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  • 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 ...
  • 20 Nov 2019 |

    Bavaria strives for climate neutrality between 2040 and 2050

    20 Nov 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Bayrischer Rundfunk Bavaria's state cabinet has adopted a climate action law and additional measures to reach its target ...
  • 07 Aug 2019 |

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

    07 Aug 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Clean Energy Wire The rapid spread of home batteries in Germany has brought the European residential storage market to an economic tipping point, according to ...
  • Siemens Gamesa to acquire assets from wind turbine maker Senvion

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

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

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

    Volkswagen begins battery cell production in Salzgitter

    23 Sep 2019, 13:51 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Storage Cars Clean Energy Wire Volkswagen has opened a pilot line for small-series battery cell production in Salzgitter in Lower ...
  • 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 ...
  • Far-right AfD soars in east German state elections, scoops up votes in coal regions

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

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

    17 Oct 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire The implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is happening "too slowly", German environment ...
  • 22 Oct 2019 |

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

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

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

    24 Sep 2019, 14:01 Expert BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Electricity market Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Utilities Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 25 Sep 2019 |

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

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

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

    18 Jun 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Policy International Clean Energy Wire The EU Commission has warned EU countries including Germany that draft national plans for the coming decade are insufficient to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Climate protection “at the heart” of von der Leyen's new European Commission – media

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

    Northern German states plan hydrogen initiative to optimise wind power use

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

    Nord Stream 2 “wrong scapegoat” – energy minister

    21 Jan 2019, 13:48 Expert BMWi- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie Business & Jobs Cost & Prices EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 05 Nov 2019 |

    Ambitious climate protection will not harm employment in Germany- study

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

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

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

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

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

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

    26 Sep 2019, 13:55 Expert BMEL- Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture Agriculture Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & ...
  • 11 Nov 2019 |

    German wind turbine maker Enercon to cut 3,000 jobs

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

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

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

    German wind industry warns distance rules threaten country's competitiveness

    07 Nov 2019, 14:03 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & ...
  • 06 Jun 2019 |

    Many German industrial companies ill-prepared for decarbonisation – labour union

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

    European alliance to establish two battery production projects

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

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

    11 Jul 2019, 14:09 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert IG Metall-Industrial Union of Metalworkers IG Metall Business & Jobs Transport Expert NABU- Nature and Biodiversity ...
  • Strong message, little substance on climate by new EU Commission head – reactions

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

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

    07 Nov 2019, 14:05 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 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 ...
  • EU approves E.ON takeover of innogy assets, subject to conditions

    17 Sep 2019, 13:24 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert innogy SE innogy SE Grid Renewables Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 31 Oct 2019 |

    Large majority of Germans support wind power rollout – survey

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

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

    19 Sep 2019, 13:23 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • 04 Nov 2019 |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Finance minister says Germany to issue 'environment bonds'

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

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

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

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

    30 Aug 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Clean Energy Wire New barrages and sluices in the Rhine are a possible solution to keep Germany's most important waterway working ...
  • Germany could step in for Chile as host of UN climate summit

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

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

    08 May 2019, 10:26 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • EU deal on power market rules and capacity mechanisms criticised for coal subsidies

    19 Dec 2018, 13:49 EU institutions have agreed on new rules for the internal electricity market, including capacity mechanisms, coal subsidies, cross-border power flows and access for more market actors who are free to set their own prices. The German ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

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

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

    Renewables generated nearly half of Germany's electricity in Q2

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

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

    29 Oct 2019, 14:22 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Mobility Cars Only eight months after launching their combined car sharing with great ambitions, BMW and Daimler have grown highly sceptical of the business,  write ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    Migrating birds avoid wind turbines, suffer from habitat loss

    05 Mar 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Journal of Animal Ecology Many migrating birds have learned to avoid potentially deadly wind turbines, but this behaviour equals a loss of habitat for the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 28 Aug 2019 |

    German energy company Sonnen partners on virtual power plant in US

    28 Aug 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Storage Business Wire Bavarian energy storage group Sonnen is building a virtual power plant from private storage systems as part of a joint project with US ...
  • Wind industry urges Germany’s government to stand firm regarding 2050 climate-neutrality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    German grid agency urges federal states to back wind power expansion

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

    Lower energy use puts Germany on course for further emissions reduction

    30 Jul 2019, 13:43 Primary energy use in Germany decreased almost two percent in the first half of 2019 due to a large drop in coal consumption, according to first estimates. This is likely to result in a further substantial fall in the country’s CO2 ...
  • 24 Oct 2019 |

    Nuclear waste from Germany exported for disposal in Russia

    24 Oct 2019, 12:22 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

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

    11 Feb 2019, 14:05 Expert Uniper SE Uniper SE Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals German ...
  • Climate and digitalisation Germany's key challenges of the future- Merkel

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

    Wind power gut issue in eastern German regional elections

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

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

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

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

    23 Oct 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Cars Clean Energy Wire German millennials' attitudes towards cars are less sceptical than generally assumed, according to a survey by business advisory Duff & ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 14 Oct 2019 |

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

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

    Merkel backs German coal exit by 2038

    06 Feb 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 Europe's largest economy aims to exit coal to reach climate goals German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 ...
  • 18 Oct 2019 |

    Farmers in Germany call for large protests against environmental policies

    18 Oct 2019, 14:14 Expert DBV- German Farmers‘ Association Deutscher Bauernverband Agriculture Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Agriculture Clean Energy Wire / Tageszeitung (taz) Up to 10,000 farmers and 700 tractors ...
  • Federal government unsettles population with climate action debate – Saxony state premier

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

    Coal exit commission members say timely phase-out in danger

    10 Oct 2019, 13:46 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja ...
  • 12 Jun 2019 |

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

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

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

    02 May 2019, 13:35 Expert KIT- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Technology Renewables EEG 2.0 | Law Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Technology Nature Communications A new system ...
  • 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 ...
  • 16 Oct 2019 |

    Germany wants global consensus on addressing climate in finance

    16 Oct 2019, 12:41 With a new sustainable finance strategy, Germany's government hopes to better align financial policies with climate targets and to ensure the country moves from a cautious to a more proactive role in the budding green finance ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany’s coal commission has made little progress on detailed exit path – reports

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

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

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

    Investments in cleaner vehicles hit BMW profits

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

    Renewables hit record in Germany in H1 2019, outlook uncertain

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

    Tenant electricity expansion lags behind expectations- econ min

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

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

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

    German media welcome emissions reduction success, debate causes and solutions

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

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

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

    Little progress at Bonn climate change conference

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

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

    18 Mar 2019, 13:58 Expert IKEM- Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität Climate & CO2 Renewables Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate ...
  • “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 Oct 2019 |

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

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

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

    20 Jun 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Tagesspiegel Background Germany’s government must implement the key recommendations given by its coal exit commission, but the proposal should not be followed ...
  • 13 Aug 2019 |

    Conservative party head opposes faster coal exit

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

    Germany aims to triple its offshore wind power capacity by 2030

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

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

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

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

    22 Aug 2019, 13:50 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 02 Aug 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    Germany, Norway and the UK call for tropical forest protection

    23 Sep 2019, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom have called for "increased ambition and action by the ...
  • On energy policy, Germany thinks itself an island in Europe – opinion

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

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

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

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

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

    Lack of clarity poses hurdles to sustainable investment – opinion

    29 Aug 2019, 12:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Finance Handelsblatt Sustainable investment is much more than a fashionable trend, and while the hype surrounding it will lead to disappointment, it’s nevertheless the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Energy innovation is our biggest hope in fight against climate change – WEC

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

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

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

    Two lignite units complete Germany's security standby

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

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

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

    Nuclear power plant operators call for 276 million euros in compensation

    01 Oct 2019, 13:53 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use ...
  • Germany's right-wing populist AfD says climate action criticism to be major campaign issue

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

    German VW car owners seek fraud compensation in landmark collective lawsuit

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

    Towns and municipalities want master plan for climate action

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

    Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg team up on battery research

    23 Jul 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann dpa / Die Welt Two economically powerful southern German states, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, have announced that they will join forces to set up a new battery ...
  • 'Green wave' vs right-wing populism: Europe faces climate policy polarisation

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

    Work begins on Germany's first crowdfunded solar park

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

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

    05 Aug 2019, 13:09 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Wind ...
  • 20 Sep 2019 |

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

    20 Sep 2019, 13:03 Expert BUND- Friends of the Earth Germany Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert Greenpeace Germany Greenpeace Deutschland Climate & CO2 Expert IG BCE- Trade Union for mining, chemicals and energy ...
  • 15 Aug 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    Germany joins 31 nations in coal phaseout alliance PPCA

    23 Sep 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Clean Energy Wire Germany has joined the international Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) but withheld fully endorsing the PPCA declaration, which would commit ...
  • 28 Jun 2019 |

    German Aerospace Center establishes industry decarbonisation institute in lignite area

    28 Jun 2019, 12:40 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Technology Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Industrial policy Clean Energy Wire The German Aerospace Center ...
  • 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 ...
  • German environment minister calls for higher tax on air travel

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

    Thousands of climate protesters target Frankfurt auto show

    16 Sep 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Cars Deutsche Welle / Der Tagesspiegel Tens of thousands of protesters descended on the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on Saturday demanding more ambitious ...
  • SPD calls on Merkel’s conservatives to get serious on climate

    11 Jun 2019, 13:24 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic ...
  • 13 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    Greens in coalition talks in eastern German states following recent elections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12 Sep 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The proportion of peole in Germany who consider climate change to be "the single most serious problem facing the world ...
  • EU top job candidate promises "Green Deal" and "Climate Law" for Europe ahead of crunch vote

    16 Jul 2019, 13:08 German defence minister and European Commission candidate Ursula von der Leyen told Members of the European Parliament that if elected, she would introduce a "Green Deal" for Europe in her first 100 days in office, including a ...
  • 09 Sep 2019 |

    Environment minister says German government coalition hinges on climate action

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

    Germany’s embattled forests shift into climate focus

    22 Jul 2019, 14:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The protection and expansion of German forests is becoming increasingly important ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

    German solar energy capacity expands slightly after downward trend

    01 Aug 2019, 12:33 Expert Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Bundesnetzagentur Cost & Prices Electricity market Grid Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Solar ...
  • 24 Feb 2015

    In the media: Solar set to become cheapest power source

    24 Feb 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “EU wants to break Moscow’s energy power” A draft of the EU Commission’s concept for a European Energy Union (due to be published tomorrow) includes new rules for the coordination of the fossil fuel trade with non ...
  • 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 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 Jul 2019 |

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

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

    German environment minister proposes climate reward for forest owners

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

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

    17 Jul 2019, 12:50 Expert Fraunhofer ISE Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars H2 Mobility Deutschland / Fraunhofer ISE For cars with ranges higher than 250 ...
  • Merkel’s coalition set to survive despite parties’ turmoil – analyst

    21 Aug 2019, 17:10 Angela Merkel's grand coalition government may survive yet another election debacle in the upcoming East German state votes – despite ongoing leadership problems, says political scientist Gero Neugebauer. The Social Democratic ...
  • 11 Sep 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    Sun and wind displace Germany's coal during summer months

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11 Sep 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Wind Clean Energy Wire The German coal exit can only be carried out safely if the country raises its current offshore wind power expansion plans, a meta-study ...
  • 06 Sep 2019 |

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

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

    Climate Action Law could be “intergenerational climate contract”

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

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

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

    Court orders operations at German coal mine halted over environmental concerns

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

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

    26 Jul 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Power generation from coal was down 19 percent in Europe, and 22 percent in Germany, in the first six months 2019, according ...
  • 06 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 ...
  • 01 Jul 2015

    In the media: Will Merkel agree to an "expensive" and "dirty" deal tonight?

    01 Jul 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “Dirty deal” At a high-level meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel tonight, the German government looks set to abandon plans for an additional levy on old coal-fired plants and instead adopt the union proposal of ...
  • Bavarian Merkel ally calls for coal exit by 2030, protesters storm lignite mine

    24 Jun 2019, 13:50 A plea for an accelerated coal exit in Germany by the state premier of Bavaria, Markus Söder, has caused a row within Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance over how to deal with growing political pressure to improve the ...
  • Slowdown in wind power expansion could signal end to Germany's “green fairy tale” – commentary

    02 Sep 2019, 13:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Renewables Wind Süddeutsche Zeitung Germany's "green fairy tale is in danger" as wind power expansion in the country has almost come ...
  • Germany to support EU climate neutrality by 2050 – leaked documents

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

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

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

    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 ...
  • 30 Aug 2019 |

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

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

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

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

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

    22 Jul 2019, 13:47 Expert TenneT Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Handelsblatt Dutch government-owned grid operator TenneT plans to tie its German subsidiary closer ...
  • 11 Jul 2019 |

    Siemens plans hydrogen innovation campus in coal region- media

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

    State minister proposes ban on domestic flights in Germany

    12 Jul 2019, 13:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Transport Die Welt The environment minister of the city state of Hamburg has called for the introduction of a tax on airplane fuels and said that domestic flights ...
  • CDU head’s call for climate consensus could be dead on arrival – opinion

    09 Jul 2019, 12:42 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert FDP- Free Democratic ...
  • 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 government criticises Brazil over Amazon fire, calls for rainforest protection programme

    26 Aug 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 International Clean Energy Wire The exceptionally large wildfires in the Amazon region in South America have led German government members to ...
  • Merkel says would support stepping up 2030 EU climate targets

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

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

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

    German government initiates strategy for climate-friendly aviation

    22 Aug 2019, 13:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Deutsche Welle The German government wants to promote a culture of innovation to develop CO₂-neutral aviation, reports Deutsche Welle. ...
  • Energy minister locks horns with utilities over capacity markets

    20 Jan 2015 (All day) Sigmar Gabriel has made strong statements against capacity markets, with the utilities once again insisting they are needed to ensure investment in the power sector. The state secretary for energy said that with current overcapacity, ...
  • 26 Jun 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    German offshore wind industry demands increase of expansion targets

    17 Jul 2019, 12:47 Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Expert WindGuard Deutsche WindGuard Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian ...
  • 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 ...
  • 08 Jul 2019 |

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

    08 Jul 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Germany must review its climate change adaptation strategy as an early heatwave this year has shown that extreme weather events ...
  • 27 Aug 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    Germany bolsters iodine supply as precaution for nuclear accident

    23 Aug 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Nuclear phase-out Clean Energy Wire Germany is increasing its stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear accident. The Federal Office ...
  • State ministers reject German captain’s demands for taking climate refugees

    16 Jul 2019, 13:15 Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 International Bild Two interior ministers of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • German parties must come together to find “climate consensus” – CDU party leader

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

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

    19 Aug 2019, 13:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Coal Elections & Politics Spiegel Online / dpa / Tagesspiegel Background Federal finance minister Olaf Scholz has ignited doubts about where a promised 40 billion ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “Vague” messages by EU top-job candidate in parliamentary meetings – media comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    16 Aug 2019, 12:09 Expert BMVI- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Transport Clean Energy Wire / ...
  • Germany’s 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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, ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    Supplier Continental bets on electrification but rejects battery cell production

    08 Aug 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Cars Clean Energy Wire Continental, one of Europe's largest automotive suppliers, is increasing e-mobility investments but has decided against entering ...
  • German labour union calls on 2 million members to join climate strike

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

    “Part of German soul” under threat as forests die

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

    Young Germans consider climate most important issue – survey

    16 Aug 2019, 12:14 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt ...
  • German 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Sep 2015

    In the media: Carmakers complain about 'anti-diesel' lobby

    30 Sep 2015 (All day) FAZ/World Economic Forum “Praise for German competitiveness” According to the World Economic Forum’s new Global Competitiveness Report, Germany is one of the most economically competitive countries in the world, reports Frankfurter ...
  • German utility RWE raises earnings forecast for 2019 amid lignite compensation talks

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

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

    07 Aug 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Grid Clean Energy Wire A fourth high-voltage, direct-current line going from northern to southern Germany is required to enable the country’s planned transition to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 01 Aug 2019 |

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

    01 Aug 2019, 12:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Agriculture Deutschlandfunk / Die Welt As German forests continue to suffer from heat damage and bark-beetle infestation, the country’s “most ...
  • 19 Nov 2014

    In the media: Study on shutting down coal, more flexible lignite and chemicals industry

    19 Nov 2014 (All day) German Institute for Economic Research “Shutting down old coal-fired power stations could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 23 million tones and stabilise the power market” A new study by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 03 Nov 2014

    In the media: Power shortage risks, storage debate, hydrogen filling stations

    03 Nov 2014 (All day) Tagesspiegel Online "Power in short supply" Warnings by large German electricity producers about looming power shortages are exaggerated, Patrick Graichen, head of the energy policy think tank, Agora Energiewende, tells ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 08 Aug 2019 |

    German politicians call for higher tax on meat to protect climate

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

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

    08 Aug 2019, 14:00 Expert E.ON Utility Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Freja Eriksen Renewables Utilities Clean Energy Wire German utility E.ON has reaffirmed largely stable operating ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 “ ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 07 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 2: Conference agenda accepted / More ambition needed

    07 Nov 2017 (All day) Conference off to a reassuring start, final agenda passed / Developing nations want to talk about pre2020 climate action by industrialised states / German companies call for a coal exit path and climate friendly regulation / Emission ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 18 Sep 2017 |

    German election to define speed and shape of energy transition

    18 Sep 2017 With Germans about to cast their votes in the federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is virtually certain to retain power. But the make-up of the next coalition will be key to how the new government tackles a host of energy and climate ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • “Simplify support programmes”

    Progress in modernising Germany’s buildings to save energy is slow partly because of a confusing array of available support, according to a study by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW). “At present, the country boasts 3,350 support schemes to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 Jun 2015

    In the media: Costly e-cars; A coal reserve with a climate impact?

    15 Jun 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Merkel’s expensive targets” “Climate chancellor” Angela Merkel’s promise to put 1 million e-cars on German roads by 2020 might cost taxpayers dearly, writes Holger Steltzner in a commentary in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Mar 2015 |

    Lobbies, experts disagree over ideal power market redesign

    04 Mar 2015 (All day) The consultation period for the government's green paper on power market reform is over and submissions reveal stakeholders' different ideas and priorities for a redesign. Germany’s electricity market faces a major revamp ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 May 2019 |

    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 08 Jul 2017 |

    Isolating Trump, 19 G20-members say Paris climate deal "irreversible"

    08 Jul 2017 (All day) Nineteen members of the G20 group of leading industrialised and emerging economies underscored their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the United States isolated. The US also was the only country to opt-out of a ...
  • 07 Dec 2015 |

    COP21- Day 7/8: A German facilitator, a climate action plan 2050

    07 Dec 2015 (All day) Day 7/8 at the UN climate conference: Environment state secretary Flasbarth becomes facilitator / EU fights for new differentiation / Germany plans decarbonisation by 2050 The ministers and top-officials from 195 countries have found ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)-- ...
  • Merkel’s Chancellery Chief Altmaier: “We don’t know” if Germany will meet its 2020 climate targets

    The chief of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chancellery, Peter Altmaier, has said that while Germany is intent on meeting its 2020 emissions-reduction goals, it was not clear it would succeed. “We don’t know if we’ll make it,” Altmaier said at the debate ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26 Aug 2015

    In the media: More wind, less nuclear, fossil power for export

    26 Aug 2015 (All day) Handelsblatt “Upwind” Germany’s offshore wind development is accelerating, write Franz Hubik and Daniel Delhaes in the Handelsblatt. While the first wind parks suffered from delays, exploding costs and problems with the grid ...
  • 21 Apr 2016

    'Germans want more climate action' / Belgians keep nuclear plants running

    21 Apr 2016 (All day) WWF Germany “Germans want more climate action” German citizens would like to see more engagement in the fight against climate change, environment organisation WWF Germany says, referring to a representative survey by research ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 25 Sep 2016 |

    Germany ratifies Paris Agreement

    25 Sep 2016 (All day) In a move to fast-track the full ratification of the 2015 UN climate treaty (Paris Agreement), the German parliament has unanimously approved the terms of the treaty, helping to pave the way for it to enter into force before the end ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29 Jan 2015

    In the media: Germany's silicon valley of renewables, onshore wind power record

    29 Jan 2015 (All day) Frankfurter Rundschau Minister sees Bavaria as showcase for the Energiewende Bavarian economy minister Ilse Aigner says that far from blocking the energy transition, her state is a driver of the transition to a low-carbon economy. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • E.ON bows to political pressure and keeps nuclear plants

    10 Sep 2015 (All day) Major utility E.ON has abandoned plans to spin off its nuclear power plants when it splits in two next year. The operation and decommissioning of the company’s German nuclear activities will not be transferred to the new spin-off ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Preview2018- Link climate to labour market goals- Trade Unions

    08 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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” ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Jun 2015

    In the media: Merkel's risky G7 promise; coal dispute drags on

    10 Jun 2015 (All day) Handelsblatt “Great aim, little deed” When it comes to decarbonising the economy, Germany is nowhere near as ambitious as the government likes to say, writes Silke Kersting in a commentary for the business daily Handelsblatt. She ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • "We’re not here to protect German carmakers"

    28 Apr 2017 (All day) No other party has been part of a German federal government longer than the Free Democrats (FDP). They also governed together with Angela Merkel's CDU at the time of the Fukushima disaster and supported the second nuclear phase ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Oct 2015

    Climate pledges for 2.7°C warming / industry energy use up

    30 Oct 2015 (All day) UN Climate Change Secretariat “Global response to climate change keeps door open to 2 degree C temperature limit” A report assessing the 140 climate action plans submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 02 Jan 2017 |
    G20

    Preview2017- "Urgent matters won’t be tackled in election campaign"

    02 Jan 2017 (All day) 2017 will be a year filled with a multitude of seminal events for Germany's energy and climate policy. Apart from presiding over the next G20 summit, Germany will be the venue for the UN's COP23 and see legal reforms of ...
  • 11 Feb 2015

    In the media: Emissions trading dead without reform- analysts

    11 Feb 2015 (All day) Agora Energiewende “Without a decisive change of course the emissions trading system will fail permanently” Only the rapid introduction of a market stability reserve to increase the price of CO2 emissions can salvage the European ...
  • 03 Sep 2015

    In the media: Germany to block utilities' escape from nuclear clean-up costs

    03 Sep 2015 (All day) Die Zeit / Spiegel Online / Reuters Utilities must remain liable for nuclear clean-up costs Energy companies are to remain liable for the cost of decommissioning nuclear power plants and storing radioactive waste, even if they spin ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • High hopes and concerns over onshore wind power auctions

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

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

    19 Jun 2020, 14:00 In the midst of the Energiewende, Germany relies still heavily on imports of fossil fuels, as its domestic resources are largely depleted, or their extraction is too costly. This factsheet provides an overview of the current status of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • German utilities and the Energiewende

    12 Jan 2015 (All day) The large German utilities have seen their earnings from producing and supplying fossil and nuclear power decline- this factsheet outlines the challenges the energy transition poses to their traditional business model and how they ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Oct 2014 |

    Comparing old and new: Changes to Germany's Renewable Energy Act

    07 Oct 2014 (All day) In the summer of 2014 Germany amended its Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz or EEG). The new law, often referred to as “EEG 2.0”, came into effect on the 1st of August 2014. The EEG is at the heart of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 21 Oct 2019 |

    Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende

    21 Oct 2019, 13:15 The German public remains strongly in support of the transition to a low-carbon and nuclear-free economy. This factsheet provides a summary of recent polls measuring citizens' acceptance of the project. [Update adds AEE's ...
  • 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 ...
  • 16 Jun 2015 |

    Milestones of the German Energiewende

    16 Jun 2015 (All day) This factsheet provides a time line of important events, policies and research that have shaped the energy transition in Germany over the past four decades. Energiewende Society p.hockenos 1972   Publication of “ The Limits to Growth ...
  • German federalism: In 16 states of mind over the Energiewende

    10 Mar 2016 (All day) Germany’s 16 federal states may have a common goal – to cut emissions and fight climate change – but there are many different opinions about how to achieve it and how exactly the Energiewende should progress. Ahead of the ...
  • 22 Sep 2017 |

    German elections ahead: The road to the next Energiewende government

    22 Sep 2017 (All day) On 24 September 2017, Germans will cast their votes in the general elections and determine who will be in charge of the next phase of the country’s energy transition. Parties have shifted into national campaign mode after elections ...
  • 22 Dec 2015 |

    Vattenfall's German brown coal: what's being sold and who wants to buy

    22 Dec 2015 (All day) (UPDATES with new details of sales process) Vattenfall is selling off its German lignite operations. This factsheet outlines the context and exactly what is up for sale. Utilities Fossil fuels r.russell Vattenfall, owned by the ...
  • 28 Sep 2016 |

    Bioenergy's public acceptance problem

    28 Sep 2016 (All day) Bioenergy isn’t as popular with the German public as the country’s other major renewable energy sources. Fears of swathes of the German countryside being subsumed by maize monoculture, as well as sustainability issues abroad, have ...
  • Position of key stakeholders on the EEG 2.0: Environmental groups

    07 Oct 2014 (All day) This Factsheet lists views and positions of some German environmental groups on the new Renewable Energy Act (EEG) which came into effect on 1 August 2014. Energiewende EEG 2.0 | Law Policy k.appunn e.thalman Nature and Biodiversity ...
  • Green Party coalition partner in three new German state governments

    23 May 2016 (All day) State elections have shifted the power balance in Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Württemberg. The Greens are partners in each new coalition government. The party’s commitment to the energy transition is reflected in ...
  • Government opts for alternative to coal levy

    02 Jul 2015 (All day) The government has agreed on a keenly awaited package of measures to further the Energiewende. But it gave in to pressure from trade unions and utilities and abandoned the idea of fining coal power plants for emitting greenhouse ...
  • 16 Feb 2016 |

    Re-dispatch costs in the German power grid

    16 Feb 2016 (All day) Rising re-dispatch costs for grid stabilisation have become a new point of concern in Germany's Energiewende, the transition from fossil and nuclear to renewable energy sources. This factsheet explains why they occur, who pays, ...
  • 05 Jul 2016 |

    RWE’s plans for new renewable subsidiary

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

    16 Aug 2016 (All day) The share of electricity from weather-dependent wind and solar energy in the German power mix keeps growing. That puts pressure on the electricity sector to be much more flexible in managing power demand and supply. The need for ...
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  • Three questions to Claire Stam, CLEW ambassador for France

    08 Nov 2019, 15:00 Martha Otwinowski Claire Stam Climate & CO2 Nuclear phase-out Renewables Finance International Claire Stam is in charge of the German edition of Brussels-based Euractiv. Her area of focus includes the clean energy transition, ...
  • Three questions to Soumya Sarkar, CLEW Ambassador for India

    15 Nov 2019, 12:21 Martha Otwinowski Soumya sarkar Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Renewables Soumya is a journalist based in New Delhi. He is managing editor of India Climate Dialogue, a leading portal on environment and climate change. Soumya has ...
  • Three questions to Justin Gerdes, CLEW Ambassador for the United States (West Coast)

    25 Oct 2019, 09:59 Justin Gerdes Martha Otwinowski Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics International Justin Gerdes is a freelance journalist who regularly covers the energy transition from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a Contributing Writer for ...
  • 23 Aug 2019 |

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

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

    04 Oct 2019, 12:30 Nickolaus Bauer Martha Otwinowski Renewables Business International Nickolaus Bauer is a freelance journalist and broadcaster who hunts down stories on the competing interests and economic challenges that prevent South Africa and the ...
  • 16 Aug 2019 |

    Three questions to: Rudi Bressa, CLEW Ambassador for Italy

    16 Aug 2019, 12:15 Rudi Bressa Martha Otwinowski Policy International Rudi is CLEW ambassador for Italy. He is a freelance journalist who regularly covers the energy transition, climate change, and the circular economy. Rudi contributes to La Stampa, ...
  • Three questions to Atâyi-Babs Opaluwah, CLEW Ambassador for Nigeria and West Africa

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

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

    23 Aug 2019, 10:20 Angelina Davydova Martha Otwinowski Policy International Angelina Davydova is a freelance journalist who regularly covers climate change, environmental/climate policy at the international and Russian level, the circular economy and ...
  • Three questions to Simona Drevenšek, CLEW ambassador for Central and Eastern Europe

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

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

    09 Aug 2019, 15:22 Martha Otwinowski International Today we're launching our new blog series: 'Three questions to CLEW Journalism Network Ambassadors'. In it, we individually introduce our 16 volunteer representatives based in different ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Borderstep

    Borderstep is an independent research institute focused on entrepreneurial solutions for global challenges. Borderstep’s research-driven projects focus on green innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship, climate change and energy efficiency in buildings ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ministry of Economics, Labour, Energy and Transport, State of Saarland

    www.saarland.de/ministerium_wirtschaft_arbeit_energie_verkehr.htm Wolfgang Kerkhoff +49 681 501 1690 w.kerkhoff@wirtschaft.saarland.de Government ...
  • Ministry of Economics, Labour and Technology, State of Thuringia

    www.thueringen.de Stephan Krauß +49 361 37 97 030 stephan.krauss@tmwat.thueringen.de Larissa Schulz-Trieglaff +49 361 37 97 031 larissa.schulz-trieglaff@tmwat.thueringen.de Government ...
  • Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transportation, State of Hesse

    www.wirtschaft.hessen.de Marco Kreuter +49 611 815 2020 presse@hmwvl.hessen.de Government ...
  • Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy, State of North Rhine-Westphalia

    www.wirtschaft.nrw Matthias Kietzmann +49 211 61772 204 matthias.kietzmann@mweimh.nrw.de Rabea Ottenhues +49 211 61772 124 rabea.ottenhues@mweimh.nrw.de Marie Vörckel +49 211 61772 217 marie.voerckel@mweimh.nrw.de Government ...
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Climate Protection, Energy, State of Rhineland-Palatinate

    www.mwkel.rlp.de Ruth Bökle +49 6131 16 2549 ruth.boekle@mwkel.rlp.de Stefanie Mittenzwei +49 6131 16 2550 stefanie.mittenzwei@mwkel.rlp.de Government ...
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, State of Bavaria

    www.stmwi.bayern.de Katrin van Randenborgh +49 89 2162 2290 Christian Faul +49 89 2162 2291 pressestelle@stmwivt.bayern.de Government ...
  • Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen

    Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen is an industry association promoting sustainable investment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It has over 150 corporate members, including banks, investment management companies, insurance companies, rating agencies, ...
  • DENEFF- German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency

    DENEFF is a cross-industry network of leading companies advocating for ambitious and effective energy efficiency policy. It aims for a maximum reduction in energy consumption through efficiency, technology neutrality and the creation of conditions for ...
  • KfW Bank

    KfW is a government-owned banking institution that offers both foreign and domestic financing for business and economic development. Its mission includes supporting citizen-initiatives, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and municipalities through loans ...
  • FÖS- Green Budget Germany

    NGO Green Budget Germany was founded in 1994. Its focus is on all elements of market-oriented eco-fiscal policy: environmental taxation, emission trading, removal of environmentally harmful subsidies, promotion of renewable energies and green growth. Its ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 24 Nov 2019 |

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

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

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

    Italy Electricity Bioenergy Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Gas Nuclear phase-out Mobility Agriculture Italian Roberto works for the Italian national news agency DIRE as head of the Environment editorial staff. In addition, he collaborates with ...
  • Dalesio

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

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

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

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

    Poland Fossil fuels Gas Renewables Cost & Prices COP24 Polish ...
  • Choi

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

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

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

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

    Belgium Mobility Business Finance Digitalisation Efficiency Policy Society British Philippa is editor in chief of energy at NS Media. She will launch a new publication on clean energy for the group this summer.    She has over 20 years experience as a ...
  • Kassim

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

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

    Nigeria Electricity Climate & CO2 Technology Agriculture Nigerian Ebere Agozie is head of the Fact Check Desk and a senior correspondent with the News Agency for Nigeria (NAN). She covers judiciary, agriculture and environment beats from the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stratan

    Moldova Renewables Business Technology Society Moldovan Aurel is co-founder and programs coordinator at Mold-Street, a portal for investigations into corruption, economic analysis and business news in the Republic of Moldova. Aurel covers technology and ...
  • 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. ...
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