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Annual review: What shaped the electricity market in 2023?

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The year 2023 not only brought the German electricity market a substantial recovery from the high price phase in 2022, but also held some exciting developments in the areas of prices, generation, capacity expansion and electricity trading.

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Geopolitics: historical development, key data and current perspectives

Anyone looking for a clear and unambiguous definition of the term geopolitics will unfortunately not find a comprehensive description that can be clearly written down. However, the cornerstones of the historical development of the term do allow us to categorise it.

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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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Energy market review October 2020

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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The World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020 at a glance


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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Connections and consequences of the corona pandemic on the energy market

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The global spread of the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen has an impact on all global energy markets. With lower demand for energy due to social and economic constraints, commodity prices on the markets have collapsed dramatically.

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Climate conferences from 2015 to 2019 – an explanation and reality check

Climate conferences or the COPs are the most important international forum for negotiations on climate change and greenhouse gas emission reductions. How did the climate negotiations fare since the famous Paris Agreement in 2015? What has been agreed on during the last COPs and what is in store for the coming climate conferences? This article sheds some light on those issues as well as on the emission reality on the ground.

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Options for additional CO2-pricing in Germany: overview and analysis

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In September 2019, the German government wants to present a new package of climate protection measures. The pricing of CO2-emissions in the sectors not covered by the EU-ETS will play a major role here. But what are the basic CO2-pricing options in the transport and heating sectors? What are the differences between the political options discussed and what are the respective advantages and disadvantages?

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