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  • Germany’s Energiewende start-ups – Cutting emissions as a business model

    Energy transition start-ups 29 Apr 2020, 09:45 The shift to a low-carbon future is turning the economy inside out. Policy has a crucial role to play, but ultimately it is businesses that will make the Energiewende happen. In Energiewende home country ...
  • Germany gets serious about decarbonising its prized heavy industry

    17 Jun 2020, 11:28 In its pursuit of climate-neutrality by mid-century, Germany has set its sights on extending the energy transition to its famed heavy industry. Sectors such as steel, cement and chemicals are some of the Energiewende's toughest ...
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  • 20 Aug 2020 |

    German power costs prevent domestic green hydrogen projects- startup Sunfire

    20 Aug 2020, 13:01 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Hydrogen Clean Energy Wire / Focus Online The relatively high costs of renewable electricity in Germany prevent innovative projects green hydrogen in the country, according to hydrogen start-up ...
  • 14 Jun 2019 |

    Start-up Sunfire’s e-fuels can decarbonise industries most addicted to fossil fuels

    14 Jun 2019, 09:07 Clean Energy Wire is stepping up its business coverage and exploring how the commercial landscape is being transformed by Germany's energy transition. To showcase the upheaval underway in the world’s fourth largest economy, we' ...
  • Hydrogen start-up Sunfire reports rising demand from cosmetics industry

    04 Apr 2019, 13:51 Sören Amelang Gas Business Hydrogen Start-ups Technology Clean Energy Wire The cosmetics industry is increasingly interested in using renewable hydrogen, according to German electrolysis start-up sunfire. Hydrogen made with renewable ...
  • Oil major Total says keeps an eye on “very interesting” German hydrogen projects

    03 Jul 2019, 14:15 Expert DLR- German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Transport Technology Sören Amelang Fossil fuels Gas Hydrogen Technology Wirtschaftswoche French oil major Total keeps an eagle eye on German projects that use ...
  • Compact power-to-liquid pilot facility demonstrates high degree of efficiency

    19 Aug 2019, 13:09 Expert KIT- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Renewables EEG 2.0 | Law Technology Julian Wettengel Storage Hydrogen Technology Clean Energy Wire Researchers in Germany have combined all steps of ...
  • Power-to-X gains momentum on two fronts in Germany

    17 Jan 2019, 14:25 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Gas Storage Hydrogen Technology pv magazine Two power-to-gas projects in Germany promise to boost the technology, Sandra Enkhardt reports for pv magazine. Utilities Edis and Gasag want to transform ...
  • 18 Sep 2020 |

    Germans spend average share of income for power despite high costs

    18 Sep 2020, 14:24 Benjamin Wehrmann Cost & Prices Der Spiegel German household power costs are moderate as a share of GDP per capita when compared to other European countries, despite being among the highest in absolute terms, an analysis by price ...
  • Ten German startups in Cleantech Group’s global 100 cleantech list

    30 Jan 2019, 13:33 Sören Amelang Clean Energy Wire CLEW Hydrogen Start-ups Business & Jobs Technology Cleantech Group Ten German startups are among the 100 most innovative clean technology companies from around the globe, according to US-based ...
  • 04 Oct 2019 |

    State premier of Saarland calls for billions in support to turn steel industry climate neutral

    04 Oct 2019, 13:42 Expert CDU- Christian Democratic Union Christlich Demokratische Union Policy Elections & Politics Freja Eriksen Climate & CO2 Hydrogen Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The German steel industry should receive billions in ...
  • Hydrogen a focus of German government funding for real-world test projects

    19 Jul 2019, 13:56 Freja Eriksen Storage Hydrogen Technology Clean Energy Wire Hydrogen projects are one of the key themes of 20 test projects selected for funding by the German government. Germany ultimately plans to put 100 million euros per year into ...
  • 19 Jun 2019 |

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

    19 Jun 2019, 12:00 Expert innogy SE innogy SE Grid Renewables Utilities Expert RWE AG Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG Utilities Julian Wettengel Gas Hydrogen Utilities Clean Energy Wire German energy companies RWE and innogy are jointly ...
  • Germany to establish coordination hub for international power-to-x activities

    10 Dec 2019, 13:31 Expert GIZ- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit German development agency International Sören Amelang Gas Renewables Hydrogen Technology Clean Energy Wire Germany will establish a central hub to coordinate its ...
  • Steelmaker Salzgitter expects policymakers to help fund massive decarbonisation project

    04 Apr 2019, 14:09 Sören Amelang Climate & CO2 Gas Hydrogen Technology Clean Energy Wire German steelmaker Salzgitter has expressed confidence that policymakers will provide the support necessary to realise a large-scale hydrogen project to ...
  • 22 Apr 2015

    In the media: Pressure on energy minister from all sides in coal levy debate

    22 Apr 2015 Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Spiegel Online Resistance among Christian Democrats against power market law Four senior members of Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) have send a letter to all members of the CDU-CSU ...
  • Germany could have 7.5 GW power-to-gas capacity by 2030, say gas grid operators

    18 Jun 2019, 13:32 Julian Wettengel Gas Grid Hydrogen Technology Clean Energy Wire Renewables-based gases such as hydrogen and synthetic methane will be increasingly important for Germany’s to reach climate targets, say gas transmission grid operators ...
  • Energy transition start-ups shake up the business world

    11 Jul 2019, 13:33 The shift to a low-carbon future is turning the economy inside out. Policy has a crucial role to play, but ultimately it is businesses that will make the energy transition happen. In Energiewende home country Germany, many start-ups are ...
  • Env ministry warns renewable fuels are no substitute for climate action

    20 Nov 2019, 13:30 Germany's environment ministry has warned that climate-neutral fuels made with renewables must not become an excuse for neglecting the domestic roll-out of renewables, increasing efficiency and other efforts to cut emissions. " ...
  • Germany bets on green hydrogen in quest for climate neutrality

    27 Apr 2020, 13:10 In the fight against climate change, hydrogen made with renewable electricity is increasingly seen as a silver bullet for sectors with particularly stubborn emissions, such as heavy industry and aviation. As a result, the emission-free ...
  • 27 Jul 2020 |

    Europe must take ambitious lead in green hydrogen – German govt advisor

    27 Jul 2020, 09:50 Europe's economy is well placed to benefit from the fledgling global hydrogen economy and should decisively follow through with its hydrogen strategies, says Veronika Grimm, a member of Germany's council of economic experts, ...
  • Dedicated engineers have made Germany a “Green Energy Valley”- Start-up expert

    27 Jun 2019, 10:20 Germany’s engineering prowess and excellent support programmes have spawned a world-leading scene of start-ups dedicated to pushing the energy transition with innovative ideas, according to start-up expert Klaus Fichter. There are ...
  • German industry needs policy trigger for deep emission cuts

    24 Jan 2020, 12:12 Pressure is rising fast on industry to join the great decarbonisation race. Many energy-intensive German companies, like chemical giant BASF or steelmaker thyssenkrupp, already have detailed plans for drastic emission cuts, but lack ...
  • Europe vies with China for clean hydrogen superpower status

    24 Jul 2020, 10:40 The rivalry between Europe and China in emission-free hydrogen technologies could become one of the defining business stories in the global effort to stop climate change. Scarred by its painful experience in solar PV manufacturing, ...
  • 22 May 2019 |

    Can Salzgitter cut Germany's CO2 emissions with low-carbon steel project?

    22 May 2019, 11:33 Volker Hille’s passion project could cut Germany’s entire CO2 output by almost one percent. He is head of corporate technology at Salzgitter Group, one of Europe’s largest steelmakers, which currently emits around eight million tonnes ...
  • 14 Sep 2020 |

    Hydrogen – Magic bullet or fig leaf for the energy transition?

    14 Sep 2020 Berlin Hydrogen has become a big energy-policy talking point in a growing number of countries. What is all this hype about, and is it justified?In a web event for journalists on 14 September from 11.00 to 12.30 CEST, jointly organised by Clean ...
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