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Another Biogas Operator Launches Constitutional Complaint Against Biogas Provision in EEG 2014

Another operator of a biogas plant has launched a constitutional complaint against a provision in the Renewable Energy Sources Act as applicable since 1 August 2014 (EEG 2014). The operator is again supported by the renewables assocation Nachhaltige Energie e.V.

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Biogas Operator Launches Constitutional Complaint Against Biogas Provision in the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2014

An operator of a biogas plant has launched a constitutional complaint against a provision in the Renewable Energy Sources Act as applicable since 1 August 2014 (EEG 2014) that limits EEG support for biogas plants also for plants that started operating before that date. The operator is backed by the Renewables Assocation Nachhaltige Energie e.V.

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Biogas Association Informs About BGH Decision Clarifying Definition of Biogas Installation

The German Biogas Association (Fachverband Biogas) informed about a decision by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) concerning biogas power plants, which has not been published yet. According to the association, the judges said that two installations that were supplied by one gas generator (Gaserzeugung) had to be considered as on biogas power plant (in the sense of the Renewable Energy Sources Act – EEG).

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Biogas Monitoring Report 2013: Targets Difficult to Reach, Despite Strong Growth

According to the 2013 Biogas Monitoring Report presented from the Federal Network Agency, 108 biogas power plants fed 413 million m³ of biogas into the German gas grids in 2012, a 50% increase compared with 2011 (77 plants; 275 million m³). However, this represents only 6.9% of the target of feeding 6 billion minto the German gas grids by 2020 pursuant to Section 31 Gas Access Ordinance  (GasNVZ).

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Dena: Three Quarters of Biomethane Generated in Germany Recorded in Biogas Register

75% of the biomethane generated in Germany in the period from 1 March 2012 to 28 February 2013, the equivalent of 3.7 TWh, have been recorded in the German Biogasregister (biogas register), the German Energy Agency (dena) informed.

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Update for Dena Biogas Register

The German Energy Agency (dena) informed that an updated version of the Biogasregister (biogas register) is available online. The biogas register helps users to comply with documentation requirements pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and the Renewable Energies Heat Act (EEWärmeG).

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Biogas Still Far Away from 2020 Target – Potential to Balance Fluctuating Renewable Energy

The annual Biogas Monitoring Report presented by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) shows that biogas is still far from the objective of feeding 6 billion minto the German natural gas grids by 2020 (Section 31 Gas Access Ordinance – GasNVZ) despite a 54% increase in 2011 and the potential biogas has to balance the growing amount of intermittent renewable energy in Germany.

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The Impact of Biogas Funding

By describing the tensions a planned biogas power plant have caused in a small village in the East Frisia (a region in the state of Schleswig-Holstein), the weekly magazine Der Spiegel exemplifies the consequences of the funding policy for energy generated from biogas/biomass. Continue reading ‘The Impact of Biogas Funding’