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German Council of Economic Experts Calls for Moratorium of Renewables Law and Search for Consistent Energy Policy Approach

Today the German Council of Economic Experts (GCEE) presented its Annual Economic Report 2013/2014. One chapter is dedicated to energy policy matters, providing food for thought for the new coalition government that is in the process of being created between the conservative CDU and CSU sister parties and the Social Democrats (SPD). The energy policy shift in 2011 away from nuclear power towards a renewable energy supply is currently being implemented without a consistent overall approach, the authors say. Inter alia they propose a freeze of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) while developing a conclusive policy.

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2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 3: Grid Extension, Electricity Storage and Smart Grids

Today we continue our series on the competing parties’ agendas for the upcoming federal elections focusing on the parties positions on the extension of grids and energy storage, the implementation of smart grids and of demand-side-management.  These issues generally relate to system operators’ obligations and therefore are subject to the regulatory framework governing transmission and distribution system operators.

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German Council of Economic Experts Critical of Energy Policy and Current Promotion of Renewables

Yesterday the German Council of Economic Experts (GCEE) submitted its Annual Economic Report 2011/2012 to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The report also deals extensively with German energy policy. GCEE criticises the German reversal of its energy policy following the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima and the costly promotion policy for renewable energy. It calls for a radical rethinking and a European approach for the expansion of the share of renewable energy instead of a a go-it-alone national approach.

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