Germany

Germany heads for “spectacular” 2020 climate target miss – study – Clean Energy Wire – 07/09/2017

Germany must urgently step up its CO2 reduction efforts immediately after the upcoming elections if it wants to prevent a spectacular miss of its 2020 climate targets, according to think tank Agora Energiewende. Instead of reducing emissions by 40 percent by 2020 as planned, the homecountry of the energy transition currently heads for a cut [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For the sake of the global economy, Germans need to spend more – Quartz Multimedia – 12/07/2017

According to recently released data, Germany’s trade surplus hit €22 billion ($25.1 billion) in May, thanks to faster than expected export growth. Over the past 12 months, the country’s trade surplus was worth €247 billion, not far off its all-time high.

Source:  Quartz Multimedia, 2017/07/12

By |July 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

German bond scarcity a key factor in ECB QE extension debate – Reuters – 23/06/2017

The growing scarcity of German government bonds makes any major extension of the European Central Bank's asset buying scheme difficult and this will be a key consideration when policymakers decide whether to extend the buys, three sources told Reuters.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/06/23

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

5 Countries With the Most Invested in Renewable Energy – Energy & Capital – 17/06/2017

Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that by 2040, renewables will account for 35% of the world’s total energy production. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates solar and wind alone will account for a slightly less optimistic 21% of the world’s total by then.

Source:  Energy & Capital, 2017/06/17

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

German energy firms win big as court rules country’s nuclear fuel tax is illegal – Sky News – 07/06/2017

It has been a rotten few years for Germany's big energy companies, including RWE and E.On, but they have now received a major boost. Germany's constitutional court in Karlsruhe, the country's highest court, ruled that a nuclear tax imposed by the country's government between 2011 and 2016 was illegal. The ruling means the pair could [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

German energy firms win big as court rules country’s nuclear fuel tax is illegal – Sky News – 07/06/2017

It has been a rotten few years for Germany's big energy companies, including RWE and E.On, but they have now received a major boost.

Source:  Sky News, 2017/06/07

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Germany got 85% of its electricity from renewable sources in April – TreeHugger – 16/05/2017

Germany is constantly making the rest of the world look bad with their commitment to renewable energy. The country is always near the top of the list for renewable energy investments and it's consistently working towards getting the majority of its energy from clean sources.

Source:  TreeHugger, 2017/05/16

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Germany got 85% of its electricity from renewable sources in April – TreeHugger – 16/05/2017

Germany is constantly making the rest of the world look bad with their commitment to renewable energy. The country is always near the top of the list for renewable energy investments and it's consistently working towards getting the majority of its energy from clean sources.

Source:  TreeHugger, 16/05/2017

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

German Central Banker Urges Sovereign debt Holders to Build Cash Cushion – Institutional Investor – 15/05/2017

A German central banker is urging European banks and fund managers to hold cash in case their governments default.

Source:  Institutional Investor, 15/05/2017

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Germany will not rush into euro area fiscal union – CNBC – 14/05/2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when the German Green Party, governing with Social Democratic Party (SDP), was forcefully advocating a federal EU government to preserve and advance the European project of a political, social, economic and monetary union.

Source:  CNBC, 14/05/2017

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |