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Behind Vattenfall’s sell-off of German Lignite assets, a subsidy play by the buyers


Behind Vattenfall’s sell-off of German Lignite assets, a subsidy play by the buyers


An acquisition spree for regulated fossil-fuel assets that are supported by guaranteed payments
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The duck is safely afloat in California

The duck is safely afloat in California

“The duck has landed.” But what Californians call a technical limit is, in reality, a political one, as a comparison with Germany reveals.

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Germany may reach its 2020 target for renewable power this year

Germany may reach its 2020 target for renewable power this year

Preliminary data from Fraunhofer’s Energy Charts project indicates that Germany will probably surpass its 2020 target for renewable electricity this year.

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Germany confirms end to renewable energy feed-in tariffs

Germany confirms end to renewable energy feed-in tariffs

Germany approves plan to end renewable energy feed-in tariffs in favor of competitive auctions and clear volumes for wind energy development.

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Solar PV crosses two symbolic milestones in UK and Germany

Solar PV crosses two symbolic milestones in UK and Germany

Solar PV has trickled across the 40 GW threshold in Germany, while the UK now has 10 GW. But both markets are slowing down.

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Big utilities back in control as Germany overhauls flagship energy policy

Big utilities back in control as Germany overhauls flagship energy policy

Germany promises more renewables, but big utilities have taken back control.

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Australian's critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

Australian’s critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

The Australian is once again cherry-picking data in campaign against wind and solar. Here are some of its claims, followed by… facts supported with sources!

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The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The Murdoch media is at it again, peddling stories that claim that wind and solar do not work, but which are riddled with outright errors and myth-making. What we will hear next? That the world is flat, that gravity is just a state of mind?

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Germany slows down energy transition and pushes back citizen energy

Germany slows down energy transition and pushes back citizen energy

Last Wednesday, the German cabinet finalised details of its updated energy plan. An astonishingly wide range of commenters agree on one thing: it’s bad”

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World’s tallest wind turbine going up now in Germany

World’s tallest wind turbine going up now in Germany

The Eiffel Tower is 324 m tall; the Empire State building, 380 m. Pretty soon, wind turbines might be competing with those heights, to judge from recent developments.

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French nuclear under pressure – from German renewables

French nuclear under pressure – from German renewables

German and European renewable electricity may have been one reason why France switched off so many nuclear plants one weekend in late May.