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Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source

Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source

Renewables become Germany’s single largest electricity source ahead of coal. But experts warn the milestone must be taken with a pinch of salt.

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High German power prices, low monthly bills?

High German power prices, low monthly bills?

German household power bills are badly exaggerated, and the Energiewende is not causing energy poverty.

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Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

A commission will decide the timeline for phasing out coal, under a coalition deal agreed between social democrats and Angela Merkel’s conservatives

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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.