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Germany releases monitoring report for Energiewende

Germany releases monitoring report for Energiewende | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the German government released its own assessment of its success in the energy transition and announced a few policy changes along with a roadmap for future progress..
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A New Study on Integration of Renewables in Germany

A New Study on Integration of Renewables in Germany | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

In August 2012 DENA has published a third study on the integration of renewables in Germany. The study was made in cooperation with Aachen University.


It is the purpose of the study to analyse how the political targets will change the electricity supply system by 2050 and to identify infrastructure challenges. The study is mainly based on the Guiding Scenario 2009, published by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Guiding Scenario 2010 was not yet published when DENA began working on the integration study.

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US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies

US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom is first for energy efficiency - followed closely by Germany, Italy, Japan and France - in a ranking of the world's major economies from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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Renewables Make German Power Market Design Defunct

Renewables Make German Power Market Design Defunct | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Electricity generation from renewable energy in Germany is reducing power prices and has left the country with a market whose design no longer works, according to Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH.
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The Oil Drum | German Power Grids Increasingly Strained

The Oil Drum | German Power Grids Increasingly Strained | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
With a steep growth of power generation from photovoltaic (PV) and wind power and with 8 GW base load capacity suddenly taken out of service the situation in Germany has developed into a nightmare for system operators.
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Germany's $3-Million “Energy-Efficient Test Home Of The Future ...

Germany's $3-Million “Energy-Efficient Test Home Of The Future ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Mai 2012. The European Institute for Climate and Energy takes a look at how Germany's experimental taxpayer-paid “energy-efficient home” is doing. The home is a project by the German Federal Ministry for Transportation, ...
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German Energy Transition

German Energy Transition | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
This website aims to explain what the German Energy Transition is, how it works, and what challenges lay ahead. It is intended to provide facts and explain the politics and policies to an international audience.

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KfW to lend Germany €100bn for renewables deployment

KfW to lend Germany €100bn for renewables deployment | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
German development bank KfW will provide the country with €100bn as it shifts to a renewable energy-focused economy.

The country made the bold move to carry out a shutdown of its nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster in March 2011 but after reducing subsidies its homegrown solar and other renewable energy companies are suffering.

According to a report in Reuters, KfW will make available loans of more than €100bn for both renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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Energy cooperatives are booming in Germany

Energy cooperatives are booming in Germany | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
The move away from conventional scources of energy in Germany is driven primarily by citizens. An increasing number of people work together by forming cooperatives to build wind farms and solar plants.

 

Cooperatives have experienced a revival in Germany. In 2006, eight new energy cooperatives were founded. In 2011 alone, this number was 167. And the German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation expects the figure to be even higher for 2012.


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The German grid operators' plan

The German grid operators' plan | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Germany's four transit grid operators have put together a wish list for the government at a price tag of 32 billion euros. The main reason these lines are needed is that new offshore turbines are to be installed in the north, where ...

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Ceramic Fuel Cells announces that its BlueGen gas-to-electricity ...

Ceramic Fuel Cells announces that its BlueGen gas-to-electricity ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
The BlueGen product uses ceramic fuel cells to turn natural gas into electricity and heat for hot water, for homes, schools, offices and small commercial buildings. Surplus electricity can be sold back to the grid or used in supplementary applications such as charging electric cars. BlueGen units have the highest electrical efficiency of any small scale generating technology in the world, reducing energy bills and cutting carbon emissions.
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Germany's $270 Billion Renewables Shift Biggest Since War | B4E ...

Germany's $270 Billion Renewables Shift Biggest Since War | B4E ... | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to build offshore wind farms that will cover an area six times the size of New York City and erect power lines that could stretch from London to Baghdad. The program will cost 200 billion euros ($268 billion), a third of annual gross domestic product, according to the DIW economic institute in Berlin.

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