Tag: Germany

German transition away from coal to cost taxpayers billions

German transition away from coal to cost taxpayers billions

The cost of Germany’s transition away from the use of coal could end up setting taxpayers back billions of euros each year over the next two decades. The country’s reliance on the cheap fuel is seen to be one of the reasons it is falling behind on its climate change […]

US warns German companies over Nord Stream 2 involvement

US warns German companies over Nord Stream 2 involvement

The US has warned German stakeholders in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 pipeline that sanctions could be imposed on them if they continue their involvement in the project. US President Donald Trump has described Germany as being a “captive” of Russia as a result of its reliance on Moscow’s energy […]

Uniper win German gas power plant contract

Uniper win German gas power plant contract

Uniper has won the contract to build the first German gas-fired power plant in a decade, which will act as a “safety cushion” for the country that has recently increased its reliance on renewables. The 300 mega-watt plant (MW) will be located in the southern town of Irsching and will […]

Lack of storms damages European wind and revives coal

Lack of storms damages European wind and revives coal

Unusual weather patterns across Europe will prevent winds from sweeping across the continent and will therefore mean many countries will be reliant on coal and natural gas during the autumn months. Reduced wind means energy producers across Germany and the UK will be reliant on coal fired power plants to […]

Trump touts US energy at UN assembly

Trump touts US energy at UN assembly

US President Donald Trump has used his speech at the UN General Assembly to promote America’s booming energy sector, while riling international relations. During his presidency, Trump has followed through with his campaign pledge of achieving energy dominance, having made the US the world’s largest energy exporter. “We’ve become the […]

RWE say 2035 coal exit is too soon

RWE say 2035 coal exit is too soon

German utility RWE has come out, along with its works council and trade unions, opposing plans to end coal fired power generation by 2035 and calling for a compromise between the government commission and environmentalists. In a statement, RWE said the 2035 target was unacceptable due to the amount of […]

US target 2022 LNG deliveries to Germany

US target 2022 LNG deliveries to Germany

Deputy US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette has said firms can expect to be delivering American liquefied natural gas to Germany within the next four years as the country seeks to challenge Russia’s dominance of the European energy market. During an interview with Bild, Brouillette said: “U.S. liquefied natural gas is […]

Coal saves German summer

Coal saves German summer

Despite an increase in the rate of installation of wind turbines and solar plants in Germany this year, coal has been forced to step in to meet electricity demand as the amount of power generated from renewable energy sources fell. Data from the Federal Network Agency for Power Generation has […]