Germany

COP23 – German negotiator will try to keep Turkey on side – Clean Energy Wire – 06/11/2017

German-Turkish relations might be at a low-point in many respects but when it comes to climate politics, Germany will try to keep the country on side during the COP23 summit in Bonn.

Source:  Clean Energy Wire, 2017/11/06

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

German coalition talks deal early blow to Macron on Europe – Reuters – 25/10/2017

German parties exploring a coalition government have dealt an early blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s hopes for more expansive fiscal policies from Berlin, backing a balanced budget and rejecting the idea of a separate pot of cash for the euro zone.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/10/25

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Germany risks reputation with climate goals failure – DW – 08/09/2017

Germany is jeopardizing its reputation as a global leader on climate action by missing its own 2020 greenhouse gas emissions-reduction target, a leading think tank says. Outcome of upcoming elections will be decisive.

Source:  DW, 2017/09/08

By |October 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Wolfgang Schäuble warns of debt-driven global financial crisis – Financial Times – 08/10/2017

Wolfgang Schäuble has warned that spiralling levels of global debt and liquidity present a big risk to the world economy, in his parting shot as Germany’s finance minister.

Source:  Financial Times, 08/10/2017

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Germany at huge risk of missing 2020 climate targets, government figures show – thelocal.de – 11/10/2017

Germany aims to reduce its green house gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020. But, according to a new paper by the Federal Environment Ministry (UBA), this likely will not be achieved.

Source:  thelocal.de, 11/10/2017

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy – The scientist – 27/09/2017

On Sunday (September 24), Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor since 2005, won her fourth term in office. Despite securing another four years as the country’s leader, her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), lost a considerable amount of power—it won 32.9 percent, down from 41.5 percent since the last election in 2013.

Source:  The scientist, 27/09/2017

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy – The scientist – 27/09/2017

On Sunday (September 24), Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor since 2005, won her fourth term in office. Despite securing another four years as the country’s leader, her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), lost a considerable amount of power—it won 32.9 percent, down from 41.5 percent since the last election in 2013.  

Source:  The scientist, 27/09/2017

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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: , , , |