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Rainer Baake, director of Agora Energiewende, to become Permanent State Secretary in the Economics Ministry

Rainer Baake, director of Agora Energiewende, will become Permanent State Secretary in the German Ministry of Economics, incoming minister Sigmar...

Agora proposal outlines EEG 2.0 and a redesign of the market

Agora Energiewende has outlined a radical two-step plan for improving how Germany handles renewables. The first step radically simplifies the...

How the power grid can be made more robust

In cooperation with consulting firm BET, Agora Energiewende has developed a proposal for a way of further improving the current planning procedure for...

Cities and municipalities should no longer be penalized for energy conservation

The current policy of providing local governments with fees from the energy sector provides the wrong incentives. Specifically, lower electricity and...

Final report on load management study published

The final version of the report entitled “Load Management as a Way of Covering Peak Demand” has now also been published in English. Its main finding...

Demand response in the German power supply system – an untapped resource for supply security

This guest article by the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), to which Agora contributed in an advisory capacity, deals with the question of what...

New wind turbine designs offer benefits to power supply

Agora Energiewende and Fraunhofer IWES present a study on wind power trends. Wind power production becomes more reliable when it is distributed across...

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