The potential inclusion of nuclear power and natural gas in the EU taxonomy has again ripped open the rifts in European energy and climate policy. What exactly does the EU taxonomy regulate and what conditions are attached to classifying the two technologies as sustainable? In this article, we put the discussions surrounding the EU taxonomy in context.
So far in 2021, prices on the energy markets have reached record highs. Coal and gas prices in particular have risen sharply, reaching their highest levels in over a decade. These developments have partly led to a backswitch from gas to coal-fired power generation and thus, in conjunction with rising CO2 prices, also to high electricity prices. In the following, we clarify the underlying processes.
Life is increasingly determined by various global trends. The energy industry has also been undergoing a transformation for some time. One upcoming challenge is decarbonisation, while at the same time decentralisation is taking place and digitalisation is steadily increasing. These developments are taking place with varying degrees of dynamism and occasionally come to a standstill.
The scenario framework of the transmission system operators for gas (FNB Gas) for the 2022 – 2032 Network Development Plan contains some interesting figures. For example, there were over 100 project notifications for hydrogen projects in Germany. With almost 25 GW of electrolysis capacity by 2030, these figures exceed the plans of the German national hydrogen strategy many times over.
The diversity of contractual structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and the resulting lack of useful indices makes it difficult to correctly assess offered PPA prices. What is a good PPA price and what are the means to exploit the potential of price and volume regulation? More on this in our blog post.
In this article we introduce the most important agile methods such as SCRUM. These so-called ‘frameworks’ are not rigid requirements that a company must meet to be agile. They are rather to be understood as tools that help you to put the values and principles of agile working into practice.
Repeatedly working people ask themselves the question in which form they could improve their knowledge – besides all the everyday stress in their regular job, in their family and in other activities. Classic seminars traditionally play a major role, but the offer of online training has caught up considerably in recent years. In this blog post, we highlight the pros and cons of the various formats and provide suggestions for your next training course.
There is a major challenge in setting up the charging infrastructure for electromobility. Charging points that are not used are unprofitable. So the question is: How do charging station operators find the locations with the highest potential for electromobility? And what role does automated charging infrastructure planning play in this?