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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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Wind turbines in the sea

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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blue and yellow light trails

News: 10 May 2022

Survey: Major German companies appear largely unfazed by Russian conflict

Revenue expectations remain positive despite increased costs and interrupted delivery chains Investment activities are being continued; access to financing remains open Companies do not…

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hydrogen drop

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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hydrogen strategy

Publications: 19 January 2021

Hydrogen Strategy – German Parliament passes law on material exemption from electricity surcharges

On 10 June of 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy released its National Hydrogen Strategy (Nationale Wasserstoffstrategie)  (German Hydrogen Strategy) as a part of the Covid-19…

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