Security of supply

Competition around the distribution grid

Should we take local interests into account? Absolutely. Should we compromise on energy security and cost efficiency? Absolutely not. Last week, the Federal Cabinet approved new rules governing the concessions for electricity and gas distribution grids and networks.

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0.01 cents

Good news for consumers: according to BDEW, electricity prices for private households in Germany will remain stable this year - just 0.01 cents higher than last year.

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Efficiency labels: are they meaningful even if they do not always take account of the typical use?

This question is being answered by Dr Klaus Mittelbach, Chief Executive Officer of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI), and Mr Klaus Müller, Executive Director of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (vzbv).

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What exactly does ETS mean?

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the climate - the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) helps to achieve these targets. But when a tonne of CO2 costs the same as a pizza, it is time to act. The EU has made a start on this to counteract this trend.

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Sparking the interest of generations

The "Jugend forscht" special prize for renewable energies motivates young people interested in science. The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy serves as patron.

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Dr. Patrick Graichen, Direktor von Agora Energiewende

Quote of the week

"The cost in the past must not cause us to overlook the current cost situation. Investment in new wind and solar installations has now become much cheaper than investment in new nuclear power plants."

Dr Patrick Graichen, Executive Director of Agora Energiewende

direct reports

  • Offshore wind energy - an overview of the activities in Germany

    This brochure tells you more about offshore wind energy, covering aspects like the permits to build offshore wind farms, the significance for the energy sector, the plant technology, the promotion of offshore wind energy, potential careers, and international cooperation.

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