Doing more to make more from energy: the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launches two new funding programmes.Find out more
All the talk today is of electric vehicles. But new engine technologies for heavy goods transport are also helping to mitigate climate change. The magic word is “LNG”: liquefied natural gas and biomethane could make fuels like heavy fuel oil redundant.Find out more
The public dialogue on the electricity grid has been encouraging debate about grid expansion in Germany for the last year. And the work is continuing this year with local events and discussion forums about grid expansion.Find out more
Quote of the week
“It is absurd even to think about giving subsidies again to one of the oldest technologies we use in Europe to generate energy. We believe that this approach is utterly wrong.”
Federal Minister Sigmar Gabriel comments on reports that the European Commission intends to provide funding for nuclear power.
The German Energy Agency (dena) and its partners will award prizes for special successes in energy efficiency by industry and commerce.