target

    29 Nov 2018, 16:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Industrial policy International WWF / Greenpeace / DUH / BNE / VCI / BDI The European Commission’s plan to make the EU CO2 ...
  • Greens overtake Merkel’s conservatives to lead German national polls

    07 Jun 2019, 12:57 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/ ...
  • 11 Jun 2019 |

    Wide gap between environmental rhetoric and climate action in Germany- opinion

    11 Jun 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Social Europe There is a wide gap between environmental rhetoric and climate action in Germany, as displayed by the “inadequate compromise” found by the coal ...
  • 25 Jan 2019 |

    Norway gas to benefit from end to coal in Germany – Equinor

    25 Jan 2019, 14:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Gas Germany’s coal exit talks in final round Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende Norway bets on gas and CCS to ...
  • Sonnen says profits “enormously” from global Shell network following takeover

    04 Jun 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Start-ups Business & Jobs Süddeutsche Zeitung German home battery specialist Sonnen, one of Germany’s most prominent energy transition start-ups, which was ...
  • Rhine River could run too low again for shipping in Germany

    10 Apr 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Bloomberg Germany’s Rhine River could be impassable to ships again this summer if Europe has another drought,  reports ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    German Greens' leader in parliament says Macron set bad policy example

    05 Feb 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price Working paper by Germany’s clean mobility commission sparks public ...
  • 03 Jun 2019 |

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

    03 Jun 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung Germany’s governing CDU party has become embroiled in a high-level dispute over the right ...
  • 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 ...
  • As US ponders a Green New Deal, commentators debate what lessons to learn from Germany

    26 Feb 2019, 14:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Business & Jobs International The Hill / Bloomberg Opinion Opinion writers are invoking Germany’s Energiewende in their arguments over US proposals for a Green ...
  • 02 Apr 2019 |

    German wind power curtailment areas do not match actual needs- grid operators

    02 Apr 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Wind Handelsblatt The regions singled out by the government to slow wind power expansion because of lacking grid capacities do not match the areas where a ...
  • Preview2018- Next German government faces urgent coal choice

    22 Dec 2017 After a year filled with events that put Germany’s climate policy in the limelight, such as the G20 summit in Hamburg, the COP23 in Bonn, or the debate over coal in the ill-fated ‘Jamaica coalition’ talks, the country’s political life gets off ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    Leading climate researcher calls for ban on domestic flights in Germany to save emissions

    11 Mar 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Transport Society Clean Energy Wire / Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung Leading German climate scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has called for a substantial shift in ...
  • 04 Jan 2019 |

    Opposition FDP warns against “fixation” on e-cars

    04 Jan 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution dpa / Focus Germany’s business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) have warned ...
  • 20 Mar 2019 |
    Gas

    Environmental NGOs step up opposition to Germany’s first LNG terminal

    20 Mar 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Clean Energy Wire / Bizz Energy A group of environmental NGOs in Germany has intensified its resistance to the construction of the ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

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

    24 Apr 2019, 13:24 Expert DWD- Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background ...
  • Industry says environmental NGOs have thwarted compromise on Germany’s transport emissions

    29 Mar 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire The influential lobby group Federation of German Industries (BDI) has said that a “blockade mentality” by ...
  • New report examines technologies of the energy transition

    Scientists from a group of research institutes, including the Wuppertal Institute and Fraunhofer ISI, have presented their report “Technologies for the Energy Transition” to the federal economy ministry. The report examines the status quo, expectations, ...
  • Batteries cut Energiewende costs, spell utility trouble- researcher

    27 Aug 2018, 14:30 Germany’s current boom in residential solar batteries has profound effects on the Energiewende (energy transition), says Kai-Philipp Kairies, director of technical consulting at RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany’s largest technical ...
  • 10 Apr 2019 |

    German wind turbine maker Senvion files for insolvency

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

    Parliamentarians see tough road ahead for coal exit proposal

    29 Jan 2019, 13:41 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 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 ...
  • 28 Sep 2018 |

    Germany needs plan to unleash solar power again- researcher

    28 Sep 2018, 15:37 Germany's solar power industry used to be a leader of the renewable technology's global expansion but a series of political blunders has killed off solar power companies and passed the torch on to China, solar power researcher ...
  • Taskforce agrees on post-coal strategy for German mining regions

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

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

    03 Jun 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Nuclear phase-out Cars Clean Energy Wire VW CEO Herbert Diess has drawn heavy criticism for suggesting that Germany should first exit coal instead of nuclear power in ...
  • 13 Jun 2018 |

    German utilities urge gvt to speed up Energiewende policy making

    13 Jun 2018 (All day) Germany’s policymakers have not kept pace with the energy industry’s rapid transformation caused by the Energiewende, and must catch up urgently, according to the utility association BDEW. The utilities also say that Germany needs a ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Nov 2015

    Germany's renewables prospects / E.ON's "historic loss"

    10 Nov 2015 (All day) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Renewable Energy Prospects: Germany A new IRENA report “Renewable Energy Prospects Germany” examines the country’s energy transition in the last decades, identifying best practice ...
  • 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 ...
  • 23 May 2019 |

    German government adopts national Clean Air Programme

    23 May 2019, 12:22 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 ...
  • 27 May 2019 |

    German states commit to streamlining energy transition

    27 May 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rose-Anne Clermont Grid Renewables n-tv Federal economy minister Peter Altmaier of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) met with the heads of departments of all 16 German federal ...
  • Electricity and gas grids need to be better aligned in new energy system

    15 Feb 2019, 11:34 Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Electricity market Gas Grid Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too ...
  • Reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in Europe by 2050 feasible – report

    It is technically feasible and may also be economically beneficial for Europe to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, says a report published jointly by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and Climact. However, reaching this goal ...
  • 23 Apr 2019 |

    Onshore wind projects miss out in joint renewables auction

    23 Apr 2019, 13:35 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

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

    11 Apr 2019, 12:30 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang ...
  • Just transition in Germany could help counter populism- state sec

    28 Nov 2018, 15:20 If Germany manages its coal exit in a socially fair way, this will not only prevent the success of populists in the country, says Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary in the German environment ministry. It could serve as a model for other ...
  • A climate policy that spares everyone does not deserve the name – opinion

    29 May 2019, 12:12 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Süddeutsche Zeitung The Energiewende (energy transition) is the linchpin of German climate policy, but the governing ...
  • We have to give better answers on climate – Merkel

    29 May 2019, 12:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics CNN The results of the European elections mean that Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) must ...
  • 04 Jan 2019 |

    Record renewables share, but still too much electricity made with lignite – opinion

    04 Jan 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Fear of public backlash and complexity hold back German CO2 price Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts Süddeutsche ...
  • World must do all “humanly possible” on climate change, Merkel tells Harvard grads

    31 May 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Euractiv German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the world to do “everything humanly possible” to combat climate change and ...
  • 02 Apr 2019 |

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

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

    Germany installs “climate cabinet” to coordinate action across ministries

    15 Mar 2019, 13:32 The German government has agreed to install a “climate cabinet” to coordinate emissions reduction efforts across various ministries to reach the country's 2030 climate targets. Environment minister Svenja Schulze said the climate ...
  • German commission draft suggests coal exit with compensation

    16 Nov 2018, 16:19 The German coal exit commission has debated a first draft that outlines how the country could start the phase-out the fossil power source in the coming years. According to a leaked draft plant operators could receive compensation ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

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

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

    NGOs criticise EU member states for receiving energy transition funds without plan to exit coal

    29 May 2019, 15:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal International Clean Energy Wire [Update adds reaction by non-profit environmental law organisation ClientEarth.] Environmental NGOs Climate Action Network ...
  • Elections could mean EU loses "historic opportunity" for climate action- former French climate diplomat

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

    A court in Germany has stopped plans of energy company RWE to build the country’s “most state-of-the-art” lignite power plant in Niederaußem in federal state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the newspaper WirtschaftsWoche reports. The court said citizens “ ...
  • 19 Feb 2019 |

    Shift to renewables needs better mining standards, German agency says

    19 Feb 2019, 13:28 Renewables' growing raw material needs could become the energy transition's "Achilles' heel", warns Germany's environment agency UBA. It calls for better ecological and social mining standards to become an ...
  • German transport minister invites opposition to join mobility commission

    06 Feb 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Mobility Elections & Politics Env min grudgingly defends less ambitious EU car emissions proposal Working paper by ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

    Renewables hit record 77 percent of German power on Easter Monday

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

    Car industry supplier Bosch fined for involvement in "dieselgate"

    27 May 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rose-Anne Clermont Cars Deutsche Welle German auto parts supplier Bosch was ordered to pay a 90 million euro fine on 23 May for its role in "negligently infringing its quality ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

    Italy’s Enel enters fast-growing German e-car charging market

    24 May 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Handelsblatt Italian energy company Enel has announced it will enter the growing market for e-car charging stations in Germany, Kathrin ...
  • 23 May 2019 |

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

    23 May 2019, 12:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Transport Handelsblatt / Airbus European multinational aircraft manufacturer Airbus “seriously aims for decarbonisation”, the company’s CEO Guillaume Faury said at ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    German regulator sets partial route of north-south powerline

    22 Jan 2019, 13:39 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 Julian Wettengel Clean Energy ...
  • 24 Jun 2015

    In the media: Minister shows sympathy for climate levy alternative

    24 Jun 2015 (All day) Energy minister speech at utilities congress Government considers alternative to climate levy The proposal to charge old coal-fired power stations a “climate levy” to force them reduce CO2 emissions might be replaced by alternative ...
  • Germany’s far-right AfD focuses on climate denial ahead of EU elections to woo disgruntled voters

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

    Volkswagen enters battery cell production in Germany

    14 May 2019, 13:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Technology Clean Energy Wire Heavyweight carmaker Volkswagen has announced the launch of a battery cell production facility that will be operated in ...
  • 20 May 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    Around 70 partners, including grid operators, power producers, consumers, and traders in eastern Germany, have launched a trial to find cheap and efficient ways of resolving costly grid congestion on windy days, for example by using demand flexibility, ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    Serious discussion on climate action must include agriculture and its products – opinion

    23 Jan 2019, 13:25 Expert IfW- Kiel Institute for the World Economy Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel International Society Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Agriculture Climate ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

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

    11 Apr 2019, 12:59 Expert Climate-Alliance Germany Klima-Allianz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Institute for Applied Ecology Öko-Institut Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Use Teaser Image as container background on grid ...
  • 29 Dec 2015 |

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

    29 Dec 2015 (All day) Europe’s power grids are supposed to become increasingly integrated – but right now the opposite seems to be happening. Germany’s eastern neighbours complain that the country’s renewable power production is putting a strain on their ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 Apr 2019 |

    Germany needs comprehensive reform of power grid fees – think tank

    15 Apr 2019, 12:01 Expert Agora Energiewende Think tank on German energy policy Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende International Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Grid Agora Energiewende With the new ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Investment needs to upgrade power grid for e-mobility “surprisingly low” – E.ON board member

    22 May 2019, 13:24 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Grid Cars Utilities E.ON / Tagesspiegel Background E.ON's distribution grids in Germany ...
  • 14 Jan 2015

    In the media: The Energiewende in 2015, a bad year for solar

    14 Jan 2015 (All day) Dow Jones Newswires "Gabriel’s three building sites for the Energiewende" In an analysis piece for Dow Jones Newswires, Christian Grimm gives an overview of the three biggest issues of the Energiewende that Energy and ...
  • 02 Apr 2019 |

    Engineering association urges consensus on wind power expansion in Germany

    02 Apr 2019, 13:52 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Politics Society Clean Energy ...
  • 17 May 2019 |

    Nature conservation and the energy transition are compatible – study

    17 May 2019, 12:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Renewables Energiewende NABU / Wuppertal Institute It is possible to reduce Germany’s energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by up to 100 percent by 2050 while at ...
  • 31 Mar 2016

    German solar "a pile of shards" / Chinese power for Germany?

    31 Mar 2016 (All day) (UPDATE- clarifies sourcing in section on emissions trading in paragraph 6- sources are Prognos and German Steel Federation, not Die Welt. Headline changes accordingly.) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Pile of solar shards” It is ...
  • 29 Mar 2019 |

    Wind produces over a third of Germany’s electricity in March, setting new record

    29 Mar 2019, 14:12 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    German renewable power producers face uncertainty as feed-in tariffs expire

    28 Feb 2019, 14:15 Much of Germany’s renewable power capacity is facing uncertainty regarding its business models as generous feed-in tariffs for many wind, solar and biogas plants end in the 2020s. With the country needing more, not less, renewable power ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

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

    18 Dec 2018, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe The future of gas in a decarbonised energy system Clean ...
  • 15 Feb 2019 |

    German grid agency worries about low participation in wind tenders

    15 Feb 2019, 12:21 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 Julian Wettengel Clean Energy ...
  • 17 May 2019 |

    Teenage Fridays For Future activist challenges German carmaker BMW at AGM

    17 May 2019, 13:00 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Süddeutsche Zeitung The 18-year old student and ...
  • German utilities buy out of nuclear waste liability for 23.6 bln euros

    19 Oct 2016 (All day) The German government decided on a pact to free nuclear power plant operators of responsibility for storing radioactive waste, and transfer it into the hands of the state. Utilities welcomed the decision made on Wednesday, while ...
  • 19 Feb 2019 |

    NGOs, RWE and regions argue over which coal plants to shut down first

    19 Feb 2019, 13:33 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG ...
  • Hydrogen start-up Sunfire reports rising demand from cosmetics industry

    04 Apr 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Gas Business Start-ups Technology Clean Energy Wire The cosmetics industry is increasingly interested in using renewable hydrogen, according to German electrolysis ...
  • 16 May 2019 |

    Solar power industry’s business climate reaches all-time high in Germany

    16 May 2019, 14:26 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Business & Jobs Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Business & ...
  • 07 Dec 2018 |

    German conservatives elect Merkel-confidante as new party leader

    07 Dec 2018, 19:29 Germany's conservative Christian Democrats elected general secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm of the party. The election of Merkel's close ally and former premier in the ...
  • Land set to become “new currency” of Germany’s energy transition – study

    The demand for land to construct wind turbines and solar power arrays is set to replace monetary costs as the central restrictive factor for renewable power expansion and will become “the new currency” of Germany’s energy transition, the Energiewende, a ...
  • Germany could burn more coal despite capacity reduction- economist

    11 Feb 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Nuclear phase-out German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out Germany ...
  • 13 May 2019 |

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

    13 May 2019, 14:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Two weeks before the European Parliament elections, German voters have said that climate and environment protection are the ...
  • Greens ready to make climate policy concessions in coalition talks

    07 Nov 2017 (All day) As Germany’s Jamaica coalition talks are approaching a critical point, the Green Party appears to soften core climate policy demands in an attempt to achieve similar concessions from its negotiating partners. Party leaders say that ...
  • 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 ...
  • “Climate Chancellor” Merkel has failed – opinion

    30 Nov 2018, 15:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics Government WirtschaftsWoche German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government have failed on climate protection ...
  • Commission cannot agree how to reduce Germany’s transport emissions

    22 Mar 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Cars WirtschaftsWoche A first draft of the final report by Germany’s transport commission does not include sufficient measures to bring ...
  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    VW accelerates electric push; green NGOs call plan “game changer for industry”

    12 Mar 2019, 13:51 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Business & Jobs Volkswagen is accelerating its rollout of zero-emission cars by launching almost 70 new electric models ...
  • 07 May 2019 |

    Eastern German state premiers call for EU support to exit coal

    07 May 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal dpa The heads of government of eastern German lignite states Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt have called for EU support to cope with the transition away ...
  • 18 Mar 2019 |

    Germany and Poland agree on forging battery production alliance

    18 Mar 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage International Clean Energy Wire The governments of Poland and Germany have agreed on pooling their efforts to establish an independent battery production ...
  • German industry says 95 percent emissions reduction by 2050 “totally unthinkable”

    04 Apr 2019, 14:03 The influential German industry association BDI wants the country to opt for the lower end of its 2050 climate ambitions. The lobby group says a 95 percent reduction in line with the Paris Climate Agreement is currently  “totally ...
  • 10 Apr 2019 |

    Coal plant operator Steag reports 20 percent revenue drop, criticises exit plan

    10 Apr 2019, 13:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Coal Utilities Rheinische Post / Süddeutsche Zeitung Utility company Steag, which operates 5.5 gigawatt of hard coal power plants in North Rhine-Westphalia and ...
  • 28 Mar 2019 |

    German utility EnBW to invest 12 billion euros in grids, “growth areas” by 2025

    28 Mar 2019, 13:23 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Utilities Reuters / Clean Energy Wire German utility EnBW will invest ...
  • 12 Apr 2019 |

    As end looms for coal, German mining region shifts right- report

    12 Apr 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Business & Jobs Reuters / Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s aim to wean Europe’s biggest economy off fossil fuels is a key issue in ...
  • Germany, Poland not among EU countries appealing for greater climate ambition – media

    08 May 2019, 13:42 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 International EurActiv / Handelsblatt France, the Netherlands and Sweden are among a group of eight countries that have launched an appeal to ...
  • 08 May 2019 |

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

    08 May 2019, 13:16 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Gas Wind Business & Jobs Reuters German engineering conglomerate Siemens is spinning off its gas and power business, which has ...
  • Greening public procurement offers large potential to lower Germany’s emissions – study

    A commitment to green public procurement could lower Germany’s carbon footprint and contribute to achieving the country’s 2020 climate targets, according to a paper by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). “Given the large volumes of ...
  • 03 May 2019 |

    Climate protests accompany RWE’s shareholder meeting

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

    Wind power leads Germany’s record renewables output in March

    18 Mar 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire A string of windy weeks has led to a very high share of nearly two-thirds renewables in Germany’s power production mix since the ...
  • 14 Jun 2016

    Fossil fuel peak forecast for 2025 / Investors eye Energiewende

    14 Jun 2016 (All day) Bloomberg “The world nears peak fossil fuels for electricity” The era of ever expanding global demand for fossil fuels to generate power comes to an end in less than a decade, according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy ...
  • 30 Apr 2019 |

    France and Germany to support battery cell consortium

    30 Apr 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Transport Business & Jobs Reuters France and Germany have asked the European Commission to approve state subsidies for a cross-border battery cell consortium, ...
  • 06 Mar 2019 |

    German environment minister open to Belgian aviation tax proposal

    06 Mar 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Transport The Brussels Times / Spiegel Online Belgium has proposed an EU-wide tax on commercial air travel to reduce carbon emissions. The proposal, made during a ...
  • 29 Apr 2019 |

    13 consecutive months of record-high temperatures in Germany

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

    New solar PV installations in Germany increased 68 percent in 2018

    31 Jan 2019, 13:30 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 Clean Energy Wire CLEW ...
  • 09 Dec 2014

    In the media: Mediocre score for German climate measures, grid fees rise, solar auction capacity seen curbed

    09 Dec 2014 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Ellen Thalman Clean Energy Wire CLEW EurActiv “Global comparison reveals Germany's 'Energiewende dilemma'” Germany scored average results (place 22 of 61) in ...
  • 17 Mar 2015 |

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

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

    11 Feb 2015 (All day) Analysts have welcomed a new planning framework for the German grid that works on the basis of less lignite being burned in Germany, saying grid development must serve the country’s climate targets. Germany's grid regulator, the ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    RWE substantiates claims for billion-euro coal plant compensation

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

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

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

    Germany opens first overhead electricity test track for trucks on autobahn

    07 May 2019, 12:33 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 ...
  • 02 May 2019 |

    Onshore wind power expansion in Germany drops to lowest level since 2000

    02 May 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Clean Energy Wire The first three months of 2019 have seen the lowest level of onshore wind power expansion in Germany since the year 2000, says the FA ...
  • 28 Mar 2019 |

    Agriculture ministry’s initial proposals to reach 2030 climate targets “too vague” – env. NGO

    28 Mar 2019, 13:25 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 & ...
  • Right-wing parties poised to bring climate scepticism to European parliament, with Germany’s AfD leading the way

    29 Apr 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Der Spiegel Right-wing populist parties could make major gains in the coming European elections, with many of them ...
  • 25 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s emissions remain high as sector coupling potential stays untapped

    25 Mar 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy Clean Energy Wire Germany is failing to take advantage of the huge potential of the “rigorous electrification” of transport and heating to ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Weak coal and nuclear performance weighs on RWE’s balance sheet

    14 Mar 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Business Utilities Clean Energy Wire A lower power production from coal and nuclear plants, as well as lower wholesale power prices, have dented the profits ...
  • 01 Apr 2019 |

    SPD leader calls for swift implementation of coal exit proposal

    01 Apr 2019, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Coal Government Rheinische Post The leader of Germany’s governing Social Democrats (SPD), Andrea Nahles, has called for a quick implementation of the proposals made by ...
  • “Public sector must save energy”

    The federal government, regional states, and municipalities will have to invest in energy efficiency in new building projects, according to a draft law, reports Klaus Stratmann in Handelsblatt. The economic and environmental ministries’ proposal for a law ...
  • 02 Nov 2016 |

    Industry grid fee rebates top 1 billion euros, fuel reform debate

    02 Nov 2016 (All day) German power consumers will have to shoulder grid fee rebates for energy-intensive industry in excess of 1 billion euros next year, sparking renewed calls for reform of the system to pay for keeping the grid stable as renewable power ...
  • 22 Mar 2019 |

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

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

    Debate on curbing aviation emissions gains traction in Germany

    12 Mar 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel The growing level of emissions caused by air travel has started to move into the debate about Germany’s climate action, ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

    Eastern German coal states refuse to pay for coal exit measures

    03 Apr 2019, 12:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Climate & CO2 MDR Germany’s eastern coal mining states have told the government that they do not intend to contribute to the financial liabilities ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s oil and gas production slides in 2018

    13 Mar 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Clean Energy Wire Germany’s domestic extraction of oil and natural gas has slumped last year, further  increasing the country’s ...
  • 30 Apr 2019 |

    German states debate use of e-scooters on pavements and cycle lanes

    30 Apr 2019, 13:12 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Transport Clean Energy Wire Germany’s federal council of state governments (Bundesrat), the second legislative chamber, today debates the use of e-scooters on ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    Industrialised countries have special responsibility to protect climate – Merkel

    23 Jan 2019, 17:36 Developed countries have the responsibility to establish “technologies from which others can benefit”, such as forms of renewable energy production, after they emitted a lot of CO₂ during the industrialisation, German Chancellor Angela ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    SPD group calls for swift coal exit by 2030 to avoid “poverty trap climate change”

    18 Dec 2018, 13:34 Expert SPD- Social Democratic Party Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Fossil fuels Policy Commission watch – ...
  • 20 Sep 2018 |

    Germany sets deadline for grid expansion plans

    20 Sep 2018, 18:33 Energy minister Peter Altmaier has announced new plans to accelerate the expansion of Germany’s power grid, which is behind schedule but vital to the growth of renewable power production. The majority of new connections could be ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s Siemens and Sonnen leading new wave in home battery storage

    11 Mar 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Storage Business & Jobs Financial Times Residential battery storage is poised to become a major industry, reports Patrick McGee in the Financial Times. That ...
  • 26 Apr 2019 |

    Germany has enough supply to cope with Russian oil pipeline halt

    26 Apr 2019, 12:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Fossil fuels Reuters / Tagesspiegel Background German refineries have adequate oil stocks if import flows on the Russian Druzhba pipeline were to be halted, a ...
  • 26 Sep 2018 |

    Sustainability concept bolsters Germany’s football Euro 2024 bid

    26 Sep 2018, 13:14 The German Football Association (DFB) has included a sustainability concept in its bid to host the 2024 European Football Championship. UEFA is set to select the host country this week. The DFB says it wants the tournament to contribute ...
  • 02 May 2019 |

    Germany says Switzerland’s mountains could help stabilise EU power supply

    02 May 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Technology Clean Energy Wire Germany is interested in finding an agreement with neighbouring Switzerland on how the Alpine country could contribute to ...
  • 29 Apr 2019 |

    Standstill in grand coalition working group on renewables expansion

    29 Apr 2019, 13:43 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 ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s power storage market reaches 5 billion euros

    13 Mar 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Storage Bloomberg Germany’s power storage market, including both home- and utility-scale batteries, reached a new high of more than 5 billion ...
  • Germany’s AfD among most hardline climate sceptics of all European right-wing parties – study

    26 Feb 2019, 14:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Politics Society Clean Energy Wire The German far-right nationalist party AfD is among the most climate-sceptical of European populist parties, ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

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

    11 Feb 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Business & Jobs Last major German solar cell maker surrenders to Chinese competition dpa / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...
  • Preview2018- Merkel is "a master of announcements"- environment NGO

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

    Waste company Remondis could buy parts of ailing utility Steag

    26 Apr 2019, 13:03 Expert STEAG Electricity generator Fossil fuels Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Utilities WirtschaftsWoche Utility Steag, which operates one of Germany’s largest coal plant fleets could ...
  • 26 Mar 2019 |
    Gas

    EnBW expects construction of new gas power plants in Germany

    26 Mar 2019, 13:10 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire Energy company ...
  • German solar array auction “well-received”, bids 9-10 cents per kWh

    23 Apr 2015 (All day) Bids for solar panel auctions were well-received, Germany is not exiting coal, and the country should consider its European electricity trading partners when designing the new power market, a key member of the economics ministry said ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    VW signs e-vehicle startup e.Go as first partner for production platform

    05 Mar 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Business & Jobs Reuters / Die Welt Volkswagen has signed German startup e.GO Mobile as the first external partner for its modular platform for electric ...
  • 29 Apr 2019 |

    French utility Engie sells German and Dutch coal plants

    29 Apr 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Coal Reuters / pv magazine The French utility Engie will sell four coal-fired power plants in Germany and the Netherlands as part of the utility’s strategy to focus ...
  • 18 Apr 2016

    Lignite sale advances / Secret iCar lab in Berlin

    18 Apr 2016 (All day)   Der Tagesspiegel “Czech investor wants to take over brown coal operations” A year and a half after Sweden's Vattenfall said it would sell its German lignite operations, a decision on the future of eastern German brown coal is ...
  • 18 Apr 2019 |

    “That’s our turf”- German utilities worried about Shell acquisitions, expansion plans

    18 Apr 2019, 12:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Start-ups Utilities Wirtschaftswoche Shell’s acquisition of home battery start-up Sonnen and its plans to become the world’s largest power company worry German ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Southern German states pass the buck to each other on grid expansion

    14 Mar 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid Frankfurter Rundschau The southern German states of Hesse and Bavaria are passing the buck to each other on who should provide its ...
  • Merkel summons transport commission leaders to ensure progress on climate goals

    14 Mar 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Government Süddeutsche Zeitung / Handelsblatt Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel summoned the leaders of the country’s transport commission ...
  • German conservatives score poorly on climate in EU parliament – NGO ranking

    23 Apr 2019, 13:48 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 ...
  • 01 Feb 2019 |

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

    01 Feb 2019, 13:53 The initial relief in Germany over a coal exit deal has given way to fresh discussions over how to implement the hard-won compromise. Chancellor Angela Merkel and politicians from her grand coalition government praised the agreement by ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

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

    28 Feb 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas International Security Handelsblatt Russian energy minister Alexander Novak’s announcement that Ukraine may no longer serve as a transit country for gas ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

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

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

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

    13 Mar 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars International Süddeutsche Zeitung The EU Commission has “brusquely” rebuffed a German call for a reappraisal of existing nitrogen oxide limits in what amounts to ...
  • 27 Feb 2019 |

    Landmark deal between German utilities clears major hurdles in EU and at home

    27 Feb 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Utilities Reuters / Handelsblatt The European Commission announced Tuesday that it will not raise antitrust objections to a major part of the deal between German ...
  • 03 Jan 2019 |

    More than 300,000 car owners join lawsuit against VW over emissions cheating

    03 Jan 2019, 11:55 VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Read more about VW- Volkswagen VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Cost & Prices Read more about VZBV- Federation of German Consumer Organisations Use Teaser Image as container background ...
  • 04 Mar 2019 |

    Offshore wind manager sees North Sea wind power island ready by 2030

    04 Mar 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Technology Tagesspiegel The plan to build an artificial island in the North Sea that will serve as a hub for offshore wind turbines with a capacity of more ...
  • 18 Apr 2019 |

    How climate became Germany’s new culture war – opinion

    18 Apr 2019, 12:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Elections & Politics New York Times For years, Germany has been embroiled in a cultural war over immigration, refugees and diversity, but the environment has ...
  • 29 Jun 2015

    In the media: Calls on Merkel to save climate levy

    29 Jun 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung “Unemployment benefit for coal” The apparent death of the levy on old coal-fired power plants is bad news because the alternative presented by major utilities and mining union IG BCE is much ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

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

    02 Jan 2019, 13:17 BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Electricity market Utilities Read more about BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 26 Feb 2019 |

    Majority in Germany’s largest coal state say coal exit should come sooner

    26 Feb 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Society WDR A slim majority of 51 percent of citizens in Germany’s largest coal state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), say the 2038 deadline to give up all coal ...
  • 15 Apr 2019 |

    German motor authority probes more Mercedes emissions software

    15 Apr 2019, 12:05 Expert Federal Motor Transport Authority Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Bild am Sonntag / Reuters Germany’s motor vehicle authority KBA is investigating ...
  • Germany headed for largest emissions drop since 2009 recession

    02 Nov 2018, 14:40 Germany’s CO2 emissions are on course for their largest drop since the 2009 recession this year after remaining virtually unchanged for four consecutive years, according to first estimates by energy market research group AG ...
  • 17 Apr 2019 |

    Court says Germany’s efforts to limit diesel bans are in breach of European law

    17 Apr 2019, 13:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Transport Clean Energy Wire The highest administrative court of the state of Baden-Württemberg has ruled that state governments must retain diesel driving bans in ...
  • 24 Apr 2019 |

    Public info event kicks off search for nuclear waste repository

    24 Apr 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire The next stage of the search for a final repository for Germany’s nuclear waste is launched today with a series of public ...
  • New status report on renewable energy in German states published

    Energy transition communication platform Renewable Energy Agency (AEE) has published the 2018 edition of its renewable status reports for the 16 German states. The reports contain information about the states’ different Energiewende concepts, best ...
  • “Europe’s common energy market is an open-ended experiment”

    23 Apr 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Energiewende International Handelsblatt Despite EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic announcing this month that the European energy union has become ...
  • Taxpayers face billions in costs if Germany misses climate protection goals

    Germany's climate protection efforts are proving insufficient to achieve its climate protection targets for 2020 as well as for the period from 2021 to 2030 in the areas of transport, buildings and agriculture, according to a joint report by sister ...
  • 18 Apr 2019 |

    RWE maps out planned expansion in renewables, US in focus – report

    18 Apr 2019, 12:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Utilities Reuters German utility RWE expects to spend heavily in the US green energy market as it maps out its future in global renewables after its pending asset swap ...
  • Germany may depend on neighbours for power during coal and nuclear phase-out

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

    RWE has no claim to compensation over coal exit – parliament lawyers

    27 Feb 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Coal RP Online The German state is not liable to compensate coal plant operators over the coal phase out, Birgit Marschall says in an article for RP Online. The ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    Daimler’s works council warns exclusive focus on battery cars akin to “Fukushima reaction”

    04 Apr 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs dpa / Focus Online An exclusive focus on supporting the development of battery electric mobility would be a risky strategy for German ...
  • 05 Dec 2018 |

    Lignite mining and power station operator Leag plans large-scale battery

    05 Dec 2018, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Storage Lausitzer Rundschau Eastern German lignite mine operator Leag, a subsidiary of Czech energy company EPH, plans to build a ...
  • Wide alliance calls for general speed limit on German autobahn for safety and climate

    12 Apr 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire A broad alliance of environmental NGOs, police unions and traffic accident victim organisations has called for ...
  • Green Party ready to compromise on coal exit timing, cars

    The German Greens have signalled their readiness to make concessions on core policy demands in the field of climate protection for the sake of advancing the stagnant coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the pro ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

    Volkswagen bets big on electric vehicles – and on China

    16 Apr 2019, 13:24 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Cars Deutsche Welle / Reuters / Clean Energy Wire Volkswagen aims to produce 22 million electric vehicles over the next decade- ...
  • Coal power must be addressed to achieve Paris climate targets, IEA head says in Berlin

    As global CO 2 emissions are predicted to reach a historic high in 2018, “there is a growing and worrying disconnect between climate targets and what is happening in the real energy markets,” said Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency. ...
  • Northern German states want to integrate sectors to utilise more green electricity

    06 Mar 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Electricity market Renewables Clean Energy Wire Germany’s northern states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein – both of which generate more ...
  • 22 Feb 2019 |

    New north-south electricity highway takes shape

    22 Feb 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Grid Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid Grid operators propose thousands of kilometres of new lines to meet green energy needs New “Power Grid Action ...
  • 09 Apr 2019 |

    Pure focus on electric mobility wrong – German transport minister

    09 Apr 2019, 12:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Transport Cars Tagesspiegel German transport minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) doesn’t want a decision for “transport technology of the future” to be made prematurely, ...
  • Power and transport most urgent in G20 country climate action – report

    Power generation from coal, oil and gas, and transport produce the largest share of emissions in the vast majority of G20 countries and none of these economies’ climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, according to the Brown to Green Report 2018 ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Most Germans unconvinced UN will be able to solve climate crisis

    10 Dec 2018, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Society ARD The UN is unlikely to find a solution to the world’s climate crisis, most Germans believe according to a survey ...
  • 06 Mar 2019 |

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

    06 Mar 2019, 11:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire Missing its  2030 climate targets for the transport sector could cost Germany billions of euros,  ...
  • “Global climate protection will be decided in emerging countries”- minister

    29 Nov 2018, 16:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire A new alliance of companies, banks, insurers, and environmental organisations wants to invest in ...
  • Current drought a “last warning”

    Extreme weather events like the current drought will occur more and more frequently and Germany’s agriculture sector must adapt, writes Markus Balser in an opinion piece in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Farmers must take the drought as a last warning and ...
  • Population’s acceptance of new power lines cannot be bought - study

    Offering municipalities financial incentives for building new power lines needed for the energy transition does not change the acceptance rate of the local population, according to a study by Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI Essen ...
  • 27 Feb 2019 |

    Producing hydrogen from renewables already profitable, researchers say

    27 Feb 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Gas Grid Clean Energy Wire Producing hydrogen from renewable energy is already cost-competitive in niche markets and likely to be competitive in industrial-scale ...
  • German coalition talks stuck over climate, energy policy

    27 Oct 2017 (All day) Germany’s future energy and climate policy has proven the expected difficult issue in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s effort to form a government coalition of her conservatives, the Free Democrats, and the Green Party. According to media ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Working paper by Germany’s clean mobility commission sparks public outcry

    21 Jan 2019, 12:26 An internal working paper by the task force responsible for proposals to cut emissions from Germany’s transport sector has stirred public controversy. Federal transport minister Andreas Scheuer, whose own ministry appointed the ...
  • Germany has set ambitious climate goals, but failed to introduce right instruments to reach these – opinion

    Germany and other industrial nations have in the past set ambitious climate targets, but failed to decide and introduce concrete instruments and measures to reach these, writes Klaus Stratmann in an opinion piece for German business daily Handelsblatt. ...
  • Germany to open climate research institute in coal region

    11 Mar 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Coal Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire The German environment ministry (BMU) says it will open a research centre focused on reducing emmissions in ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

    Green Party calls for shutting down 7 GW of coal by 2022

    16 Apr 2019, 14:16 Expert Green Party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Clean Energy Wire The opposition Green Party has called on Germany’s government to rapidly ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

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

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

    EU omits reference to climate neutrality by 2050, as media reports German resistance

    22 Mar 2019, 16:00 European leaders did not call for climate neutrality by 2050 at today’s summit in Brussels, despite several countries including France suggesting it to be included. Germany is among a group of countries rejecting a tougher wording on ...
  • Lufthansa will buy green kerosene from northern German refinery

    19 Feb 2019, 13:36 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Technology Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Freight Technology Air ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    Energy industry increases revenue by 6.5 percent in 2017

    20 Dec 2018, 14:01 BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Electricity market Utilities Read more about BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 09 Feb 2015

    In the media: Nuclear power sector's chamber orchestra shuts down

    09 Feb 2015 (All day) Spiegel Online / Energy Brainpool / Fraunhofer IWES "This is what the power market of the future could look like" In order to incorporate fluctuating power from millions of small, decentralised producers, the most important ...
  • 10 Apr 2019 |

    Germany’s science academy says driving bans unsuitable to improve air quality

    10 Apr 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire Germany needs a profound shift to a renewable transport system to improve local air quality instead of ineffective diesel driving bans ...
  • Merkel pledges stronger climate action globally and at home

    19 Jun 2018, 18:10 In her speech at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for more ambitious global climate action and multilateral cooperation. At international level, it will be important to develop a rulebook for the ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

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

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

    New installations of solar thermal arrays slow in 2018

    21 Feb 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Solar power in Germany – output, business & perspectives Stricken solar sector sets out to regain leading Energiewende role Clean ...
  • 15 Feb 2019 |

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

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

    Fridays For Future Germany presents set of climate action demands

    08 Apr 2019, 12:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Organisers of the German section of the “Fridays For Future” student climate protests have called for net zero emissions by 2035 ...
  • German President Steinmeier retraces Humboldt’s journey to warn against climate change

    15 Feb 2019, 12:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council Clean Energy Wire Germany’s President Frank ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    Climate change important security policy issue – Chancellor Merkel

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

    World’s "first large-scale industrial power-to-gas facility" planned in northern Germany

    04 Apr 2019, 13:34 Expert Vattenfall Electricity market Business & Jobs Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas Renewables Technology Clean Energy Wire A new project in northern Germany aims at ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

    German e-car pioneer takes to the skies in hybrid “Silent Air Taxi”

    05 Apr 2019, 09:08 German e-car pioneer Günther Schuh, who runs the e-car startup  e.GO Mobile  and spearheaded the development of the  electric delivery van StreetScooter  now used by Deutsche Post DHL, has set his sights on conquering the air. Schuh, ...
  • Conservative business association against set end date for coal

    The Economic Council of the CDU (CDU Wirtschaftsrat), a professional association of business actors associated with the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has come out against an official end date for coal-fired power generation in Germany, ...
  • 14 Feb 2019 |

    Germany likely to extend buyers’ premium for electric cars – report

    14 Feb 2019, 14:12 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution EU e-car registrations surpass 100,000 in 2018 Global e-car registrations ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

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

    11 Apr 2019, 12:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Finance International ICIJ / Urgewald The World Bank is touting investments in solar parks and other climate-friendly projects  but has continued to finance oil and ...
  • One tonne of CO2 emissions causes damages worth 180 euros

    The environmental cost of the emission of one tonne of CO 2  is about 180 euros, according to new calculations published by Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA). Economic losses include crop losses, damages to buildings and infrastructure, and ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    EU charges German carmakers with colluding to block clean emissions technology

    08 Apr 2019, 12:35 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Cars ...
  • 15 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog: Parties decide "solid" rulebook

    15 Dec 2018, 22:10 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail to meet its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for ...
  • 26 Feb 2019 |

    German wind turbine producer Senvion shares down 90 percent since mid-2018

    26 Feb 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & Jobs Süddeutsche Zeitung Shares in German wind turbine maker Senvion have lost almost 90 percent of their value since May 2018, due to fierce ...
  • Merkel’s conservatives call on coal commission to prioritise “thoroughness over speed”

    The parliamentary group of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party has welcomed the first session of the commission tasked with planning the country’s coal exit, but stressed that “thoroughness must come before speed” in the group’s ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    EU regulators scrutinise German utility deal, citing anti-trust concerns

    11 Mar 2019, 14:20 E.ON Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Read more about E.ON RWE AG Utilities Read more about RWE AG Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages r.waldholz Business & Jobs Utilities Reuters EU regulators ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

    German power grid operators plan gigantic batteries to ease grid congestion – report

    12 Feb 2019, 13:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Grid Storage Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition Grid operators propose thousands of kilometres of new lines to meet green energy needs ...
  • Daimler partners with China’s Geely to make Smart a leading e-car brand

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

    District cooling offers property owners a more climate-friendly and potentially cheaper way to cool their buildings on hot summer days, writes Ralph Diermann in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Water running through buildings’ walls is centrally cooled down to ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    E-car roll-out to take billions in grid investment as researchers explore alternatives

    11 Feb 2019, 14:22 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 Grid Cars Energiewende hinges on unblocking ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

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

    21 Mar 2019, 12:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Society dpa / n-tv online Halting coal mining at the embattled Hambach Forest would cost operator RWE  more than a billion euros, the company said in an ...
  • Policymakers must tackle emissions in basic commodity production – researchers

    A whole range of different policies is needed to bring down the emissions arising from basic commodity production in Germany, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) says in its weekly report. The production and use of basic commodities like ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    German coal commission helpful example but no climate policy panacea – analysis

    04 Apr 2019, 13:43 Expert E3G- Third generation enviromentalism European non profit organisation for policy transformation Climate & CO2 Finance Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Government Employing ...
  • Germany needs a new debate about CCU and CCS

    Several research institutes and environmental NGOs, among them the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Wuppertal Institute, WWF Germany, and Germanwatch, have signed a petition asking the next German government to reconsider the use ...
  • Experts in German parliament split over EU proposal on car emissions

    Car and transport experts have discussed the European Commission’s proposal to tighten vehicle emission rules in the EU in a committee in the German parliament, giving very different assessments of the approach that is aimed reducing the CO 2 output of ...
  • Environment minister submits draft of climate action law to chancellery

    21 Feb 2019, 13:26 German environment minister Svenja Schulze has sent a first draft of the planned Climate Action Law to the chancellery for “early coordination”, even as conservative politicians continue to criticise key elements and demand for it to be ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

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

    05 Apr 2019, 12:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Energiewende Security WirtschaftsWoche Many countries see Germany as a pioneer of the energy transition and the government will make greater use of this role to ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

    German finance minister wants to extend electric car incentives

    27 Mar 2019, 12:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Reuters Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he wants to extend tax incentives for buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in ...
  • 13 Aug 2015

    In the media: RWE result down; new plan for nuclear waste

    13 Aug 2015 (All day) RWE RWE operating result down by 11 percent / increased earnings from renewables Germany’s second biggest energy utility RWE reported a reduced operating result and EBITDA for the first six months of 2015. EBITDA fell by 7 percent to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 24 Oct 2019 |

    Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets

    24 Oct 2019, 10:48 This factsheet provides an overview of Germany's greenhouse gas emissions and the government's energy transition targets. [UPDATES graph on renewables share in EU states] Climate & CO2 Kerstine Appunn Julian Wettengel ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Apr 2017 |

    A (very) brief timeline of Germany's Energiewende

    20 Apr 2017 (All day) 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Colour codes: How energy & climate policy differs in German coalitions

    04 Sep 2017 The next German government is almost certain to be a coalition of two or more parties. That means the country’s energy and climate policy will be a compromise between different party priorities. Energy and climate issues on a national level ...
  • 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 ...
  • The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany

    28 Aug 2017 (All day) France and the UK are planning to ban all combustion engine sales from 2040. The Clean Energy Wire provides key quotes from German politicians, their parties' national election programmes, and industry players on the future of ...
  • Blockchain- the next revolution in the energy sector?

    20 Jul 2017 (All day) The energy sector is both enthralled and terrified by blockchain technology, an innovative and potentially revolutionary way to process transactions such as power trades or financial flows. Some proponents claim it is the death knell ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 09 Jun 2016 |

    E.ON shareholders ratify energy giant's split

    09 Jun 2016 (All day) [UPDATE with shareholder vote and media comments]- E.ON was the first of Germany's major utilities to announce a split into two companies to adjust to the sweeping changes triggered in the sector by the country’s Energiewende. ...
  • 19 Jul 2017 |

    Facts on the German state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia

    19 Jul 2017 (All day) Germany's ascent to an industrial power would not have been possible without its largest coal-mining heartland, North-Rhine Westphalia. The country's most populous state sits on Europe's largest lignite reserves and is ...
  • 19 Jul 2017 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Schleswig-Holstein

    19 Jul 2017 (All day) Nicknamed the “cradle of the Energiewende” by its own government, Germany’s northernmost state Schleswig-Holstein embodies some of the most pressing challenges and solutions to the country’s energy turnaround. This factsheet provides ...
  • The story of "Climate Chancellor" Angela Merkel

    23 Sep 2019, 14:00 German leader Angela Merkel has been nicknamed "Climate Chancellor" for her long-standing international engagement for emissions cuts. Many wonder if Merkel can still live up to that reputation in her fourth term as chancellor ...
  • 24 Jun 2016 |

    Germany's new power market design

    24 Jun 2016 (All day) The German parliament has approved wide-reaching reforms of the power market and agreements about the transferral of lignite power plants into an emergency reserve before permanent phase-out. This factsheet presents a summary of the ...
  • Government progress report on Energiewende spells out political goals

    03 Dec 2014 (All day) [Update: We have added an overview chart from the progress report to this factsheet, 05 Dec 2014] In its 2014 first progress report on the Energiewende, the German government has established what it calls political goals for its ...
  • 08 Jul 2016 |

    EEG reform 2016 – switching to auctions for renewables

    08 Jul 2016 (All day) Germany has reformed its much-lauded Renewable Energy Act (EEG), casting aside the feed-in-tariffs credited with the rapid rise in renewable energy sources since 1990. The new system of auctions aims at keeping a steady hand on how ...
  • 27 Mar 2017 |

    Facts on the German state elections in Saarland

    27 Mar 2017 (All day) Voters have cast their vote in the western state of Saarland on 26 March. An otherwise unremarkable campaign started to engage national politics when the Social Democrats put forward their new federal election frontrunner Martin ...
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  • Three questions to: Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar, CLEW Ambassador for India

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

    Digital freight entrepreneur urges others to 'walk the talk' on climate protection

    28 Jun 2019, 09:26 Rose-Anne Clermont Business Apart from changing his own lifestyle and his business to reduce greenhouse gases and be more environmentally friendly, the German entrepreneur and co-founder of digital freight forwarder FreightHub, Ferry ...
  • 05 Jul 2019 |

    Solution-oriented journalism: a matter of balance

    05 Jul 2019, 09:22 Rose-Anne Clermont Society Christian de Boisredon, founder of Sparknews-- an international promoter of journalism with a"positive impact"-- challenged journalists in his keynote GETJO19 speech by telling them to focus on the ...
  • 29 Mar 2019 |

    A tectonic shift: Reporting on the business upheaval triggered by the energy transition

    29 Mar 2019, 15:01 s.amelang Business Technology Stepping up Clean Energy Wire's coverage of the business upheaval triggered by the energy transition, and our upcoming Global Energy Transition Journalism conference #GETJO19, led me to reflect on my ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

    A reporter’s “aha” moment: how business and the energy transition go together

    02 Aug 2019, 14:18 Rose-Anne Clermont Mwelwa Musonko Climate & CO2 Business A next in the series of Mwelwa Musonko's illustrations for CLEW: the comic book artist and founder of Foresight Comics depicts a journalist's "aha" moment ...
  • Global Energy Transition Journalism conference #GETJO19- check here for newest speaker and programme updates

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

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

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

    17 Apr 2019, 11:48 Rose-Anne Clermont Energiewende Business & Jobs Reporters and media professionals from around the globe shared their diverse experiences in reporting on business and other angles of the energy transition at the second GETJO ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

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

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

    Reporter's Guide: The core of CLEW's offer to print, take with you or share

    14 Jun 2019, 07:45 Julian Wettengel Energiewende In what's now the 7th edition of our “ Reporter’s Guide to the Energy Transition ”, we offer journalists covering energy and climate policy an overview of key stories, experts and facts on Germany’s ...
  • 24 May 2019 |

    Beyond the hype: Reporting on green businesses and sustainable innovations

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

    European Elections 2019: Energy and climate policy contacts for journalists

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

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

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

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

    18 Mar 2019, 14:00 Christian de Boisredon Business International "Journalists can play a vital role in highlighting innovative business change-makers across borders, and exploring solutions that reconcile ecology and the economy." Ahead of CLEW& ...
  • 27 Mar 2019 |

    Jury picks ambitious cross-border projects from three continents to pitch for top-prize

    27 Mar 2019, 10:32 Rose-Anne Clermont Business After a first successful run, CLEW invited journalists from around the world to pitch their best ideas to  Go Collaborate – Energy transition story grant for a second time. This year's three finalist ...
  • DIFET- German Institute for Energy Transparency

    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 ...
  • BTU- Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

    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 ...
  • Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development

    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). ...
  • Christian Klein

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

    INSA-CONSULERE is a market and social research institute that was founded in 2009. Its headquarters are in Erfurt, with a branch located in Berlin. It conducts various empirical studies such as quantitative market research, as well as surveys for clients ...
  • Economic Council- CDU Wirtschaftsrat

    The CDU-Wirtschaftsrat is a professional association of business actors associated with the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The lobby group aims to represent the interests of more than 11,000 small and medium sized firms, as well as larger ...
  • AGFW- Energy Efficiency Association for heating, cooling and CHP

    AGFW is an independent efficiency association that for the past 40 years has supported the development and expansion of combined heat and power (CHP) in Germany, using renewable energies for heating as well as district heating networks. Its members are ...
  • German Economic Institute (IW)

    The German Economic Institute (IW) is a private industry-sponsored research institute. It is a registered association with a membership consisting of some 110 German business and employers' associations as well as a number of individual companies. It ...
  • Ministry of Economics, Labour and Transport, State of Saxony

    www.smwa.sachsen.de Florian Schaefer  +49 351 5 64 80 60 presse@smwa.sachsen.de Government ...
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, State of Brandenburg

    www.mwe.brandenburg.de Andrea Beyerlein +49 331 866 1509 Claudia Lippert +49 331 866 1505 pressestelle@mwe.brandenburg.de Government ...
  • Ministry of Science and Economic Affairs, State of Saxony-Anhalt

    www.mw.sachsen-anhalt.de Franziska Krüger +49 391 567 4428 franziska.krueger@mw.sachsen-anhalt.de Robin Baake +49 391 567 4218 robin.baake@mw.sachsen-anhalt.de presse@mw.sachsen-anhalt.de Government ...
  • 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 ...
  • Investors, troublemakers: Citizens & local powers of the Energiewende

    22- 24 Apr 2018 Mainz SIGN-UP CLOSED NOW. We are inviting international journalists to join us on a three-day study tour. We will talk to leading energy experts, local mayors, representatives of energy cooperatives, protesters and policymakers and ask: Is ...
  • 16 Jun 2019 |

    Germany: How Europe's biggest economy quits coal

    16- 19 Jun 2019 Cologne Clean Energy Wire is inviting journalists from Southeast Asia to take a closer look at the German coal exit. On a four-day study tour in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) – Germany's most populous state and home to energy company ...
  • CLOSED: Go collaborate! Grant for energy & climate journalism

    09 Oct 2017 Bonn PLEASE NOTE: Winners will be notified by 09 October, and all other applicants shortly thereafter. A cross-border perspective is key to reporting on the global energy transition. Clean Energy Wire CLEW is offering three grants for the most ...
  • India & Germany: Joint transition to a low-carbon energy system?

    27 Sep- 03 Oct 2015 Freiburg Ahead of the visit of Chancellor Merkel to India on 5/6 October, the study visit for Indian journalists will look at the record of German energy and climate policy. What can be learnt from Germany for the massive transition of ...
  • Saertex GmbH & Co. KG: supplying the wind energy industry

    Family-owned company Saertex is the global leader in manufacturing multiaxial fabrics (non crimp fabrics) and core materials for fibre-reinforced composites, used for building wind turbines, among other things. With over 300 million euros in annual sales, ...
  • Decentralised citizen power: Making the Energiewende work at the village level

    Wahlsdorf is a village with 300 inhabitants in the rural Fläming area, located halfway between Berlin and the Lusatia region. The village is not connected to the gas grid and relies on  the Wahlsdorf energy cooperative, which feeds heat from an ...
  • Geierlay suspension bridge: municipal income generation from renewables for local development

    The municipality of Mörsdorf in the Rhein-Hunsrueck District offers an example of combining income generation from local renewables with regional development. A profitable location for wind power generation, Mörsdorf is home to 11 wind turbines that were ...
  • Communal clean energy projects

    The municipality of Neuerkirch-Külz provides a good example for joint local action by citizens and municipalities realising a district’s goals: using income gained from leasing local land to windpark operators, the municipality built a combined solar ...
  • Daea

    Romania Climate & CO2 Renewables Energiewende Efficiency Romanian Marius Daea works for www.oltenianews.ro. You can find him via LinkedIn. ...
  • Horcik

    Czechia Electricity Renewables Storage Mobility Transport Digitalisation Efficiency Czech Jan is Editor-in-Chief at hybrid.cz. You can connect with him online via LinkedIn. ...
  • Wecker

    Switzerland Climate & CO2 Energiewende Cities Politics Society German Katharina is a German freelance journalist based in Switzerland. Her work is published in Deutsche Welle as well as ze.tt. Find her online via her website. ...
  • von Kreutzbruck

    Argentina Renewables Energiewende Mobility Business Cities Argentinean Vera is a journalist at Forbes Argentina. She also owns a translations studio and regularly translates texts on renewable energies. Find her work online via her website here and her ...
  • Balakrishnan

    Germany Climate & CO2 Renewables Cities Indian Vijay publishes in The Lancet titles (environment and energy from a health angle), Scroll.in, WHO Bulletin. He is also interested in the connection between climate and health. Find Vijay's website ...
  • Garrigou

    Germany Citizens' energy Renewables Cities French Anne-Sophie covers climate and energy topics for The Beam, including climate action, climate science and climate justice. ...
  • Chandrashekhar

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

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

    Tunisia Citizens' energy Fossil fuels Efficiency Agriculture Tunisian Mariem Khadhraoui works for Agence Tunis Afrique Presse. ...
  • Dey

    India Climate & CO2 Renewables Finance Cities Indian Swati Dey publishes mostly in The Tribune, Patriot and Youth Ki Awaaz. ...
  • Pham

    Vietnam Digitalisation Vietnamese Nhat works for Tuoitre News. Aside from digitalisation, he also covers science, the environment, and AI. ...
  • Nabiyeva

    Germany Climate & CO2 Renewables Solar Energiewende Policy Uzbekistani Komila has been publoished in Reuters, Climate Change News, Klimaretter, Energy Transition blog. ...
  • Nikolovska Rumenova

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

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

    France Climate & CO2 Electricity market Renewables Energiewende Cities Agriculture Italian Elena is an Italian business reporter based in Paris. She writes for Italian-language newspapers such as Il Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore. Find her online ...
  • Gutiérrez Torres

    Venezuela Solar Wind Cities Politics Government Agriculture Venezuelan Jeanfreddy publishes in Mongabay as well as Efecto Cocuyo. Connect with him via LinkedIn. ...
  • Mayorga

    Mexico Citizens' energy Energiewende Mobility Cities Society Agriculture Mexican Juan is a freelance journalist based in Mexico City. He regularly publishes in Expansion, Animal Politico, Kaja Negra. ...
  • Ward

    Ireland Citizens' energy Renewables Cities Agriculture Irish Margaret is an Irish freelance journalist with an interest in environment, science and human rights. She writes for The Irish Times and has also contributed to BBC, France 24, India Today ...
  • van de Wiel

    Netherlands Bioenergy Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Cities Society Dutch Han van de Wiel is CLEW ambassador for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. He is a Dutch freelance journalist whose work has appeared in De Correspondent, Down to ...
  • Olufemi

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

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

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

    Italy Electricity Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Grid Solar Storage Wind Efficiency Agriculture Italian Rudi is CLEW ambassador for Italy. He is a freelance journalist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, and the circular economy. ...
  • Mishra

    India Electricity Fossil fuels Gas Solar Wind Cars Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Indian Twesh Mishra is a staff writer for The Hindu Business Line. His work can also be found here. ...
  • Burac

    Moldova Bioenergy Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Renewables Solar Technology Moldovan Vlad is a news anchor for Canal 3. Connect with him via LinkedIn. ...
  • Cazan

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