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BMU: Almost Half of the Renewable Energy Marketed Directly

More and more producers of renewable energy are selling the electricity directly, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) informed. According to latest data from the transmission system operators (TSOs), almost half of the electricity from renewable sources has been traded entirely via the electricity exchange, and was therefore subject to competition in the wholesale market, BMU said. A year and a half after the EEG amendment (of 2012) and the introduction of the market premium, and only six months after the corresponding management premium ordinance entered into force, considerable progress had been made, the ministry stated.

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BMU: EU Emissions Trading Scheme Crisis Affects German Climate Protection Targets

The sectors covered by the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) will fall short of the EU target for 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 21% compared with 2005, the latest Greenhouse Gas Projections Report Germany submitted to the EU shows. The main reason were the low prices of the EU emission allowances, which did not provide sufficient incentives for a climate-friendly modernisation of the energy sector, the environment ministry (BMU) said.

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German CO2 Emission in 2011 2.9% Lower Despite Nuclear Withdrawal Thanks to Weather Conditions

Despite the shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the German energy policy shift  of 2011, CO2 emissions declined by 2.9% in 2011 compared with 2010. However, the decline was mostly due to the weather conditions, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) said in a joint press release.

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Government Passes Ordinance Cutting Management Premium for Wind and Solar Power

Yesterday the government passed an ordinance that cuts the management premium pursuant the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) for  for solar and wind power as of 1 January 2013.

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Draft Bill for Reduction of the Management Premium published by BMU

On 20 July 2012, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesumweltministerium, BMU) published a draft „Ordinance regarding the amount of management premium for electricity from wind energy and solar energy”. This draft contains a reduction of management premium for wind (onshore and offshore) and solar energy.

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BMU Responds to Greenpeace Nuclear Decommissioning Fund Initiative

In a press release the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) responded to the Greenpeace initiative regarding financial risks due to the high costs for the dismantling of the nuclear power plants following Germany’s withdrawal from nuclear energy until 2022. BMU explains the legal and factual details and says decommissioning was guaranteed.

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BMU Study: Energy Policy Shift Possible and Worthwhile

The medium and long-term goals of the government’s energy policy shift of 2011 will pay off, a comprehensive 329-page study on behalf of the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) concludes.

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Röttgen Calls For Master Plan to Implement Energy Policy Shift

In an article for the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen called for a master plan to implement this summer’s decisions by the Bundestag (Parliament) and Bundesrat (Federal Council) to phase out nuclear energy in Germany by 2022 and gradually replace it by more renewable energy.

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Draft EEG Progress Report Published

The Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on Friday published a draft of its Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) Progress Report (Erfahrungsbericht 2011 zum Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz – EEG-Erfahrungsbericht).

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Increasing Contribution of Renewables to German Energy Supply in 2010

Preliminary calculations by the Working Group on Renewable Energy Statistics (AGEE-Stat) for the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) show that the share of renewables in Germany’s electricity supply rose by about 0.5% to 17% in 2010. The share for heat increased to just under 10% in 2010 (2009: 9.1%) and the share in fuel consumption rose slightly to an estimated 5.8% (2009: 5.5%). Overall, renewables accounted for roughly 11% of Germany’s total final energy consumption for electricity, heat and fuels in 2010 (2009: 10.4%).

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