Emissions & Environment
November 16, 2017
As Bonn this week hosts the COP23 climate talks, a new report claims that Germany’s Energiewende programme “has made things worse for the climate”.
September 11, 2017
Germany has long been lauded for its Energiewende policy, but its achievement in facilitating renewables has been somewhat tainted by a continuing reliance on coal-fired power. With the German General Election coming up on the 24th September, there are some soundings that the relationship with coal is about to change, but not everyone is convinced.
August 25, 2017
The head of Germany’s biggest energy industry associations, BDEW, or Federal Association of Energy and Water Management says the government ought to be using gas-fired power to backbone the Energiewende, or energy transition.
July 6, 2017
Many German public utilities have had a difficult time adapting to the challenge of the government’s Energiewende policy, however cities such as Munich and Hannover are leading initiatives to transform their organisations.
May 26, 2017
E.ON’s Johannes Teyssen was the headlining speaker at this year’s FT Energy Transitions Conference in London and in a wide-ranging interview, he spoke about the likely consolidation of conventional power utilities, whether others should follow his company’s example, the pros and cons of the German energy transition, and why the country now needs an Energiewende 2.0.
January 18, 2017
A former head of RWE Innogy has told a meeting at the House of Commons in London that he believes the German government is refusing to acknowledge the possibility that its Energiewende policy is deeply flawed.
June 27, 2016
Berlin and other German cities are set to be the beneficiaries of a $3.4bn investment in the country’s Energiewende policy from Swedish utility Vattenfall.
March 10, 2015
The Energiewende continues to impact on Germany’s traditional electricity generators, with RWE announcing a 45 percent decline in full-year profit following a slump in power prices.