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Thursday, March 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans measures to force operators of coal plants to curb production at their oldest and most-polluting power stations, as part of efforts to achieve its climate targets, senior government sources said on Thursday.
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2015-03-19 08:37:11
Friday, March 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BERLIN — Will next week’s partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany? Experts say the country’s electricity grid, which relies increasingly on renewable energy, faces a crucial test on the morning of March 20, when the moon will pass in front of the sun and block up to 82 percent of
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2015-03-13 23:15:35
Friday, March 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BERLIN — Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany? Experts say the country's electricity grid, which relies increasingly on renewable energy, faces a crucial test on the morning of March 20, when the moon will pass in front of the sun and block up to 82 percent of its light across Germany
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2015-03-13 14:34:16
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's government set out changes to subsidy guidelines on Wednesday to try and boost the renewable sources of energy used to heat buildings and offices as it strives to avoid missing its ambitious climate targets.
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2015-03-11 07:29:38
Sunday, March 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Daniel J. Graeber ESSEN, Germany, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- With 80 wind turbines in place, German utility company E.ON said Wednesday it was one step closer to activating a deep-water wind farm off the German coast.
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2015-03-08 20:38:08
Sunday, March 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a "biobattery" in the form of a highly efficient biogas plant that can turn raw materials like straw, scrap wood and sludge into a variety of useful energy sources including electricity, purified gas and engine oil. The new plant design, currently being put to the test in a prototype plant in Germany, is said to be highly modular and
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2015-03-01 05:58:23
Thursday, February 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS: European spot power prices rose on Thursday on forecasts for falling German wind power output and a rise in French electricity demand prompted by colder weather.
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2015-02-26 16:39:14
Thursday, February 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Opposition to hydraulic fracturing has been very strong in Germany, but the government is flirting with the idea of allowing oil and gas drillers to begin fracking as an answer to energy security issues.
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2015-02-19 14:04:47
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
When Germany's largest utility E.ON decided to spin off its conventional power generation business in November 2014 to focus on renewable energy, it was one kind of response to an altered market scenario where renewables are a significant part of the generation mix and wholesale power prices are at record lows, partly as a consequence of that
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2015-02-18 13:11:43
Thursday, February 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
TenneT, Statnett, and KfW, which is represented by KfW IPEX-Bank, have made a final investment decision to move ahead with the 1.4GW NordLink project, which aims to transmit renewable energy between Germany and Norway through a high-capacity subsea power cable.
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2015-02-12 03:44:25
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Record amount of wind power capacity installed across EU in 2014, more than new gas and coal capacity combined, reports BusinessGreenThe British wind power industry installed 1.7GW of new capacity last year, coming second only to Germany, which built a massive 5.2GW of new capacity during 2014.New figures from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) on Tuesday reveal nearly 11
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2015-02-10 05:42:39
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- European day-ahead electricity prices trended sharply lower in January as wind power generation posted new records in Germany and the U.K., according to data just released by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and...
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2015-02-03 16:25:39
Sunday, February 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Germany will this year for the first time connect more new offshore wind installations than Britain after energy operators scrapped a string of projects planned for UK waters. Despite having more installed offshore capacity than the rest of the world combined, the UKâs lack of new wind farms through 2015 means it will now be outstripped by Germany â a nation with access to territorial waters
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2015-02-01 07:53:29
Thursday, January 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's newly installed onshore wind power capacity rose by a record 4,750 megawatts (MW) in 2014, industry groups said on Thursday, marking what is likely to be a peak annual gain as the country gears up for a nuclear-free future.





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2015-01-29 06:31:34
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Germany is to open a first auction of land for solar power installations from next month as it seeks to bring renewable energy into the wholesale power market.
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2015-01-28 08:13:50