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Hydrogen in the German energy system (II): take-off and current developments

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There are currently numerous debates about the potential of hydrogen. The question is which role hydrogen will play in the energy transition. In this article, you can find out which political regulations have already been made and which changes are just around the corner.


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Spanish renewable auctions 2021: Will they push back the PPA market?

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By the end of 2020, the Spanish government approved the reformation of its renewable energy (RE) auctions. More precisely they did that in order to support the achievement of their RE targets outlined in its National Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC 2030). In this blogpost, we will discuss the consequences.


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The Renewable Energy Act 2021 and PPAs

After a long back and forth, the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) 2021 was finally approved in the German parliament on 17 December 2020 and came into force on 1 January 2021. This blog post outlines the most important changes of the amendment and gives an up-to-date insight into the PPA market.


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E-mobility in Germany: record year 2020

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In the past few months, new record levels for electric car registrations have been recorded. What exactly this development looked like, what effects the new emissions reform will have on e-mobility and whether more charging stations or more e-cars are needed to achieve the goals of the federal government. All of this is explained in this article.


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What contribution can small-scale PV systems make to the energy transition?

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In a new study commissioned by EWS Elektrizitätswerke Schönau eG, we have investigated how fully exploiting the potential for adding small-scale PV systems by 2030 would affect climate targets and the power market. How large is this potential? What measures need to be added to the current EEG Amendment in order to exploit this potential? Read more about it in this blog post.


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World Energy Outlook 2020: New commodity scenarios influence power prices in the long term

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In the second part of the World Energy Outlook 2020 blog series, we provide a detailed overview of the significantly adjusted development expectations for the global oil, gas and coal markets. For this, we use our fundamental model Power2Sim. The model allows us to quantitatively estimate the long-term effects on European power prices until 2040 as well as the sales revenues of renewable energies.


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The World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020 at a glance

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In October 2020, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published its annual flagship, the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020. Analysts and politicians observe and use the IEA’s scenarios as an outlook on the energy market of tomorrow. Read more about the main themes and aspects of this year’s WEO in our series. In the first article, we put the WEO 2020 into context and explain the most important findings.


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The 2021 EEG amendment at a glance

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Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the German renewable energy law (EEG) a new amendment is currently being discussed. It is to be passed before the end of this year and is to come into force on January 1, 2021. In this article we explain the most important changes.


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