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China in 2019: What was the energy system like?

All in all, the total new electricity generation in China in 2019 was 330 TWh. Renewable energies dominated the new generation. China is still at the forefront of selling electric vehicles.


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The Energy Market Review February 2020

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Coal-fired power generation is sinking, wind is disappointing in tenders for renewable energies and PV is booming, and the National Hydrogen Strategy is making progress – these were the big issues in February.

 

 

 

 

 


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Power-to-gas developments in Germany from the perspective of electricity and gas network operators

As the transformation of the energy system to renewable energies, increased sector coupling and electrification progresses, grid infrastructures are also subject to change. The operators of electricity and gas networks must prepare themselves for this.


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The German electricity balancing market in transition part II

 In order to limit price peaks in the balancing energy price, the Federal Network Agency introduced the mixed-price system in the balancing market. However, this procedure was not free of problems either.

In the second part of our series on the “The German electricity balancing market in transition” we discuss what problems arose during implementation and how the market behaved.


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Energy market review January 2020: agreement on coal phase-out, PV auctions and emissions

The coal phase-out has finally been stipulated in a law, even if less ambitious than the coal commission had proposed. The results of the last solar auction in December 2019 have been published and German emissions fell by about 50 million tonnes of CO2 last year. In the first month of 2020, prices at the long end continued to fall.


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Quarterly report: sales revenues wind and PV in Q4 2019

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On a quarterly basis, we take a look at the theoretically achievable sales revenues of onshore and offshore wind turbines as well as photovoltaic systems and we analyse the respective background.


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Climate package, PPAs and renewables: the most important issues in the energy sector in 2019

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What course was set for the energy industry in 2019 and what will be remembered until the next decade? In 2019, the discussion was completely dominated by the climate package, the “right” CO2 price and the preparations for the coal phase-out. Another top topic from the market side: PPAs come leave their niche. For renewables positive as well as negative records have been set.


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The energy market review December 2019: End-year sprint in legislation and renewable tenders

After long discussions, the federal and federal state governments agreed on changes to the climate package before the end of the year. The Federal Network Agency also announced a number of tender results for renewable energies. In addition, the third smart meter gateway was certified, so their rollout can begin soon. However, a real end-of-year rally on the price side of things can only be noted for oil.


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