Tag Archive for 'Energy Policy Shift'

Energiewende Index: Sentiment Towards Energy Transformation Deteriorates Again

The mood concerning the energy transformation (Energiewende) towards a renewable energy supply has deteriorated again by 1.6 points, compared with the first quarter reaching a new low of 94.2 points (on scale of 0 to 200),  the German Energy Agency (dena) says. The agency compiles the quarterly Energiewende Index together with Ernst & Young, polling companies, towns and cities and associations. Especially utilities have falling expectations, while grid operators’ expectations rise against the trend.

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Energiewende Index Shows Mixed Attitude Towards Energy Policy Shift and Fears for Competitiveness and Security of Supply

The first poll by the German Energy Agency (dena) and Ernst & Young for a new Deutsche Energiewende-Index (DEX) established an almost neutral attitude (100.8 on a scale of 0 to 200) towards Germany’s energy policy shift. Depending on the sectors, however, the picture differs. With regard to the legal and regulatory framework, international competitiveness and the security of supply, a very high percentage of the respondents expressed their concern.

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New Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier Announces 10-Point Programme Before Summer Break

The new Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier has presented initial elements of his political agenda as minister. He announced to present a 10-point programme before the summer break. It shall contain projects that he wants to implement before the elections in 2013. He is optimistic to reach a national consensus for the  energy policy shift within the next six month between the Federal States, the energy sector  and environmental organizations. 

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