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Germany Bulldozes Old Villages For Coal Despite Lower Emissions Goals

The Garzweiler coal mine and power plant near the city of Grevenbroich in western Germany. Plans to expand an open-pit brown coal mine in the eastern German village of Pödelwitz have prompted protests.

read more... 07/08/2018

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Senvion secures cooperation for 130 MW projects in Germany

Senvion has signed agreements for the supply of turbines with a total capacity of about 130 MW with PROKON Regenerative Energien eG. The contract for the installation of the 4.2M140 prototype is firm and will start in 2018.

read more... 31/07/2018

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Germany buys 20% in transmission system operator to prevent Chinese investment

Germany’s state investment bank, KfW, is purchasing a 20% stake in one of the country largest transmission system operators in order to block a Chinese company from acquiring the company. The reasons given are national security concerns, Bloomberg reports.

read more... 30/07/2018

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EU bank grants €70m for renewable energy in France and Germany

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a further €70 million (£62m) for renewable energy projects in France and Germany.

read more... 27/06/2018

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Germany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout losses

The German cabinet has agreed to grant compensation of up to EUR1 billion (USD1.17 billion) to the utilities forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by the Energiewende, or energy transition, that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced in response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan in March 2011. At that time, Germany was obtaining around a quarter of its electricity from 17 nuclear reactors operated by EnBW, EOn, RWE and Vattenfall.

read more... 28/05/2018

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