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E.ON Has Shut Down Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Plant – Before 31 December 2015 Legal Deadline

On Saturday 27 June 2015 at 23:59 p.m. E.ON shut down its nuclear power plant in Grafenrheinfeld in Bavaria. This was more than six months before the company was required to do so pursuant to the 2011 amendment of the Atomic Energy Act (AtG) that mandates a complete nuclear phase-out in Germany by the end of 2022.

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E.ON 2.0: Uniper in Düsseldorf and New E.ON in Essen

As of 1 January 2016 E.ON spin-off Uniper will start operations at the current E.ON headquarters in Düsseldorf managed by long-term E.ON manager and CFO Klaus Schäfer. The new company will encompass conventional power generation, energy trading, and exploration and production. E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen will continue to head the company that wants to focus on renewables, energy networks, and customer solutions. Michael Sen, currently CFO of Siemens Healthcare, will become E.ON’s CFO effective June 1, 2015. Headquarters will be in Essen.

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E.ON Informs Regulator of Plans to Shut Down Highly Efficient CCGT Irsching Power Plants – Legal Action Considered in Case of Prohibition

E.ON, HSE, Mainova, and N-ERGIE have announced that they informed the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) of its plans to take the high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants Irsching 4 and 5 offline effective 1 April 2016. The utilities said that the two CCGTs had no prospect of operating profitably when the current contract with the network operator expires in March 2016. They announced to consider legal action if the shutdown would be prohibited based on the Ordinance on Reserve Power Plants.

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E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen Presents Further Details of Split in Handelsblatt Energy Conference Keynote

In today’s opening presentation of the Handelsblatt annual Energy Conference in Berlin, Dr. Johannes Teyssen, CEO of E.ON rejected allegations that the intended split up of E.ON will create a “Bad bank” for its nuclear and thermal power plants. In a very strong and self-confident presentation he highlighted the great potential of the split-up to unleash powers of both parts of E.ON. He showed the belief that this will be best for E.ON and its customers.

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E.ON Reportedly Filed Lawsuits Because of Shutdown Orders for Nuclear Power Plants During Moratorium

Reportedly E.ON has filed lawsuits claiming damages of approximately EUR 380 million because of the shutdown orders for its nuclear power plants Unterweser and Isar 1 that were issued as part of a 3-month moratorium on nuclear power in Germany in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan in 2011.

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FAZ: RWE Announces Shut-Down of Power Plants in Germany and The Netherlands

After the announcement of E.ON to shut down power plants in Europe with a total capacity of 11,000 MW by 2015, the second largest German energy supplier is likely to follow. RWE plans to close plants with a total capacity of 3.100 MW in Germany and the Netherlands, with further cuts under consideration, as newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports.

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OVG Münster: Operating Licenses of E.ON’s Shamrock and Datteln Coal-fired Power Plants Expire at End of 2012

E.ON AG could not retract its declarations to close its power plant units 1 to 3 in Datteln and the Shamrock power plant in Herne, hence the permits expire at the end of 2012.  That is what the Higher Administrative Court of Münster (OVG Münster) held in two recent rulings.

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E.ON Lodges Constitutional Complaint Against Shutdown of Nuclear Power Plants

According to various media sources, E.ON AG lodged a constitutional complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) alleging an infringement of its fundamental rights due to the uncompensated shut down of some of its nuclear power plants under a 3 Month Moratorium for German Nuclear Power Extension and the following restriction of the operating times as part of the accelerated  nuclear power phaseout.

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Hamburg Finance Court: Constitutionality of Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax Seriously Doubtful

In a preliminary injunction procedure, the 4th Senate of the Finance Court of Hamburg expressed serious doubt as to the legality of the nuclear fuel rod tax that is levied as of 1 January 2011. The court therefore granted preliminary relief to a nuclear power plant operator.

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E.ON Announces Legal Action Against Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax

E.ON AG announced to take legal action against the nuclear fuel rod tax. E.ON’s announcement comes after the government agreed on a shift in its energy policy with respect to nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Continue reading ‘E.ON Announces Legal Action Against Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax’