• More than 750 funded hydrogen projects by 2030

    Brussels - The European Clean Hydrogen Alliance has announced an extensive project pipeline at its third Hydrogen Forum. According to the Alliance, this includes more than 750 "feasible projects"...
  • Consumer centres: Electricity debts on the rise

    Berlin - Electricity prices have reached record levels of 32.62 cents/kWh on average in 2021, placing a burden on low-income households in particular. Many of them heat with electricity and also use it to generate hot water...
  • Coal phase-out causes Steag high losses

    Essen - The ailing energy group Steag has submitted its annual financial statements for 2020. According to these, the Essen-based company generated a consolidated result of €231.1 million in the past financial year....
  • BEV: 300,000 creditors demand 466 million euros

    Munich - The many thousands of creditors of the insolvent electricity discounter Bayerische Energieversorgungsgesellschaft (BEV) are demanding almost half a billion euros from the company. This is the result of a detailed examination by the insolvency administration. According to this, those affected must continue to be patient...
  • What the coalition agreement brings for hydrogen

    Berlin - The new federal government wants to double the installed electrolysis capacity by 2030 compared to previous plans. The SPD, Greens and FDP also want to promote the expansion of the infrastructure. Positive reactions are coming from the industry...
  • Kammergericht rules in favour of the energy arbitration board

    Berlin - On the subject of arbitration fees, the Arbitration Board for Energy has won a victory before the Berlin Court of Appeal. In two cases, the court confirmed the appropriateness of the fees for the arbitration proceedings...
  • Smart meter industry relies on traffic lights

    Berlin - The smart meter rollout stalled at the beginning of the year after a court ruling. The future traffic light coalition wants to speed up the rollout of smart meters again. Jan Peter Sasse, head of the electricity distribution networks division at the Federal Network Agency, among others, sees the agreement as an opportunity...
  • Graichen becomes new State Secretary for Energy

    Berlin - The designated economics and climate minister Robert Habeck calls Patrick Graichen to the newly formed ministry. There, Graichen is to succeed energy state secretary Andreas Feicht and thus occupy the central switchboard for energy and climate policy in the coming years...
  • Dynamic electricity tariffs: More compulsory than free

    Essen - The introduction of dynamic electricity tariffs in the coming year is becoming a legal obligation for most suppliers. Even if all suppliers have a corresponding tariff in the pipeline, only very few see sales opportunities....
  • "Individual companies could no longer receive any supply"

    Hanover - The increased wholesale prices are a challenge for suppliers and consumers. There are risks for large consumers in particular. This is because they do not automatically fall into the substitute supply in the event of a failure of their supplier, Katrin Paskowski and Clemens Schäfer from VEA explain in an interview...