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Blog by Energy Brainpool GmbH & Co. KG

Tag: Energy supply

Price rally across the energy markets

Level of German gas storage facilities at the beginning of the month 2016 - 2021 in TWh (source: Energy Brainpool)

Energy crunch in Europe? Energy prices have been breaking one record after another for several weeks. Where does the extreme rise in electricity, coal and gas prices come from? Is the price rally a short-term outlier or a sign of higher energy prices also in the future? In this article, we explain main global and regional causes of the current price developments on the energy markets.


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Hydrogen Boom in the Gas Network Development Plan

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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.


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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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E-Mobility in Germany (III): Players at the charging station

Who are the players in the electric car charging business? When it comes to pure charging station operation, three players emerge: the charge point operator (CPO), the e-mobility provider (EMP) and the electricity supplier. Let’s take a closer look at the individual roles.


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Electrolysis gases of renewable origin – on the way to competitiveness

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The importance of electrolysers for energy transition research is steadily increasing these days. But can electrolysis products compete with fossil fuels in practice? This question is the subject of a brief analysis conducted by Energy Brainpool on behalf of Greenpeace Energy eG.


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Nuclear power in Eastern Europe – how do controllable renewable alternatives look like?

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New nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 15.6 GW are planned in Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary (Visegrád Group “V4”). The purpose has been to ensure security of supply while remaining highly energy-independent from fossil imports. In a study commissioned by Greenpeace Energy eG, Energy Brainpool examines the energy economic perspective and comes to the following conclusion.


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E-mobility and digitalisation – Smart City vs. Dumb Country?

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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”?


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