The Federal Minister of Economics Rösler and Federal Environment Minister Altmaier presented the first monitoring report “Energy of the Future” for the reporting year 2011. The report states that the Energy Turnaround (Energiewende) made progress, but still has to meet challenges.
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BNetzA denied DB Netz AG’s request to be treated as a customer facility for its 30 kV grid supplying Berlin’s commuter railway system (S-Bahn). In its decision BNetzA also clarified its views on how to distinguish between customer facilities and regulated grids. Continue reading ‘BNetzA: Decision on Delineation of Customer Facilities and Regulated Grids’
Today the 3rd Cartel Senate of the Higher Regional Court of (OLG) dismissed a case against the grid fee exemption for energy-intensive companies pursuant to Section 19 para. 2 sent. 2 Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance (StromNEV) in summary proceedings.
Parliament: Energy Tax Reductions for the German Industry Remain in Force
Yesterday, the Bundestag voted in favour of a bill keeping up energy tax deductions for the German industry until 2022.
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TSO Study: Merger of Gas Market Areas not Commecially Reasonable
The latest market area statement (Marktgebietsbericht) of the German gas TSOs draws the conclusion that the costs of a merger of the German gas-market areas (GASPOOL and NetConnect Germany) would considerably exceed the expected benefits.
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The European Commission has presented a proposal amending the Fuel Quality Directive (Directive 98/70/EC) and the Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC), aimed at minimising climate effects of biofuel production.