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Altmaier Presents Paper on Reform of Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)

Yesterday the environment minister Peter Altmaier announced plans for a reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). A key reason for the reform is increasing costs of subsidising renewable power. German transmission system operators are expected to announce a sharp rise of the EEG surcharge from 3.6 ct/kWh to reportedly 5.3 ct/kWh on 15 October 2012.

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Dena Expects 20% Electricity Price Increase by 2020

Many electricity suppliers have announced to raise their prices at the end of the year. The German Energy Agency (dena) understands this as a sign for a long-term trend due to the German energy turnaround and assumes that electricity prices will increase by 20% by 2020. Continue reading ‘Dena Expects 20% Electricity Price Increase by 2020’

Podcast: The Energy Turnaround Package

A new podcast with Tim Haïdar and me has been published by Oil and Gas iQ: The Energy Turnaround Package – A Very German Energy Revolution.

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Fraunhofer ISE Study on Development of Solar and Wind Power Generation Costs Until 2030

A study by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE concerning generation costs for wind and solar power in the third quarter of 2010 is now available on the internet in German. The study forecasts cost developments until 2030 by modeling market growth and cost learning curves.

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President Wulff Signs Energy and Climate Package Laws, Including Nuclear Power Extension

Federal President Chrisian Wulff today signed the four laws of the energy and climate package and ordered the laws to be promulgated. The package includes the controversial 11th amendment of the Atomic Energy Act (Atomgesetz – AtG) with the extension of the operating times of the German nuclear power plants.

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City-State of Berlin Stops its Climate Protection Act

Berlin’s state environment senator Katrin Lompscher declared that the red/red coalition in Berlin stopped pursuing its project of a state Climate Protection Act (Klimaschutzgesetz).

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No Objection from Bundesrat for Nuclear Power Extension and Nuclear Fuel Rod Tax

The Federal Council (Bundesrat) yesterday cleared another hurdle for the recent energy package presented by the German Federal Government, including the nuclear power extension and the nuclear fuel rod tax. However, several SPD-led states (Länder) confirmed their determination to challenge the decision to extend the operating time for nuclear power before the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht).

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New Dena Grid Study II Published

Dena today published its new grid study “dena-Netzstudie II”. In its base scenario, 3,600 km of new extra high voltage lines have to be built by 2020/2025, at a cost of EUR 9.7 billion. Alternative scenarios would cost up to EUR 29 billion.

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Alliance 90/The Greens Party Convention Adopts Additional Energy Concept

Alliance 90/The Greens (The Greens), which currently hit a poll high with 20% and more in opinion polls, adopted an energy concept at their party conference, last weekend. The title “100% Future Instead of Nuclear Power” emphasizes the priorities of the concept.

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10-Point Immediate Action Program for German Energy Concept

As a first step towards implementing its Energy Concept, the German federal government has adopted a 10-point immediate action program which it intends to implement by 31 December 2011.

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