With the 'Berliner Woche' glossary, our capital city editorial team looks back on the energy policy events.

Of bad moods and cheerfulness in the heart - a commentary

Berlin - First she fought for tougher corona measures, then she said goodbye: The era of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) came to an end with a great taps. In her speech, she did not forget to point out the major crises of our time and of her term in office - not least the climate crisis...
  • Berlin - The measures envisaged in the coalition agreement are neither sufficient to achieve the Paris climate targets nor to reach the targets formulated in the Climate Protection Act by 2030. This is the conclusion of an analysis by DIW Econ on behalf of the Climate Alliance Germany...
  • Berlin/Essen - energate and Initiative Energien Speichern (Ines) are currently asking for your opinion on the ramp-up of the hydrogen economy. The survey shows that there is hardly any doubt about the importance of hydrogen for the energy transition...
  • "Maybe the right craftsmen are together now".

    Berlin - The coalition agreement between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP provides a good basis for advancing the energy transition. However, the general consensus of the 20th energate webtalk was that the "traffic light" coalition government must now also implement its ambitious plans quickly...
  • No agreement among EU energy ministers on energy price crisis

    Brussels - The 27 EU energy ministers were still unable to reach an agreement on the current energy price crisis at their meeting in Brussels. "Nothing has changed in the big picture," a Brussels EU diplomat told energate....
  • Habeck appoints Krischer as parliamentary State Secretary

    Berlin - Even before officially taking office, the designated Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate, Robert Habeck, names further staff. The Green Party energy expert Oliver Krischer is to become the new parliamentary State Secretary, replacing Thomas Bareiß (CDU)...
  • New petroleum association wants to make the industry "lower on greenhouse gases"

    Berlin/Hamburg - The petroleum industry in Germany has now officially founded its new interest group "en2x". The chairman of the board of the new association is Fabian Ziegler, CEO of Shell Deutschland...
  • Trade unions: Faster coal phase-out only with faster subsidies

    Cottbus - The new federal government's plan to bring forward the coal phase-out to 2030 is causing discussion in eastern Germany. The DGB insists on early payment of the billions in subsidies for Lusatia. Saxony's minister president Michael Kretschmer (CDU) calls on the trade unions to resist...
  • EU Parliament calls for short deadlines for offshore permits

    Brussels - The EU member states should agree on short legal maximum periods for the approval of offshore wind farms in their maritime spatial planning and set up a one-stop shop for permit applications. This is what the EU Parliament's Energy Committee (ITRE) calls for in a draft resolution...
  • Federal Audit Office: Effect of energy-saving programmes unclear

    Berlin - The Federal Court of Auditors criticises the Federal Ministry of Economics for not being able to compare the impact of its energy saving programmes and thus assess their funding efficiency. The Ministry determines the funding efficiency of the individual programmes by using different calculation methods...