Germany needs more LNG to complement renewables, IEA says

By |februar 21st, 2020|coal, coal phase-out, Energy transition, Fatih Birol, fossil fuels, Germany, grid expansion, hydrogen, International Energy Agency, News, North Stream 2, Peter Altmaier, power grid|

The International Energy Agency has praised Germany's push for wind and solar power but urged the country to increase LNG imports in order to reach its 65% renewable energy target for 2030. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Germany needs more LNG to complement renewables, IEA says

German wind industry chief: 2% of land area should be allocated to wind energy

By |januar 30th, 2020|coal phase-out, Energy transition, German Wind Energy Association, Germany, News, Renewable energies, wind energy, wind turbines|

In an interview with EURACTIV.de, the president of Germany's Wind Energy Association, Hermann Albers, speaks about the sector's struggles, suggesting to allocate 2% of the country's land for wind turbines.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za German wind industry chief: 2% of land area should be allocated to wind energy

Germany’s new coal phase-out plan upsets country’s Coal Commission

By |januar 22nd, 2020|coal, Coal Commission, coal phase-out, Energy transition, Germany, News, Renewable energies, Renewable Energy|

Shortly after Germany announced plans to shut down its lignite-fired power plants, eight members of the country's Coal Commission voiced criticism that their work has been discredited and that these plans would result in an additional 40 million tons o...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Germany’s new coal phase-out plan upsets country’s Coal Commission

EU’s Breton looking into ‘non-conventional’ measures to finance Green Deal

By |januar 21st, 2020|debt, ECB, Energy transition, European Green Deal, France, Internal Market and Services, News, Thierry Breton|

The EU's internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton, suggests tapping into the ECB's "easy money" and issuing long-term bonds of up to 50 years in order to unlock the €1,000 billion needed to finance the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU’s Breton looking into ‘non-conventional’ measures to finance Green Deal

Not all member states will benefit from the European Green Deal

By |januar 15th, 2020|carbon neutrality, Emmanuel Macron, Energy transition, European Green Deal, France, Just Transition Fund, News, Poland|

The wide-ranging European Green Deal provides for a European fund for a just transition, which is meant to support regions that are economically highly dependent on fossil fuels. But not all member states will benefit from it. EURACTIV France reports.

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Altmaier’s planned ‘turbine-free zones’ could halve Germany’s wind energy potential, critics say

By |november 22nd, 2019|Energy transition, Germany, News, Peter Altmeier, Renewable energies, Svenja Schulze, wind energy, wind turbines|

Proposals to introduce a minimum distance of 1,000 metres between wind turbines and buildings have attracted fierce criticism from the German environment ministry, which said the draft new rules would derail the country's plan to boost renewable energy...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Altmaier’s planned ‘turbine-free zones’ could halve Germany’s wind energy potential, critics say

Financing the energy transition: Where’s the money?

By |november 18th, 2019|coal phase-out, Energy transition, Energy Transition Fund (ETF), EU budget 2021-2027, Just transition, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to turn Europe into “the world’s first climate-neutral continent” means efforts to green the economy are set to go into overdrive. But where will the necessary funds come from to back the...

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EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

By |november 4th, 2019|Energiewende, Energy transition, European Commission, Fossile Brennstoffe, funding, Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), News, oil and gas industry|

The EU says it wants to get out of fossil fuels and become climate neutral as soon as possible. But the European Commission's latest list of energy projects eligible for EU funding nevertheless includes 32 gas projects, including the construction of ne...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

By |november 4th, 2019|Energiewende, Energy transition, European Commission, Fossile Brennstoffe, funding, Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), News, oil and gas industry|

The EU says it wants to get out of fossil fuels and become climate neutral as soon as possible. But the European Commission's latest list of energy projects eligible for EU funding nevertheless includes 32 gas projects, including the construction of ne...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

EU coal power plants incurred €6.6 billion losses in 2019, study reveals

By |oktober 24th, 2019|Carbon Tracker, coal, coal-fired power stations, Energy transition, Germany, News, Renewable energies, report, RWE, Uniper|

Increasing environmental regulations and fierce competition from renewable energies are increasingly making coal-fired power operate at a loss. According to a British think tank, coal-fired power plants are losing billions of euros every year, but ener...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU coal power plants incurred €6.6 billion losses in 2019, study reveals