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German Industry Association Calls for Overhaul of Energy Policy after Federal Election

In view of rising energy costs in Germany, the Umbrella Organisation of the German Industry BDI has called for an overhaul of the German energy policy immediately after the Federal Election on 22 September 2013, with specific demands and proposals. Key aspects are a change of course regarding the support for renewable energy, a staggered approach regarding the procurement of reserve capacities and a closer alignment of the German energy policy shift towards a renewable energy supply with the EU policy.

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Energy Policy Appeal – Ad Campaign in Favour of Nuclear Power and Coal

Many big newspapers today carried full-page advertisements to influence the German debate over the upcoming energy concept in favour of nuclear power and coal. Forty-one high-ranking German CEOs and business representatives signed the “Energiepolitischer Appell” (energy policy appeal) with their position for a preferable future energy policy. The move comes ahead of the energy concept the German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel is to publish at the end of September.

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Opposition Against Raising EU 2020 C02 Emission Reduction Target to 30%

The German and the French Ministers of Economic Affairs as well as the German trade associations BDI and DIHK are opposed to EU Commission plans to unilaterally raise the EU’s 2020 emission reduction target for CO2 emissions from 20% to 30%, write Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) and Handelsblatt. Continue reading ‘Opposition Against Raising EU 2020 C02 Emission Reduction Target to 30%’

Major German Automobile, Energy and Electrical Associations Co-operate on Electromobility

Major associations for the energy, automotive and electrical industry (VDA, BDI, BDEW and ZVEI) will co-operate on electromobility. To this end, they have set up a Steering Committee Electromobility (Lenkungsausschuss Elektromobilität und alternative Antriebe der deutschen Wirtschaft), headed by VDA chairman Matthias Wissmann. Continue reading ‘Major German Automobile, Energy and Electrical Associations Co-operate on Electromobility’