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  • Daimler partners with China’s Geely to make Smart a leading e-car brand

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

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

    11 Feb 2019, 14:22 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid Cars Energiewende hinges on unblocking ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

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

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

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

    04 Apr 2019, 13:43 Expert E3G- Third generation enviromentalism European non profit organisation for policy transformation Climate & CO2 Finance Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Government Employing ...
  • 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 ...
  • Environment minister submits draft of climate action law to chancellery

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

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

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

    German finance minister wants to extend electric car incentives

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

    Energy independence increasingly important to Germans

    14 Feb 2019, 14:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Society Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende What business thinks of the energy ...
  • After protest visit, Thunberg continues to make waves in Germany

    01 Apr 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Politics Society Deutsche Welle / Spiegel Online / taz / dpa Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg continued to make waves in German media over ...
  • Regulatory factors may distort competition in cross-border renewable energy auctions in Europe

    Costs stemming from differences in regulation in individual countries have the potential to distort an otherwise competitive level playing field in cross-border renewable energy auctions in Northwestern Europe, writes energy think tank Agora Energiewende* ...
  • 29 Mar 2019 |

    German solar industry wants more land for expansion after oversubscribed auction

    29 Mar 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Solar Clean Energy Wire The German solar power industry wants the government to loosen restrictions and free up land to expand solar capacity, after far ...
  • 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 ...
  • 21 Mar 2019 |

    Business alliance calls on German government to speed up transition to e-cars

    21 Mar 2019, 12:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire A group of five major companies has called on the German government to do more to promote electric vehicles (EVs). In a ...
  • 25 Mar 2019 |

    Goldman Sachs still bullish on German utilities

    25 Mar 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Finance Utilities dpa / Focus Online US investment bank Goldman Sachs says German utilities RWE and E.ON remain good investments, despite the coal exit, newswire dpa ...
  • 25 Mar 2019 |

    Minimum distance rules for wind turbines threaten energy transition – German environment agency

    25 Mar 2019, 13:39 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 A mandatory minimum distance for ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    German mobility commission head says speed limit not best option to curb emissions

    08 Feb 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars Autobahn speed limit: good for climate and safety, or a useless loss of freedom? NGO triggering diesel bans now eyes ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    Capacity market debate resurfaces as Germany may need gas to replace coal

    05 Mar 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Gas Handelsblatt The planned exit from coal-fired power generation in Germany may require large-scale construction of gas-fired power plants, but the ...
  • Germany is no longer a leader in the battle against global warming – env minister

    Germany has lost its role as a pioneer in the global fight against climate change, environment minister Svenja Schulze said in an interview with Deutsche Welle. The intra-parliamentary fight over immigration has also distracted attention from other issues ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    Daimler’s dividend cut shows German carmakers have reached crisis mode – media

    07 Feb 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Car giant ...
  • 20 Mar 2019 |

    Porsche backs Volkswagen’s e-car strategy shift, raises voting rights share

    20 Mar 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Reuters / Süddeutsche Zeitung The holding company of luxury carmaker Porsche SE has increased its voting rights share in Volkswagen and ...
  • Merkel encourages school strikes for climate, upsetting her own party

    04 Mar 2019, 12:01 The school student protests for rapid climate action make headlines in Germany as well as in other countries, putting pressure on politicians to take a stance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this weekend she “strongly welcomes” ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    Germany’s emission drop 2018 even larger – environment agency corrects figures

    04 Apr 2019, 14:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Agriculture Clean Energy Wire Germany reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.5 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to corrected estimates ...
  • 15 Feb 2019 |

    Oil & gas company Shell buys German battery storage firm Sonnen

    15 Feb 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Clean Energy Wire CLEW Storage Business & Jobs Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition Clean Energy Wire Oil and gas giant Shell is buying ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    VW’s strategy change shows little regard for industry suppliers – op-ed

    19 Mar 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Handelsblatt The strategy shift towards electric vehicles announced by Volkswagen shows that Germany’s largest carmaker does not care too ...
  • 31 Jul 2018 |

    Dip in energy use, rise in renewables lowers German CO2 emissions

    31 Jul 2018, 14:06 Germany’s energy consumption fell by one percent in the first half of 2018 as warm weather in the spring reduced the need for heating. A rise in renewable energy generation that pushed out coal in the power sector also helped to cut ...
  • Germany’s technology scepticism inhibits progress in emissions reduction

    For a long time, Germany had been confident it was on the right track when it comes to climate action, but scepticism and resistance towards low-emission technologies are on the rise in the country today, Niklas Zaboji writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeine ...
  • 05 Dec 2018 |

    Shift to electric cars will cost more than 100,000 jobs in Germany by 2035- study

    05 Dec 2018, 14:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Business & Jobs Institute for Employment Research (IAB) The shift to electric cars will lead to the loss of more than 100,000 jobs in ...
  • Significant drop in energy use pushes down German emissions in 2018

    19 Dec 2018, 14:21 Germany’s energy-related CO₂ emissions dropped by more than six percent year-on-year as the country consumed “significantly” less energy in 2018, but with a greater share of renewables than last year, said energy market research group ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    Senior Conservative says proposed Climate Action Law would “paralyse” Germany

    28 Feb 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Tageszeitung The Climate Action Law proposed by Germany’s environment ministry is “a planned economy approach” that could “paralyse the ...
  • 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 ...
  • US critics of Germany’s energy transition should put their own house in order – op-ed

    15 Mar 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende International Clean Technica The negative view of Germany’s energy transition that includes a phase-out of nuclear power held ...
  • 29 Mar 2019 |

    Greta Thunberg joins German students for climate protest in Berlin

    29 Mar 2019, 14:03 Swedish activist Greta Thunberg visited Berlin on Friday, joining thousands of young people who took to the streets in the most recent "Fridays for Future" school strike demanding more action on climate change. Protesters ...
  • Preview2019- BEE: Coal exit will not be enough for Germany

    03 Jan 2019, 11:30 Despite encountering many difficulties, Germany's so-called coal exit commission will manage to sketch a pathway out of coal-fired power production that is acceptable for everyone involved, says Peter Röttgen of renewable energy ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 Mar 2019 |

    Volkswagen launches battery alliance with Swedish producer Northvolt

    22 Mar 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Cars International Clean Energy Wire Germany’s largest carmaker, Volkswagen, and Swedish battery producer Northvolt have announced a joint research ...
  • German carmakers agree to bet on e-cars and hybrids, fuel cells not ready – media

    21 Mar 2019, 12:31 Expert VDA- German Association of the Automotive Industry Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars Business & Jobs Technology dpa / Focus Online BMW, Daimler and VW have settled a dispute ...
  • SPD climate and energy politician Miersch says 2019 will be year of key challenges

    Energy and climate policy must be key policy areas for Germany’s government in 2019 in order to significantly reduce carbon emissions and make a substantial contribution to limiting climate change, Social Democratic (SPD) energy and climate politician ...
  • Merkel’s endorsement of climate strikes “hypocritical”- teachers’ assoc

    20 Mar 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Society Elections & Politics Tageszeitung (taz) Chancellor Angela Merkel’s support for the climate school strike movement Fridays for Future is “hypocritical” ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    Joint Daimler-TenneT project finds e-cars can stabilise power grid

    07 Feb 2019, 13:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Storage Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid Sector coupling- Shaping an ...
  • We will initiate a battery cell production in Germany – economy minister

    Germany will initiate a domestic battery cell production in the framework of the federal government’s upcoming industrial strategy, said economy minister Peter Altmaier at a press conference after a meeting with Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    Germany set to have “world’s dumbest energy policy”- opinion

    31 Jan 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Energiewende Germany's Energiewende: The Easy Guide Wall Street Journal Germany is set to have the “world’s dumbest energy policy” ...
  • 19 Mar 2019 |

    Germany mulls turning old coal plants into thermal storage assets

    19 Mar 2019, 13:53 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Technology Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Storage GreenTech Media Researchers in Germany are ...
  • 16 Jan 2019 |

    Lusatia to suffer most from quick coal exit – report

    16 Jan 2019, 13:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Coal Fossil fuels Coal commission to meet again on 25 January – source Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out Germany’s coal exit commission Clean ...
  • 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, ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Group of companies aim for battery cell production in NRW

    04 Feb 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Research minister urges companies to launch domestic battery cell production Storage Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    Germany bids farewell to domestic hard coal mining

    20 Dec 2018, 16:33 On 21. December 2018 the mining of hard coal officially comes to an end in Germany. The closing of the last mine in the Ruhr region marks the end of 200 years of mining the fossil fuel that made Germany’s industrialisation possible. The ...
  • 14 Dec 2018 |

    “Can Germany revive its stalled energy transition?”

    14 Dec 2018, 14:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende YaleEnvironment360 Germany has long been a global leader in developing and deploying low-carbon technologies, but now faces mounting ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    Angela Merkel’s tarnished legacy on the environment

    29 Jan 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende Germany eyes coal exit by 2038 in bid for climate-friendly economy Germany's Energiewende: The Easy Guide Financial Times ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Germany needs 10 million e-cars for 2030 climate targets – transport minister

    13 Mar 2019, 14:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars dpa / Focus Online Germany needs 10 million electric cars on the road by 2030 to reach its climate targets, according to transport minister ...
  • 20 Mar 2019 |

    Environment minister Schulze to head Germany’s ‘climate cabinet’

    20 Mar 2019, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Elections & Politics dpa / Rheinische Post The planned German ‘ climate cabinet ’ that aims to improve coordination among climate ...
  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    Court hears case against clearing of Hambach Forest to protect bat species

    12 Mar 2019, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Society dpa / Aachener Nachrichten A court in the western German city of Cologne has started to hear a case by NGO Friends of the Earth (BUND) against the ...
  • IEA scenarios downplayed renewables for political reasons - experts

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has grossly underestimated the growth of renewables in its influential World Energy Outlook (WEO) forecasts for political reasons in the past, green energy proponents have told the Deutsche Welle. “Fossil and nuclear ...
  • Missing EU emissions reduction targets could cost Germany up to 300 million euros by 2020- report

    19 Mar 2019, 13:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government International Tagesspiegel Background Germany could face fines of up to 300 million euros payable over three years for its failure to ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |
    Gas

    Companies plan Germany’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen project

    12 Feb 2019, 14:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Gas Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive? Sector coupling- Shaping an integrated renewable ...
  • Artificial intelligence has potential to reshape environmental protection – NGO

    The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to help solve pressing environmental challenges needs to be better understood and exploited, panellists agreed at a debate on AI and the environment organised by Microsoft in Berlin. “AI is going to change the ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s utilities are dwarfs, not champions – op-ed

    15 Mar 2019, 13:49 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 Clean Energy Wire CLEW ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    BMW and Daimler mull development of joint e-car platform to save billions in costs

    15 Mar 2019, 13:42 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Business ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

    "Currency for secure energy"- Russian ambassador dismisses Nord Stream 2 critics

    13 Feb 2019, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany to stay in command on Nord Stream 2 ...
  • Ten German startups in Cleantech Group’s global 100 cleantech list

    30 Jan 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Start-ups Business & Jobs Technology Cleantech Group Ten German startups are among the 100 most innovative clean technology companies from ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    German Energiewende destroys capital – NZZ

    23 Jan 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sven Egenter Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende Coal commission draft recommends shielding consumers from rising power prices – media Neue Zürcher Zeitung Germany’s approach to ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Shell says Sonnen purchase part of effort to become world’s largest power company

    13 Mar 2019, 14:17 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Business & Jobs Bloomberg Oil major Shell plans to transform itself into “the largest electricity power company in the world” by the early ...
  • 20 Mar 2019 |

    Western German coal region claims greater share of phase-out compensation

    20 Mar 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The western German federal state of Saarland has claimed greater financial support from the federal ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    E.ON targets steady profits in 2019 ahead of innogy deal

    13 Mar 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Business & Jobs Utilities Reuters German utility E.ON forecast largely stable operating earnings of around three billion euros for 2019 ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    Ahead of meeting with Merkel: Saxony state premier expects timetable for mining region support

    31 Jan 2019, 13:19 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal German commission proposes coal ...
  • 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 ...
  • Transport commission meeting in German Chancellery ends with dispute over principles

    15 Mar 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Tagesspiegel Background / Clean Energy Wire A meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ministers from her cabinet and ...
  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    Researchers back “Fridays for Future” protests, global school strike planned for Friday

    12 Mar 2019, 14:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society dpa / Tagesspiegel / Clean Energy Wire Students are expected to walk out of school in more than 1,000 cities around the world on Friday, as ...
  • German government must urgently tackle energy policy issues – industry association

    The energy transition offers plenty of opportunities for German businesses, but the current government coalition has done little to solve key issues for the industry, writes the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) in its 2018 ...
  • German SMEs’ energy investments start paying off – study

    The investments made by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Germany in recent years have started to pay off and reduced the companies’ exposure to high power prices, German state-owned business development bank KfW said in a press release. ...
  • Reducing coal in favour of renewables cheaper and cleaner for Germany

    A gradual reduction of coal-fired power production and the parallel expansion of renewable energy sources to 65 percent of Germany’s 2030 power mix would reduce electricity costs and emissions and allow the country to reach its climate target in the ...
  • Green Party wants to include climate protection in German constitution

    The German Green Party wants to write climate protection into the country’s constitution, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. At a Green campaign event in the central German federal state of Hesse, where state elections will take place on 28 ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    Reinsurance company Munich Re introduces battery performance insurance

    11 Mar 2019, 13:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage Finance Clean Energy Wire German reinsurance heavyweight Munich Re has introduced an insurance for operators of battery storage installations that shields ...
  • Renewables overtake coal to become Germany’s single largest power source

    For the first time ever, renewable energy sources in Germany have generated more power in the first half of 2018 than all coal plants taken together, making wind, solar, and other green energy sources the largest power source in the country, preliminary ...
  • Climate strikes in Germany spark debate over impact, students' commitment

    18 Mar 2019, 14:30 In the days after tens of thousands of students protested across Germany for more action on climate change, reactions poured in from across the political spectrum. Some conservative politicians argue students should not miss school, and ...
  • 15 Mar 2019 |

    Students pour into Germany's streets in major climate protest

    15 Mar 2019, 18:19 Tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of students poured into the streets in cities across Germany to demand more action on climate change. It’s one of the biggest showings for the "Fridays for Future" movement, which has ...
  • Germany presents patchy climate plan draft to European Commission- report

    08 Jan 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 Germany’s greenhouse gas ...
  • German conservative party head calls for serious discussion on climate action law – media

    19 Feb 2019, 13:19 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich ...
  • 12 Mar 2019 |

    Wind provides half of Germany’s power for a whole week

    12 Mar 2019, 13:48 Expert Fraunhofer ISE Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme Renewables Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire Thanks to strong winds, electricity production in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Court rejects lawsuit aiming to protect Hambach Forest, woodland’s future still uncertain

    13 Mar 2019, 11:10 The Hambach Forest in western Germany has become a symbol for climate activists, who are seeking to prevent energy company RWE from razing it to expand a nearby coal mine. A lawsuit by the environmental NGO BUND last year temporarily ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    New parents’ group backs student climate protests in Germany

    11 Mar 2019, 14:17 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society Deutsche Welle / Bild am Sonntag The weekly “Fridays for Future” school strikes have prompted a fierce ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Energy transition to see winners and losers- philosopher of technology

    21 Jan 2019, 13:37 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 Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende Society ...
  • 07 Jan 2019 |

    Green Party urges “tailor-made” grid expansion that accounts for coal exit

    07 Jan 2019, 13:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Grid Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid New “Power Grid Action Plan” to accelerate network development Re-dispatch costs ...
  • 06 Mar 2019 |

    BMW, Daimler confident they can meet EU’s 2021 emissions targets, 2030 targets a challenge

    06 Mar 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Transport dpa / Welt Online / AP / Washington Post BMW chief Harald Krüger said he ’ s confident the company can meet the EU’s 2021 emissions targets, but the 2030 ...
  • Germany’s energy transition will require significant imports of green fuels - study

    The global energy transition will require the presence of a sizeable international market for synthetic fuels and Germany will have to import significant amounts of green fuels created by converting renewable energy with so-called power-to-x technologies, ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    Scientists take a stance on school strikes for climate but could do more – opinion

    07 Mar 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Tageszeitung The coming petition by hundreds of German scientists who openly support the school student movement Fridays for Future that ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Thousands of German students to join global strike for climate action

    14 Mar 2019, 13:24 Students in Germany and around the world are expected to walk out of school Friday for what is being billed as a “global strike” to demand action on climate change. Organisers hope it will be the largest demonstration yet in the series ...
  • 18 Jan 2019 |

    RWE sets aside 1.5 billion euros per year for renewables investments

    18 Jan 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Utilities Clean Energy Wire German utility RWE wants to invest about 1.5 billion euros net per year in renewables after a complex transaction that will combine the ...
  • 26 Feb 2019 |

    Germany promotes e-mobility but many have doubts

    26 Feb 2019, 14:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Cars Society The Verge German car companies have announced major initiatives to promote electric vehicles, but not everyone is convinced, reports US tech site The ...
  • 16 Jan 2019 |

    Nord Stream 2 contractor OMV criticises “completely unacceptable threat” from US ambassador

    16 Jan 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Gas Security Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende US warns German companies of possible sanctions ...
  • 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 ...
  • 01 Mar 2019 |

    Coal plant operators should be compensated, but reasonably – opinion

    01 Mar 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Finance Handelsblatt The operators of Germany’s coal plants should receive some compensation for closing facilities in line with the exit plan proposed by the ...
  • 01 Mar 2019 |

    Young climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Germany for Friday school strikes

    01 Mar 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society dpa / Tagesspiegel The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says Germany’s school strikes for climate action give her “a lot of hope,” ...
  • German lead in renewables “cannot be caught up with” – French energy expert

    Germany’s leading position in energy transition technologies and renewables is uncatchable for countries embarking on their own “Energiewende,” French energy expert Gerard Magnin says in an interview on Spiegel Online. The former board member of French ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    Extreme weather “wake-up call” for many Germans to act on climate change – survey

    05 Mar 2019, 13:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Society Clean Energy Wire The extreme weather events Germany experienced in recent years have served as a “wake-up call” for many people in the ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    VW plans to license e-mobility chassis to competitors

    31 Jan 2019, 11:58 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport 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 Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green ...
  • 07 Mar 2019 |

    EU rebukes Germany over lack of green fuels service stations, mulls proceedings

    07 Mar 2019, 13:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars Welt Online The EU Commission has criticised the German government for not making sufficient progress on setting up a ...
  • 04 Mar 2019 |

    Nuclear “finished” in Germany, plant operators affirm

    04 Mar 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Nuclear phase-out Society Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The use of nuclear power in Germany will come to an end by the end of 2022 as planned, operators of the ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

    Bad marks for Germany’s climate-relevant ministries after first year in office

    14 Mar 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Government Tagesspiegel The ministries responsible for implementing climate policy in Germany get bad marks from newspaper Tagesspiegel in an ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

    Volkswagen faces EU fines, mulls axing up to 7,000 additional jobs

    11 Mar 2019, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars Business & Jobs Spiegel Online / Braunschweiger Zeitung Volkswagen, Germany’s largest carmaker, and its main rivals BMW and Daimler could all face EU ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    Climate activists in coal commission say proposed exit path violates Paris targets

    31 Jan 2019, 14:15 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 Sören ...
  • Companies should make climate and energy key factors in their strategic planning

    A new study by WWF Germany and Foundation 2° examines the effects of a “below two degrees climate path” on economic risks and opportunities for companies in the automobile and chemical industries. Businesses must include climate and energy targets in ...
  • 17 Jan 2019 |

    Power-to-X gains momentum on two fronts in Germany

    17 Jan 2019, 14:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Storage Technology Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive? ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

    Hundreds of scientists in Germany back Fridays for Future climate school strikes

    05 Mar 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Society Clean Energy Wire / Tagesspiegel Background More than 700 scientists from German-speaking countries have signed a petition that explicitly backs students’ ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    German farmers demand increased compensation for hosting grid infrastructure

    25 Feb 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Grid German land owners to receive higher compensation for power line construction EurActiv The German government aims to rapidly expand the power grid to keep up ...
  • Germany's proposed climate law to create certainty for businesses- op-ed

    04 Mar 2019, 13:40 Expert IASS- Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Think tank on sustainable development Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs ...
  • 07 Jan 2019 |

    Performance of Germany’s energy minister Altmaier disappoints industry

    07 Jan 2019, 13:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Politics Economy minister Altmaier defends Germany’s slow breakup with coal Germany sets deadline for grid expansion plans Political ...
  • 03 Jan 2019 |

    ICCT EU stats: e-cars emit less CO2 over lifetime than combustion cars

    03 Jan 2019, 12:00 ICCT- International Council on Clean Transportation Transport Read more about ICCT- International Council on Clean Transportation Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    EU approval of E.ON & RWE merger raises fears of new “dominator” on German energy market

    28 Feb 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Business & Jobs Utilities Welt Online EU competition watchdogs' green light for the deal to merge parts of German utility E.ON’s business with that of ...
  • German environment minister puts pressure on industry to reduce emissions

    German environment minister Svenja Schulze has called on the country’s energy-intensive industries to present plans to reduce their carbon emissions, Handelsblatt reports. At a meeting in early July, the Social Democrat (SPD) will meet representatives of ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    German wind industry worry about public resistance as installations slump

    29 Jan 2019, 13:34 Expert BWE- German Wind Energy Association Bundesverband Windenergie Technology Citizens' energy Electricity market Business & Jobs Expert VDMA- German Engineering Federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Business ...
  • Berlin’s energy senator says fear of right-wing parties must not slow down coal exit

    Fears of a surge in support for the right-wing populist party AfD must not influence the speed of Germany’s coal exit, Berlin’s Green energy senator Ramona Pop says in a reply to Brandenburg’s state premier Dietmar Woidke, published in the Tagesspiegel. ...
  • German e-car lamppost charging startup secures €20mio funding, Honda cooperation

    05 Mar 2019, 15:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Start-ups Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire Berlin e-car charging startup ubitricity has raised 20 million euros from new partner Honda ...
  • Commission on coal exit "easy way out"- Greens' climate spokesperson

    08 Feb 2018 (All day) In their coalition treaty, negotiators from Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed to set up a special commission charged with managing the phase-out of coal-fired power generation in ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    German state NRW explores options to replace coal with geothermal energy for heating

    25 Feb 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Technology Germany to face EU sanctions if it does not lower heating sector emissions Clean Energy Wire An international research project aims to assess the ...
  • Industry exemptions for renewables levy must be abolished – editorial

    Germany’s renewable levy  decreases for the second year in a row, but the government should lower household power prices by abolishing exemptions for companies that do not compete internationally, writes Joachim Wille in an editorial in the Frankfurter ...
  • Nuclear power no longer competitive with wind power – innogy renewables head

    The significant drop in the cost of generating offshore wind power means that even modern nuclear power plants are no longer able to compete economically with this renewable energy source, says German energy supplier innogy SE’s COO for Renewables Hans ...
  • Germans strongly support energy transition, call for more ambitious climate action

    The support of German citizens for the country’s Energiewende [energy transition] is unwavering, a poll commissioned by the country’s Renewable Energy Agency (AEE) and conducted by pollster Kantar Emnid has shown. According to the AEE, 93 percent of ...
  • Industrial-scale power-to-gas “interesting prospect” for lignite mining region - env min

    Large-scale installations used for storing renewable power as gas (power-to-gas) would be an interesting prospect for the east German lignite mining region of Lusatia, according to environment minister Svenja Schulze. Speaking at an event organised by the ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    Munich's bid to go 100 percent renewable causes resistance in Norway

    25 Feb 2019, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Wind International German wind industry worries about public resistance as installations slump Welt Online Munich’s plans for 100 percent renewable power have run ...
  • 25 Feb 2019 |

    Germany’s finance minister says rapid grid expansion key to coal exit

    25 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Grid Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid Germany sets deadline for grid expansion plans Rheinische Post German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has ...
  • “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 ...
  • 14 Jan 2019 |

    Climate action law must secure social acceptance and German competitiveness – industry

    14 Jan 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Climate, energy and transport in Germany's coalition treaty Mobility and coal task force delay pushes back Germany’s ...
  • 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 ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    Industry leaders say can cope with coal exit in debate ahead of commission report

    23 Jan 2019, 10:55 Power prices are less of a concern for some industry sectors and coal-heavyweight RWE has long been about “much more than coal” – industry representatives offered an unusual take on the German coal exit debate in a panel discussion ...
  • 28 Feb 2019 |

    Grid operator 50Hertz set new renewables record in 2018

    28 Feb 2019, 14:12 Expert 50Hertz Transmission Grid operator Electricity market Grid Technology Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Grid Renewables Clean Energy Wire More than 55 percent of power consumed last year in ...
  • Altmaier delays energy transition, calls it “realism” – commentary

    German economy minister Peter Altmaier pays lip service to the consequences of climate change for “our children and grandchildren,” but his words are not matched by actions, writes Tagesspiegel Background Energie in its daily newsletter. Altmaier wants to ...
  • Right-wing climate change deniers shun taking responsibility – opinion

    04 Mar 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Climate & CO2 Politics Society Tagesspiegel As the political debate over immigration in Germany is becoming less heated in line with the decreasing number of migrants ...
  • Environment minister Schulze says Germany has done too little for the climate “for many years”

    Germany’s new environment minister, Svenja Schulze, has said the country has “had a deficit in climate action for many years” and urged that “we have to change course” to meet emissions reduction ambitions. In her speech at the regional industry event ...
  • 20 Feb 2019 |

    German school protests will focus on transport emissions on global strike day in March

    20 Feb 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Climate & CO2 Society Washington Post Tens of thousands of teenagers across Europe have skipped school since the beginning of the year, joining protests ...
  • German government looks ahead as Bonn climate talks leave much to do

    11 May 2018 (All day) The climate talks in the city of Bonn failed to meet expectations they would deliver a draft rulebook for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement. After eleven days of negotiations, an extra session in Bangkok is now planned ...
  • 26 Feb 2019 |

    Coal exit to disrupt burning toxic waste in German power plants

    26 Feb 2019, 14:08 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal WDR The end of coal-fired power production in Germany is set to cause problems for the disposal of toxic waste – such as sewage sludge, used oil and refinery ...
  • Climate action law draft would enable “reliable climate policy” for first time- commentary

    22 Feb 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics Env min law draft calls for tightening of Germany's climate targets Environment minister submits draft of climate ...
  • 24 Jan 2019 |

    Coal commission proposal neglects climate protection – commentary

    24 Jan 2019, 12:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 German coal exit timetable to be settled in last minute talks Germany’s coal exit commission Handelsblatt The leaked ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 Feb 2019 |

    Australia could follow Germany’s coal phase-out model – commentary

    22 Feb 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal International Sydney Morning Herald Australia faces similar challenges to Germany when it comes to phasing out coal and might want to ...
  • 01 Mar 2019 |

    E.ON CEO seeks to dispel concerns over market dominance after RWE merger deal

    01 Mar 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Business & Jobs Utilities Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The merger of German energy company E.ON with parts of utility RWE will not make it too dominant on ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19 Feb 2019 |

    EU agrees first-ever emissions standards for trucks

    19 Feb 2019, 13:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport How Germany is greening its growing freight sector to meet climate targets Road freight emissions in Germany European Commission / ...
  • Four climate policy initiatives for a fair transformation

    Climate policy must take into account all the affected people, empower them, hold those responsible for climate change accountable, and create both global and national prospects for the future, according to the German Advisory Council on Global Change ...
  • 22 Feb 2019 |

    RWE to win EU okay to buy E.ON, Innogy renewables businesses- report

    22 Feb 2019, 13:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Utilities Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race Germany’s largest utilities at a glance RWE and E.ON overhaul power sector- German reactions to ...
  • 07 Dec 2018 |

    Climate and energy views of candidates to follow Merkel at helm of CDU

    07 Dec 2018, 09:13 With her decision not to seek re-election as party chair and chancellor, Angela Merkel has kicked off what is a novelty for her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU): an organised internal election campaign for the party’s ...
  • New Bavarian government coalition plans state climate protection law

    Bavarian conservative parties Christian Socialist Union (CSU) and Free Voters have signed a coalition treaty for the coming five years in Germany’s southern economic power house and largest federal state. The alliance aims to make climate protection a ...
  • Germany mulls cooperation with Poland on battery cell production

    German economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier will discuss options for closer cooperation with its neighbour Poland on battery cell production for electric cars, Welt Online reports. On a working trip to Poland next week, Altmaier will meet the Polish ...
  • 09 Nov 2017 |

    COP23- Day 4: EU CO2 market deal signal for Bonn / Climate Risk Index

    09 Nov 2017 German state secretary for environment says ETS reform shows EU can work together on climate policy / Negotiators progress on technical details of Paris rulebook / COP president Fiji was world's third most climate-impacted country in 2016 ...
  • 21 Feb 2019 |

    Siemens enters home battery storage market

    21 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Storage Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition Germany’s Siemens: a case study in Energiewende industry upheaval Oil & gas company ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany “is doing nothing” to reach its climate targets – opinion

    Contrary to the German government’s promise to close the gap towards reaching the country’s 2020 climate target as much as possible and take steps towards reaching the 2030 target, it “ is doing nothing," Malte Kreutzfeldt writes in an opinion piece ...
  • 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 ...
  • German climate policy a failure – commentary

    Germany’s energy transition is expensive and ineffective, writes economist Joachim Weimann of the University of Magdeburg in a guest commentary in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Despite high financial support for green energies and high electricity ...
  • Ending coal in industrialised and developing countries

    Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) addresses the global coal phase-out in a new, short, overview policy brief. The main measures to help phase out coal are the abolishment of fossil-fuel subsidies, the introduction of ...
  • 18 Feb 2019 |

    Pence, Merkel face off over Nord Stream 2 at Munich Security Conference

    18 Feb 2019, 13:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Gas International Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Liquefied gas – Does LNG have a place in Germany’s energy future? ...
  • "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 ...
  • Study says rapid coal exit would enable Germany to meet 2020 and 2030 climate targets

    A quick end of coal-fired power production in Germany and a parallel expansion of wind and solar power capacities would reduce carbon emissions sufficiently to meet the 2020 and 2030 climate target in line with the Paris Agreement, a study by research ...
  • 14 Feb 2019 |

    Saving Hambach Forest would make it “Germany’s most expensive woodland”- RWE CEO

    14 Feb 2019, 14:05 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Utilities German court stops controversial clearing of forest for lignite mine Clean Energy Wire Hambach Forest in western Germany ...
  • 20 Feb 2019 |

    RWE agrees to leave Hambach Forest untouched until 2020 – NRW state premier

    20 Feb 2019, 13:21 German utility and lignite mine operator RWE has agreed to refrain from clearing the embattled Hambach Forest in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) until autumn 2020, said state premier Armin Laschet in a parliamentary ...
  • German industry calls for more decisive energy and climate policy

    Germany’s energy and climate policy lacks decisiveness and a coherent approach, according to representatives of the country’s industries. “Germany must urgently take an integral approach to the climate-friendly modernisation of our economy, instead of ...
  • 22 Feb 2019 |

    BMW, Daimler to invest more than 1 bln euros in joint mobility services

    22 Feb 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Mobility Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Early e-car starter BMW plans new mobility sprint Reluctant ...
  • Germany laggard in assessing fossil investment risks- Deutsche Börse

    04 Oct 2018, 14:16 The financial sector in Germany needs better regulation to fully incorporate sustainability criteria in its business practices, says Kristina Jeromin, head of sustainability at the German stock exchange Deutsche Börse and managing ...
  • German government hindering CO2-cutting investments – interview

    The German government should put in place “clear incentives” to reduce CO 2 emissions, said Utz Tillmann, director of German chemical industry association VCI, in an interview with Tagesspiegel Background. The fledgling government has delayed policy ...
  • German energy transition should be based on competition and the use of market-based instruments – opinion

    The German transition to a low-carbon and nuclear-free energy supply – dubbed the “Energiewende” – should be based on the use of market-based instruments and competition between companies and technologies, Hubertus Bardt, head of the research division at ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

    Global e-car registrations surge, BMW comes 6th and VW 9th – report

    13 Feb 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Business & Jobs BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Share of pure electric vehicles in Germany’s new car ...
  • 14 Feb 2019 |

    Landmark deal between German utilities could meet resistance from antitrust regulators

    14 Feb 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Utilities Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race Energy lawyers warn against dominance of E.ON and RWE after deal Germany’s largest utilities at a ...
  • 21 Feb 2019 |

    Shipping needs “power-to-x” technologies to become climate-friendly- engineering body

    21 Feb 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Transport Freight Germany's maritime freight emissions Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive? Sector coupling- Shaping an integrated ...
  • 21 Feb 2019 |

    Car-sharing usage up in Germany

    21 Feb 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Mobility Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Car giant Germany struggles to ignite Energiewende in transportation Deutsche Welle ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    Two thirds of Germans in favour of free public transport offers

    08 Feb 2019, 13:42 Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars Society Germany launches task force to kickstart shift to sustainable ...
  • 06 Dec 2018 |

    Diesel cars still needed to meet climate targets, German carmakers say

    06 Dec 2018, 14:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars German Association of the Automotive Industry The German carmaker association VDA says the share of diesel cars has to rise ...
  • Germany faces billion-euro-bill for not meeting climate targets in EU effort-sharing

    Germany faces fines to the tune of two billion euros by 2020 for failing to meet emissions reduction targets in sectors not covered by the European Emissions Trading System (ETS), Andreas Mihm writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The German ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    EU e-car registrations surpass 100,000 in 2018

    11 Feb 2019, 14:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars International BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Share of pure electric vehicles in Germany’s new car ...
  • Preview2018- WWF calls for German climate policy emergency programme

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

    EU concessions mean some German cities may avoid diesel bans

    14 Feb 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A Tagesspiegel ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    German coal exit may slow Fortum plan for Uniper takeover – analysts

    07 Feb 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Utilities Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race Bloomberg The push to scrap the use of coal as a power generation fuel by ...
  • 19 Dec 2018 |

    Lights go out for German hard coal miners as last pit shuts

    19 Dec 2018, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Fossil fuels Coal in Germany Financial Times Germany’s last hard coal mine in the Ruhr area will officially close on Friday 21 December and with it the era of a “fuel that ...
  • Energy transition in German households progressing mostly in the countryside

    Almost a quarter of German households are “actively participating” in the Energiewende by using technologies such as solar PV systems, battery storages, e-cars, or heat pumps, according to the “Energy Transition Barometer 2018” published by state-owned ...
  • Dieselgate and climate fears fail to ignite voters' passion- pollster

    18 Sep 2017 Protecting the climate has become so commonplace among Germany's political parties that it is hard for one of them to stand out on an environmentalist platform, says Torsten Schneider-Haase of German opinion polling company Kantar Emnid. ...
  • Climate change abroad hits German economy- Federal Environment Agency

    17 Dec 2018, 12:51 UBA- Federal Environment Agency Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Read more about UBA- Federal Environment Agency Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business ...
  • Contested forest and loud criticism cloud 3rd coal commission session

    23 Aug 2018, 11:30 The German coal exit commission has set out on a tight schedule to devise a plan for phasing out the fossil power source – but shortly before its third official meeting federal states and opposition politicians have complained about a ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    Municipal shareholders tell RWE to take hard line in coal compensation talks

    31 Jan 2019, 13:22 Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Utilities German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Germany eyes ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    Foundation says it can cover hard coal’s “eternity costs” after phase-out

    18 Dec 2018, 13:57 RAG German Coal Business & Jobs Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Read more about RAG German Coal Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Coal in Germany Deutsche Welle ...
  • “Complete uncertainty” on climate ahead of G20 summit – German official

    29 Nov 2018, 16:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International G20 Clean Energy Wire The German government wants to build on last year’s G20 final declaration regarding climate ...
  • 11 Feb 2019 |

    Don’t underestimate symbolic value of German coal exit – op-ed

    11 Feb 2019, 14:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal International German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Relief about German coal exit deal fades as focus turns to implementation ...
  • 27 May 2016

    Media reports: climate law rewards power waste / Ministry dispute on self-supply tax

    27 May 2016 (All day) Panorama (ARD) “Absurd Energiewende: climate law rewards electricity waste” To be exempted from Germany's  Renewable Energy Act (EEG)  surcharge,  some companies just on  the threshold of qualifying as "energy intensive ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 Nov 2018 |

    German government plans to postpone deadline for coal commission

    22 Nov 2018, 15:06 The German government wants to postpone the deadline for the conclusion of the country’s coal exit commission. Sources told the Clean Energy Wire the commission may have to extend its work on the phase out of the fossil fuel until ...
  • 15 Feb 2019 |

    German village to be demolished for lignite mine despite coal exit

    15 Feb 2019, 12:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Society Germany’s three lignite mining regions Lausitzer Rundschau A 200-inhabitant German village will be demolished to make way for a ...
  • South German power supply secure despite coal exit, imports set to rise- study

    15 Feb 2019, 12:12 Expert Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, State of Baden-Württemberg Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft, Baden-Württemberg EEG 2.0 | Law Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • Renewables in German auctions cheaper than existing coal and gas – Sandbag analysis

    The rise in the price of carbon emissions, coal, and gas means that new onshore wind and solar can compete with the short term-costs of generating electricity from existing hard coal and gas plants for the first time, writes Dave Jones in an analysis for ...
  • 14 Feb 2019 |

    Greens call for implementing coal exit proposal fast

    14 Feb 2019, 14:11 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Politics German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Political uncertainty weighs heavily on energy policy crunch time year for Germany ...
  • Preview2019- Expect the German coal debate to continue, says Aurora ER

    10 Jan 2019, 09:15 The German coal exit commission is set to deliver its final recommendations for the country’s coal exit in February 2019, but this report is likely to be only the beginning of a long and controversial policymaking process in the country ...
  • 06 Feb 2019 |

    Chinese battery producer plans larger capacity of German cell factory

    06 Feb 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Storage Business & Jobs Altmaier wants to boost battery cells, autonomous driving as part of industry policy Chinese-German battery cell ...
  • Court's halt to forest clearing fans talk of easier German coal exit

    08 Oct 2018, 16:58 Anti-coal activists in Germany and beyond experienced a sudden change in fortune on 5 October, when a court ruling boosted their cause and provisionally stopped plans of energy company RWE to cut down the embattled Hambach Forest in ...
  • 30 Jan 2019 |

    Germany’s coal exit could breach Paris climate goals by 1 bln tonnes of CO2 – analysis

    30 Jan 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Climate & CO2 CarbonBrief If the German government adopts the commission recommendations for a coal exit by 2038, coal capacity would ...
  • 17 Dec 2018 |

    German government rejects financial evaluation of individual Energiewende targets

    17 Dec 2018, 13:22 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende Finance Clean Energy Wire The German government does not plan to introduce quantitative controlling standards for the energy ...
  • 03 Jan 2019 |

    German manufacturers seen catching up on e-mobility in 2019

    03 Jan 2019, 11:57 Bratzel Cars Transport Read more about Bratzel VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Read more about VW- Volkswagen Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight ...
  • 05 Feb 2019 |

    RWE signals Hambach Forest could be saved as NRW government chides protesters

    05 Feb 2019, 13:25 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Court's halt to forest clearing fans talk of easier German coal exit German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Relief about German coal exit deal ...
  • NRW economy minister says state needs tens of billions of euros for coal exit

    Ending coal mining and coal-fired power production in Germany would mean that the country’s most populopus federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), alone would need tens of billions of euros to cope with structural economic changes, the state’s ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    France, Germany compromise on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline – media

    08 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas International Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Industry bets on gas as last trump card in ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

    Electric bus boom is passing Germany by – report

    13 Feb 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Business & Jobs Road freight emissions in Germany Handelsblatt German cities are keen to replace their current busses with electric ...
  • 13 Feb 2019 |

    German companies team up to explore flying robot taxis at Frankfurt Airport

    13 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages r.waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Technology Cities and municipalities spearhead local transport revolution Emission-free aviation is technically feasible- DLR Researcher ...
  • 13 Jan 2017 |

    Preview2017- "Coal exit must start now"

    13 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 ...
  • Energy-intensive firms fear higher power costs from coal exit

    A report commissioned by RWE, one of Germany's largest owners of lignite mines and coal-fired power generation, says that a mandated German coal exit by 2040 would shift power generation and related CO₂ emissions to neighbouring countries and lead to ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    Volkswagen’s electric strategy shift “risky bet” but may yield dominance of e-car market

    07 Feb 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Cars "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Reuters The ...
  • State premier Weil says Lower Saxony will become Germany’s number one green energy state

    The northern German federal state of Lower Saxony will “probably become the number one energy state” in the country thanks to its large installed and potential capacity of onshore and offshore wind power, the state’s Social Democrat (SPD) minister ...
  • Chimney sweepers’ association says over two thirds of German heating systems are out of date

    The majority of Germany’s heating systems are older than 20 years and must be refurbished, the Federal Association of Chimney Sweepers says according to a dpa article carried by Die Welt. If heating systems older than 15 years are included, more than 70 ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

    Merkel says enormous effort needed to make coal exit a success – report

    12 Feb 2019, 12:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Coal Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 The story of "Climate Chancellor" Angela Merkel Bild ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

    Bioenergy crucial to Germany’s 2030 renewables target – industry body

    12 Feb 2019, 12:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Bioenergy Bioenergy's public acceptance problem Bioenergy- the troubled pillar of the Energiewende Bioenergy in Germany – facts and figures on development, support ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

    The end of coal in Germany could come more quickly than you think- op-ed

    12 Feb 2019, 12:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Coal Financial Times Environmental NGOs have criticised the German Coal Commission’s proposal to phase out coal use by 2038 as too slow, but the process could happen a lot ...
  • 07 Dec 2018 |

    ‘Yellow vests’ protests in France are blow to climate activists

    07 Dec 2018, 14:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Policy Society Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The so-called ‘yellow vests’ protest against higher taxes on fuel and heating oil in France are a ...
  • Saxony-Anhalt state premier warns against expedited coal exit

    Instead of pushing for a coal phase-out, Germany should reduce its carbon emissions from transport and housing, Saxony-Anhalt State Premier Reiner Haseloff said, according to a dpa article carried by Berliner Morgenpost. An observer in the recently formed ...
  • 11 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog- Germany pledges 70 million euros extra to Adaptation Fund

    11 Dec 2018, 20:00 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for the CO2 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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), ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    German ISS astronaut calls for climate action in message to future grandchildren

    20 Dec 2018, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Climate & CO2 In a moving message to his future grandchildren, German ISS commander Alexander Gerst appealed to humanity to finally get its act together on climate ...
  • German railway company DB retrofits trains to curb diesel consumption

    The German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has unveiled plans to save up to twelve million litres of diesel fuel per year by modernising its locomotives with digital technology, Handelsblatt reports. DB says it wants to save up to 30,000 tonnes of CO2 ...
  • Germany’s diesel strategy pointless from a climate perspective

    29 Nov 2018, 15:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars Politics Spiegel Online The rise in emissions from passenger cars in Germany shows that “the diesel strategy has been ...
  • German decarbonisation targets will challenge conventional power suppliers

    German utilities that are focusing on conventional power generation, i.e. RWE and Uniper, are exposed to “ decarbonisation risks,” rating agency Moody’s has said. The country is likely to accelerate coal plant closures and implement other low-carbon ...
  • 19 Dec 2018 |

    Preview2019- Climate Action Law “crucial” step, says Greenpeace head

    19 Dec 2018, 10:10 Germany must face several fundamental energy and climate decisions in 2019 to save the country's Energiewende and its international standing, according to Greenpeace head Jennifer Morgan. Most importantly, the promised Climate ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    Germany invests in zero-emission shipping research

    13 Dec 2018, 14:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire The German government has set aside 45 million euros for research in zero-emission ship engines to ...
  • 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 ...
  • To avoid “energy wars,” Germany should continue with energy transition – interview

    The importation of more liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States would make the EU less dependent on Russia for energy, but American LNG is associated with significant environmental damage due to its extraction method, economist Claudia Kemfert ...
  • 08 Feb 2019 |

    Stop Nord Stream 2 for EU solidarity – opinion

    08 Feb 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Industry bets on gas as last trump card in Energiewende ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    Climate protection has long become a business worth billions for German companies

    13 Dec 2018, 14:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business Clean Energy Wire While the UN climate conference enters its critical phase, climate protection has long become a ...
  • Report on renewables’ impact on landscapes likely to fuel criticism of wind power expansion in South Hesse

    As South Hesse’s regional assembly prepares to approve its renewable energy development plan by the end of this year, a new report published by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) is likely to lead to increased criticism of wind power ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Two German brands in top ten of least damaging airlines

    10 Dec 2018, 14:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire German airlines TUIfly and Condor are among the ten least climate-damaging aviation companies in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Student climate activist Greta Thunberg calls Germany’s 2038 coal exit proposal “absurd”

    07 Feb 2019, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Coal Climate & CO2 Elections & Politics German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Focus Online Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has called the ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    France ceases to support Germany on Nord Stream 2 – media report

    07 Feb 2019, 13:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas International Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels Industry bets on gas as last ...
  • 07 Feb 2019 |

    Regulatory changes spell trouble for Germany’s e-car charging stations

    07 Feb 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Tagesspiegel Background Operators of e-car charging stations in Germany ...
  • Coal exit: elephant in the room at vote in German industry heartland

    12 May 2017 (All day) In what is often dubbed “the small-scale federal election”, voters in Germany’s industrial powerhouse and most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia decide on a new government on 14 May. The exit from coal-fired power generation – a ...
  • Reducing CO2 emissions with EU ETS doesn’t hurt industry competitiveness – OECD report

    07 Dec 2018, 14:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Clean Energy Wire Curbing CO2 through the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has not hurt the profitability ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    German economy minister should not call for climate action but rather deliver it- opinion

    18 Dec 2018, 13:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Government COP24 COP24 reactions from Germany: “A victory for multilateralism” Zeit Online Energy minister Peter Altmaier correctly said that Germany ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    German government has no plans for autobahn speed limit

    29 Jan 2019, 13:37 Expert NPE- German National Platform for Electric Mobility Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität Transport Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Transport Cars NGO ...
  • Wrangling over German coal exit talks reveals difficult task ahead

    30 May 2018 Germany struggles to get its highly anticipated coal exit task force on track. The government on Wednesday postponed at the last minute the official launch of the phase-out commission for the third time. The quarrels over the commission’s ...
  • 14 Dec 2018 |

    Renewable power share in Germany rises to record level in 2018

    14 Dec 2018, 14:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Clean Energy Wire Renewable energy sources are set to contribute about 38 percent to Germany’s gross power consumption in 2018, a two ...
  • 24 Jan 2019 |

    Autobahn speed limit: good for climate and safety, or a useless loss of freedom?

    24 Jan 2019, 12:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars NGO triggering diesel bans now eyes speed limit on German Autobahn The task force in charge of steering Germany to clean mobility Working ...
  • 30 Jan 2019 |

    Hard coal phase out gains pace in Europe, lignite exit barely started – analysis

    30 Jan 2019, 13:28 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal International German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Germany eyes coal exit by 2038 in bid for climate-friendly economy Germany’s ...
  • 04 Dec 2018 |

    Offshore wind operators want legal basis for raised capacity target

    04 Dec 2018, 15:34 Federal Association of Offshore Wind Farm Operators The association of Germany’s offshore wind farm operators (BWO) has welcomed a government proposal to increase the country’s offshore wind power capacity from 15 to 20 gigawatt (GW) by ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Energy lawyers warn against dominance of E.ON and RWE after deal

    04 Feb 2019, 14:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Business & Jobs Utilities Split-up of innogy between RWE and E.ON shakes German energy market Der Spiegel If the asset swap of energy ...
  • 04 Feb 2019 |

    Merkel’s parliamentary group leader says 2038 coal exit depends on secure supply

    04 Feb 2019, 13:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Policy German commission proposes coal exit by 2038 Relief about German coal exit deal fades as focus turns to implementation ...
  • 17 Dec 2018 |

    Closure of German hard coal mining this week is “end of an epoch”

    17 Dec 2018, 13:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Society Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung / Welt am Sonntag Miners will present the last piece of hard coal mined in Germany to ...
  • Bavarian cabinet announces climate action policies

    Bavarian state premier Markus Söder and his ministers are planning to expand existing measures, such as building insulation, support for community climate action, and growth of renewable energies, in order to fight climate change, they announced after a ...
  • NGOs and citizens file lawsuit with Germany’s highest court to enforce climate protection

    29 Nov 2018, 15:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Society Government WDR A group of German citizens and NGOs has filed a lawsuit with the country’s constitutional court to oblige ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    Solar PV inverter manufacturer SMA announces over 400 job losses, China closure

    13 Dec 2018, 14:38 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Business & Jobs pv magazine German PV inverter manufacturer SMA will shed 425 full time jobs or about 13 percent of its global workforce, ...
  • 04 Dec 2018 |

    German development minister proposes biennial rhythm for COP climate summits

    04 Dec 2018, 15:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Politics COP24 Die Welt Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller has proposed a biennial rhythm for the yearly COP climate summits to make the ...
  • Power and gas grid operators jointly push power-to-gas in Germany

    Power transmission grid operator Amprion and gas transmission grid operator Open Grid Europe (OGE) want to test power-to-gas (PtG) technologies on an industrial scale in Germany to better integrate electricity with the other sectors, the companies ...
  • 25 Jan 2019 |

    Volkswagen to create battery production unit in push for e-car mass production

    25 Jan 2019, 14:28 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility Reuters / Volkswagen German carmaker Volkswagen said ...
  • 11 Dec 2018 |

    Germany opposes stricter EU car emission limits again

    11 Dec 2018, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Reuters / Transport & Environment Due to German and Austrian resistance to more ambitious car emission limits, the European Union has ...
  • German policymakers cautiously welcome Macron’s nuclear plans

    29 Nov 2018, 15:59 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Nuclear phase-out International The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out dpa / Focus Online The decision to shut down Fessenheim, the oldest ...
  • Conservatives reject environment ministry proposal for climate action law- report

    01 Feb 2019, 12:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Policy Elections & Politics Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives are annoyed by a first and as yet unpublished environment ...
  • Renewables, power-to-x and battery production offer future prospect for coal regions – study

    Large-scale renewable power production and the development of storage technology, both with power-to-x systems and batteries, can provide viable economic prospects for Germany’s coal mining regions as the fossil fuel is gradually phased out, a study ...
  • 29 Nov 2018 |

    Germany holds national drill for “long-lasting natural gas shortage”

    29 Nov 2018, 16:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Gas Security Federal Network Agency / Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy German authorities want to test the country’s ...
  • Preview2018- 2020 climate target failure "not an option"- German NGO

    03 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 ...
  • Germany’s Energiewende off-target in many areas – head of monitoring commission

    Germany’s energy transition not only misses 2020 climate targets but fails on many other accounts too, according to the head of an expert commission tasked with monitoring the Energiewende’s progress. “Efficiency is a particular problem,” economist ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    Research minister urges companies to launch domestic battery cell production

    23 Jan 2019, 13:53 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Storage Batteries cut Energiewende costs, spell utility trouble- researcher Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    Air pollution in German cities decreases slightly in 2018

    31 Jan 2019, 13:27 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Cars One year after German ...
  • 31 Jan 2019 |

    Demand for electric cars is higher in the countryside than in cities – report

    31 Jan 2019, 13:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Wirtschaftswoche Inhabitants of Germany’s rural areas are more interested in buying an electric car than city dwellers, reports Thomas ...
  • 30 Jan 2019 |

    VW’s private customers order more diesel vehicles in 2018

    30 Jan 2019, 13:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport ...
  • 30 Jan 2019 |

    Digitalisation of energy transition makes only slow progress – report

    30 Jan 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Digitalisation Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race Blockchain- the next revolution in the energy sector? Digitalisation ...
  • Merkel prepares departure in shock move at key time for climate policy

    29 Oct 2018, 16:39 The elections in the German state of Hesse have set in motion a major shift in the country's political landscape. Germany's national government coalition parties took the second pounding at regional elections in a row, ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    German wind industry worries about public resistance as installations slump

    29 Jan 2019, 15:02 Following a sharp drop in new onshore wind power installations in Germany in 2018, the industry warns that mounting resistance against new turbines endangers a sufficient supply of renewable energy demanded by industry and national ...
  • Germany’s increased renewables goal could harm wind and solar’s competitiveness

    The government’s goal of increasing the share of renewables in Germany’s power mix from 50 percent to 65 percent by 2030 could substantially delay the point at which solar and wind power installations can become fully competitive, the consultancy Aurora ...
  • 29 Jan 2019 |

    Tough talks ahead within grand coalition on financing of coal exit – opinion

    29 Jan 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Elections & Politics Die Welt Now that the coal exit commission has reached an agreement on how Germany could phase out the fossil ...
  • Environment ministry wants to fix sectoral targets as CO2 budgets in Climate Action Law

    Germany’s environment ministry plans to use the concept of CO 2  budgets in next year’s much-anticipated Climate Action Law, reports Nora Marie Zaremba in Tagesspiegel Background. A ministry spokesperson told the publication that it wants to define the ...
  • All ministries must present steps towards climate goals by end of 2018 – environment minister

    Each federal ministry must come up with a plan to help achieve the country’s 2030 climate goals by the end of 2018, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze writes in a guest article for Tagesspiegel Background. The federal government’s climate protection law, ...
  • 11 Dec 2018 |

    Coal commission to meet again on 25 January – source

    11 Dec 2018, 15:47 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Fossil fuels Policy Clean Energy Wire Germany’s coal commission will hold its next full plenary meeting on 25 January, followed by the last ...
  • 28 Jan 2019 |

    Daimler asks economy minister for help against stricter lorry emission targets

    28 Jan 2019, 12:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Freight BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution How Germany is greening its growing freight sector to meet climate targets Road freight ...
  • 28 Jan 2019 |

    Germany ranks fourth with installed solar PV capacity

    28 Jan 2019, 12:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Solar Climate, energy and transport in Germany's coalition treaty Germany's 2025 renewables share goal “within reach”- think tank Solar power in Germany – output, ...
  • 28 Jan 2019 |

    A speed limit on German motorways is “unrealistic” – transport minister

    28 Jan 2019, 12:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Transport Car giant Germany struggles to ignite Energiewende in transportation Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets The task force in charge of ...
  • 28 Jan 2019 |

    Climate change is a threat to peace and security – German foreign minister

    28 Jan 2019, 12:39 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Security Energy transition shapes foreign policy in Germany and beyond Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council Germany supports Dominican Republic’s ...
  • NRW state premier Laschet attaches conditions to German coal exit date

    Any date for abandoning coal agreed by Germany’s coal exit commission must be linked to specific conditions- and these must be fulfilled to actually implement the agreement, the state premier of Germany’s most populous federal state North Rhine-Westphalia ...
  • Merkel calls EU car emission deal “defensible”

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel endorsed a hard-fought EU environment minister compromise deal for a 35 percent cut in new car emissions by 2030, reports news agency Reuters. “(There is) a revisions clause for 2021, since the question of how fast we can ...
  • German government wants to tackle old coal-fired plants to meet emission goals

    20 Mar 2015 (All day) UPDATE-- Germany needs a national instrument to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector to meet climate targets by 2020 because even a reformed European Emissions Trading System (ETS) alone will not have enough impact, leaked ...
  • Economy minister Altmaier defends Germany’s slow breakup with coal

    14 Dec 2018, 14:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Nuclear phase-out Politics ZDF The German economy and energy minister, Peter Altmaier, defended Germany’s continued reliance on coal, ...
  • Work underway on first power grid connection between Germany and Belgium

    German power grid operator Amprion and its Belgian counterpart Elia have started building the first power grid connection between the two countries, according to an article by German newswire dpa carried by business weekly Wirtschaftswoche. Amprion said ...
  • German steel sector warns against abrupt halt to coal-fired power

    An abrupt end to coal-fired power generation in Germany would damage the steel industry’s competitiveness by pushing up electricity prices, the head of the country’s steel association, Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff, said at the National Steel Summit, Reuters ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany faces “marathon” to comply with climate targets and energy transition goals

    Reducing emissions across all sectors in Germany and gearing the energy system towards renewables and greater efficiency will be a “long-distance run that you can hardly practise for”, Anton Berger writes for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in a ...
  • 18 Jan 2019 |

    Sonnen receives 25-million-euro loan from the European Investment Bank

    18 Jan 2019, 13:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Storage Business & Jobs Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition Solar home storage ...
  • New car emissions tests partly to blame for German GDP dip – Unicredit

    The switch to the new car emission test procedure WLTP is one reason why Germany’s economy recorded a slight dip in the third quarter. “The latest weakness can be explained by a curious coincidence of special circumstances. For instance, there were ...
  • 25 Jan 2019 |

    Wind, solar and pumped storage in former lignite mines

    25 Jan 2019, 14:25 Expert Vattenfall Utilities Electricity market Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Renewables Germany’s three lignite mining regions Handelsblatt / ...
  • Majority of Germans for quick lignite exit, split on Autobahn speed limit

    25 Jan 2019, 14:22 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Cars Elections & Politics Germany’s coal exit talks in final round Working paper by Germany’s clean mobility commission sparks ...
  • How workers prepare ahead of Germany’s brown coal phase-out

    17 Jan 2019, 14:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Business & Jobs Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts ...
  • 07 Dec 2018 |

    Nord Stream 2 “a German foreign policy disaster” – opinion

    07 Dec 2018, 14:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Security Zeit Online New tensions between Russia and the Ukraine have reinvigorated critics of the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Police prepares new evictions from anti-coal protest camp in Hambach forest- report

    09 Jan 2019, 12:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Society Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out Court's halt to forest clearing fans talk of easier German coal ...
  • Macron’s fuel tax courageous move which Germany does not dare to make – opinion

    29 Nov 2018, 16:30 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Politics Society Süddeutsche Zeitung French President Emmanuel Macron might have made several mistakes when introducing a new tax ...
  • 24 Jan 2019 |

    Mobility transition more challenging for government than Energiewende

    24 Jan 2019, 12:10 Expert Agora Verkehrswende Think tank on energy transition in the transport sector Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Research minister urges companies to ...
  • 24 Jan 2019 |

    German car industry ponders autonomous driving mega alliance

    24 Jan 2019, 12:08 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel ...
  • Waste heat from copper mill will heat Hamburg neighbourhood

    For the first time in Germany, the waste heat from a copper mill will be used to heat a neighbourhood in the city of Hamburg, reports Jörn Lauterbach in Die Welt. A 3.7-kilometre pipeline with a capacity of 60 megawatt will transport hot water resulting ...
  • Energy industry experts expect rapid growth in Germany’s battery storage demand

    The demand for electricity storage solutions will increase substantially in Germany in the next decade, with battery and heat storages expected to grow the fastest, according to a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) among ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19 Aug 2015

    In the media: Germany and Brazil are energy pioneers

    19 Aug 2015 (All day) taz – die Tageszeitung “Among energy pioneers” Chancellor Angela Merkel should use her visit to Brasilia this week as an opportunity to breath fresh wind into the political dialogue concerning renewable energies, writes Sybille ...
  • “Subsidy system of the Renewable Energy Act should be abolished”

    The economically liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) will push for a market-oriented system to pay for renewable energy, and wants to get rid of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) and the surcharge for renewables on consumer power prices, Hermann Otto Solms, ...
  • 23 Jan 2019 |

    RWE submits E.ON-innogy renewables deal for EU clearance

    23 Jan 2019, 13:23 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 ...
  • Transport minister cancels clean mobility commission meeting following speed limit controversy

    23 Jan 2019, 13:21 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 Clean Energy Wire CLEW ...
  • Eastern German states reject coal commission’s proposals, renew 60 billion euro-demand

    The governments of Germany’s eastern coal mining states have criticised a draft proposal by the country’s coal exit commission for focusing too much on emissions reduction and too little on the economic prospects of people living in mining regions, the ...
  • Government must increase support for e-car charging stations – report

    The rollout of additional electric vehicle charging stations is a chicken-and-egg problem, according to a new report published by the German Economic Institute (IW). Before purchasing an e-car, potential buyers want to be assured that there are enough ...
  • 26 Sep 2018 |

    Euro 2024 may force German football to get serious on climate- expert

    26 Sep 2018, 13:53 The German Football Association (DFB) has included a sustainability concept in its bid to host the 2024 European Football Championship. While the plan lacks concrete goals for action, awarding the tournament to Germany could obligate ...
  • Germany’s coal exit much more difficult than nuclear exit – NRW state minister

    10 Dec 2018, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Business & Jobs Westfälische Nachrichten The end of coal-fired power production in Germany will pose great challenges for the ...
  • 10 Dec 2018 |

    Merkel leaves long list of unsolved energy policy tasks to her successor

    10 Dec 2018, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende Government Bloomberg Germany’s long-time Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will leave her successor a long list of unsolved tasks once she ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council

    21 Dec 2018, 15:08 Germany plans to use its diplomatic clout during its two-year term on the UN Security Council to ensure that climate change concerns are an integral part of UN security policy. People who are most vulnerable to global warming, such ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    Thyssenkrupp to switch to hydrogen-based steel production by 2050

    22 Jan 2019, 13:33 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Technology Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions and climate targets Handelsblatt German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp plans to ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    BMW and Daimler eye autonomous driving alliance- report

    22 Jan 2019, 13:28 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars BMW, Daimler, ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    Porsche and Audi ramp up production capacities ahead of e-car launch- report

    22 Jan 2019, 13:17 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport 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 Automobilwoche / Electrive / Electrek ...
  • 22 Jan 2019 |

    Action needed to cut transport sector emissions – environment agency president

    22 Jan 2019, 13:14 Expert UBA- Federal Environment Agency Umweltbundesamt Climate & CO2 Citizens' energy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Germany’s ...
  • 14 Jan 2019 |

    US warns German companies of possible sanctions over Nord Stream 2

    14 Jan 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany wobbles on Russia's Nord Stream 2 ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Germany supports Dominican Republic’s push for climate action in UN Security Council- source

    09 Jan 2019, 12:13 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Security Energy transition shapes foreign policy in Germany and beyond Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Rhine could become impassable because of climate change – media report

    21 Jan 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Hot summer turns up the heat on Germany’s coal commission Bloomberg Researchers say low water levels on Germany’s Rhine ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

    Offshore wind industry calls for more ambitious goals as generation grows

    21 Jan 2019, 13:41 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Wind German offshore wind power- output, business and perspectives Power production at sea re-emerges as Energiewende cornerstone Clean ...
  • NGOs call for including financial sector in Germany’s Climate Action Law

    The financial industry is a relevant actor in virtually all sectors of the economy and should therefore be included in  Germany’s Climate Action Law  as well as in any action plan aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 2030, the environmental NGO Climate ...
  • Business-friendly camp of Merkel’s CDU warns of exaggerated financial coal exit demands

    The business-friendly camp of Angela Merkel’s Conservatives (CDU) has warned the coal phase-out might result in a heavy burden on taxpayers, reports newswire dpa. “The proposals must remain within the clearly delineated budget framework,” said Joachim ...
  • German Green Party calls for two-billion euro climate change aid fund

    In the face of one of the hottest and driest summers ever recorded in Germany, the Green Party is calling for an aid fund worth at least two billion euros to provide financial resources for climate change mitigation across the country, the party says in a ...
  • Former Opel head advises carmakers to spin off electric mobility

    German carmakers are ill-prepared for the shift to electric mobility, according to Karl-Thomas Neumann, former head of German carmaker Opel, which used to be a GM subsidiary and is now part of French PSA Group which also makes Citroen and Peugeot cars. ...
  • 07 Jan 2019 |

    Merkel intervenes in stagnating German coal exit talks

    07 Jan 2019, 13:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Coal Fossil fuels Politics German Chancellor Angela Merkel will personally weigh in on the stagnating negotiations over the end of coal ...
  • Germany’s “cunning trick” to keep China out of its power grid – opinion

    The German government has used a “cunning trick” by making the state-owned business development bank KfW acquire a stake in grid operator 50Hertz that had been eyed by Chinese power company SGCC, Andreas Mihm writes in an opinion piece in the Frankfurter ...
  • Don’t deploy negative emissions technologies without ethical analysis – researchers

    The vast scale at which ‘negative emissions technologies’ that suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere would need to be implemented raises ethical concerns, writes a group of researchers from the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate ...
  • Germany needs more climate-friendly livestock farming – minister

    Germany’s agriculture ministry plans to boost sustainable forestry and sees the need for more climate-friendly livestock farming in order to achieve the agricultural sector’s emission reduction targets, federal agriculture minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) ...
  • Germany’s largest green power provider Lichtblick could soon belong to Shell

    18 Jan 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Citizens' energy Business & Jobs Citizens’ participation in the Energiewende Germany between citizens’ energy and Nimbyism Tageszeitung The Dutch oil company ...
  • New business mindset bolsters Paris Agreement- German official

    29 Nov 2018, 12:35 The rise of populism and unilateralists like US President Donald Trump increasingly challenge the rules-based international order and put global climate action as pledged in the Paris Agreement at risk. Still, a changing mind-set in ...
  • 30 Nov 2018 |

    Germany’s government coalition wrangles over feasibility of 65 percent renewables goal for 2030

    30 Nov 2018, 15:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables EEG2016 | Law Clean Energy Wire Germany’s government coalition parties have locked horns over the envisaged 65 percent share of ...
  • 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. ...
  • EU ministers’ proposal to cut CO₂ car emissions by 35 percent “not mature” – union head

    The proposed goal by EU ministers to cut the average CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars by 35 percent by 2030 is “not mature,” the head of the metal industry union IG Metall Jörg Hofmann told Alfons Frese in an interview with the Tagesspiegel. “I can& ...
  • 17 Jan 2019 |

    Germany comes 5th in global renewable investment ranking

    17 Jan 2019, 14:16 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Renewables Power production at sea re-emerges as Energiewende cornerstone Stricken solar sector sets out to regain leading Energiewende role The Energiewende's ...
  • 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 Dec 2018 |

    Has-been climate pioneer Germany “total failure” at COP24 – opinion

    03 Dec 2018, 14:40 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 COP24 Die Welt “Without a doubt”, Germany – once a role model in international climate protection – is a “total failure” at ...
  • 16 Jan 2019 |

    Siemens-Gamesa’s new 10 MW turbine enables offshore wind power output boost

    16 Jan 2019, 13:35 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind German offshore wind power- output, business and perspectives Power production at sea re-emerges as Energiewende cornerstone The Energiewende's booming ...
  • 16 Jan 2019 |

    VW and Ford eye deals on EVs, self-driving cars

    16 Jan 2019, 13:32 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Car giant Germany struggles to ignite Energiewende in transportation Dieselgate forces VW to embrace ...
  • We cannot prevent Nord Stream 2 if we don’t massively reduce gas use – former env. min

    The European Union should do more to reduce natural gas consumption, rather than focusing on finding new suppliers and preventing the construction of the Russian-German pipeline Nord Stream 2, Green Party member and former environment minister Jürgen ...
  • 11 Dec 2015

    Buying way out of nuclear cleanup / "Fear of car-driving voters"

    11 Dec 2015 (All day) WirtschaftsWoche " Utilities could buy their way out of nuclear responsibilities for 49 billion euros” WirtschaftsWoche reports on a study from the German Nuclear Power Commission proposing two alternative models to secure the ...
  • Expert commission gives Energiewende status - "Greatest need for action" in transport sector

    Germany is likely to miss several of its energy transition goals by 2020, including greenhouse gas reduction and transport sector goals, writes an expert commission tasked with monitoring the progress of the German Energiewende in a short interim ...
  • Replacement of coal with natural gas would benefit climate – study

    Gas-fired power plants could replace their coal-fired counterparts without endangering the power supply, according to a new study commissioned by RWTH Aachen University on behalf of the German natural gas industry, Die Welt reports. According to the study ...
  • 15 Jan 2019 |

    Reform of European agricultural policy key to more eco-friendly farming – env min

    15 Jan 2019, 12:10 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Agriculture Climate impact of farming, land use (change) and forestry in Germany Germany’s Climate Action Plan 2050 The wicked task of feeding 83 million in a ...
  • German businesses support plans for climate action law

    15 Jan 2019, 12:01 Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) Business & Jobs Read more about Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°) Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Business & Jobs Mobility and ...
  • 15 Jan 2019 |

    Germany should continue nuclear fusion research to fight climate change- opinion

    15 Jan 2019, 11:57 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Technology The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out Handelsblatt Germany must take responsibility for fighting climate change by continuing ...
  • 15 Jan 2019 |

    Making the Hambach Forest symbol of climate action could backfire

    15 Jan 2019, 11:55 RWE AG Utilities Read more about RWE AG Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Society Court's halt to forest clearing fans talk of easier German coal exit Germany’s ...
  • 29 Jun 2016 |

    CO2 targets and coal deadline omitted from Climate Action Plan draft

    29 Jun 2016 (All day) The energy industry and transport sector may escape specific greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to a new draft version of Germany's Climate Action Plan 2050. The proposal also omits an end date for power production from ...
  • Coal mining state premier says Germany will exit coal in 2030s

    09 Jan 2019, 12:06 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Elections & Politics Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out Germany’s coal exit commission Germany’s three ...
  • Rapid state action required to clean up road freight transport – study

    The technologies required to drastically cut road freight emissions in Germany are readily available, but policies to incentivise the transition are urgently needed, according to a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ...
  • 10 Oct 2018 |

    German parties fiercely debate IPCC's 1.5°C report in parliament

    10 Oct 2018, 17:18 Two days after the UN's latest IPCC report on global warming urged greater international efforts against climate change, the German parliament saw a heated debate about the implications for Germany. While the Green Party, which had ...
  • 08 Jan 2019 |

    Merkel pulls "emergency brake" in coal exit talks- commentary

    08 Jan 2019, 13:09 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Policy Germany’s coal exit commission Merkel intervenes in stagnating German coal exit talks Political uncertainty weighs as ...
  • Germany, US, and China set to emerge as geopolitical winners of global energy transition

    The drop in costs for renewable energy production will transform the global energy landscape and also alter the geopolitical clout of different countries, with Germany, the US, and China standing to benefit most from a worldwide transition from fossil ...
  • Logging row continues to weigh on work of Germany’s coal commission

    28 Aug 2018, 13:59 The expansion of a lignite mine that threatens a nearby forest has become a first touchstone of the German coal exit commission’s robustness. But despite fears that the row over the embattled Hambach Forest could gravely impede the ...
  • 07 Jan 2019 |

    Germany's 2025 renewables share goal “within reach”- think tank

    07 Jan 2019, 15:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Renewables Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power ...
  • New series on fundamental energy transition issues

    Think tank Agora Energiewende has launched a new publication series in English that is taking a closer look at the fundamental issues of transforming energy systems toward a low-carbon paradigm. The publications draw on the German experience, but also ...
  • 22 Jun 2016

    Germany gets fracking law / Daimler plans energy transition- report

    22 Jun 2016 (All day) Spiegel Online “Coalition wants to push through fracking law on Friday” The government has scheduled  the Bundestag vote on a law restricting fracking in Germany for this Friday, writes Spiegel Online. Leaders of the two parties in ...
  • Association of German Towns and Municipalities says diesel bans will worsen air pollution problem

    Banning older diesel cars from inner cities will only worsen the air pollution problem and carbon emissions in the long run and should therefore be avoided as much as possible, Gerd Landsberg, head of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities ...
  • Coal exit highlights contradictions in climate and energy policy for eastern Germany

    Devising a plan for Germany’s coal exit through a commission is a tough job with many  pitfalls for policymakers, Cecile Boutelet reports for Le Monde. Coal region Lusatia in eastern Germany is one example of a place “where the contradictory narratives of ...
  • 11 Jan 2019 |

    Global move to renewables may reduce energy-related conflicts – report

    11 Jan 2019, 10:27 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Security The global energy transition and the shift to renewables from fossil fuels is likely to reduce energy-related conflicts, ...
  • Investor alliance challenges firms on climate lobbying

    An alliance of investors, led by the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish Pension Fund AP7, has written a joint letter to 55 high-carbon companies in Europe, including German carmaker VW, urging them to better align their lobbying stance with ...
  • 11 Jan 2019 |

    Grid operator TenneT will exceed Germany’s 2020 offshore goal this year

    11 Jan 2019, 14:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Wind Clean Energy Wire Grid operator TenneT has increased offshore wind capacity to 6,232 megawatts (MW) in 2018, thus closing in on the 2020 government target of 6,500 MW ...
  • Green party says renewables not to blame for high grid costs

    Green Party energy expert Ingrid Nestle says renewable power plants are not responsible for record grid management costs, which according to the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) amounted to 1.4 billion euros in 2017. “I warn against making renewables a ...
  • VW wants battery factory in Germany – and fast

    The management of car maker Volkswagen will soon make a decision over which Asian partner it will build up a battery cell production with in Germany, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes, citing unnamed sources from within the company. A report in ...
  • German politicians not good at explaining necessity of climate action – researcher

    In a bid to avoid the decision to implement climate protection steps such as introducing a price on CO₂ emissions, politicians often hide behind citizens who supposedly do not want such measures, Director and Chief Economist of the Potsdam Institute for ...
  • 13 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog: Rulebook's technical details are sticking point- German negotiator

    13 Dec 2018, 17:40 Germany is under scrutiny at the UN climate summit COP24 in Poland: the country will fail its 2020 climate target and only the next year will show if a push to phase-out coal-fired power production will result in an end date for the CO2 ...
  • One in five Germans says people need to spend more on energy transition

    A survey commissioned by price comparison website Verivox has found that almost one in five Germans says people should pay higher power prices in order to facilitate investments in the decarbonisation of the energy system. In the survey with over 2,000 ...
  • "Inconvenient truths" about Germany’s climate policy

    Germany’s government is creating a “climate chaos,” the tabloid newspaper Bild writes in a page two article. Despite the high costs of renewable power, the targets of the energy transition are far from being reached, the article says. Another point of ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Forest fire insurance costs soar at Munich Re

    09 Jan 2019, 12:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Finance Reuters Forest fires are becoming increasingly likely because of climate change and are bound to cost insurers more ...
  • 09 Jan 2019 |

    Volkswagen plans green power alternative to Tesla’s energy push

    09 Jan 2019, 12:03 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Battered utilities take on start-ups in innovation race BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution Dieselgate forces ...
  • German carmakers’ survival threatened by mobility transformation

    The traditional car industry is being hit by the adoption of electric vehicles, big data, tighter emissions limits and diesel bans, and German carmakers are faring the worst in many cases, writes Patrick McGee in Financial Times. It might not yet be clear ...
  • 08 Jan 2019 |

    Germany’s diesel crisis causes staff layoffs at Bosch

    08 Jan 2019, 13:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Cars "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution The task force in ...
  • 08 Jan 2019 |

    Germany wobbles on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    08 Jan 2019, 13:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Security Gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 links Germany to Russia, but splits Europe Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels Industry bets ...
  • 08 Apr 2016 |

    Czech utility set to buy Vattenfall’s lignite assets in eastern Germany- Reuters

    08 Apr 2016 (All day) In Czech company EPH, Vattenfall might have found a buyer for its lignite coal mines and power stations in Lusatia. But as the companies involved refuse to comment, environmentalists warn that coal has no future in a country that ...
  • Cruise ship business getting cleaner

    A total of 915,000 cruise ship passengers landed in Hamburg this year, up from 813,000 in 2017, Cruise Gate Hamburg, which operates three terminals in the harbour, said in a press release. Despite the increasing number of cruise ships visiting Hamburg, CO ...
  • German opposition parties clash over Energiewende’s international impact

    Parliamentarians from the German opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens took aim at the government’s policies pertaining to energy and the climate, and to the international context of the country’s energy transition, the Energiewende. At a ...
  • German energy ministry investigates CCS options to meet climate targets

    The German economy and energy ministry (BMWi) has commissioned a study of the country’s options for capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions to lower its carbon footprint, Manuel Berkel writes on Spiegel Online. According to the article, energy ...
  • 02 Jan 2018 |

    Preview2018- Urgent need to reform renewables levy and grid fees-bne

    02 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 ...
  • Energy company Uniper fails to get out of the red

    German energy company Uniper faces a loss of 550 million euros and fails to get out of the red after the first three quarters of 2018, the company says in a press release. The company owned by Finnish energy provider Fortum says that the “ increased CO 2 ...
  • Germany alone with no-nuclear policy – article

    Germany’s decision to phase-out nuclear power and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the same time is posing difficulties for the country, which will miss its 2020 CO 2 reduction targets, Paola Tamma writes on Politico. Both the IPCC’s new 1.5 degree ...
  • US ambassador to EU threatens sanctions to halt construction of pipeline Nord Stream 2

    The US has “not deployed the full set of tools yet” to thwart the completion of the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 that connects Germany with Russia, the US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, said according to an article by news agency Reuters. ...
  • 11 Dec 2017 |

    Private climate finance under scrutiny on eve of Paris summit

    11 Dec 2017 A round of fresh ‘green’ finance pledges by companies and investors marks the kickoff on 12 December in Paris of a climate finance summit initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron. However, NGOs say that the developments so far have failed ...
  • Energy policy “detached from reality”

    The German Energiewende could fail due to policymakers’ unrealistic goal of an energy system relying almost entirely on electricity by 2050, former German Energy Agency head Stephan Kohler writes in an op-ed for the Handelsblatt. “There has probably never ...
  • Germany’s lignite mining regions have received nearly 14 billion euros in support since 2013

    Lignite mining regions in Germany received at least 13.8 billion euros in state support between 2013 and 2017 to help them cope with the challenges of structural economic change, the German government says in an answer to a parliamentary inquiry initiated ...
  • Rhine drought leaves Europe’s industry high and dry

    Low water levels in the Rhine river after a prolonged drought have disrupted fuel and chemical supplies on the vital European trade route, sparking concern over potential economic impact and raising questions about how climate change will hit Europe’s ...
  • 04 Jan 2019 |

    EU action plan on green finance elicits doubts from German finance industry

    04 Jan 2019, 13:36 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Finance German financial sector expects EU standards to boost green finance Germany laggard in assessing fossil investment risks- Deutsche ...
  • 04 Jan 2019 |

    Share of pure electric vehicles in Germany’s new car registrations rises to one percent in 2018

    04 Jan 2019, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport ...
  • 04 Jan 2019 |

    Wind and hydro power generate enough electricity for all German households in 2018

    04 Jan 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Renewables Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source Significant drop in energy use ...
  • Drought in Germany continues in autumn, forces chemical plant shutdown

    27 Nov 2018, 14:00 AGEB- AG Energiebilanzen e.V. Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende Utilities Read more about AGEB- AG Energiebilanzen e.V. Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate ...
  • CSU’s new coalition partner Free Voters of Bavaria rejects key grid expansion plans

    The Free Voters, new coalition partners in Bavaria, Germany’s southern economic powerhouse state, reject important grid expansion plans that are meant to improve the distribution of electricity from renewable power sources across the country, Claudia ...
  • Shift to EVs will require up to four million charging points at commercial and industrial sites by 2040

    The number of electric cars in Germany could rise to between 23 and 29 million by 2040, and building the necessary charging infrastructure will be a business worth billions of euros, according to a study conducted by Aurora Energy Research comparing the ...
  • Coal use in Germany must end soon – env group

    Germany needs to rapidly and decisively reduce its coal-fired power generation capacity by roughly 50 percent to meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, writes the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in a letter addressed to economy minister Peter ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Volkswagen may cut up to 7,000 jobs at two German factories due to e-mobility shift – media reports

    21 Dec 2018, 13:35 VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Read more about VW- Volkswagen Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Business & Jobs BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport ...
  • Only few German wind turbines profitable after end of 20-year support payments

    Operating wind turbines in Germany will only be profitable for a small fraction of the installations once their 20-year support period via the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) has ended, consultancy Energy Brainpool says in a white paper. The first turbines in ...
  • German energy policy could hurt Germany as location for business investments

    Costs connected to the German Energiewende and high industry power prices could hurt the country as a location for business investments, Willem Huisman, president of the chemicals company Dow Germany, told the German Chemicals Industry Association (VCI) ...
  • China and Germany reassert close cooperation on climate and energy policy

    The governments of China and Germany have vowed to intensify their joint efforts in global climate diplomacy and in upholding free trade, as well as in the development and rollout of energy transition technologies, the German government says in a press ...
  • Gas

    German government looking into financing options for domestic LNG terminal

    The German government is considering providing financial support to the construction of what would be the country’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, according to spokesperson Steffen Seibert. While private investors are currently examining ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

    First city-wide, all-year diesel driving ban takes effect in Stuttgart, home of Daimler and Porsche

    02 Jan 2019, 13:23 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A SWR Germany’s first extensive all-year driving ban for older diesel vehicles has taken effect in ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

    Renewables share grows, but fossils needed for secure power supply – opinion

    02 Jan 2019, 13:21 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Renewables Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts Handelsblatt Renewables supplied a record share to Germany’s power mix in 2018, ...
  • Renewables supplied 40 percent of net public power in Germany in 2018

    02 Jan 2019, 13:12 AGEB- AG Energiebilanzen e.V. Climate & CO2 Electricity market Energiewende Utilities Read more about AGEB- AG Energiebilanzen e.V. Fraunhofer ISE Renewables Read more about Fraunhofer ISE Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • Merkel calls climate change “vital question” in new year’s address

    02 Jan 2019, 13:10 CDU- Christian Democratic Union Elections & Politics Policy Read more about CDU- Christian Democratic Union CSU- Christian Social Union Elections & Politics Policy Read more about CSU- Christian Social Union Use Teaser Image as ...
  • 02 Jan 2019 |

    Germany takes up seat in UN Security Council, aims to put climate into focus

    02 Jan 2019, 13:06 Federal Foreign Office International Germany is a party to the Paris Climate Agreement and often puts climate issues on the agenda of international gatherings such as the G20 or G7. The country’s energy transition is not an isolated ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    State premier expects lignite plant shutdowns in next few years

    20 Dec 2018, 14:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Fossil fuels Commission watch – Managing Germany’s coal phase-out dpa North Rhine-Westphalia’s state premier, Armin Laschet, expects the coal commission to recommend a ...
  • German econ min stresses potential for German-Russian trading cooperation in energy transition

    Russia will continue to be an important trading partner also in a future that gradually substitutes fossil energy sources with renewables, Germany’s economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier has said at a the German-Russian Resource Conference in Potsdam ...
  • 23 Jun 2017 |

    Leaders of Greens, FDP lock horns over energy policy as elections loom

    23 Jun 2017 The leading candidates of the two smaller yet influential German political parties sparred at a utilities conference in Berlin over major energy policy issues, such as the exit from coal-fired power generation and a national versus a European ...
  • “The energy transition motor of the EU”

    After the G20 summit in Hamburg, the governments of France and Germany should use the joint Ministerial Council meeting in Paris to establish the two countries as the “ energy transition motor of the European Union ”, writes Andreas Kuhlmann, chief ...
  • Energy industry and researchers urge German parliament to pave way for 65 percent renewables goal

    Achieving a 65 percent share of renewables in power consumption by 2030, as determined by Germany’s government coalition, will require a clear regulatory framework and parallel investments in infrastructure, work on which must start as soon as possible, ...
  • No improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars in the EU in 2017

    Efforts to improve the fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) stalled in 2017 compared to 2016, according to provisional data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). At 118.5 grammes (g) of carbon dioxide (CO2) per ...
  • Energy experts believe more energy storage needed within 10 years

    The rising share of renewable electricity in Germany and France makes energy experts believe that electricity storage will become crucial in the near to medium term, write Nikolas Wölfing from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mark ...
  • Aligning development finance with Paris Agreement’s goals helps recipient countries’ modernisation

    Aligning lending standards of development banks with the Paris Agreement’s emissions reduction targets would help achieve a quicker and more sustainable modernisation of the recipient countries’ economies, according to a working paper by NGO Germanwatch. ...
  • CFD financing of renewables best way to pass on cost reduction to consumers – study

    Contracts for difference (CFD) for renewable energy funding are the best available method to pass on cost reductions in different renewable technologies to the average power customer, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) says in its weekly ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Germany abstains in vote on CO₂ limits for trucks in European Council

    21 Dec 2018, 13:29 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 Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • Energy demand for heating decreases further

    The energy demand to heat German apartment buildings fell six percent last year because of energy-efficient insulation and modernisation, according to a study by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) cited in Süddeutsche Zeitung. The study is ...
  • German offshore wind power expands “according to plan”, industry wants more ambitious goals

    The expansion of Germany’s offshore wind power capacity is progressing “according to plan,” but industry representatives still urge the government to do away with caps and significantly ramp up goals for capacity growth. According to the German Wind ...
  • EU car emissions deal spells end of car industry as we know it – opinion

    The ministers’ agreement on EU car CO₂ emissions limits would “mark no less than the end of the car industry as we know it,” writes Markus Fasse in an opinion piece in Handelsblatt, adding that it would basically push combustion engine cars out of the ...
  • SPD at odds with itself over level of ambition in climate policy to regain ground

    The German Social Democrats (SPD) have made climate policy one of the key topics during a special conference ("debate camp") following defeats in two state elections in which the federal government coalition party suffered major voter losses, ...
  • Economy minister to present new consortium for battery cell production – media report

    German economy minister Peter Altmaier will present a new consortium of companies on 13 November to tackle domestic battery cell production, reports Alfons Frese in the Tagesspiegel. Manufacturer VARTA Microbattery and carmaker Ford Germany will be part ...
  • German farmer family sues government over climate inaction

    A farmer family from Germany has sued the federal government for failing to take adequate climate action and damaging the family’s economic livelihood, the newspaper Tagesspiegel reports. The extreme drought in large parts of Germany in 2018 has caused ...
  • 07 Jan 2015

    In the media: e-mobility research, renewables

    07 Jan 2015 (All day) Dow Jones Newswires “E-Mobility project: Municipal utilities are looking for a common business model” A new federal research project called “econnect Germany” aims to demonstrate the opportunities e-mobility offers to energy ...
  • Several German states to call for additional free ETS allowances for steel industry

    Several German states are demanding that the federal government and the EU should protect the steel industry from stricter environmental regulations and rising electricity costs, reports Süddeutsche Zeitung. In a draft of the joint final statement for ...
  • Vattenfall’s profits fall

    Higher prices for emissions allowances and rising gas and coal prices squeezed Vattenfall in the second quarter of 2018, news agency Reuters reports. The company reported a drop in its core business’s operating profit by about 366 million euros, according ...
  • Of citizens' support and missing the boat

      A large majority of the German public supports the transition to a low-carbon and nuclear-free economy. Our visiting cartoonist Mwelwa Musonko (@MwelxTax) says some might miss the boat. ...
  • Germany on track to widely miss 2020 climate target – government

    13 Jun 2018 (All day) The German government has conceded that the country is on course to widely miss its 2020 climate target. The economic boom, the pressure of immigration, and high emissions in transport mean that the energy transition pioneer is ...
  • 12 Oct 2018 |

    Shake-up in Bavaria's election may impact German energy policy

    12 Oct 2018, 16:30 The surge of far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and a strong showing of the Green Party look set to end the absolute majority of conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) in Bavarian state elections on 14 October. The CSU is a ...
  • Government paper lays out options for German power market overhaul

    31 Oct 2014 (All day) The German government plans a complete overhaul of energy sector legislation. But one key question is as yet unanswered: Do fossil power plants need subsidies if Germany is to avoid power shortages? A green paper on energy market ...
  • Carmakers should stop producing the diesel “self-deception machine” – opinion

    Car drivers, politicians and the car industry itself all fell for the diesel engine’s supposed fuel efficiency but were deceived, because making them clean with expensive hardware retrofits will push up fuel consumption, writes Martin Murphy in a ...
  • Renewables like wind and solar on par with conventional energy sources

    Renewable power sources are not only competitive compared to conventional energies, they are also more and more sought after by industrialised and emerging nations alike, a report published by the consultancy Deloitte finds. As an example, the study cites ...
  • 16 Jun 2016

    VW presents 2025 e-car strategy / Grid operator optimistic

    16 Jun 2016 (All day) Volkswagen Group VW aims to sell 2-3 million e-cars by 2025 Car giant VW plans a "major electrification initiative" with more than 30 new purely battery-powered electric vehicles by 2025. The company today presented key ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Greens leave big mark on coalition treaty with CDU in Hesse

    21 Dec 2018, 13:34 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Elections & Politics Facts on German state elections and the energy transition in Hesse Fresh Green upset in Hesse state election may derail ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    End of hard coal mining sets example for successful structural change

    21 Dec 2018, 13:31 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages j.wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Fossil fuels Coal in Germany Germany bids farewell to domestic hard coal mining Handelsblatt The phase-out of hard coal mining in Germany by 21 ...
  • Environmentalist transport NGO welcomes back diesel in eco-friendly car ranking

    The German transport NGO Transport Club Germany (VCD) has been one of the most vocal critics of German car companies in the ongoing dieselgate emissions fraud scandal, but now it has re-included diesel vehicles in its ranking of eco-friendly cars. New ...
  • Exiting lignite will save Germany up to 28 billion euros per year – study

    Germany can save nearly 28 billion euros a year if it stops mining and using lignite, a study by Green Budget Germany (FÖS) commissioned by green power provider Greenpeace Energy has found. Apart from the costs of energy generation with lignite, which is ...
  • "Politicians and Industry squander Germany’s leading role in climate protection"

    Germany’s politicians and companies are squandering the country’s leading role in climate protection even though the energy transition can benefit the economy, according to a ten-page special report in business daily Handelsblatt by Silke Kersting and ...
  • 17 Jul 2015

    In the media: Why Germans support the Energiewende / Power export record

    17 Jul 2015 (All day) German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) "European Commission has missed the opportunity for innovation in CO2 intensive materials" The EU Commission’s proposal for carbon leakage prevention after 2020 misses ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    2018 Germany's warmest year on record

    20 Dec 2018, 15:02 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Climate & CO2 2018 has been the warmest year in Germany since measurements began in 1881, the German National Meteorological Service (DWD) said in a press release. The ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    German-French battery declaration paves way for concrete planning in 2019

    20 Dec 2018, 14:05 BASF Business & Jobs Fossil fuels Read more about BASF BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Cars Transport Read more about BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Read more about VW- Volkswagen Use Teaser Image as ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    “Whose fault is the CO2 insanity of the EU?”- Bild Zeitung

    20 Dec 2018, 14:04 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Cars Bild Zeitung Stricter EU CO2 limits for cars “threaten the German car industry with a total loss that nobody can repair”, Tom Drechsler writes in Germany’s largest ...
  • Need to involve all actors in society for climate protection – President Steinmeier

    Germany is able to live up to its obligations in international climate protection and should not give up the pioneer role it has played in areas such as renewable energies and environmental technologies, said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at ...
  • 21 Dec 2018 |

    Small island state rep says Germany needs to advocate for climate in UN Security Council

    21 Dec 2018, 11:58 The German government has said it will use its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council to spotlight the security implications of climate change. After the recent shift in climate policy by some permanent ...
  • NGO triggering diesel bans now eyes speed limit on German Autobahn

    19 Dec 2018, 14:19 Diesel driving bans in numerous German cities are a major blow to many car drivers, the country’s carmakers, and its leading politicians. Now, the NGO that set the ball rolling on the bans is eyeing legal steps to end the world-famous ...
  • 12 Oct 2018 |

    Special deals for mining areas to ease coal exit – task force draft

    12 Oct 2018, 16:40 Germany’s coal commission wants to ease the coal exit by granting lignite mining regions preferential treatment in infrastructure and innovation projects, according to a leaked draft report seen by the Clean Energy Wire. The paper ...
  • 19 Dec 2018 |

    New EU fleet emission limits are a “pointless harassment” – commentary

    19 Dec 2018, 13:55 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The new EU car fleet emission limits will likely push carmakers to the limit, argues Hendrik Kafsack in an ...
  • 19 Dec 2018 |

    Greatest threat to car industry jobs are not climate targets, but uninspired carmakers – op-ed

    19 Dec 2018, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution ARD The outcry from German carmakers over new EU fleet emission targets are a ...
  • 19 Dec 2018 |

    Volkswagen says it may have to step up e-car plans to meet new EU CO2 targets

    19 Dec 2018, 13:49 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages s.amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility Reuters Volkswagen will likely have to step up its plans for electric car mass production to ...
  • End of feed-in tariffs for old solar PV arrays likely to increase own consumption – study

    The end of feed-in tariffs for 20-year-old solar PV installations is likely to boost the own consumption of renewable power, according to a study published by management consultancy pwc. “Between 2029 and 2032 – 20 years after the solar boom of 2009-2012 ...
  • Germany worst-performing western G7 nation in coal exit ranking

    When it comes to progress in phasing out carbon-intensive coal from the national power mix, Germany is the worst performing western country in the industrialised nations’ G7 club, only trailed by Japan but outperformed by the US and its pro-coal ...
  • Wintershall and DEA merger creates German oil and gas “giant” amid warning calls for decarbonisation

    The merger of German energy companies Wintershall and DEA creates Europe’s biggest private oil and gas company at a time when international climate researchers urge industrialised countries to tame their appetite for carbon-intensive energy generation, ...
  • Energy ministry stifles German renewables industry – Green MP

    18 Dec 2018, 13:58 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages k.appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Energiewende Business & Jobs COP24 reactions from Germany: “A victory for multilateralism” rbb Former environment minister Jürgen Trittin (Green ...
  • 18 Dec 2018 |

    CDU ponders how to rein in NGO pushing for diesel driving bans in Germany

    18 Dec 2018, 13:21 DUH- Environmental Action Germany Climate & CO2 Society Read more about DUH- Environmental Action Germany Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages b.wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Cars Politics Diesel driving bans in ...
  • 08 Jul 2016 |

    EEG reform 2016 – switching to auctions for renewables

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

    Facts on the German state elections in Saarland

    27 Mar 2017 (All day) Voters have cast their vote in the western state of Saarland on 26 March. An otherwise unremarkable campaign started to engage national politics when the Social Democrats put forward their new federal election frontrunner Martin ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 28 Nov 2014 |

    Germany’s power market reform: the options on the table

    28 Nov 2014 (All day) The German government plans to redesign the power market to avoid shortages in power supply. In 2015, a decision will be taken on the introduction of a capacity mechanism – a system to compensate fossil power plants not only for the ...
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  • 25 Mar 2019 |

    Lineup of energy transition leaders, media entrepreneurs and journalists promises lively debates at #GETJO19

    25 Mar 2019, 12:21 Sven Egenter Business International Which business models thrive through the energy transition and drive the shift to a climate-friendly economy? And how can journalists best cover the often dramatic, yet sometimes less visible, shifts ...
  • Now complete: Jury for the second CLEW cross-border energy transition story grants

    15 Jan 2019, 16:25 Martha Otwinowski Climate & CO2 Business International The jury for the CLEW cross-border journalism story grants is complete: The accomplished and experienced journalists Clara Navío, Isabel Hilton and Pilita Clark will pick the ...
  • Electric vehicles in India and Nepal

    30 Sep 2018, 16:33 Rose-Anne Clermont Martha Otwinowski Electricity Renewables Mobility Cars International With India's 30% target for electric cars by 2030 and its Northern neighbour Nepal offering seemingly perfect conditions for e-vehicles, two ...
  • Cross-border grants go to the Himalayas, the Arctic and Eastern Europe

    27 Nov 2017, 15:40 nabeelah-sb Bioenergy Climate & CO2 Wind Cars COP23 From primeval Polish forests to the Arctic, via electric car plants near the Himalayas- the inaugural energy transition story grants awarded by Clean Energy Wire guarantee a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Andreas Schneller

    Andreas Schneller is Project Manager at adelphi, working on the topics of energy policy and energy management. His work on various projects for federal ministries and the European Commission includes the evaluation of policy measures, the development of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reinhild Benning

    Reinhild Benning is Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Livestock at NGO Germanwatch and has co-authored reports and analysis on livestock policy and the EU's common agricultural policy (CAP). www.germanwatch.org Environmental groups ...
  • 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 ...
  • Difu- German Institute of Urban Affairs

    The German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) is the largest urban research institute in the German-speaking area and provides research, further training and information to cities, municipalities, administrative districts, municipal associations and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Aurora Energy Research

    Aurora Energy Research is a consultancy which offers data-driven analytics on European and global energy markets to provide intelligence on the global energy transformation through forecasts, reports, forums and  consultancy services. It was founded in ...
  • Ecofys

    Ecofys is a global energy consultancy that conducts studies, develops solutions and manages projects aimed at helping organisations save energy and cut carbon emissions. An early innovator in such solutions, Ecofys consults the public and private sector- ...
  • 07 Oct 2018 |

    Poland ahead of COP24

    07- 10 Oct 2018 Warsaw Update: CLEW has compiled a list of contacts for journalists ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice (COP24). Against the backdrop of the upcoming COP24 climate conference in Poland, the Clean Energy Wire is inviting ...
  • 17 Jan 2019 |

    The German Climate Change Act – a new legal framework for the Energiewende pioneer?

    17 Jan 2019 Berlin PRESS BRIEFING on 17 January- An extreme drought in the summer 2018, a heated controversy over the pace of a coal phase-out, the Dieselgate scandal and a continuous failure to meet its self-declared emission targets – this cocktail of ...
  • 27 Nov 2018 |

    NOW CLOSED: Call for energy transition cross-border journalism

    27 Nov- 31 Dec 2019 Berlin Dare to cross borders, cooperate across traditional beats and most of all: collaborate! Clean Energy Wire CLEW pleased to extend the call for a second round of applications for the 'Go collaborate! Energy transition story ...
  • At the heart of the energy-intensive industry: The ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg

    Thyssen Krupp's business area 'Steel Europe' is one of the world’s leading suppliers of carbon steel flat products. With around 27,000 employees and highly efficient facilities, the company produces over 13 million tonnes of crude steel per ...
  • LNG gas station for trucks

    In 2016, the ever growing transport sector accounted for almost a fifth of Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions, and realised virtually zero emission reduction compared to 1990. Energy company Uniper’s subsidiary, Liqvis GmbH, is convinced that liquefied ...
  • "Gläserne Heizzentrale": Saerbeck's communal heating centre

    One of the first local climate protection projects implemented in the Saerbeck municipality was the "Gläserne Heizzentrale", which went into operation in 2010. The heating centre is located in the middle of Saerbeck- within sight of St. Georg ...
  • H2 Research Center: Power-to-gas as an storage option for renewable energy

    The H2 Research Centre at the Brandenburg Technical University BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, is a research laboratory and innovation test centre. It is part of the “Power-to-Gas Strategy Platform” of the German Energy Agency, dena. Through its Strategy ...
  • Cai

    China Fossil fuels Grid Renewables Wind Cost & Prices Finance Technology COP24 Chinese Yixuan  is a staff writer for the Energy Observer Magazine (南方能源观察). Find Yixuan on LinkedIn. ...
  • Wangusi

    Kenya Bioenergy Electricity market Technology Agriculture Kenyan Adlyne writes for Africa Science News, where she also covers health, environment and science topics. Connect with her onlien via LinkedIn or Facebook. ...
  • Germany's Energiewende in 416 words

    The “Energiewende” – literally meaning “energy turnaround” or “energy revolution” – is Germany’s effort to reduce climate-damaging CO 2  emissions, without relying on nuclear energy.   In the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, countries from around the ...
  • Cheema

    Pakistan Bioenergy Climate & CO2 Technology Elections & Politics Agriculture Pakistani Saif Ullah mostly publishes with Dawn News. Find him online via LinkedIn. ...
  • Gopal

    India Bioenergy Solar Wind Indian Sapna is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in India Climate Dialogue, Mongabay India, Foresight DK, among others. She also covers energy efficiency, climate finance, as well as policy issues in renewables. ...
  • Mitch

    Congo- Kinshasa Electricity Finance Policy Elections & Politics Agriculture Congolese Gabrielle is a freelance journalist. Her work is published in Talk Africa, the newspaper Instant news, AfricaWeb, as well as Kin24 (TV). ...
  • Germany's Energiewende in brief

    0J Easy Guide The Energiewende – literally meaning “energy turnaround” or “energy revolution” – is Germany’s effort to reduce climate-damaging CO₂ emissions, without relying on nuclear energy.  In the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, countries from ...
  • Timperley

    United Kingdom Electricity Fossil fuels Renewables Transport Industrial policy International COP24 Scottish Jocelyn is a staff correspondent at Carbon Brief. Previously, she worked at BusinessGreen. ...
  • Toppa

    Pakistan Climate & CO2 Business International Security US American Sabrina is a Lahore-based freelance journalist. Her work has been published by The Guardian, NBC News, Washington Post, TIME Magazine. ...
  • Savenkov

    Russia Climate & CO2 Gas Renewables Business COP24 Russian As a journalist, Andrei writes for Sputnik News Service as well as Top Flight Magazine. You can find him on Facebook. ...
  • Gulati

    India Electricity Citizens' energy Climate & CO2 Fossil fuels Gas Grid Renewables Politics COP24 Indian Vishal is a journalist at IANS news agency. He covers biodiversity, climate change and the links between environment & development. Find ...
  • Trilling

    United States Transport International Security US American David is Managing Editor of  Eurasianet.org, a nonprofit news site focusing on the former Soviet Union. His personal website is davidtrilling.com. ...
  • Berwyn

    Austria Climate & CO2 US American Bob is an American freelance journalist based in Vienna. His work appears in InsideClimate News, Deutsche Welle, Pacific Standard. He mostly covers climate and the environment, writing about biodiversity, forests, ...
  • Guriro

    Pakistan Citizens' energy Solar Society COP24 Pakistani Amar's work is published in Daily Times, Geo News, Dawn, Newsweek, Newsline. He also writes on climate change, disaster, environment, climate migration, sea level rise, as well as urban ...
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