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Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

On Friday, a 28-page text covering the main policy fields cursorily was published after a previous draft had been leaked. For energy policy, the changes are encouraging, but a lot of question marks remain.

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German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017

German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017

Electricity from renewables in Germany grew by a record amount, but one big news item may have been overlooked amidst all the new records.

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Wind power prices have plummeted again in Germany

Wind power prices have plummeted again in Germany

The predicted price of onshore wind in Germany is now half the EU’s projections for 2030, following an auction in Germany this week.

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The spectacular success of Germany's Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

The spectacular success of Germany’s Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

Formation of new government in Berlin will have important implications for future of the Energiewende, but much has been achieved already.

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People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

People want fewer cars in cities – not everyone knows it yet

We only think we like cars when we can’t imagine getting around without them. In German town of Freiburg, citizens are taking their streets back.

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World’s biggest grid-scale battery will be in German salt mine

World’s biggest grid-scale battery will be in German salt mine

German utility EWE planning to build world’s largest battery based on flow technology in a pair of salt caves used to store natural gas.

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EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

Two recent EU renewable energy auctions in Germany and Spain have yielded not only significant interest in onshore wind power, but record low prices.

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“Too much renewables” is a political decision

“Too much renewables” is a political decision

While Americans chose to curtail wind and solar rather than conventional energy, the Germans say baseload plants (coal and nuclear) are the problem.

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Graph of the Day: Germany's record 85% renewables over weekend

Graph of the Day: Germany’s record 85% renewables over weekend

Germany reaches record level of 85% renewable energy over long weekend, but days like this expected to be common by 2030.

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Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Renewable energy accounts for 51 per cent of German electricity production for whole week, with total for year to date at 36.5 per cent.

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German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

Germany’s first competitive auction for offshore wind projects included what is likely one of the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind projects.