Posts Tagged ‘Germany’s’

Germany’s Uniper makes head start in converting wind power to gas

German utility Uniper launched a pilot scheme at its Falkenhagen site on Wednesday to produce methane gas from wind power as the country seeks wider uses for renewable energy. The Falkenhagen plant, set up five years ago in Germany's wind-swept Brandenburg state, already produces green hydrogen by running wind power through water to split it […]

Germany’s carbon emissions decline due to more wind power

Officials say Germany's emissions of carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas, declined in 2017 due to the country's growing use of wind power. The Federal Office for the Environment says CO2 emissions in Germany dipped by 0.5 percent, or 4.7 million tons, to 904.7 million tons last year. View full post on Wind Power News

European Power Prices Plunged in November on Germany’s Record Wind Production

European power prices, according to the Platts Continental Power Index *, fell 9.4% per megawatt hour in November compared to October. On a year-over-year basis, the index was down 1.6%. View full post on Wind Power News

Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables Last Saturday

For one day last week, 78 percent of Germany’s power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. Now the country plans to spend a 200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently. View full post on Wind Power News

Power line standoff holds back Germany’s green energy drive

Nestled in the hills of northern Bavaria, residents of Pegnitz once enthusiastically embraced Germany’s green energy programme. Now they are pushing back, upset that high voltage cables and pylons are planned across their tiny town. View full post on Wind Power News

Germany’s Powerhouse Feels Pinch of Merkel’s Shift to Renewables

North Rhine-Westphalia, the German state that’s home to utilities RWE AG and EON SE, is losing its standing as the country’s powerhouse as wind and solar energy begin to displace conventional sources. Electricity consumers in the western state, which has one- third of Germany’s installed conventional power capacity, last year paid 3.1 billion euros more […]

Germany’s E.ON Stakes Its Future on Renewable Power

Germany’s E.ON SE said on Sunday, Nov. 30, it will spin off its conventional power generation, energy trading and exploration operations into a new company and expects to book a a 4.5 billion writedown as it turns its attention to renewable energy. The move is the most radical step yet in a long-running restructuring of […]

Renewable Energy Provided One-Third Of Germany’s Power In The First Half Of 2014

Thanks to favorable weather and record production from solar and wind power, renewable energy accounted for approximately 31 percent of Germany’s electricity generation in the first half of 2014. View full post on Wind Power News

North-south divide threatens Germany’s renewable energy highway

A grand plan to link the windy north and energy-hungry south is running into political problems in Bavaria It was conceived as a plan to draw Germany together, a 500-mile (800km) energy highway that would link the gale-beaten windfarms of the north with the energy-hungry south. But with resistance growing in Bavaria, the project looks […]

Germany’s ‘green energy revolution’ costing billions

In the wake of Fukushima, Angela Merkel said Germany would phase out nuclear power by 2022 and subsidize renewable energy. View full post on Wind Power News