Germany is considering providing industry users with subsidies for offshore wind energy

According to a report in the business newspaper Handelsblatt, the German economy ministry is working on a proposal to subsidize offshore electricity for industry clients through an auction process. The goal of this idea is to protect businesses from growing…

Prior to the upcoming winter, Germany should be able to substantially fill its gas reserves

According to the information provided by Germany’s gas storage operator association INES, the country should be able to replenish its gas storage units prior to the upcoming winter. According to a news release issued by INES, “Even with lower LNG…

Even though car industry critics were invited to the first mobility summit held by Chancellor Scholz, it is still a contentious topic

The German chancellor hopes to redouble efforts to address the nation’s lagging emissions reduction in the transport sector at the country’s first mobility meeting under Olaf Scholz on January 10. Scholz will meet with members of the nation’s powerful automotive…

German tax policies obstruct the transition to a low-carbon economy

According to a study that was conducted by Green Budget Germany (FOS) and commissioned by the Bertelsmann Foundation, contradictory tax incentives are a significant barrier to the process of making the German economy more friendly to the environment. According to…

Due to high prices, cruise ships in Europe are switching from LNG to diesel

According to a report by the newswire dpa that was picked up by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, an increasing number of cruise ships have decided to switch their propellant from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to diesel fuel because of the high…

Germany will provide a €1.9 billion package to support the development of e-fuels

Despite the projected elimination of internal combustion engines across the EU by the year 2035, the German government intends to continue its work on the development of synthetic fuels. According to AFP, the government has stated that it will allocate…

Germany’s new diesels being overtaken by battery electric vehicles

As a result of high sales in anticipation of subsidy cuts, the proportion of battery electric cars that are newly registered in Germany has finally caught up to the level of registrations of diesel cars for the first time in…

German CO2 reductions halt as oil and coal use offset renewable energy increases

Due to rising energy prices, mild weather, and a government plea to residents to preserve energy in light of an unexpected decline in Russian gas shipments, Germany’s energy consumption in 2022 fell by 4.7% year-on-year to the lowest level since…

A new call to extend the lifespan of German nuclear power reactors is made by the transport minister

A new round of controversy has been sparked by Volker Wissing, the transport minister of Germany, about the decision made by the government to shut down the country’s last nuclear units in the middle of April. Wissing argued that nuclear…

German transport minister is charged in an expert assessment with violating climate law

According to a report published in Handelsblatt, an expert concluded that German Transport Minister Volker Wissing had violated the country’s Climate Protection Act. According to a report that was compiled by the scientific service of parliament, the minister from the…