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German Renewable Energy Law (EEG) has ambitious targets for the amount of renewable energies that will supply the country’s electricity. However, conventional power plants remain essential to a secure supply and to meeting maximum demand.

Since renewables have a feed-in priority, it is inevitable there will be over capacity and shortcomings in generation. The current debate within the power sector is determined by discussions on new capacity mechanisms, development of the market design for electricity pricing and developments in extended transmission and storage capacities.

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Publications: 19 October 2022

Introduction to the EU’s Emissions Trading System

The EU Emissions Trading System (the EU ETS) is one of the key pillars of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from regulated sectors.

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Publications: 28 July 2022

Equity capital markets in 2022: Europe cools, the Middle East heats up. What next?

The equity capital markets have faced challenging conditions in H1 2022. European markets cooled, the Middle East boomed.

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Publications: 26 May 2022

CfD regime for offshore wind in Germany

The new German government has ambitious targets for offshore wind.

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Publications: 02 July 2021

Clean hydrogen in Europe: The only way forward is together

Clean hydrogen is a central piece of Europe’s Green Deal goal of reaching climate neutrality. 

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