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  • EU energy ministers agree on emergency measures

    Brussels - The 27 energy ministers have principally accepted the emergency measures presented by the EU Commission. These are a binding reduction in electricity demand, a revenue cap for inframarginal electricity producers and an excess profit levy for fossil energy companies....
  • Federal government puts up defensive shield and buries gas levy

    Berlin - The German government wants to fight high energy costs with up to 200 billion euros. This credit-financed "defence umbrella" was announced jointly by chancellor Scholz, economics minister Habeck and finance minister Lindner in Berlin...
  • Rhineland cooperation only on conditions

    Bonn/Cologne - The Cologne-based utility Rheinenergie can enter into the planned merger with the Eon Group. However, the Federal Cartel Office has only cleared the strategic cooperation of the two companies on conditions...
  • Industry struggles with approval problems for Fuel Switch

    Berlin - A fuel switch away from natural gas is more complicated for companies than expected. At the same time, the gas procurement problems "can hardly be topped in terms of drama", as the two lawyers Franziska Lietz and Yvonne Hanke from Ritter Gent Collegen (RGC) explained in an interview with energate...
  • EU Commission presents proposals on gas price cap

    Brussels - Under pressure from 15 member states, the EU Commission presents proposals to curb gas prices at the Special Energy Council on 30 September. In a joint letter, the countries had called for a price cap on EU gas wholesale. But the Commission warns against the model...
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MVV boss Müller back after overcoming illness

Mannheim - The CEO of MVV Energie, Georg Müller, is returning to his old workplace after a break due to illness. He will resume his duties from 1 October, the company announced...
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  • Hamburg - The Federal Network Agency's next round of tenders for offshore wind power projects is taking place under special circumstances. The auction, which has a deadline of 1 September 2023, is probably the last time that project developers could assert rights of entry. One of them is RWE...
  • Cologne - Doubts about the security of supply in the electricity market are growing. The Institute of Energy Economics (Ewi) at the University of Cologne has calculated in an analysis that power generation capacities could no longer be sufficient to cover demand in extreme weather situations as early as 2026. But there are countermeasures...
  • Leipzig/Paris - EEX Group considers the first spot auction of proofs of origin to be a success. For the first round, 26 market participants had registered...
  • Hanover - The Isar 2 nuclear power plant will be taken off the grid on 21 October for scheduled maintenance work. This is necessary to ensure "uninterrupted operation until the scheduled shutdown in March 2023", the operating company Preussen Elektra informed...
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  • Rohrbach - Storage operator Storengy Deutschland is founding a joint venture with Bavarian start-up CM Fluids for bio-LNG...
  • Scario - Two days before the introduction of the gas levy, it was clear that it would not be implemented after all. The employees in the sales departments of the energy suppliers are handling the change. energate asked around in the market...
  • Föhren - The groundbreaking ceremony for a pilot and demonstration plant for the fermentation of solid manure took place in Kirkel-Altstadt, Saarland. The substrates, which are difficult to ferment in conventional plants, are to be made usable for energy - until now an economic challenge, but an improved EEG subsidy will change this...
  • Düsseldorf - A gas price cap for the basic consumption of German private households would cost the state between 15.6 billion euros and 36.5 billion euros, depending on the design. This is the result of a study by the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans Böckler Foundation...
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