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06
Feb
2023

FDP pursues its own transport transition goals

Berlin - The parties of the traffic light coalition are unable to find a common denominator when it comes to changing transport policy. The Liberal Democratic Party (FDP) has now adopted a position paper that focus on the car...
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  • Merseburg - The public utility company Stadtwerke Merseburg has switched the gas supply of its combined heat and power (CHP) plants to LNG. The company has already converted the plants at three out of a total of five locations...
  • Hamburg - The lack of skilled workers is becoming increasingly problematic. The PV industry is also desperately looking for solar engineers to cope with the current boom and achieve its ambitious expansion targets. In future, Hamburger Energiewerke will train its own apprentices. Christian Heine, spokesman for the management board, explains the aims and background...
  • Lingen - The Emsland nuclear power station has returned to operation after an overhaul. The overhaul and the short shutdown with extensive safety checks were the last measures at the nuclear power plant before it is finally taken off the grid...
  • Bonn - The energy transition has gained momentum in 2022. Nevertheless, the medium-term expansion targets until 2030 are a long way off. At the same time, numerous plants, especially wind farms, are not in operation despite having been approved. This is shown by statistics from the Federal Network Agency, according to which the net expansion came to more than 9,700 MW...
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  • Flensburg - The public utility company Stadtwerke Flensburg is building a new low-temperature district heating grid in Nordstadt. It is investing around 1.8 million euros in the development of the area...
  • Berlin - The market area manager Trading Hub Europe has now officially announced the amount of contracted storage capacity for the 2023/2024 storage year. The company has contracted more than 35 TWh and thus a good 14 per cent of the total German storage volume...
  • Berlin - A possible national hydrogen grid company is causing increasing concern among transmission system operators (TSOs). "Gascade, Gasunie Deutschland, OGE and Ontras are doing everything they can to usurp hydrogen transport and force the other TSOs out of this future business...
  • Hanover - The German association of energy purchasers, VEA, regularly reports on current deals for gas contracts. In view of the persistent lack of transparency with regard to the price level for industrial customers, the information can provide an initial indicator of achievable prices...
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  • Munich - The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has presented key points for the implementation of Section 14a of the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG). The proposals deserve praise and recognition. The interests of network operators and end customers are balanced and an easily implementable concept is proposed. The proposals should now be adopted without delay and the focus shifted to a much more important paragraph: §14c of the Energy Industry Act...
  • Berlin - The automotive industry expects the pace of e-mobility to slacken. The German association of the automotive industry, VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) blames the government's transport policy...
  • Stockholm - The plans of the Swedish battery start-up Northvolt for a gigafactory in Heide remain open. It is possible that the company prefers to build a factory in the USA. The decision is expected to be made in the first quarter...
  • Düsseldorf - There is a gap between large and smaller cities when it comes to smart mobility. This is the conclusion of an analysis by the auditing and consulting firm PWC, which examined how far cities in Germany have come in their transformation to smart mobility...
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