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What is next for the European emissions trading system (EU ETS)? Part I

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The CO2 price is becoming increasingly important for the electricity market. Therefore, we take a closer look at the CO2 market and the discussed changes in the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). In this first article, we look at the current developments and the envisaged changes in the course of the new EU climate protection package “Fit for 55”.


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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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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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Energy market review November 2020

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While the EEG amendment for 2021 has still not been finally adopted, the new energy balancing market started in Germany on 2 November 2020 and the EU Commission has approved the German coal phase-out. Prices on the futures market rose again in November 2020.


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Energy market review October 2020

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While the renewable energy levy for 2021 was politically capped in advance at 6.5 ct/kWh, there were major changes in the scenarios of the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2020. With rising Corona figures, the commodity markets also plummeted again towards the end of October.


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World Energy Outlook 2020: New commodity scenarios influence power prices in the long term

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In the second part of the World Energy Outlook 2020 blog series, we provide a detailed overview of the significantly adjusted development expectations for the global oil, gas and coal markets. For this, we use our fundamental model Power2Sim. The model allows us to quantitatively estimate the long-term effects on European power prices until 2040 as well as the sales revenues of renewable energies.


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The 2021 EEG amendment at a glance

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Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the German renewable energy law (EEG) a new amendment is currently being discussed. It is to be passed before the end of this year and is to come into force on January 1, 2021. In this article we explain the most important changes.


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Coronavirus pandemic and the energy market: a quantitative assessment of medium-term developments

In the second part of this blog series, we elaborate on the links between the coronavirus pandemic and energy markets. Specifically, we examine the possible medium-term consequences for the front years 2021 to 2025 on Europe’s electricity markets due to the coronavirus and the turbulences on the oil market. We conducted the analysis using the fundamental model Power2Sim. 


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