Germany: Energy leaders are hesitant to adopt renewable energy

31/05/2017 09:16 Renewable


Decision makers in Germany’s energy sector back the move to a low-carbon system but hesitate to implement measures themselves, according to a green energy company, which surveyed 1,000 respondents about their attitudes concerning energy policy problems and their desire to invest in clean gas and electricity.

Although 82% declared that companies had an obligation to support the low carbon energy revolution, only 35% were employed in firms that use renewable energy and merely 12% in companies that have by now made investments in energy efficiency measures.


Nevertheless, 80% of respondents are convinced companies which use renewable energy have an image advantage and 55% think they are more attractive to future employees if they do so.

Only 5% of firms in the country are presently entirely supplied with electricity from renewable sources.

Siemens Gamesa should deliver 16 turbines for four onshore wind projects in Germany, providing a total capacity of 50MW.

Zimbabwe hikes average electricity tariff by 320% - energy regulator

09/10/2019 13:25:00

Zimbabwe has increased the average electricity tariff by 320% to let the state power utility ramp up production and improve supplies at a time of daily rolling power cuts, the national energy regulator said on Wednesday.


Daily (09.10.2019): European carbon prices reached EUR 23 a tonne on Tuesday, on worries over Brexit negotiations

09/10/2019 10:50:00

Crude oil prices traded lower on Tuesday, after Donald Trump reported that a quick trade deal will unlikely happen soon. Meanwhile, oil prices were supported by protests in OPEC members Iraq and Ecuador, which threatened to disrupt their oil output. Hence, WTI futures fell by 0.2% to $52.63 a barrel, while Brent crude edged 0.2% down at $58.24 a barrel.


Ukraine to export natural gas to Moldova without Gazprom's involvement

09/10/2019 09:28:00

The Cabinet of Ministers has instructed NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine to take measures to ensure natural gas exports to Moldova without the involvement of Russia's Gazprom.