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Ten questions on capacity markets

A reader published by Agora Energiewende allows you to directly compare three different types of capacity markets and provides an overview of the...

Discussion with ministers Altmaier and Lemke

Results of the study "Cost-Optimised Expansion of Renewable Energies in Germany" were discussed by an expert audience

Great leeway in expanding renewables

Final report – Study for Agora Energiewende finds that it makes little difference in terms of cost whether wind turbines and solar arrays are built in...

How controlling electricity demand can provide reliability

Summary of intermediate findings – Industrial enterprises in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria could temporarily shift more than a gigawatt of their...

Project status: How the German economy can save through increased energy efficiency in the German power sector

What does it cost? Who pays? For weeks now, these two questions have dominated the Energiewende debate. But almost no one’s asking to what extent a...

Capacity market or strategic reserve: What's the next step?

Germany has a very high degree of supply security with an average power outage of 15 minutes per customer per year. But the existing electricity...

Cost-optimal expansion of renewables would save Germany up to two billion euros a year

Summary of interim results – Germany could save two billion euros a year in the course of expanding its supply of renewable energies. This potential...

Future of the Renewable Energy Act – Evolution or systemic change?

On February 13, 2013, in Berlin, five practitioners and scholars discussed the development of Germany's funding mechanism for renewable energies. The...

12 Insights on Germany's Energiewende (English & Chinese)

Our first insight is: Germany's Energiewende is all about wind and solar! They're the cheapest renewable energy technologies and have the most...