Tag Archive for 'Renewables'

Federal Cabinet Clears EEG 2016 Bill – Starting the Parliamentary Race to Meet EU State Aid Law Deadlines

The German Federal Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the EEG 2016 bill. Federal Minister Gabriel speaks of a paradigm shift for the renewable’s support. It looks like the government may have a very ambitious timetable in mind to get the bill through the legislative process.  Continue reading ‘Federal Cabinet Clears EEG 2016 Bill – Starting the Parliamentary Race to Meet EU State Aid Law Deadlines’

The Electricity Market Act Bill – A New Electricity Market Design for the German Energy Turnaround?

With its Electricity Market 2.0 project, the German government wants to take an important step towards enhanced integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity market. Renewables in 2015 already constituted about one third of Germany’s electricity consumption. The challenge is to integrate an increasing amount of intermittent renewable energy with feed-in priority into the system, in a secure, cost-efficient and sustainable way.

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Renewable Energy Most Important Electricity Source in Germany in 2013?

The contribution of renewable energies to Germany’s power production is becoming increasingly important. According to a new study of the Internationales Wirtschaftsforum Regenerative Energien IWR (a German based Renewable Energy Industry Institute), renewables may become the most important energy source for power production in Germany as early as 2013.

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Germany, Austria and Switzerland Started a Joint Initiative for the Development of Pumped-Storage Power Plants

On 1 May 2012 the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr. Philipp Rösler, the Austrian Minister of Economics, Family and Youth, Reinhold Mitterlehner, and the Swiss Federal Councillor for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Doris Leuthard, signed a joint declaration for the further development of pumped-storage power plants.

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