• Volkswagen and Bosch want to equip cell factories

    Wolfsburg/Stuttgart - Volkswagen and Bosch could soon offer production facilities for battery cells. The companies are currently examining the establishment of a joint supplier...
  • Good sustainability marks for Vestas, Ørsted and Verbund

    Toronto - Europe's larger energy companies continue to have major sustainability deficits by global standards. At least that is what the latest compilation of the "Global 100" index by the Canadian financial information service Corporate Knights suggests. German companies in the sector are not to be found there...
  • EU Parliament calls for longer deadline for taxonomy consultations

    Brussels - The EU Parliament is demanding more consultation time for the EU Commission's proposals to include natural gas and nuclear energy in the climate taxonomy. The EU parliamentarians also want the public to be involved...
  • Industry representatives call for more incentives for smart grids

    Essen - A lack of regulatory incentives is preventing the use of necessary digital technologies in the electricity grids. Representatives of the energy, automotive and IT sectors agreed on this during a discussion at the "Handelsblatt-Energiegipfel"...
  • Cartel authority examines basic supply tariffs in Pforzheim

    Pforzheim - The basic supply tariffs of Stadtwerke Pforzheim have attracted the attention of the state cartel authority. The authority wants to subject the tariffs for new electricity customers of 107.66 cents/kWh and for new gas customers of 41.59 cents/kWh, which were charged until recently, to an investigation...
  • Enervie submits application for hydrogen regulation

    Hagen/Lüdenscheid - With Enervie Vernetzt GmbH, a first distribution network operator has applied to the Federal Network Agency for the regulation of its hydrogen networks. As stated on the page of the responsible Ruling Chamber 7, a corresponding determination procedure was started at the end of December...
  • Offshore wind industry sees opportunities and challenges

    Berlin - The offshore wind industry wants to "quickly set the necessary course" to achieve the new offshore expansion targets set by politicians. To this end, all players would closely coordinate...
  • Norway awards new production licences

    Oslo/Hamburg - The Norwegian government has awarded 53 new production licences for oil and gas production in the latest award round "APA 2021". Of the total of 31 applicants, 28 companies were offered shares...
  • Steag power plant in Herne supplies first electricity

    Herne/Essen - Steag's new gas and steam turbine power plant in Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, has fed electricity into the grid for the first time. The gas turbine was fired up at the end of December, and on 19 January the company had now reached about 40 per cent of its maximum output with 260 MW...
  • Federal Ministry of Economics wants to re-regulate basic services

    Berlin - The Federal Government wants to reorganise the application of basic supply tariffs. Instead of basic supply, a temporary substitute supply is to take effect for affected customers in the event of a supplier failing...