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Germany’s CO2-emissions: Between ambition and reality

Sun ries behind coal power station ( Credit: Phil Noble/Reuters ) Total greenhouse gas emissions of Germany in 2016 rose by 4 million tons compared to 2015. The reduction target for emissions of 40 percent by 2020 will not be attainable with current measures. An annual decline of 40 million tons until 2020 would be necessary to achieve the target.
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Addition of 8.4 GW of new wind power until 2018 in Germany

strom-2030 (© istockphoto.com/NI QIN) With 8840 MW of wind power successfully approved by the end of 2016, this capacity could still be remunerated through the regular and fixed feed-in tariff. Only 5 percent of the approved capacity aims to take part in the tendering procedure.
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Transitioning the heating sector – What is necessary for decarbonizing the heating sector?

Titel (iStock/bubutu) Huge efforts are required in order to achieve the targets in the German climate action plan 2050. According to Agora Energiewende, increasing renovation rates, the installation of heat pumps and a stronger expansion of renewable energies will be necessary.
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Power statistics China 2016: Huge growth of renewables amidst thermal-based generation

Total electricity consumption in China rose to 5920 TWh last year. Renewables had a share of more than 25 percent, while year-on-year growth for thermal power generation was largest.
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European energy transition advances, though slower

In 2016 electricity consumption did not decline further and the investment in new solar and biomass facilities decreased. Due to less electricity generation from coal and more from natural gas, CO2-emissions in Europe went down by 4.5 percent.
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Win-win situation: E-mobility decreases emissions and accelerates expansion of renewables

The switch towards E-mobility in Germany allows for an additional PV and wind capacity addition of 63 GW, as well as an emission reduction in the private transport sector and the power generation by 70 percent.
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The call for a coal exit in Germany is getting louder

Sun ries behind coal power station ( Credit: Phil Noble/Reuters ) Within a short amount of time the Green party, the German Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the WWF have expressed the opinion that the phase out of coal energy should begin soon. Different groups and players have said and proven with scientific papers that without an ambitious plan to get rid of coal as a source of energy Germany’s climate goals cannot be fulfilled.
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Dreaming of the copper plate: How physics and power trading diverge

Power-poles Germany as a central hub of the European power trading is a net electricity exporter. A detailed analysis however reveals pronounced differences between Germany’s electrical neighbors, as well as between commercial schedules for power trade and actual physical power flows in the grid.
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Renewable energy and the grid expansion in China

Q1 2016 Wind Power Curtailment Levels by Province (Azure International) The expansion of renewable energy power stations happens at a faster rate than the electricity network is being built up. The curtailment of wind energy is therefore often the rule instead of the exception.
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Development of negative power prices in Germany

The number of negative spot market prices for electricity decreased in 2016. However, the price level of negative hours has simultaneously been dropping down further.
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E-Mobility and the Blockchain: The „Car eWallet“

Innogy Innovation Hub, the bank UBS and the automotive supplier ZF want to simplify the payment procedures for electric cars at charging stations with their new development: The payment system “Car eWallet”. The three companies use blockchain technology for this new system.
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China announces 340 billion Euro investments into renewables until 2020

Q1 2016 Wind Power Curtailment Levels by Province (Azure International) The National Energy Administration’s announcement of increased investment into renewables comes at a time where the US politically backs away from clean energy sources. China clearly aims to further establish itself as global renewable energy technology leader.
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