Monthly Archive for January, 2010

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European Offshore Wind Power Market Grew 54% in 2009

According to EWEA (European Wind Energy Associaten), a total of eight new wind farms consisting of 199 offshore wind turbines, with a combined power generating capacity of 577 MW, were connected to the grid in Europe in 2009. Continue reading ‘European Offshore Wind Power Market Grew 54% in 2009’

Tesla Wants to Expand in Europe

Cristiano Carlutti, Tesla’s new head of European operations, announced expansion plans for Tesla in Europe. Continue reading ‘Tesla Wants to Expand in Europe’

Hydro Power Helps Voith to Increase Sales and Operating Profits

Voith AG’s strong energy division business made up for declining sales of machines for the paper industry. Continue reading ‘Hydro Power Helps Voith to Increase Sales and Operating Profits’

Wind 27-JP Trading Buys Vestas Wind Turbines

Wind 27-JP Trading GbR bought Vestas wind turbines for a total purchase price of over EUR 42 million. The transaction has been signed and closed in December 2009. Continue reading ‘Wind 27-JP Trading Buys Vestas Wind Turbines’

Röttgen: 15% Reduction of Solar Feed-in Tariffs for Freestanding Facilities to Start in July

Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has presented his proposal for the upcoming reduction of solar feed-in tariffs. The proposal differentiates between freestanding and rooftop installations, with different start dates in July and April. Continue reading ‘Röttgen: 15% Reduction of Solar Feed-in Tariffs for Freestanding Facilities to Start in July’

Brüderle: Up to 17% Cut in Solar Feed-In Tariffs in April

FAZ quotes Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle (FDP) on plans of the German government to cut solar feed-in tariffs by 16 to 17% starting in April. Continue reading ‘Brüderle: Up to 17% Cut in Solar Feed-In Tariffs in April’

E.ON and Masdar establish new Climate Change Joint Venture

E.ON and Masdar announced an agreement to establish E.ON Masdar Integrated Carbon (EMIC), a joint venture company focused on developing carbon emission reduction projects on the global market.  Continue reading ‘E.ON and Masdar establish new Climate Change Joint Venture’

Federal Network Agency Consultation on Questionnaire for Gas and Electricity Market Monitoring

The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) as the regulatory authority for the electricity and gas markets has asked market participants to review a questionnaire that shall help the agency monitor the markets. Comments shall be submitted by 29 January 2010.  Continue reading ‘Federal Network Agency Consultation on Questionnaire for Gas and Electricity Market Monitoring’

RWE Proposes Leading Role in Single German Control Zone for High-voltage Grid

Hans-Jürgen Brick, managing director of RWE’s transmission system operator (TSO) Amprion GmbH, is quoted with the proposal to combine the four grids of RWE, Eon, Vattenfall and EnBW into one countrywide control area for the transmission of electricity.  Continue reading ‘RWE Proposes Leading Role in Single German Control Zone for High-voltage Grid’

Vahrenholt: Nuclear Energy Most Proven Way to Balance Volatility of Renewables

For the foreseeable future, renewables will only be able to replace conventional energy forms to a certain extent, Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt (CEO of RWE Innogy) is convinced, FAZ reports. Continue reading ‘Vahrenholt: Nuclear Energy Most Proven Way to Balance Volatility of Renewables’