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  • 06 Mar 2019 |

    German environment minister open to Belgian aviation tax proposal

    06 Mar 2019, 13:37 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Transport The Brussels Times / Spiegel Online Belgium has proposed an EU-wide tax on commercial air travel to reduce carbon emissions. The proposal, made during a ...
  • Commission cannot agree how to reduce Germany’s transport emissions

    22 Mar 2019, 13:18 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Cars WirtschaftsWoche A first draft of the final report by Germany’s transport commission does not include sufficient measures to bring ...
  • One tonne of CO2 emissions causes damages worth 180 euros

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

    Car industry supplier Bosch fined for involvement in "dieselgate"

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

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

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

    Volkswagen enters battery cell production in Germany

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

    Wind power leads Germany’s record renewables output in March

    18 Mar 2019, 13:51 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Renewables Wind Clean Energy Wire A string of windy weeks has led to a very high share of nearly two-thirds renewables in Germany’s power production mix since the ...
  • Germany’s far-right AfD focuses on climate denial ahead of EU elections to woo disgruntled voters

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

    Germany and Poland agree on forging battery production alliance

    18 Mar 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Storage International Clean Energy Wire The governments of Poland and Germany have agreed on pooling their efforts to establish an independent battery production ...
  • 23 May 2019 |

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

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

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

    24 May 2019, 17:25 Young climate activists across Europe took to the streets Friday to demand more ambitious climate action from politicians two days ahead of the main day of the EU elections. In Germany, “Fridays For Future” students protested in more ...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 Dec 2018 |

    Energy industry increases revenue by 6.5 percent in 2017

    20 Dec 2018, 14:01 BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Business & Jobs Cost & Prices Electricity market Utilities Read more about BDEW-German Association of Energy and Water Industries Use Teaser Image as container background on ...
  • 28 Mar 2019 |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    28 Mar 2019, 13:25 Expert BMEL- Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture Agriculture Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

    German industry says 95 percent emissions reduction by 2050 “totally unthinkable”

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

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

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

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

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

    RWE substantiates claims for billion-euro coal plant compensation

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

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

    12 Apr 2019, 13:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Coal Business & Jobs Reuters / Clean Energy Wire German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s aim to wean Europe’s biggest economy off fossil fuels is a key issue in ...
  • 17 May 2019 |

    Nature conservation and the energy transition are compatible – study

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

    Germany’s oil and gas production slides in 2018

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

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

    11 Feb 2019, 13:50 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Solar Business & Jobs Last major German solar cell maker surrenders to Chinese competition dpa / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ...
  • 01 Apr 2019 |

    SPD leader calls for swift implementation of coal exit proposal

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

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

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

    Debate on curbing aviation emissions gains traction in Germany

    12 Mar 2019, 14:00 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Transport Tagesspiegel The growing level of emissions caused by air travel has started to move into the debate about Germany’s climate action, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 Dec 2018 |

    COP24 blog: Parties decide "solid" rulebook

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

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

    25 Mar 2019, 13:43 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Policy Clean Energy Wire Germany is failing to take advantage of the huge potential of the “rigorous electrification” of transport and heating to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany’s AfD among most hardline climate sceptics of all European right-wing parties – study

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

    Eastern German coal states refuse to pay for coal exit measures

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

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

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

    Teenage Fridays For Future activist challenges German carmaker BMW at AGM

    17 May 2019, 13:00 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Cars Süddeutsche Zeitung The 18-year old student and ...
  • 01 Feb 2019 |

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Germany’s power storage market reaches 5 billion euros

    13 Mar 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Storage Bloomberg Germany’s power storage market, including both home- and utility-scale batteries, reached a new high of more than 5 billion ...
  • 05 Mar 2019 |

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

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

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

    13 May 2019, 14:14 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Two weeks before the European Parliament elections, German voters have said that climate and environment protection are the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26 Mar 2019 |
    Gas

    EnBW expects construction of new gas power plants in Germany

    26 Mar 2019, 13:10 Expert EnBW EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Business & Jobs Electricity market Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Gas Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Clean Energy Wire Energy company ...
  • German 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 14 Mar 2019 |

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

    14 Mar 2019, 13:52 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Grid Frankfurter Rundschau The southern German states of Hesse and Bavaria are passing the buck to each other on who should provide its ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Feb 2019 |

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

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

    Eastern German state premiers call for EU support to exit coal

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

    France and Germany to support battery cell consortium

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

    Climate protests accompany RWE’s shareholder meeting

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

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

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

    13 consecutive months of record-high temperatures in Germany

    29 Apr 2019, 13:42 Expert DWD- Germany's National Meteorological Service Deutscher Wetterdienst Climate & CO2 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire April 2019 is the 13th ...
  • Germany, Poland not among EU countries appealing for greater climate ambition – media

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

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

    08 May 2019, 13:16 Expert Siemens Business & Jobs Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Gas Wind Business & Jobs Reuters German engineering conglomerate Siemens is spinning off its gas and power business, which has ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

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

    13 Mar 2019, 14:07 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Cars International Süddeutsche Zeitung The EU Commission has “brusquely” rebuffed a German call for a reappraisal of existing nitrogen oxide limits in what amounts to ...
  • Merkel summons transport commission leaders to ensure progress on climate goals

    14 Mar 2019, 13:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Climate & CO2 Cars Government Süddeutsche Zeitung / Handelsblatt Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel summoned the leaders of the country’s transport commission ...
  • 21 Jan 2019 |

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

    21 Jan 2019, 12:26 An internal working paper by the task force responsible for proposals to cut emissions from Germany’s transport sector has stirred public controversy. Federal transport minister Andreas Scheuer, whose own ministry appointed the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Northern German states want to integrate sectors to utilise more green electricity

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

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

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

    Producing hydrogen from renewables already profitable, researchers say

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

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

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

    Germany opens first overhead electricity test track for trucks on autobahn

    07 May 2019, 12:33 Expert BMU- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit Climate & CO2 Policy Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages ...
  • Germany may depend on neighbours for power during coal and nuclear phase-out

    25 Feb 2019, 13:54 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Coal International Security Exports to France push German record power trade surplus in January Germany closes last hard coal mine this year, continues to import ...
  • Right-wing parties poised to bring climate scepticism to European parliament, with Germany’s AfD leading the way

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

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

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

    New north-south electricity highway takes shape

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

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

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

    Germany has enough supply to cope with Russian oil pipeline halt

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

    New installations of solar thermal arrays slow in 2018

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

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

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

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

    06 Mar 2019, 11:26 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Transport Clean Energy Wire Missing its  2030 climate targets for the transport sector could cost Germany billions of euros,  ...
  • 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 ...
  • Germany to open climate research institute in coal region

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

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

    Standstill in grand coalition working group on renewables expansion

    29 Apr 2019, 13:43 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Expert SPD- Social Democratic ...
  • 26 Apr 2019 |

    Waste company Remondis could buy parts of ailing utility Steag

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

    French utility Engie sells German and Dutch coal plants

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

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

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

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

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

    Climate change important security policy issue – Chancellor Merkel

    11 Feb 2019, 14:19 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 Security Climate change is a threat to peace and security – German foreign minister Germany aims to put climate into focus ...
  • German President Steinmeier retraces Humboldt’s journey to warn against climate change

    15 Feb 2019, 12:24 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire CLEW Climate & CO2 International Germany aims to put climate into focus at UN Security Council Clean Energy Wire Germany’s President Frank ...
  • German conservatives score poorly on climate in EU parliament – NGO ranking

    23 Apr 2019, 13:48 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Elections & Politics Policy Expert CSU- Christian Social Union Christlich Soziale Union in Bayern Elections & Politics Policy Use Teaser Image as container ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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, ...
  • 12 Feb 2019 |

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

    12 Feb 2019, 13:01 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Grid Storage Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition Grid operators propose thousands of kilometres of new lines to meet green energy needs ...
  • 15 Apr 2019 |

    German motor authority probes more Mercedes emissions software

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

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

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

    How climate became Germany’s new culture war – opinion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Public info event kicks off search for nuclear waste repository

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

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

    22 Mar 2019, 16:00 European leaders did not call for climate neutrality by 2050 at today’s summit in Brussels, despite several countries including France suggesting it to be included. Germany is among a group of countries rejecting a tougher wording on ...
  • “Europe’s common energy market is an open-ended experiment”

    23 Apr 2019, 13:46 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Climate & CO2 Energiewende International Handelsblatt Despite EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic announcing this month that the European energy union has become ...
  • Wide alliance calls for general speed limit on German autobahn for safety and climate

    12 Apr 2019, 13:45 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire A broad alliance of environmental NGOs, police unions and traffic accident victim organisations has called for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 26 Feb 2019 |

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

    26 Feb 2019, 14:15 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Wind Business & Jobs Süddeutsche Zeitung Shares in German wind turbine maker Senvion have lost almost 90 percent of their value since May 2018, due to fierce ...
  • 11 Mar 2019 |

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

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

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

    18 Apr 2019, 12:20 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Utilities Reuters German utility RWE expects to spend heavily in the US green energy market as it maps out its future in global renewables after its pending asset swap ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 16 Apr 2019 |

    Volkswagen bets big on electric vehicles – and on China

    16 Apr 2019, 13:24 Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Rachel Waldholz Cars Deutsche Welle / Reuters / Clean Energy Wire Volkswagen aims to produce 22 million electric vehicles over the next decade- ...
  • 09 Apr 2019 |

    Pure focus on electric mobility wrong – German transport minister

    09 Apr 2019, 12:44 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Kerstine Appunn Transport Cars Tagesspiegel German transport minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) doesn’t want a decision for “transport technology of the future” to be made prematurely, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

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

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

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

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

    08 May 2015 (All day) Feed-in tariffs set by government or parliament have supported rapid expansion of renewable power production, along with falling costs. Now the government wants to move to a more market-based approach. With this is mind, the 2014 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 03 Apr 2019 |

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

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

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

    10 Apr 2019, 13:29 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Sören Amelang Transport Cars Clean Energy Wire Germany needs a profound shift to a renewable transport system to improve local air quality instead of ineffective diesel driving bans ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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” ...
  • 08 Apr 2019 |

    Fridays For Future Germany presents set of climate action demands

    08 Apr 2019, 12:48 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Climate & CO2 Clean Energy Wire Organisers of the German section of the “Fridays For Future” student climate protests have called for net zero emissions by 2035 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Apr 2019 |

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

    04 Apr 2019, 13:34 Expert Vattenfall Electricity market Business & Jobs Utilities Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Benjamin Wehrmann Gas Renewables Technology Clean Energy Wire A new project in northern Germany aims at ...
  • 17 Mar 2016

    Time to move from negotiations to actions on climate- German minister

    17 Mar 2016 (All day) (UPDATES with new quotes from the conference. Please note: this item will be updated throughout the conference)- The world has to move from negotiations to actions on climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy after ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 11 Apr 2019 |

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

    11 Apr 2019, 12:56 Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Julian Wettengel Finance International ICIJ / Urgewald The World Bank is touting investments in solar parks and other climate-friendly projects  but has continued to finance oil and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Apr 2019 |

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

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

    EU charges German carmakers with colluding to block clean emissions technology

    08 Apr 2019, 12:35 Expert BMW- Bayerische Motoren Werke Bavarian Motor Works Cars Transport Expert Daimler AG Business & Jobs Cars Transport Expert VW- Volkswagen Cars Transport Use Teaser Image as container background on grid pages Edgar Meza Cars ...
  • 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” ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Jan 2016

    How to achieve a transport Energiewende / A 'Monopile Monopoly'

    07 Jan 2016 (All day) Frankfurter Rundschau “No climate protection without an energy transition in transport” Transport is absolutely crucial to decarbonising the economy and Germany should embrace a leading role, but the transport ministry is barely ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 24 Mar 2015

    In the media: Good prospects for wind turbine makers

    24 Mar 2015 (All day) dpa / AFP Opposition to Minister Gabriel’s power station levy – discussion postponed The debate over the levy for older power stations emmitting CO2 beyond a certain limit, proposed last week by Minister for Economic Affairs and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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? ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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” ...
  • 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 ...
  • 22 Oct 2015

    G7 decarbonisation efforts assessed

    22 Oct 2015 (All day) Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) “The energy transition in Europe: initial lessons from Germany, the UK and France” The experience of Germany, the UK and France shows that the transition to a power sector running on renewable ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Nov 2016 |

    German reactions to the EU energy package

    30 Nov 2016 (All day) “Putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers” are the objectives of the EU Commission’s energy package. The paper presented on Wednesday, also dubbed ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 07 Jun 2016

    Delay in power grid extension / 'E.ON about to restart'

    07 Jun 2016 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung Crucial German power grid extension delayed The construction and completion of important power lines in Germany will be delayed by at least three years, writes Michael Bauchmüller in Süddeutsche Zeitung. The main ...
  • 02 Feb 2015

    In the media: Cheap fossil fuels threaten energy transition in heating sector

    02 Feb 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “From nuclear proponent to power line opponent” In 2008 Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said that extending the run-time of Germany’s nuclear power stations was "indispensable" and in July 2014 he ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Jun 2015

    In the media: G7 seen setting climate agenda; Coal-fired plants lose money

    05 Jun 2015 (All day) Carbon Tracker Initiative "Coal: caught in the EU utility death spiral" New coal-fired power plants fail to generate positive cash-flows even under the most optimistic scenarios as the market conditions for utilities have ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • “Warm words”

    Despite a new advertising campaign, efficiency measures in Germany aren’t successful, particularly in the building sector, Michael Bauchmüller and Benedikt Müller write in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In order to achieve its climate targets, the country would ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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,” ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Nov 2016 |

    Germany finally sets specific CO₂ targets in climate roadmap

    11 Nov 2016 (All day) After months of heated debate, the German government has finally struck an agreement on its contentious Climate Action Plan 2050, due to be signed off by the cabinet over the weekend. It includes emission reduction targets for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 10 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: World expects Germany to lead way with Energiewende

    10 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 05 Mar 2015

    In the media: Energiewende indices show progress

    05 Mar 2015 (All day) Die Welt /McKinsey Germany “McKinsey: Energiewende indices improve“ The McKinsey Energiewende Index, a bi-annually published analysis of how well Germany is achieving its energy transition targets, has never been very positive, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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’ ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 06 Jul 2017 |

    Sino-German tandem: Export champions promote global energy transition

    06 Jul 2017 (All day) With the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement, China and Germany are making a very public display of leadership on climate protection and transition to green energy. The export heavyweights are eager to keep the global economy on ...
  • 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 ...
  • 30 Apr 2015

    In the media: Demands to relax climate goals; a milestone for wind power

    30 Apr 2015 (All day) Rheinische Post “CDU’s economic council want to lower Merkel’s climate goals” A group representing business interests within Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU demand a lowering of Germany’s climate goals, reports the Rheinische Post. ...
  • 16 Jun 2015

    In the media: Germany weighs further support for e-cars

    16 Jun 2015 (All day) Reuters “Merkel says Germany weighing further support for electric cars” Chancellor Angela Merkel said further public support is needed to achieve the government’s aim of bringing 1 million electric cars on to German roads by 2020, ...
  • "Merkel's experience, credibility make her key in swaying Trump"

    23 May 2017 (All day) Days before the G7 summit in Italy, foreign governments praised German Chancellor Merkel for her international leadership on climate and urged her to sway US President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • “Never again cheap fuel”

    German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel’s controversial proposal of placing a flexible tax on fuel that would rise and fall according to oil prices is a good idea and it should not be abandoned despite the loud opposition to it, Mark Schieritz writes in ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 02 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Emissions trading is the key to climate protection

    02 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just weeks away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Significant obstacles prevent tenant power – study

    The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published an extensive study on “tenant power”. The study aims to provide a definition of the term, as well as legal background, and an overview of possible forms of organisation, the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 / ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Selective use of synthetic fuels essential to help decarbonise German transport, industry and heating – think tanks

    Germany will need the well-directed use of power-based synthetic fuels in connection with a phase-out of oil and natural gas to reach its long-term climate targets, the think tanks Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende* write in a joint analysis. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • London’s Grenfell Tower fire speaks distrust of insulation materials

    The Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people in London last summer has led to scepticism of the insulation industry and made it more difficult to achieve the German energy transition goal of greater efficiency in the heating sector, Mechtild ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • E.ON CEO says postponing Germany’s 2020 climate goal is “appropriate” decision

    The decision by parties negotiating Germany’s next government to weaken the country’s 2020 climate protection goals was an “appropriate” move that took “courage”, Johannes Teyssen, CEO of utility E.ON, said at an energy industry conference held by ...
  • 08 Nov 2017 |

    EU car emission limits too weak for German climate targets- experts

    08 Nov 2017 Following intense lobbying by German carmakers, the EU has proposed car emission targets that will be insufficient to meet the country’s climate targets in the transport sector, according to environmental organisations. Critics said the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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? ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 15 Jan 2015 |

    Unions between embracing the new and defending the old in Energiewende

    15 Jan 2015 (All day) German trade unions are vocal stakeholders in the Energiewende, wary of job losses in the conventional energy sector and campaigning for labour rights in the growing renewables sector. Their importance is amplified by their ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 12 Nov 2014

    In the media: Reactions to energy minister's coal comments

    12 Nov 2014 (All day)   Reactions to energy minister's warning against quick exit from coal power Frankfurter Rundschau “Too much coal” Everything points to a show-down between energy minister Sigmar Gabriel and environment minister Barbara Hendricks ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Mar 2015

    In the media: EU takes Germany to court over Moorburg power plant

    27 Mar 2015 (All day) European Commission “Commission refers Germany to Court over coal power plant in Moorburg” The European Commission is taking Germany to court over its newly open  Moorburg power plant  near Hamburg, saying the project failed to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 May 2015

    In the media: Will PV auctions lower costs?

    05 May 2015 (All day) PV Magazine “Accepted photovoltaic projects between 8.48 and 9.43 cents per kilowatt-hour” Solar array bids accepted in Germany’s recent auction were between 8.48 and 9.43 cents per kilowatt-hour, averaging out at 9.17 cents, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 28 Oct 2015

    E-car batteries needed / Heating sector could save more CO2

    28 Oct 2015 (All day) dpa “Workers’ representatives and politicians advocate German production of e-car batteries” Germany’s sole car battery producer, car manufacturer Daimler, will discontinue production this year, news agency dpa reports. The move has ...
  • 09 Dec 2016 |

    Vote2017- Bareiß: "We will have to talk about a gradual end to renewables support."

    09 Dec 2016 (All day) Germans will elect a new federal government in autumn 2017. Security, economic stability and refugees are likely to dominate election campaigns, but keeping the Energiewende on a steady course and fulfilling Germany’s international ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 19 Nov 2015 |

    COP21 Interview: Paris must send signal for global fossil fuel exit

    19 Nov 2015 (All day) The final negotiations for a global climate treaty in Paris are just days away. What is the German perspective on an international climate agreement and what has the energy transition (Energiewende) got to do with it? The Clean ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 27 Feb 2018 |

    Reactions to Germany's court ruling on diesel driving bans

    27 Feb 2018 (All day) Germany's Federal Administrative Court has ruled that cities can ban dirty diesel cars to improve local air quality. The Clean Energy Wire presents reactions to the landmark ruling from NGOs, politicians and industry ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term “system conduciveness” of renewables more important than low costs – study

    Expanding the capacity of renewable energy sources in Germany should be focussed on long-term stabilisation effects on the energy system rather than cutting costs by maximising output, a study by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) suggests. ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • EU emitters ramp up buying in 2017 German CO2 auctions - report

    The buying appetite of installation operators participating in Germany’s EUA (EU allowances) auctions last year increased, even though their share of the total successful bidders remained steady compared to 2016, reports Mike Szabo for the Carbon Pulse, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • “Economists do not think much of Gabriel's fuel tax”

    Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has ignited a storm with the recent publication of its Green Paper on increasing energy efficiency, Philipp Vetter writes in Die Welt. The paper proposed a flexible energy tax to counteract ...
  • 17 Nov 2015

    Utilities want shared nuclear responsibility / No political will for Paris?

    17 Nov 2015 (All day) WirtschaftsWoche “Can E.ON survive alone?” Writing for WitschaftsWoche, Christof Schürmann says there are doubts over whether the new E.ON, which will split from its fossil-fuel business in a few weeks, will be able to survive. E.ON ...
  • Germany starts coal exit talks in bid to improve patchy climate record

    06 Jun 2018 (All day) Germany has launched official talks on phasing out coal in power generation. The aim is to cut greenhouse gas emissions that have remained stubbornly high despite the country’s ongoing shift to renewable power. The government on ...
  • 08 Aug 2017 |

    Germany’s vaunted vocational training programme strains to meet Energiewende’s demand for skilled workers

    08 Aug 2017 (All day) Since Germany’s Energiewende shifted into gear in the early 2000s, the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors have created over a million jobs, many of them in technical branches, such as renewable energy production, power ...
  • 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 ...
  • Financial support for renewables could end in a few years’ time

    The renewable energy sector will be competitive without financial support within the next four to five years, Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier said on the sidelines of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. As an example, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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& ...
  • Energy transition needs higher political priority – head of Energiewende expert commission

    Germany will likely miss several of its key energy transition goals, according to leading experts commissioned by the German economy ministry (BMWi) to monitor the progress of the country‘s energy transition. Among the three elements of the government& ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 05 Jan 2015

    In the media: Energy businesses struggle, Bavaria needs to decide on power lines, offshore wind

    05 Jan 2015 (All day) Reuters “Gabriel pushes Bayern to decide on power network” Bavaria risks a weakening of its economy and higher electricity prices unless it agrees to the two planned power lines transporting wind power from the north to the south, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 13 Jan 2016

    'Inflated' grid fees / Report on 'successful' PV pilot auctions

    13 Jan 2016 (All day) [Updates German industry association on energy policy] Federation of German Industries (BDI) German industry association warns against German “solo” in climate, energy policy The recent Paris agreement on climate does not give ...
  • 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 ...
  • 23 Oct 2015

    Bavaria's energy concept / A record-breaking fuel cell

    23 Oct 2015 (All day) Süddeutsche Zeitung “An energy concept that electrifies no one” Bavaria will have to import 40-50 percent of its consumed electricity in 2025, Daniela Kuhr writes in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The state’s economy minister Ilse Aigner ...
  • 10 Aug 2015

    RWE unveils turnaround plan

    10 Aug 2015 (All day) Germany's second-largest utility announces it is consolidating its operations under one roof and shaking up its management structure. Spinning off the conventional power business was kept as an option but not planned, CEO Peter ...
  • "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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 04 Nov 2014

    In the media: Power lines, offshore wind and energy law reform

    04 Nov 2014 (All day) Spiegel Online  “Controversial power lines: Network operators want to considerably lengthen transmission routes” Germany’s four big electricity network operators want to expand new transmission lines that will link Saxony-Anhalt in ...
  • 07 Sep 2015 |

    Nuclear clean-up costs

    07 Sep 2015 (All day) Decommissioning, storing, transporting and re-storing: Ridding Germany of its nuclear heritage comes with a hefty price tag. Some of the costs will be covered by the state but utilities are liable for most of the clean-up. Nuclear ...
  • White paper presents government proposal for power market reform

    09 Jul 2015 (All day) Germany’s economy and energy ministry has set out its proposal for the future of the German power market in a white paper, which the cabinet is to take a decision on in October. The proposal is for an energy-only market, plus a ...
  • 31 Mar 2020 |

    Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts

    31 Mar 2020, 15:00 A wealth of numbers and statistics describe the energy generation and consumption of nation states. This factsheet provides a range of charts (and data links) about the status of Germany’s energy mix, as well as developments in energy ...
  • 12 Dec 2015 |

    Paris climate deal – does Germany get what it hoped for?

    12 Dec 2015 (All day) 196 parties of the UNFCCC have adopted the new Paris Agreement on climate change / Transparency and the ambition mechanisms that Germany most wanted to get are in the text, but the strong long-term target had to give a little COP21 k ...
  • 09 Mar 2016 |

    Energiewende in transportation: Vague goals, modest strides

    09 Mar 2016 (All day) (UPDATE with new data on e-car registrations in paragraph 3)- The European Union wants to reduce CO2 emissions in the transportation sector of its 28 member states by 60 percent by 2050. Germany has no stated goal for its own ...
  • 02 Feb 2016 |

    The role of biofuel and hydrogen in Germany's transport Energiewende

    02 Feb 2016 (All day) The question of how Germany’s vehicles, ships, and aircraft of the future will be powered is still unanswered. Biofuels and hydrogen might play a role in the upcoming transition to a green transport sector. Transport p.hockenos The ...
  • 29 Dec 2015 |

    Loop flows: Why is wind power from northern Germany putting east European grids under pressure?

    29 Dec 2015 (All day) Germany is producing ever-more green power. But grid development hasn’t kept up with the expansion of renewables, meaning excess electricity is spilling over into neighbouring countries and causing headaches for east European grid ...
  • 09 Apr 2018 |

    Set-up and challenges of Germany's power grid

    09 Apr 2018 (All day) Germany’s power grid ranks among the most reliable in the world, despite an increasing share of fluctuating renewable energy sources. The government has made the extension of the grid a priority to maintain this high level of ...
  • Positions of key stakeholders on the EEG 2.0: Business and consumers

    06 Oct 2014 (All day) This Factsheet lists views and positions of the the renewables sector, the industry sector and consumers on the new Renewable Energy Act (EEG) which came into effect on 1 August 2014. Energiewende EEG 2.0 | Law Policy k.appunn German ...
  • Coal in Germany

    07 Feb 2019, 15:00 The future use of coal is at the centre of Germany's political debate on the energy transition and its efforts to mitigate climate change after the country has seen a stagnation in greenhouse gas emissions despite growing use of ...
  • 08 Oct 2014 |

    Defining features of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG)

    08 Oct 2014 (All day) This factsheet explains some of the tools that have made the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) the most important measure for the promotion of renewable power sources in Germany in the past 24 years. EEG 2.0 | Law k.appunn Feed-in tariffs ...
  • 31 Mar 2017 |

    What to do with the nuclear waste – the storage question

    31 Mar 2017 (All day) Germany is in the rare position of knowing almost exactly how much radioactive waste it will have to store because the lifespan of its nuclear reactors is limited and the existing amount of waste is established. But questions over ...
  • Securing utility payments for the nuclear clean-up

    26 Jun 2017 (All day) Utilities are liable to pay for much of the costs of ridding Germany of its nuclear heritage. But given their economic troubles, will they be able to do so? To ensure the general public does not end up with footing the bill, the ...
  • The history behind Germany's nuclear phase-out

    02 Jan 2018 The nuclear phase-out is as much part of the Energiewende (energy transition) as the move towards a low-carbon economy. Despite ongoing quarrels over its costs and an international perception that “German angst” caused the government to shut ...
  • Small, but powerful – Germany’s municipal utilities

    18 Feb 2015 (All day) In size, the “Stadtwerke” individually cannot rival the four largest players in the German electricity market – E.ON, RWE, Vattenfall and EnBW-- but taken together, they are a powerful factor in Germany’s energy landscape. Utilities ...
  • 25 Oct 2018 |

    Citizens’ participation in the Energiewende

    25 Oct 2018, 16:19 Across Germany, citizens have taken a direct stake in the transition to a cleaner energy supply through ownership of renewable energy installations. This factsheet gives an overview of the different ways in which citizens invest in the ...
  • Germany's energy transition in numbers

    04 Jun 2015 (All day) UPDATE-- Germany has set itself several numerical targets to measure and advance its efforts in lowering greenhouse-gas emissions. The performance towards those targets presents a mixed picture- while the share of power generated ...
  • Capacity markets around the world

    19 Aug 2015 (All day) UPDATE- Germany has opted against a large-scale capacity mechanism despite its increasing international popularity – from an idea to support power plants on the United States’ eastern coast to many European countries introducing ...
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  • 14 Jun 2019 |

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

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

    European Elections 2019: Energy and climate policy contacts for journalists

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

    Beyond the hype: Reporting on green businesses and sustainable innovations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Prof. Dr. Schwarze's areas of expertise and research:- Sustainability economics- International climate change policy- Management of soil and groundwater contamination- Management of natural hazards- Environmental liability and insurance www.ufz.de ...
  • Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway

    The Federal Network Agency supervises operators of energy supply networks together with federal state regulatory bodies.  It ensures that all users can access and use the energy supply network on a non-discriminatory basis.  The aim of energy regulation ...
  • Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen

    Research areas: Infrastructure and Network Economics, Public Sector Management, European Integration Policy, Applied Industrial Economics   www.wip.tu-berlin.de Researcher ...
  • 16 Jun 2019 |

    Germany: How Europe's biggest economy quits coal

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

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

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

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