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  • Economic Council: Nuclear power plant output will be lacking in winter

    Berlin - In mid-April, the remaining three nuclear power plants in Germany will be taken off the grid. From the point of view of the CDU (Christian Democrats)-affiliated Council of Economic Advisors, this step may endanger the security of supply...
  • EnBW pledges to phase out coal by 2028

    Karlsruhe - The energy group EnBW wants to end coal-fired power generation by 2028. This was announced by the management board at the company's annual press conference. "We are now planning to say goodbye to coal as a fossil fuel as early as 2028," said CEO Andreas Schell...
  • Traffic lights reach agreement in climate dispute

    Berlin - After more than two days of negotiations, the SPD, the Greens and the FDP have reached compromises on key energy and climate projects. More technological openness is envisaged in the specifications for new heating systems. The traffic light party wants to change the climate protection law in decisive places...
  • Grid expansion and no end

    Essen - The envisaged 'All-Electric-World' will make Germany's grid expansion needs by 2045 significantly more extensive and expensive. In the latest draft of the grid development plan (NEP - Netzentwicklungsplan), the four transmission system operators calculate that almost 14,200 kilometres of electricity lines will have to be additionally built or reinforced, costing 128 billion euros...
  • The grid connection becomes the bottleneck of PV construction

    Ludwigshafen - A veritable brake on the energy transition is looming at the low-voltage level. The grid connection of smaller PV systems up to 10 kW is currently a growing challenge. Grid operators such as Pfalzwerke are currently struggling with the mass of connection requests...
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2023

Traffic lights reach agreement in climate dispute

Berlin - After more than two days of negotiations, the SPD, the Greens and the FDP have reached compromises on key energy and climate projects. More technological openness is envisaged in the specifications for new heating systems. The traffic light party wants to change the climate protection law in decisive places...
  • Berlin - After more than two days of negotiations, the SPD, the Greens and the FDP have reached compromises on key energy and climate projects. More technological openness is envisaged in the specifications for new heating systems. The traffic light party wants to change the climate protection law in decisive places...
  • Brussels - The majority of the 27 EU energy ministers agreed to the compromise paper of the Swedish Council Presidency on the reform of the Gas Directive and Regulation from 2009. This also contains a compromise on the ownership unbundling...
  • Brussels - Following the agreement on the future of e-fuels, the EU states have decided to ban the registration of new cars with combustion engines from 2035 on. From 2030 onwards, newly registered cars must already emit 55 per cent less CO2 than in 2021...
  • Berlin - The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) believes that investments of 35 trillion US dollars are necessary for a successful energy transition by 2030. This was announced by Irena on the occasion of the 'Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2023' (BETD), where Minister Baerbock called for more speed in the energy transition...
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  • Oldenburg/Westerstede - The northern German energy supplier EWE is starting the construction of a gas pipeline for the onward transport of regasified LNG ahead of schedule. With the corresponding permit in hand, the 'Gas Anbindung Zukunftsleitung Wilhelmshaven-Leer' (GWL) is scheduled to go into operation as early as the start of the coming heating season...
  • Aachen - The establishment of a national hydrogen grid society is costly, but it can significantly accelerate grid development. This is the assessment of a team of authors from various research institutions...
  • Berlin - The traders' association Efet calls for a clear further development of the Gas Storage Act. It is true that the law has fulfilled its purpose and ensured security of supply in winter but this was at much higher costs than it should have been...
  • Berlin - According to a recent analysis, the steel pipelines installed in the German gas grid are suitable for transporting hydrogen. The German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW - Deutsche Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches) had fracture mechanics tests carried out on various steels under hydrogen...
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  • Berlin - The debate about card readers at charging stations continues. The German E-Mobility Association now warns of competitive disadvantages for companies that adhere to the previously valid deadline...
  • Berlin - In the National Fuel Cell Production Action Plan ('H2Go'), 19 Fraunhofer institutes are working on upscaling fuel cell stack production. According to Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, this would make it possible to manufacture them cost-efficiently in large quantities in the future...
  • Bonn - Due to the significantly higher wind and solar feed-in, the short-term electricity markets corrected downwards again last week. Spot prices fell by 37 per cent in a weekly comparison...
  • Berlin - The Federal Ministry of Research wants to stick to synthetic fuels. It believes in the electric future of mobility, but questions the 'all' in "all electric", commented Mario Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary to Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger (FDP - Free Democratic Party)....
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