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  • Energy prices on the agenda at coalition talks

    Berlin - The Social Democrats, Greens and Liberal Democrats have officially started their coalition talks with 22 working groups. The timetable is tight. As the party representatives announced at the kick-off on 21 October, the coalition agreement is expected to be ready as soon as the end of November...
  • BDI: "Germany is facing the greatest transformation".

    Berlin - In order to achieve the climate protection goals by 2045, additional investments amounting to trillions are required, and already for the milestone goal of 2030, investments of around 860 billion euros are needed. This is the result of the joint study "Climate Paths 2.0" by the Federation of German Industries and the Boston Consulting Group...
  • Eon takes new customers again

    Essen - After a one-week break, Eon is resuming gas supplies to new customers. In terms of prices, however, interested private customers now have to dig much deeper into their pockets...
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Protests against use of biomass in coal-fired power plants

Wilhelmshaven - Environmentalists are mounting resistance to the conversion of coal-fired power plants in Germany to biomass. In front of the Onyx power plant in Wilhelmshaven, an alliance of Robin Wood, the local representatives of BUND and Nabu as well as Deutsche Umwelthilfe held a protest against the operator's plans...
  • Berlin - The Social Democrats, Greens and Liberal Democrats have officially started their coalition talks with 22 working groups. The timetable is tight. As the party representatives announced at the kick-off on 21 October, the coalition agreement is expected to be ready as soon as the end of November...
  • Berlin - In order to achieve the climate protection goals by 2045, additional investments amounting to trillions are required, and already for the milestone goal of 2030, investments of around 860 billion euros are needed. This is the result of the joint study "Climate Paths 2.0" by the Federation of German Industries and the Boston Consulting Group...
  • Brussels - European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wants to reduce Europe's dependence on energy imports. To this end, she has now presented five concrete measures...
  • Strasbourg - EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic presented the EU Commission's work programme for 2022 to the plenary of the EU Parliament. Among other things, business models for the capture and use of CO2 should become possible...
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  • Wilhelmshaven - Environmentalists are mounting resistance to the conversion of coal-fired power plants in Germany to biomass. In front of the Onyx power plant in Wilhelmshaven, an alliance of Robin Wood, the local representatives of BUND and Nabu as well as Deutsche Umwelthilfe held a protest against the operator's plans...
  • Düsseldorf - Since the end of September, the auditing and consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has officially been part of the Renewable Energies Market Offensive initiated at the end of last year by, among others, the German Energy Agency (Dena) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)...
  • London - The struggle for further market share in the British offshore wind power market continues. RWE as well as Iberdrola from Spain and EDP Renewables from Portugal are now using an investor conference of the British government to announce offshore investments worth billions of euros.
  • Fredericia/London - The partial sale of the offshore wind farm "Borkum Riffgrund 3" is expected to bring the Danish energy group Ørsted a windfall worth billions. The new co-owner of the 900 MW project in the German North Sea will be the British investment company Glennmont Partners.
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  • Paris - The International Energy Agency expects a global decline in gas prices next year. "This year's development is characterised by a number of one-off effects," said Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil, senior gas analyst at the IEA at a presentation of the Q4/20 Gas Market Report organised by Zukunft Gas....
  • Hanover - The mood in the contracting sector is improving. In the annual survey of the Association for Energy Services, Efficiency and Contracting (Vedec), member companies gave a score of 6.5 on a scale of 1 (very poor) to 10 (very good)...
  • Stuttgart - Researchers from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research of Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) want to use new algorithms to make the operation of heat pumps more grid-friendly. "If there is a foreseeable load on the grid, the heat pump will switch on earlier and run longer, but with less power," the ZSW says...
  • Brussels - In a joint statement, several associations of the European gas industry have called for a further reduction of methane emissions. The realisation of climate neutrality has top priority for the European gas industry...
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