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Vattenfall has received a binding offer for its lignite assets in Germany, but the company's general difficulty in offloading its coal-fired power fleet in Germany is greatly troubling the states affected.
Swedish utility Vattenfall may have to change tactics in order to successfully sell its German lignite coal-fired power assets.
CEZ's bid to acquire Vattenfall's lignite coal-fired power plants hinge on the German government's ultimate plans for the fuel source's phase-out.
Steag, the hard coal-fired power generation plant operator, is said to be expressing an interest in Vattenfall's lignite power assets in Germany.
Greenpeace appears to be backing up its rhetoric by making a formal bid for Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany.
EPH and PPF, two privately owned Czech energy companies along with the country's chief investment group PPF, are to bid for a portfolio of German lignite and hydroelectric power stations being sold by Sweden's Vattenfall.
Swedish utility Vattenfall's long-delayed sale of its German lignite assets has been revived, thanks to a beneficial change in Germany's policy towards coal.
The Nice Grid, a major pilot project designed to improve the integration of renewables on to the grid, has provided some telling data so far on the limitations of the technology.