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  • District heating 30 per cent climate-neutral

    Frankfurt/Main - The importance of district heating is growing and its share in the overall heat supply is expected to increase further in the coming years. "Today, 14 per cent of German households are supplied with district heating. According to policy makers, this figure must rise to 30 per cent in the coming years"...
  • Ines expects significantly higher gas storage levy

    Berlin - Due to losses on the sale of stored gas volumes, Ines expects the storage levy of 0.59 euros/MWh to increase by at least 0.73 euros/MWh. This is the result of an evaluation report on the Gas Storage Act, which Initiative Energien Speichern (Ines) has published...
  • Interventions in wallboxes or heat pumps possibly unlawful

    Berlin - Starting next year, grid operators are to be allowed to reduce the power of wallboxes or heat pumps if necessary. The plans could be illegal, as an expert opinion by the law firm Assmann Peiffer, which is available to energate, shows...
  • Fluxys buys OGE stake from Macquarie

    Essen - The Belgian transmission grid operator Fluxys is joining the Essen-based competitor Open Grid Europe (OGE) as a major shareholder. For this purpose, the Belgians are taking over a share package from Macquarie. The acquisition is aimed at the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy in Europe. For Macquarie, this is not a departure from the German gas market...
  • Strategy update should lead Tado into the profit zone

    Munich - The Munich-based cleantech company Tado aims to break even for the first time this year. This goal was announced by the management in connection with a successful financing round that provides the start-up with 43 million euros in additional growth capital. The cleantech company is planning bundled products and is targeting the housing industry more strongly than before....
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Jan
2023

Mild weather keeps EU coal renaissance in check

London - Climate change had a direct impact on Europe's electricity mix in 2022. According to a study, global warming caused a large supply gap from hydropower and nuclear energy during the hot summer. At the end of the year, electricity demand fell due to mild weather, slowing the crisis-induced renaissance of coal...
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  • London - Climate change had a direct impact on Europe's electricity mix in 2022. According to a study, global warming caused a large supply gap from hydropower and nuclear energy during the hot summer. At the end of the year, electricity demand fell due to mild weather, slowing the crisis-induced renaissance of coal...
  • Paris - The trading volume in the auctions for guarantees of origin on Epex Spot continued to grow. In the first auction of the new year, market participants traded certificates for 115,646 MWh of green electricity. Compared to the previous month, the volume increased by 85 per cent...
  • Bonn - The Federal Network Agency has put areas in the North Sea and Baltic Sea up for tender for wind farms with a total capacity of 7,000 MW. The invitation to tender in four areas that have not been centrally pre-deselected marks the start of the so-called expansion turbo with 30,000 MW of installed capacity by 2030...
  • Berlin - The Wind Energy on Land Act (Windenergie-an-Land-Gesetz) will come into force on 1 February. It obliges the federal states to designate two per cent of their land for wind energy. They must achieve the target by 2032...
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  • Frankfurt/Main - The importance of district heating is growing and its share in the overall heat supply is expected to increase further in the coming years. "Today, 14 per cent of German households are supplied with district heating. According to policy makers, this figure must rise to 30 per cent in the coming years"...
  • London - Concerns about energy security in the wake of the Ukraine conflict are strengthening the trend towards energy efficiency and low-CO2 technologies. This is one result of the current BP Energy Outlook. This does not necessarily mean abandoning coal...
  • Cologne - The energy crisis is fuelling demand for solar heating, but a boom has so far failed to materialise. Around 91,000 solar heating systems were installed in 2022, an increase of 12 per cent compared to the previous year....
  • Berlin - The possible creation of a national hydrogen player from the nationalised companies Uniper and Sefe (Securing Energy for Europe) has met with criticism. Christoph Schmitz, member of the Verdi federal executive board, wonders from a trade union's perspective why the Ministry of Economics does not want to use existing staff...
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  • Hohenheim - A research association around the University of Hohenheim demands corrections in the promotion of agri-photovoltaics. They essentially concern the promotion of high-mounted agri-PV in the EEG and the simplification of the approval procedures for construction...
  • Dortmund - At Compleo Charging Solutions, hope is germinating for an imminent restructuring. The management of the insolvent charging technology provider from Dortmund has now started a structured investor process and expressed optimism that it will be able to preserve the company completely...
  • Dreieich - The public utility company Stadtwerke Rosenheim almost fell victim to a cyber attack. The company was warned in time by the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Verfassungsschutz), reported Götz Brühl, managing director of Stadtwerke Rosenheim, at the Janitza Energy Days in Dreieich...
  • Bonn - The daily and weekly contracts eased on the electricity market due to the rising temperatures and the higher wind feed-in in the past few days. Due to this development, green hydrogen was also cheaper to produce than in the previous week....
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