The objectives and specifics of the energy transition are influenced by party lines and political discussion between legislators and advocacy organizations. ENERGY NEWS brings you up to date on renewable energy laws and nuclear phase-out plans, as well as the government’s climate objectives and the industries that must decrease CO2 emissions under the Climate Action Plan 2050.

The energy price crisis is expected to send Germany into recession in 2023
The rising cost of energy and the difficulties experienced by major portions of the industry as a result of supply chain issues are preparing the groundwork for Germany to enter a recession. The country is suffering what are being called…
EU countries fight to retain their own energy crisis policies in place
European Union countries are seeking for assurances that they would be able to maintain their own windfall profit levies on energy companies, as well as the flexibility to apply even harsher restrictions in addition to the bloc-wide measures proposed by…
Germany to continue using coal and gas in power plants beyond 2030
The expansion of renewable power generation in Germany is a "herculean challenge" that will likely take longer than anticipated, making an early end to gas and coal-fired power production extremely challenging. Germany will continue to rely on natural gas, adding…
Russia cancels the reopening of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, increasing European fuel concerns, as the G7 promises to curb oil prices
Russia has rescinded its Saturday timetable for resuming gas shipments along a crucial supply route to Germany, citing maintenance issues with the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. This circumstance exacerbates Europe's difficulty in securing winter fuel. The Nord Stream 1 pipeline,…
EU gas solidarity is hampered by the absence of fuel sharing agreements
The European Union reached an agreement this week to deal with a gas supply issue, but for it to be effective, member states must develop bilateral pacts to exchange gas, and the majority of them do not currently have such…
Germany increases gas emergency preparations as Nord Stream operations resume
The Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Russia to Germany has reopened after a 10-day shutdown for scheduled maintenance. Robert Habeck, Germany's economy and climate minister, said the country "cannot rely on supply" in light of the country's lower utilization rate…
CEOs urge European authorities to hasten adoption of ‘proven and scalable’ energy storage systems
The chief executive officers of Fluence, Gore Street, Gresham House, and six other companies have issued an open letter urging European policymakers to establish suitable goals and policy frameworks for the adoption of energy storage. The co-signatories praised the REPowerEU…
The German parliament passes a new law on onshore wind energy
The German government adopted the so-called "Easter Package" last week, which included a new onshore wind regulation. It intends to accelerate the spread of renewables. It requires Germany to have an 80 percent renewable electricity contribution by 2030 and a…
Current initiatives won’t reach German energy targets
With the existing policies in place, Germany won't be able to meet its 2030 goals of phasing out fossil fuels and increasing renewable energy, according to research released on Wednesday. The well-respected German Institute for Economic Research, also known as…
Germany declares gas crisis as Russia cuts supplies to Europe
Germany raised the "alarm stage" of its crisis gas plan on Thursday in response to declining Russian supplies, but refrained from enabling utilities to pass on rising energy bills to consumers in Europe's biggest economy. The action is the most…