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 …

Lindner takes a critical view of competitiveness in accelerated energy transition Read More »

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 …

Hackers attack German wind turbines Read More »

“Last generation” turns off pipelines

Climate activists from the group “Last Generation” activated the emergency shut-off valves at several oil pipeline stations in Germany. The aim, according to the activists, was to put pressure on the German government. The government should not allow any more drilling for fossil fuels in the North Sea. Activists penetrate pipeline distribution stations and activate …

“Last generation” turns off pipelines Read More »

Habeck: “We will become poorer”.

The prices for the most important things for living are rising extremely sharply in a very short time. In the meantime, the inflation rate for food, electricity and fuel is already in the double digits, for gas even in the triple digits. Our neighbouring countries around Germany and also other EU states have long since …

Habeck: “We will become poorer”. Read More »

Firewood – theft increases massively

Energy prices are rising, not only heating oil, natural gas and petrol are becoming more expensive, but also firewood. Now, firewood thefts are becoming more frequent in state forest enterprises. Several state-managed forest enterprises have registered an increase in wood thefts in recent months. The wood thieves are even taking whole logs out of the …

Firewood – theft increases massively Read More »

Chemical industry needs more electricity than the whole of Germany for climate neutrality

The German Chemical Industry Association has now calculated how much electricity the industry would need to be completely climate-neutral in 2045, as decided by the German government. The entire chemical industry would thus need 685 terawatt hours (TWh) of electrical energy per year. This is how much electricity is needed to convert the entire basic …

Chemical industry needs more electricity than the whole of Germany for climate neutrality Read More »

Coal and nuclear phase-out – discussion on postponement has begun

Energy prices are rising and the supply situation is becoming increasingly uncertain. Now North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister President Hendrik Wüst is calling for a postponement of the coal and nuclear phase-out. “Given the current situation, even the German government can hardly come to any other conclusion,” Wüst says. This is how Wüst started the political discussion on …

Coal and nuclear phase-out – discussion on postponement has begun Read More »

Study shows: Hydrogen more harmful to the climate than CO2

When it comes to climate protection and the associated reduction of CO₂, the discussion repeatedly turns to the use of green hydrogen. The idea is to use it to replace natural gas, to drive cars and to produce steel. Countless companies are working on methods for hydrogen production, its transport and subsequent use. Now, however, …

Study shows: Hydrogen more harmful to the climate than CO2 Read More »

Wind power expansion does not advance

In order to quickly become independent of Russian energy sources, Economics Minister Robert Habeck wants to accelerate the expansion of renewable energies. To this end, he wants to shorten approval procedures, reduce the number of objections and give expansion priority over nature conservation. To this end, the federal states are to release at least 2 …

Wind power expansion does not advance Read More »