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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


German offshore wind farm Arkona built in 'record' time

The joint project between German E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Equinor completed the installation of wind turbines in record time for the Arkona offshore wind farm located 35 kilometers north of Rugen Island, Germany, E.ON announced Wednesday.

read more... 25/10/2018