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EU Energy Outlook 2050 – How will Europe evolve over the next 30 years?

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With the current “EU Energy Outlook 2050” Energy Brainpool shows long-term trends in Europe. The European energy system will change dramatically in the coming decades. Climate change and aging power plants are forcing the European Union and many countries to change their energy policies. In addition, there are market changes: rising CO2 certificate prices lead to higher profitability of renewable energies, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are the key word here. What do these developments mean for power prices, revenue potential and risks for photovoltaics and wind?


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China’s energy system in 2020: record expansion of renewables despite Corona pandemic

Although the economy suffered a slump in the first few months of last year, electricity consumption rose by almost 300 TWh over the year 2020 as a whole. The shares of renewable energies in electricity generation increased. Especially in the last quarter of 2020, more PV and wind capacity was added than is installed in Germany up to now.


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What is next for the European emissions trading system (EU ETS)? Part I

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The CO2 price is becoming increasingly important for the electricity market. Therefore, we take a closer look at the CO2 market and the discussed changes in the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). In this first article, we look at the current developments and the envisaged changes in the course of the new EU climate protection package “Fit for 55”.


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The new German 2030 climate target: Implications for renewables and coal

The targets of the new climate protection law are ambitious. For example, CO2-emissions from the energy industry must fall to 108 in 2030 instead of 175 million metric tons (Mt) as previously planned. Energy Brainpool’s latest modelling shows that such a reduction can only be achieved with an early coal phase-out. In this article, we take you through the key findings of the calculations.


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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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