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German climate goals for 2030 and 2040 require coal exit

Germany's contribution to the Paris Climate Summit has far-reaching consequences for its power plant fleet, according to a study commissioned by Agora...

Old coal-fired power plants block EU climate and energy goals – retirement is the only solution

Agora Energiewende and Regulatory Assistance Project have published a strategy paper on “smart retirement” at the occasion of the first report on the...

Get Ready for 150 Gigawatts of Solar Capacity and 40 Gigawatts of Storage in Germany

Price slump in photovoltaic and battery systems forces energy-sector rethink

Wholesale power prices fall, renewables surcharge to rise – each by 0.3 cents per kilowatt-hour

Electricity bills should remain steady in 2016 if power companies make fair calculations

Germany: New Record for Power Exports

An analysis of data from the first half of 2015 shows falling electricity prices fuelling demand from abroad; Renewables displacing old, hard coal...

Europe: 50 percent renewable energies by 2030 possible with greater integration

By 2030 around half of all electricity in Europe should come from renewable energies in order to reach EU climate targets. This applies to Germany,...

Coal power reserve must be considerably larger to achieve climate protection

Study: Germany will only cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly if 18 to 20 old lignite power stations are removed from the market

French capacity market lowers prices on the German power exchange

A study for Agora Energiewende shows the possible interactions of different capacity mechanisms on either side of the Rhine. Price impacts are limited...

2015 solar eclipse provides a snapshot of challenges awaiting the power system of the future

New study: The German power system will have to cope with challenging situations, such as the one occurring exceptionally on March 20, on a more...