Germany proposes new caps for wind and solar

Germany has released draft proposals on its Renewable Energies Act (EEG) to cap onshore wind and PV in response to states rallying for renewable energy growth to be curbed due to rising electricity prices and unnecessary strain on the national grid.

After achieving the impossible, Energiewende must make the impossible affordable

A key theme of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue conference last week was how Germany’s Energiewende (‘energy transition’) has not only proven how to foster an explosion of renewable generation capacity through support schemes, but also how to integrate those renewables. Grid operators from Germany and Denmark discussed questions of feasibility, past, present and future.

Germany opens up its energy transition to international exchange

The second annual German government-backed event promoting discussion and exchanges of views on Energiewende ('energy transition'), the nationwide policy which has catapulted the country into a leading position on renewable energies including PV, begins today.