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Imbalance of taxes and levies hinders energy transition

A fundamental study by the think tank Agora Energiewende has examined the tax and levy system in the German energy market. The result: Imbalance of the energy price benefits climate-damaging energy carriers.
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Profitability of non-subsidized offshore wind farms

Projekt Meerwind SÜD | OST (WIND MW) 1380 MW offshore wind power plants forego state subsidies. According to the experts at Energy Brainpool, the average revenue for non-subsidized offshore wind farms will grow from around 53 EUR/MWh in 2025 to around 76 EUR/MWh in 2035.
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What will the electricity market of the future look like?

For the sixth time already Energy Brainpool has hosted the symposium “Electricity Market of the Future”. From 21st to 22nd of March 2017 experts from business, science and politics discussed current topics of the German and European energy sector. The symposium revolved around the question how the electricity market could be further developed. In detail, future regulation mechanisms, energy storage, the future of short-term trading, possible price drivers in global commodity markets, as well as opportunities and risks of big data, blockchain and digitalisation were discussed.
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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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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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White Paper: The effect of a CO2 price floor in Germany

Wind Farm (lovellconsulting) A new White Paper of Energy Brainpool deals with the effects of a price floor for CO2-emissions in Germany. The conclusion of the Berlin-based analysts: A price increase from about 5 to 27.6 €/ton as assumed by the World Energy Outlook is not sufficient to achieve the German climate targets for 2030. A national price floor is able to alleviate that problem in Germany, is however not an efficient instrument in a European context.
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Dramatic capacity build-up in China amidst less renewables

China’s new 13th Five-Year-Plan for energy reduces renewable energy expansion targets, while addressing high curtailment rates.
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Emission trading in Europe and China to be strengthened

Power-poles In Europe, more emission allowances are to be taken out of the market in order to allow for higher CO2-prices. China opens its national emission trading market in 2017 thereby creating the world’s biggest carbon market.
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The government supports municipalities for municipal mobility concepts – if one knows how

Flotte_vor_Braunschweiger_Schloss_kleiner (Quelle: BS Energy) E-mobility is regarded as a significant part of long-term energy concepts. When checked with reality, the goals of the German government to have 1 million electric vehicles on the streets by 2020 seem overambitious.
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China cancels more than 100 GW of coal plants

As set out in the 13th Five-Year-Plan for Energy of China, the government steps in and cancels the permitting as well as the construction process of coal-fired power plants across the country.
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Decrease of generation for China’s biggest power companies

While the big step towards competition in China’s power market did not materialize yet, the big Chinese power generators have to accomodate sinking power generation.
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China’s 13 Five-Year-Plan for Energy

China’s 13FYP increases targets for renewables while trying to address current problems of overcapacity in the power sector.
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