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    Issue 1/2019

    Blueprint in place for German coal phase-out

    Germany should exit coal by 2038 at the latest, says a government task force. In contrast to industry, trade unions and many environmentalists, governing party CDU is still not convinced.
    22 Feb 19, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Interview

    “It is unreasonable to speak of inadequate social sustainability in connection with the energy transition”

    says Felix Matthes, research coordinator for energy and climate policy at the Oeko-Institut. He believes it is vital for the structural transformation to avoid sudden and dangerous breaks with the past.
    20 Mar 18, Interviewed by Astrid Dähn and Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    Renewable Energy Sources Act

    Plans for a capacity market?

    Although the Bundestag only adopted the amended Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in July, future changes to the act are already being discussed in Berlin. Following their summer recess, the German government will be considering the planned invitations to tender for green electricity projects, and the possible creation of a capacity market.
    30 Jul 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Renewables funding

    The cap is coming

    In early April, six months after coming to power, Germany’s new coalition government reached an agreement on the reform of the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act, and set out plans to “overhaul” the way it funds clean electricity. Renewables proponents fear the reform is putting Germany’s “Energiewende” at risk.
    22 May 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Renewable Energy Sources Act

    The cap is coming

    In early April, six months after coming to power, Germany’s new coalition government reached an agreement on the reform of the country’s Renewable Energy Sources Act, and set out plans to “overhaul” the way it funds clean electricity. Among other feature the bill is set to cap expansion in Germany’s onshore wind sector at between 2,400 and 2,600 megawatts.
    2 May 14, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Interview

    “To curb the expansion of wind energy…”

    That’s the new German government’s intention according to Christian Social Union (CSU) member of the Bundestag Josef Göppel, who helped to draft the coalition agreement but in the end did not approve it.
    29 Jan 14, Interview: Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    Renewable Energy Sources Act

    A contentious agreement

    The German grand coalition agreement was a long time in coming – and when it was finally published, the news was not encouraging for the renewables sector.
    16 Dec 13, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann and Isaac Bah 0
  • Politics
    2013 elections

    What now for Germany?

    The German election campaign badly damaged the image of efforts to switch to renewables. Yet current studies show that renewables create huge amounts of value added – and are popular with the public. Will the new German government act more wisely now that the FDP is no longer involved?
    17 Oct 13, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    Federal elections

    What now for Germany?

    The German election campaign badly damaged the image of efforts to switch to renewables. Yet current studies show that renewables create huge amounts of value added – and are popular with the public. Will the new German government act more wisely now that the FDP are no longer involved?
    10 Oct 13, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
  • Politics
    European Commission

    Brussels attacks

    Are we witnessing an attack on the national feed-in tariffs offered by individual EU countries, or is Brussels trying for a fairer system of distribution?
    4 Mar 13, 0

Current issue

Issue 03 / 2019

A burning issue - Germany ponders a carbon price

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Dates

  • 26 Sep 19 to 27 Sep 19

    Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit 2019 Road to Bright & Green Pakistan

    WWEA Country Representative – Pakistan
  • 3 Oct 19 to 4 Oct 19

    Solar Photovoltaic Course

    University of London
  • 4 Oct 19 to 5 Oct 19

    RE-Source 2019

    SolarPower Europe
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