The occasion was a hearing on, among other things, the amendment to the Energy Security Act in the Bundestag.

Associations: Government should improve energy laws

Berlin - Several associations are calling for improvements to the Federal Government's planned measures to secure the energy supply in Germany. This was prompted by a public hearing on the amendment to the Energy Security Act (EnSiG) in the Bundestag's Committee for Climate Protection and Energy....
  • Berlin - The gas levy is wavering, the debt brake is wavering, the nuclear phase-out is wavering - and the officials in the Federal Ministry of Economics are also wavering. "They can't take any more," Economics Minister Robert Habeck said at the BDI Climate Congress, pleading for understanding....
  • Brussels - Despite all efforts, gas supplies in the EU could be tight in the event of a cold winter. This became clear at a conference of the European gas association Eurogas in Brussels. The industry continues to reject a price cap for gas...
  • Retutn to coal: German economics ministry negotiates with operators

    Berlin - Two months after the adoption of the Act on the Maintenance of Replacement Power Plants, there is still uncertainty about the return of coal-fired power plants to the market. It remains to be seen how many plants will return to the grid. Meanwhile, talks are underway with the operators...
  • BDI advocates gas levy as bridge

    Berlin - The discussion about the gas levy was also one of the dominant topics at the Climate Congress of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). The federation's president, Siegfried Russwurm, tended to side with the economics minister, Robert Habeck...
  • EU Commission approves 5.2 billion euros in hydrogen aid

    Brussels - The European Commission has approved state aid worth 5.2 billion euros for the development of hydrogen infrastructure. The aid was granted within the framework of the IPCEI funding...
  • EU Commission sticks to green power criteria for hydrogen

    Brussels - The EU Commission still intends to present green power criteria for hydrogen based on the 2018 Renewable Energy Directive (RED2). With the EU Parliament's vote on the Commission's proposals regarding the next directive (RED3), these had actually become obsolete...
  • "Free-riding" on gas levy is ruled out

    Berlin - The gas levy will come into force on 1 October. However, the group of those entitled to compensation will be significantly restricted. "Free riders", as they have already been called by Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck, who do not need support, are not to receive compensation claims...
  • Corona subsidy fund should also be open to energy companies

    Berlin - The economic stabilisation fund set up in the Corona pandemic is also to act as a protection for companies in the energy industry. This is the result of a planned amendment to the Stabilisation Fund Act...
  • Municipal utilities warn of investment freeze

    Leipzig - In view of the challenges on the energy market, more and more municipal utilities are postponing investments. This also affects the expansion of renewable energies. From the companies' point of view, a protecitve umbrella for municipal utilities can help...