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The German Climate Protection Programme 2030 (III): the building and transport sectors

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The CO2 reduction targets and the CO2-pricing system in the transport and heat sectors have been considered in the previous two parts of this series. The third and last part examines the sectoral measures. The support programmes for private individuals and companies in the buildings and transport sectors are being elucidated on in the following.


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The German Climate Protection Programme 2030 (II): CO2-price and the energy sector

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The issue of an additional CO2-pricing scheme and the measures for the energy sector are discussed in the second part of the analysis of the German Climate Protection Programme 2030. From 2021, a CO2-price of 10 EUR/ton will apply to the German transport and buildings sectors. The price will rise to 35 EUR/ton until 2025. New regulations also apply to the expansion of renewable energies.


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The German Climate Protection Programme 2030 (I): Objectives and measures of the climate package

Figure 1: Germany's reduction targets by 2030 according to the Climate Action Plan 2050 (Source: Federal Environment Agency)
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On Friday, 20 September, the Climate Cabinet agreed on the guidelines for German climate policy for the coming decade. The core topic was additional CO2-pricing in the mobility and heating sectors. In the following three blogposts we analyse the climate protection programme 2030. This first bogpost deals with the reduction targets, the structure and the general measures of the climate package. In two following blogposts we will examine the programme in detail.


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Overview of China’s evolving energy market in 2018

Figure 1: Capacity development of hydro, wind and solar in China, along with capacity goals in 2020
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Last year was again a good year in terms of PV expansion in China with now 175 GW. However, also total electricity consumption grew pronouncedly by 540 TWh offsetting gains in the renewable part of the generation mix, while generation from thermal fossil-fueled power plants increased as well. LNG to play a central role to cover China`s gas consumption in the future.


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Jamaica and the coal

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“Jamaica in the coal dilemma”, “Black-Green quarrel over coal”, “coal phase-out is the taboo word in the Jamaica debate”. During the exploratory talks on a possible Jamaica coalition, the coal phase-out demanded by the Greens was a central point of discussion. How did the electricity market react to this? Can the struggle for coal capacities to be (not) decommissioned be read off from the electricity price? And what does that say about the energy-only market?


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PV beats wind energy in joint tender

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The results of the first joint tenders for onshore wind energy and solar PV in Germany are available. PV received all tendered capacity, while wind energy was left empty-handed.


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Bet on falling costs or rising electricity prices? – The results of the third wind tender and what they mean

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The third wind tender did not bring any major surprises with it – clearly oversubscribed, high dominance of the citizen energy companies and further declines of tendered values. Read more about the tender results and strategies to withstand the competitive pressure in this market environment.


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Starting signal for Redispatch with home-storage and Blockchain

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With the aid of blockchain, Europe’s first blockchain project for grid service has started. The transmission system operator TenneT and the battery manufacturer sonnen have started to use the Blockchain from now on in a pilot project.


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