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…
Due to legislation, Germany’s wind power acceleration law might be delayed
Due to a lack of time for stakeholder and ministerial engagement, the German government's quest for further wind power capacity expansion might be postponed. Despite consultation with the relevant ministries, Justice Minister Marco Buschmann of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)…
Due to the turmoil in Ukraine, Germany plans to accelerate its renewable energy efforts
According to the country's finance ministry, Germany aims to expedite the development of wind and solar energy projects as the war in Ukraine underscores the need to reduce reliance on Russian natural gas. The nation, which relies on natural gas…
Germany has comparatively good initial position for climate change
Achieving the climate targets will have consequences for all countries and regions worldwide - albeit to very different degrees. In an international comparison, however, Germany's starting position is much better than that of other countries. The scope of economic change…
Germany will undertake an emergency effort to meet the “massive, monstrous” 2030 emissions target
Faced with a "dramatic backlog" of too high emissions left by the previous government and insufficient measures in place to meet the 2030 climate targets, Germany's new economy and climate minister, Robert Habeck, has announced the launch of climate emergency…
Fury as the EU pushes on with plans to classify gas and nuclear as “green”
The European Commission is facing a strong reaction over proposals to enable gas and nuclear projects to be labeled as "green," with Germany's economics minister leading the campaign against "greenwashing." The EU executive has been accused of attempting to bury…
Namibia’s first grid-scale BESS will get a €20 million grant from Germany’s state development bank
Namibia's government-owned energy utility company has received a €20 million (US$22.66 million) grant for the building of the African country's first grid-scale battery storage facility. Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) told Energy-Storage.news that the finance was made available through a bilateral…
Germany appreciates the EU’s Green gas energy strategy but remains opposed to nuclear power
Germany praised the European Union's intention to classify some natural gas energy projects as "green" investments on Sunday, but expressed resistance to a proposal to do the same for nuclear power projects. Germany turned down three of its final six…
German stakeholders applaud the EU’s energy measures but criticize their lack of ambition
German politicians, non-governmental organizations, and industry representatives have generally welcomed the second installment of The European Commission's "Fit for 55" package of energy and climate legislation, but have criticized individual elements and, in some cases, an overall lack of ambition.…
Wind energy production to be boosted by new German government
The new German government has taken office. The alliance of Social Democrats, Greens, and Liberals refers to themselves as the "climate Government." They've decided that Germany should phase out coal-fired power plants earlier than anticipated, ideally by 2030. And a…