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.

German transport minister opposes autobahn speed restriction after study reveals benefits for the environment

After a study revealed that the policy may reduce emissions by nearly three times more than previously believed, German Transport Minister Volker Wissing reiterated his opposition to a general speed limit on the nation’s autobahns. The Free Democrat (FDP) reportedly…

Portugal will hold its first offshore wind auction, with a goal of 10 GW by 2030

According to Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Portugal anticipates holding its first offshore wind energy auction during the fourth quarter of this year with a goal of installing 10 GW of capacity by 2030. He stated during a state visit to…

Plan for smart electric vehicle charging released by UK government

The plans to develop and expand the capabilities of smart charging in the country have been revealed by the government of the United Kingdom. Recently, the government, in conjunction with the organization that regulates the energy industry, Ofgem, issued its…

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…

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…

Russia’s Rosatom is competing to build the first nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia

Russia, represented by the state corporation Rosatom, is preparing to participate in a tender to build the first nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak announced in an article. Novak wrote an article for “Energy Policy” magazine,…

German coal areas in Estern receive €1.4 billion for reopening opencast mines

Former coal districts in eastern Germany have been successful in securing a budget amounting to 1.44 billion euros to be used for the renaturation of lignite mines over the course of the next five years. Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia…

France pays 8.4 billion euros to assist businesses with their energy bills

According to statements made by France’s Minister of Finance on Saturday, the country plans to spend 8.4 billion euros ($8.67 billion) to assist businesses in paying their energy bills. This move is intended to reduce the negative impact of rising…