A new industrial alliance aims to boost development and production of synthetic fuels made with renewable energy. Experts say that otherwise, Germany will miss its CO2 reduction targets.
Sep 20, 2018 in
Political strife in the US about Russian sanctions is spilling over into trans-Atlantic relations, reigniting concerns in Germany that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is at risk.
Sep 05, 2018 in
Economics Minister Peter Altmaier is pushing for rapid expansion of Germany’s power grid to cope with the switch to renewable energy. Don’t hold your breath.
Aug 16, 2018 in
After years of cheaper gas from Russia, Germany finally wants a terminal to import liquified natural gas. It's better for energy security and the environment. It could also be better for the US and Donald Trump.
Jul 23, 2018 in
Chinese electricity giant SGCC is trying again to buy a 20 percent stake in 50Hertz, one of Germany’s four grid operators. Berlin is worried and so are rivals.
May 22, 2018 in
Germany’s coal cleanup is set to be a monumental task. The economy and environment ministers have different ideas of who should be in charge.
Apr 04, 2018 in
China’s gigantic power company plans to acquire a stake in a major German grid operator. As German politicians watch warily, sector analysts say there are advantages for both sides.
Feb 09, 2018 in
Germany is being forced to pay other countries to take its surplus electricity because its power network can’t cope with the surge in renewables. With costs spiralling, operators, businesses and regulators are crying out for action.
Jan 03, 2018 in
Germany, a green energy preacher, and the US president, a coal lover, could take notice of a simple message from the International Energy Agency: more natural gas and, perhaps, less coal.
Nov 22, 2017 in
When it comes to emissions, Germany has set itself unattainable goals. The country can only remain a role model if the economy remains strong. It's time for a more realistic discussion, the author argues.
Nov 18, 2017 in
As coalition talks reach a critical juncture over climate policy, dozens of leading German firms call on the future government to ditch coal power.
Nov 08, 2017 in
On the eve of a major climate change conference in Bonn, Germany receives an embarrassingly poor report card from its own panel of energy experts.
Nov 02, 2017 in
The Nordstream 2 pipeline makes economic sense for the EU and should not be used as a political weapon against its Russian owners, argues Handelsblatt's energy correspondent.
Sep 29, 2017 in
Coal makes up 40 percent of Germany's energy mix and the next government will have to decide whether and how to phase it out. The political parties differ on how fast to go green.
Aug 24, 2017 in
A new industry-financed study says that the costs could go much higher if the government tries to reach the maximum reduction in emissions.
Aug 03, 2017 in