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Germany to support mining regions after coal exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has adopted a draft law aimed at strengthening coal regions following the country’s coal exit.

Merkel forced to compromise on 2020 CO2 target in attempt to...

German chancellor Angela Merkel is set to accept a potentially embarrassing climb down on ambitious carbon reduction targets in order to form the next government.

Merkel offers 7GW coal power capacity cut in bid to win...

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party has offered to cut coal-fired power capacity by 7 GW in a bid to win Green Party agreement to form a coalition government.

Bright side of nuclear plant closures for E.ON and EnBW

Two German utilities hit particularly hard by the decision of Angela Merkel’s government to phase out nuclear power post-Fukushima are now eyeing opportunities in the lucrative nuclear decommissioning market.

Siemens says Egyptian power problems ‘solved’ by landmark megaproject

In early March, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Egypt. Merkel and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi symbolically inaugurated the first phase of Siemens' megaproject there. A Siemens spokesperson provided Power Engineering International with further insight on what is the company’s biggest ever order.

Swedish state utility to sue German government over nuclear decision

Angela Merkel’s German government is to face a lawsuit filed by Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall at the Washington-based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes next week.
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Germany closes nuclear liability loophole

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s German cabinet has drafted a bill to secure the full liability of energy companies for the costs of decommissioning nuclear plants and the disposal of waste.

German consumers face $8.9bn power transmission bill

Angela Merkel’s German government says the cost of expanding the country’s power transmission lines underground will amount to around $8.9bn.

E.ON chief calls on German government to fix power market

Johannes Teyssen, the chief of Germany’s largest utility, says Angela Merkel’s government needs to address the country’s broken power system quickly or risk wasting more money through ongoing inaction.

Germany and France announce full decarbonisation ambition

Angela Merkel and François Hollande have pledged to strive for an end to fossil fuel pollution as part of a “profound transformation” of the global economy this century.

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