The increased gas prices are becoming a social problem.

Social organisations warn of energy poverty in Germany

Essen - The gas price crisis is increasingly becoming a social issue in Germany. Already one in four people spends more than ten per cent of their net income on energy and is thus considered "energy poor". Social associations register an immensely increased need for counselling and other assistance...
  • Wilhelmshaven: OGE prepares for second terminal

    Essen - Transmission system operator Open Grid Europe is preparing to connect a second LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven. "We have to extend the planned pipeline to the east for this," the OGE management spokesperson told energate. In terms of network technology, there are still one or two problems to be solved...
  • Procurement strategy around floating LNG terminals takes shape

    Berlin - The first two floating LNG terminals are actually scheduled to go into service in January 2023 and bring 12.5 billion cubic metres of gas to Germany by March 2024. The LNG is to come less from Qatar and more from other sources on the world market. This is the intention of a declaration of intent between the federal government and Uniper, RWE, EnBW and VNG...
  • "Gas surcharge jeopardises green transport transition and CHP"

    Dorsten/Lembeck - The new levy to compensate for increased gas procurement costs is 2.419 cents/kWh per kWh. All gas customers will have to pay from 1 October, exceptions for biomethane from the gas grid are not included. A wrong decision, Olaf Brandes, project manager at Loick Bioenergie GmbH, writes in the guest commentary...
  • SWM expands district cooling supply

    Munich - From the end of 2023, district cooling is set to flow from the South Energy Site into Munich's city centre. Stadtwerke München (SWM) is building a new cooling centre here in the Sendling district, which, when completed, will generate 36 MW of cooling energy...
  • Gas storage facilities more than 75 per cent full

    Bonn/Brussels - The filling level of the German gas storage facilities has exceeded the 75 per cent mark. This means that the target set for 1 September has already been reached two weeks ahead of time...
  • "Wood-based heating systems are being hit particularly hard".

    Berlin - On 15 August, a short-term reform of the federal subsidy for efficient buildings (BEG) will take effect with lower subsidy rates. Andreas Lücke, spokesman for the Initiative Holzwärme and senior expert at the Federal Association of the German Heating Industry (BDH), warns in a guest comment of the consequences...
  • Gas heating loses something, heat pump wins

    Cologne - Despite the gas crisis, the installation of gas heating systems has not yet collapsed. According to the figures of the Federal Association of the German Heating Industry, the decline was in the single-digit range (-6 %)...