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VKU: Investment in Municipal Power Plants Drops by 22% to EUR 4.87 Billion in 2013

Investment in new municipal power plants dropped by 22% to EUR 4.87 billion in 2013 (2012: EUR 6.24 billion) and was even 44% down compared with 2012, a survey by the Association of German Municipal Enterprises (VKU) showed.

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Updated VKU/DST/DStGB Brochure on Concession Agreements

The Association of German Municipal Enterprises (VKU), the German Association of Cities (DST) and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities DStGB) have presented the update of their jointly published broschure on concession agreements. The brochure is intended to provide support and guidance for municipalities and municipal companies.

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New Cooperation Agreement Concerning Gas Grid Access

The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW), the Association of German Municipal Enterprises (VKU) and GEODE, the association of the independent European private and public gas and electricity distribution companies, have adopted an amendment of the cooperation agreement (KoV IV) concerning grid access.

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SPD/Green Coalition in NRW to Facilitate Energy Activities of Municipalities

The ruling coalition of Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is planning to facilitate energy activities of municipalities in NRW. The parties have agreed on amendments to their bill for the “revitalisation of municipal economic law” (Gesetz zur Revitalisierung des Gemeindewirtschaftsrechts), Rheinische Post writes.

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Municipal and Regional Utilities Up in Arms against Nuclear Power Extension

In view of the political discussion on the extension of the life spans of the existing German nuclear power plants, a coalition of municipal and regional utilities from all over Germany threaten to stop investments in the double-digit billion range in case of an extension that does not go hand in hand with the shutdown of old coal-fired plants. Continue reading ‘Municipal and Regional Utilities Up in Arms against Nuclear Power Extension’