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Energy market review April 2021

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The EU Commission ratifies the German renewable energy act 2021. Hydrogen also continues to boom, with energy giants planning their hydrogen strategies. The EU’s increased climate target agreed on in April could lead to a tightening of the EU ETS in June. Commodity and CO2-prices continued to rise in April, and strong winds caused negative prices on the spot market during Easter.


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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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Hydrogen in the German energy system (I): the National Hydrogen Strategy

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There are more and more indications that the increased use of hydrogen from renewable or non-CO2-emitting sources is necessary for increased climate protection efforts. The Federal Government’s National Hydrogen Strategy aims to set the framework for hydrogen production and utilisation in Germany.


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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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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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