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Eurosolar Criticizes European Renewable Supergrid Plans

Hermann Scheer, chairman of Eurosolar (European Association for Renewable Energy), critized the European supergrid project.

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Municipal Utilities in NRW to Compete with Major German Utilities?

The Minister of Economic Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Christa Thoben (CDU), wants to amend the Munipical Code (Gemeindeordnung) so as to allow municipal utilities to sell electricity and gas outside their present region and to hold shares in other utilities. Continue reading ‘Municipal Utilities in NRW to Compete with Major German Utilities?’

Vattenfall Closes Sale of 80% Share in WEMAG

Vattenfall Europe AG successfully closed the sale of its 80% share in the regional utility WEMAG, Schwerin. Continue reading ‘Vattenfall Closes Sale of 80% Share in WEMAG’

BGH: Obligation to Transfer Gas and Electricity Grid after End of Concession

Energy utilities are obliged to comply with previous contractual agreements to transfer ownership for local gas and electricity grids when the concession ends, the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) decided on 29 September 2009. Continue reading ‘BGH: Obligation to Transfer Gas and Electricity Grid after End of Concession’

Munich Wants to Reach 100% Renewable Energy Supply by 2025

The renewable energy activities of cities and municipalities in Germany gather momentum.  The government of the Bavarian capital of Munich lead by the Social Democrat mayor Christian Ude wants all 750,000 private household to be supplied with renewable energy until 2015 and all enterprises as of 2025 at the latest, the renowned daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported.  The energy shall be generated in city-owned power plants.  To this end the city is involved in the construction of a wind farm in the North Sea and a solar thermal power plant in Spain. Continue reading ‘Munich Wants to Reach 100% Renewable Energy Supply by 2025’