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Battery storage explodes – residential house destroyed

For the second time in recent months, there has been a fire in a solar storage battery with considerable damage. As we already reported in our article “Apartment building uninhabitable after solar storage battery fire“, a battery storage unit burned in Bondegg, Baden-Württemberg, at the beginning of March. The apartment building was subsequently uninhabitable. Now …

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Nuclear power plants in France: Problems with downtime

On the surface, France is better prepared for failures of fossil energy imports than almost all other countries: the country has traditionally relied on nuclear power. The 18 nuclear power plants in France could actually supply the electricity needed reliably and independently, but only in theory. In practice, a large part of France’s nuclear power …

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How effective is an oil embargo?

The EU Commission wants to impose an oil embargo on Russia. A corresponding oil embargo could take effect as early as the turn of the year. In this way, the EU Commission wants to prevent Russia from continuing to collect money to finance the war in Ukraine. At the same time, the EU wants to …

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Europe’s largest gas storage facility only 0.5 per cent full

Both Poland and Bulgaria no longer receive gas from Russia. The European gas storage facilities currently have a filling level of about 38 percent. However, according to the latest data from the European organisation Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI), the largest European gas storage facility in Rehden had a fill level of just 0.51 percent …

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Faeser advises citizens to stock up on emergency supplies

Slowly, our politicians are realising the extensions of their own policies. After Economics Minister Habeck called on citizens to save energy, now Interior Minister Faeser is appealing to citizens to stock up on emergency supplies. She justifies this by threatening power cuts and supply shortages due to the war in Ukraine. Faeser refers to cyber …

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Lindner takes a critical view of competitiveness in accelerated energy transition

Finance Minister Christian Lindner is critical of the accelerated expansion of the energy transition. He fears that the affordability of energy and thus also German competitiveness could increasingly take a back seat. Therefore, he is also critical of a further acceleration of the expansion. Lindner takes a critical view of affordability and competitiveness in the …

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Hackers attack German wind turbines

The European wind energy sector is currently facing a wave of hacker attacks. Three German-based wind energy companies have been the target of cyber attacks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These include the companies Nordex, Deutsche Windtechnik and Enercon. Enercon was indirectly affected after Russian hackers temporarily paralysed a communications satellite. This disrupted communication …

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