Monthly Archive for January, 2010

400 MW Global Tech I North Sea Wind Park Project Presented

Wetfeet Offshore Windenergy GmbH, Wolfschlungen, on Friday presented its plans for the construction of Wetfeet Wind Park Global Tech I. The park will be located 60 nautical miles (111 km) northwest of Cuxhaven in the German North Sea. Continue reading ‘400 MW Global Tech I North Sea Wind Park Project Presented’

Schuler Diversifies by Entering Wind Power Market

Schuler Group, headquartered in Göppingen, plans to enter the wind turbine market. Continue reading ‘Schuler Diversifies by Entering Wind Power Market’

New Nuclear Power Extension Talks Expected for End of February

A new meeting of the so-called monitoring group  on the extension of the life-span of the 17 German nuclear power plants shall take place at the end of February, says Rheinische Post. The monitoring group consists of government representatives and representatives of the four major utilities E.ON AG, RWE AG, Vattenfall Europe AG and EnBW AG. Continue reading ‘New Nuclear Power Extension Talks Expected for End of February’

Wind Energy Did Surprisingly Well in 2009

The expansion of wind energy in Germany picked up speed in 2009, reaching a new record high. According to a study by Deutsches Windenergie Institut (German Wind Energy Institute – DEWI), Germany’s most important form of renewable energy grew faster than expected after two years of stagnation.

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Solarhybrid Constructs Solar Power Plant on Former Military Airport

Solarhybrid AG won a major contract for a freestanding solar power plant on a former military airport in the district of Schorfheide, 60 km east of Berlin. Continue reading ‘Solarhybrid Constructs Solar Power Plant on Former Military Airport’

The Competition Law Angle of a Nuclear Phase-Out Reversal

Last week, the new president of the German Cartel Office, Andreas Mundt, was reported to only accept an extension of the life-span of the German nuclear power plants in return for competition enhancing concessions by the four major German utilities, E.ON AG, RWE AG, EnBW AG and Vattenfall Europe AG.   Continue reading ‘The Competition Law Angle of a Nuclear Phase-Out Reversal’

Conergy Reaches Out-Of-Court Settlement with MEMC, Inc.

Conergy AG, Hamburg, one of the major German solar companies, is reported to have reached an out-of-court settlement with its wafer supplier MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.  Continue reading ‘Conergy Reaches Out-Of-Court Settlement with MEMC, Inc.’

Vattenfall sells Nuon Deutschland GmbH

With commercial effect from January 1, 2010, Nuon Deutschland GmbH shall be sold to Südwestfalen Energie und Wasser AG.  Continue reading ‘Vattenfall sells Nuon Deutschland GmbH’

Röttgen Proposal to Link Phase-Out of Nuclear Energy to Renewable Energy

Norbert Röttgen (Christian Democratic Union – CDU), Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, wants to link the phase-out of nuclear energy in Germany to energy demand. Nuclear power plants shall be shut down as soon as nuclear power can be replaced by renewable energy sources. Continue reading ‘Röttgen Proposal to Link Phase-Out of Nuclear Energy to Renewable Energy’

No Official Announcement after Nuclear Power Talks in Chancellery

No official announcement has been made after the talks about nuclear power issues for which the German Chancellery had invited board members of the four major utilities E.ON AG, RWE AG, Vattenfall Europe AG and EnBW AG for 21 January 2010. Continue reading ‘No Official Announcement after Nuclear Power Talks in Chancellery’