The trilogue negotiations on the Winter Package are making progress. The content of the remaining directives and regulations are to be coordinated by the end of the year. A Chinese battery factory in Thuringia is causing a sensation, while the proportion of new registrations of electric vehicles is increasing. A step forward and a step back in the balancing energy market. High spot prices and sustained bullish mood on the futures market due to heat wave.
In the following article, the guest-author Maximilian van Beuningen outlines a near energy future. The questions behind this scenario are as follows: What can everyday life look like as digitisation and the energy transition continues? Which megatrends and technologies will influence everyday life in 2030? Can people take advantage of the opportunities? And which business models will result from this? The answer is a progressive short story about the fictional protagonist Julia Müller.
Compared to the city and all the possibilities it offers its inhabitants, rural areas often remain in the background. Are topics such as E-Mobility and digitalisation therefore only being developed further in and for cities? Will the countryside remain a “Dumb Country”?
In the following guest contribution Kyle Pennell digs into the issue of lithium availability for battery electric vehicles. Lithium ion batteries have several advantages over other battery types. And while they’re still more expensive than their lead-acid counterparts, lithium ion batteries have been steadily declining in price.
Sector coupling is on everyone’s lips. The electricity, heating and transport sectors should be jointly optimized and evaluated in the future. However what does it precisely mean? In the following the essential context is explained.
The power price scenario EU Outlook 2050, released by Energy Brainpool, provides a forecast of the development of the European average power prices. In there, the analysts show tendencies in supply and demand, give an outlook on sales values, sales volumes and sales revenues of fluctuating renewable energies.
The switch towards E-mobility in Germany allows for an additional PV and wind capacity addition of 63 GW, as well as an emission reduction in the private transport sector and the power generation by 70 percent.