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Cheap Heating Oil, Pricey Electricity: Current Levies and Surcharges Hamper Clean Energy Transition

A baseline study by Agora Energiewende has found a large energy price imbalance that favours energy harmful to the environment. Reforming the present...

The Energiewende in a nutshell

10 Questions and Answers on the German Energy Transition

Reducing Electricity Waste with Smart Markets

Agora Energiewende presents market solutions for reducing the costs of redispatch – Smart markets at the regional level can help to balance supply and...

Home Heating in 2030: Five Million Heat Pumps, Steady Levels of Natural Gas, Far Less Oil

Agora Energiewende presents its study "Heat Transition 2030" and outlines the first steps towards heat decarbonisation

European Power Became Greener in 2016 – But EU Emissions Trading System Was Not the Cause

A new study by Agora Energiewende and Sandbag reviews EU power sector trends in 2016: Renewables growth was moderate, gas-fired power generation grew...

Coal power is on the decline, yet emissions have increased – 2016 was a year of mixed success

An annual assessment conducted by Agora Energiewende finds that despite numerous positive trends in Germany’s transition to green energy, the speed of...

Understanding the new laws on Energiewende

Background Paper on Germany´s new Reneweble Energy Act, Electricity Market Act, and the Act on the Digitisation of the Energy Transition

Rooftop solar: Very attractive, but its potential is limited

New study finds that self-supply with solar power pays off—and the impact to the German power system is less than naysayers feared