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Renewable power share in Germany rises to record level in 2018

Renewable energy sources are set to contribute about 38 percent to Germany’s gross power consumption in 2018, a two-point increase over the previous year and a new record for the country’s energy transition, the Energiewende, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) said in a press release.

read more... 17/12/2018


German hard coal mining output fell in 2018, ahead of closures

Hard coal production from Germany's two remaining mines will amount to 2.6 million tonnes this year, down from 3.7 million in 2017, mining association GVSt estimated on Wednesday.

read more... 13/12/2018


Germany postpones decision on coal exit until February

Germany has postponed until February a decision on how fast Europe’s largest economy should phase out brown-coal-fired power plants and whether the government should compensate utilities as well as regions that could face job losses, a commission said.

read more... 27/11/2018


German coal commission to recommend delaying closures to 2022: report

Germany's coal commission may recommend delaying a first wave of coal plant closures to 2022 rather than 2020, German financial daily Handelsblatt reports based on a leaked draft following Thursday's meeting of the commission.

read more... 19/11/2018


ScottishPower officially opens £1.2bn German offshore windfarm

ScottishPower’s parent firm, Iberdrola, today officially opened its huge £1.2 billion offshore windfarm off the coast of Germany.

read more... 29/10/2018