A European energy transition

Auctions of renewables funding to be opened up to other EU Member States.

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Renewable energy

Expansion proceeds at record speed

New all-time high for renewables. The latest figures from the Renewables 2016 Global Status Report show that, across the globe, another 147 gigawatts of renewables capacity was added last year – topping the record figure from 2014.

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Two neighbouring countries faced with similar challenges – The Paris-based Franco-German Office for the Energy Transition is advocating close bilateral dialogue on energy. In future, this dialogue is to cover a wider range of issues.

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Stefan Kapferer, Vorsitzender der Hauptgeschäftsführung des Bundesverbandes der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW)

Quote of the week

"Policy-makers are right to abide by the plan of introducing auctions [into the funding scheme] for renewables. They are an effective tool for ensuring that the pace of expansion falls within the corridors agreed, and for keeping the costs at a minimum."

Stefan Kapferer, Chairman of the General Executive Management Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries

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