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News and news from 2014

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 5:33 pm (Die Energieblogger)

Existing self-consumption systems in industry should not pay an EEG surcharge and new industrial self-sufficiency systems should be privileged. This is what the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg are demanding. Economics minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to bring the proposal into the cabinet consultation on the EEG amendment. The federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg fear for the competitiveness of their industrial companies. Therefore, the Prime Ministers Hannelore Kraft (SPD) and Malu Dreyer (SPD) as well as the Deputy Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Nils Schmid (SPD) read more together

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 5:18 pm (International Economic Forum for Renewable Energies)

Berlin - SPD representatives from the three federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg presented their party leader and Federal Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) with a proposal for the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). In terms of content, the focus is exclusively on the treatment of systems for self-generated electricity: This self-generated electricity will then - unlike previously planned - also receive discounts on the EEG surcharge. Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 4:15 pm (Ökonews)

BIO AUSTRIA: The potential of organic agriculture to protect the environment and climate is not adequately supported. Read more

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 4:15 pm (Ökonews)

Upper Austria. State Councilor Anschober: Fatal consequences - endangerment for thousands of green jobs Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 3:46 pm (International Economic Forum for Renewable Energies)

Münster - On March 24, 1989, Exxonmobil's oil tanker Exxon Valdez, sailing under the US flag, wrecked in the Gulf of Alaska, causing one of the largest oil spills in history. The consequences in the region were devastating and are still visible today, 25 years later. Read more

Monday, 3/24/2014 - 3:03 p.m. (climate saver)

Kiev speaks of repair work on two power lines, Crimean leadership of "extortion" Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 2:59 pm (Die Energieblogger)

In the area of ​​non-residential buildings in particular, there is a considerable pent-up demand for energy certificates. For non-residential buildings, the passes are either calculated as requirement passes in accordance with DIN V 18599. In most cases, consumption certificates can also be issued. However, the work involved is regularly underestimated by the requesters. ... via Read more

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 13:18 (pv magazine Germany)

The Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) wants to present its industry solution to improve investment conditions in the distribution network area at the “Meeting Point Network 2014” on Tuesday and Wednesday in Berlin. “The BDEW has already pointed out several times that the ... Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 1:14 pm (Die Energieblogger)

The industry should pay even less for the energy transition in the future. This emerges from an analysis of the EU draft guidelines on which the EU Commission and the German government have agreed. Consumer advocates speak of a scandal. ... via Read more

Monday, 3/24/2014 - 12:29 PM (solar server)

More than 50 scientists, politicians and industry representatives will speak at the Renewable Energies Forum as part of HANNOVER MESSE 2014 about products, services and solutions for a sustainable transformation of energy systems. The focus is on the amendment of the EEG surcharge, planning for electricity highways and the financing of new technologies: In the week from 7th to 11th April in Hall 27, Stand E18, the focus will be on electricity and heat from renewable energies in five different blocks . Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 12:23 pm (solar server)

By 2015, over 7,800 of the 14,000 power grid concession contracts in Germany, which are only re-awarded every 20 years, will expire. Whoever wins the contract has a monopoly with a built-in profit guarantee, because around a third of the private electricity price goes to the network operator. That is why many communities want to participate in this billion-dollar business. In the "ZDFzoom" documentary "Uneven Opponents" on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 10:45 pm, reporter Utta Seidenspinner shows how German municipalities are fighting for their power grids against overpowering opponents such as E.ON, RWE and other corporations. Read more

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 12:14 pm (pv magazine Germany)

In the discussion about the energy transition, the introduction of so-called capacity markets is repeatedly called for. As a rule, energy companies such as RWE and Eon and their interest groups advocate that in future the provision of capacities should also be rewarded - even ... Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 12:09 pm (International Economic Forum for Renewable Energies)

Freiburg - Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg have succeeded in coating various components with highly porous metal-organic frameworks (Metal Organic Frameworks / MOFs). Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 11:53 am (Photovoltaik.eu)

Last Saturday, many people took to the streets to show their support for a rapid energy transition. In the capitals of the federal states, the ... Read more

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 11:30 am (pv magazine Germany)

Under the motto “Save the energy turnaround - wind and sun instead of coal, fracking and nuclear”, a total of 30,000 people demonstrated on Saturday against slowing down the energy turnaround. At the rallies in the seven state capitals of Düsseldorf, Hanover, Kiel, Potsdam, Munich, Mainz and Wiesbaden ... Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 11:00 am (Franz Alt - Sonnseite.com)

Germanwatch criticizes the Chancellor's lack of commitment to the EU climate package. Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 10:30 am (solar server)

The environmental and development organization Germanwatch evaluates the results of the European Council on the energy and climate package for 2030 as a massive threat to international climate negotiations and economic development in Europe. The heads of state and government do not want to make the postponed decision on the level of the climate and energy targets for 2030 at their summit in June, but only in October. Read more

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:16 am (International Economic Forum for Renewable Energies)

Munich - Siemens assumes that there will be fewer new power lines than assumed when the grid is expanded in Germany. At least, the Siemens board member Michael Süß said at a management colloquium in Munich. Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 8:59 am (International Economic Forum for Renewable Energies)

Berlin - In the state capitals of Düsseldorf, Hanover, Kiel, Potsdam, Munich, Mainz and Wiesbaden, around 30,000 people took to the streets last Saturday (March 22, 2014) against the braking of the energy transition. Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 7:05 am (Die Energieblogger)

Around 30,000 people took to the streets to continue the energy transition and to quickly phase out nuclear and fossil fuels. In the seven state capitals of Düsseldorf, Hanover, Kiel, Potsdam, Munich, Mainz and Wiesbaden as well as in Freiburg, speakers at the rallies called for an accelerated expansion of wind and solar energy. ... via Read more

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - 6:46 am (Die Energieblogger)

Of course we went to the demo on Saturday! A matter of honor !! In Mainz and Wiesbaden. Daniel even tweeted a photo. Daniel is the brave person who carried our metropolitan solar banner like Obelix through Mainz and Wiesbaden! Otherwise, he tweets and blogs. After all, we had good weather! Contrary to all forecasts and even I had prepared myself for rain. I apologize to my friend of the sun for that! How could I doubt! Our anti-nuclear flags have never been soaked by rain. If we wave the anti-nuclear sun en masse, then the only sensible nuclear power plant that is of course far enough away from us humans shines. Read more