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Government Adopts EnWG Amendment Preventing Shutdown of Power Plants

Yesterday, the government adopted an amendment of the German Energy Act (EnWG) that shall allow the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) to order power plant operators to postpone planned shutdowns of power plants to improve the security of supply in Germany, especially in winter. The winter 2011/2012 was charcterised by an increased number of critical situations in the German power grids following the shutdown of eight nuclear power plants in 2011 in the wake of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, and the subsequent Germany energy policy shift.

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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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