Germany

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
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
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
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
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
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

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