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Merkel reaffirms pledge to speed up German transition to EVs

Merkel reaffirms pledge to speed up German transition to EVs

Merkel vows target of 1 million EVs will be met On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to speed up her country’s transition to electric vehicles, adding increased efforts would be needed to meet the target of 1 million EVs on German roads by 2020. Her comments came during an online interview with four social […]

By August 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Germany likely to miss EV sales target by wide margin – Merkel

Germany likely to miss EV sales target by wide margin – Merkel

Less than 80,000 German EVs on roads On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was unlikely that her country would meet the government’s target of putting 1 million electric cars on roads by the end of the decade. “As it looks at the moment, we will not achieve this goal,” Merkel told fellow members […]

Crack it! Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Crack it! Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Hydrogen (H2) and carbon (C), can be separated in a process called ‘methane cracking’ The production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon dioxide emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology developed by researchers of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology […]

By January 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Gazprom says exports to Germany hit record high in 2016

Gazprom says exports to Germany hit record high in 2016

Gazprom says exports to Germany hit record high in 2016 MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Russian gas producer Gazprom said on Monday its gas exports to Germany hit a record high last year and have surged since the start of this year. It said it exported 49.8 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to Germany […]

By January 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
European power prices spike as French nuclear crisis deepens – Platts

European power prices spike as French nuclear crisis deepens – Platts

Natural gas prices ramp up as combined-cycle-gas-turbine output jumps European power prices spiked in early Nov. as unscheduled nuclear outages in France continued to squeeze supply margins across much of Northwest Europe, according to S&P Global Platts. Natural gas prices also responded as combined cycle gas plants ramped up to capture rising prices, according to […]

By November 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Tesla Autopilot warning letter sent to German drivers

Tesla Autopilot warning letter sent to German drivers

Tesla Autopilot called “considerable traffic hazard” by German Transport Ministry BERLIN, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Germany is warning owners of Tesla vehicles that the use of the Autopilot function in their electric cars requires the driver’s unrestricted attention at all times. The Federal Motor Authority told owners in a letter that the Tesla Autopilot function […]

By October 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
German renewable energy surcharge to rise in 2017

German renewable energy surcharge to rise in 2017

German renewable energy surcharge up 8.3 per cent  FRANKFURT, Oct 14 (Reuters) – German consumers will have to pay a higher surcharge to help fund renewable energy next year despite government efforts to scale back support for green power, the country’s network operators (TSOs) said on Friday. The surcharge under the renewable energy act (EEG) […]

By October 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Tesla Autopilot gets poor review from German government

Tesla Autopilot gets poor review from German government

Tesla Autopilot a “considerable traffic hazard” BERLIN, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The Tesla Autopilot function on the company’s Model S car represents a “considerable traffic hazard”, according to an internal report for Germany’s Transport Ministry seen by magazine Der Spiegel. Experts in the Federal Highway Research Institute carried out tests on the electric car and criticised it […]

By October 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
German offshore wind power to be limited

German offshore wind power to be limited

German offshore wind power limited to allow for infrastructure construction BERLIN, July 5 (Reuters) – Plans to cap the expansion of German offshore wind power at the start of the next decade to ensure the future growth of renewables keeps step with the construction of new power lines, according to a revision to a new energy […]

German climate protection plan watered down

German climate protection plan watered down

Original German climate protection plan met with opposition BERLIN, June 29 (Reuters) – Germany has abandoned plans to set out a timetable to exit coal-fired power production and scrapped C02 emissions reduction goals for individual sectors, according to the latest draft of an environment ministry document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. An earlier version of […]