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  • Issue 5/2020

    Stop and go

    Wind turbine approvals are rallying in some parts of Germany – but not in others. Issues with species conservation have been identified, but not resolved. More turbines are planned, but an even greater number are due for dismantling. Mixed messages for Germany’s energy transition.
    26 Nov 20, By Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Knowledge
    Issue 3/4/2020

    Hydrogen around the world

    The precious gas is set to become a globally traded commodity. Some regions are emerging as particularly favourable locations for production. We take a look at three promising candidates.
    24 Aug 20, By Frank-Thomas Wenzel 1
  • Economy
    Issue 3/4/2020

    “Back on the road to success”

    ...is where Enercon boss Hans-Dieter Kettwig hopes to be in 2022. We spoke to him to find out what the turbine maker is doing to achieve this goal, and what he has to say in response to criticism from policy-makers.
    24 Aug 20, Interviewed by Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Knowledge
    Issue 2/2020

    Turbulence in the service market

    2019 was a bumpy year for the wind sector, and the turbine servicing business was no exception. Senvion’s insolvency in particular had far-reaching repercussions — as reflected in the latest edition of the BWE service survey.
    22 May 20, Michael Hahn 0
  • Politics
    Issue 2/2020

    Merkel stands up for climate action

    While the German Chancellor publicly supports a more ambitious European carbon reduction target, her own party remains reluctant. German industry groups meanwhile express very different views on how to proceed after the current economic crisis.
    22 May 20, Tim Altegör 0
  • Knowledge
    Issue 1/2020

    Emissions from EU power plants fall

    Carbon emissions from power generation in Europe fell by twelve percent in 2019 – the biggest reduction since 1990, as reported by the thinktanks Agora Energiewende and Sandbag.
    20 Feb 20, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 1/2020

    Green Promise

    The new head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled details of her “Green Deal”. The plan envisages more ambitious climate targets, to be achieved by overhauling political instruments from emissions trading to exhaust limits. Not all Member States are on board, however.
    20 Feb 20, Tim Altegör 0
  • Economy
    Issue 5/2019

    Blowing the carbon budget

    Tar sands, LNG, deepwater drilling: new research shows that oil and gas companies are undermining international carbon targets with their investment decisions – and exposing themselves to serious financial risks in the process.
    30 Oct 19, Joachim Wille 0
  • Politics
    Issue 5/2019

    Green Deal team unveiled

    In the incoming European Commission, Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans will be in charge of climate action as vice-president. Other portfolios such as energy and transport will be subordinate to him in the new hierarchy.
    30 Oct 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Issue 5/2019

    No surprises in New York

    The results of the recent climate summit convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres were disappointing. Among the more hopeful messages was India’s pledge to boost solar power, while Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders for their apathy.
    30 Oct 19, Joachim Wille 0

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Issue 05 / 2020

Stop and go - Mixed signals for German wind

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Dates

  • 12 Apr 21 to 16 Apr 21

    Hannover Messe

    Deutsche Messe
  • 14 Apr 21

    Industrial Energy Efficiency Award 2020

    EuPD Research
  • 9 Jun 21 to 11 Jun 21

    The smarter E Europe

    Solar Promotion GmbH