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Former Economics Minister and President of Monopolies Commission Warn of High Costs of Renewable Energy

The former Liberal Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle and the President of the Monopolies Commission Justus Haucap have warned of the high energy costs caused by fixed feed-in tariffs paid for renewable energy pursuant to the German Renewable Sources Act (EEG). They suggested a system change towards a more market-oriented support system.

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Brüderle: Meeting with State Energy Ministers on Grid Expansion, Power Plant Construction and Storage

Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Rainer Brüderle yesterday met with the energy ministers of the sixteen German states to discuss grid expansion, power plant construction and storage technologies in view of the planned accelerated transformation of the German energy infrastructure.

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Minister Brüderle Presents Key Points for Grid Expansion Acceleration Act (NABEG)

Federal Minister for Economics and Technology Rainer Brüderle yesterday presented key points for an Act on the Acceleration of Grid Expansion (Netzausbaubeschleunigungsgesetz – NABEG). A speedy grid expansion has been identified as vital for the ambitious expansion targets for renewable energy in Germany by the ministry. Hence, NABEG aims at cutting permitting procedure times.

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BMWi and BMU Statements on EU Energy Efficiency Plan

On 8 March the European Commission presented its Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 as part of  the Europe 2020 process. Recent press releases from the Federal Ministry for the Enviroment (BMU) and the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology (BMWi) voice differing views with respect to binding targets.

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BMWI: E 10 Fuel Summit Due to Rollout Problems

The introduction of the new E 10 fuel has run into major problems. Therefore, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Rainer Brüderle yesterday announced to arrange an “E 10 fuel summit”. His announcement came in the wake of the so far unsuccessful rollout of the 10% ethanol blended fuel E 10.

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Underground Cable Provisions in Energy Line Extension Act Amended

The Bundestag (German Parliament) yesterday approved an amendment of the Energy Line Extension Act (Gesetz zum Ausbau von Energieleitungen – Energieleitungsausbaugesetz – EnLAG) to facilitate underground cable pilot projects.
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Minister Brüderle Calls Grid Expansion Essential to Preserving Energy Security

Grid expansion has top priority, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Rainer Brüderle said again at the presentation of a monitoring report on energy security yesterday. The report shows that energy security in Germany is high compared with other European countries. Still, grid expansion is essential to avoid grid congestion as of 2015 due to an increasing input of renewable energy.

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Minister Brüderle Talks on Grid Expansion, CCS and Solar Feed-in Tariffs at Industry Conference

While last year the government was focused on developing the new Energy Concept, this year will be devoted to its implementation, Federal Minister for Economics and Technology, Rainer Brüderle, pointed out in a speech given at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Energy Industry organized by the newspaper Handelsblatt. Grid expansion had top priority, as renewable energy is becoming the desired supporting pillar of the energy supply, he emphasized.

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E-Energy Annual Convention Highlights Smart Grid Pilot Projects

More than 300 experts convene in Berlin for the 2nd E-Energy Convention on 11/12 January 2010. The convention highlights smart grid pilot projects.

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Government Adopts Amendment of Hard Coal Funding Law

Yesterday, the Federal Government adopted a draft amendment of the law regulating the phase-out of hard coal funding (Steinkohlefinanzierungsgesetz) submitted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) under Minister Rainer Brüderle. The draft needs to be approved in the parliamentary approval process before becoming law.

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