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BMW moves engine production to Britain as German plants go electric

Factories across the globe are clamouring for investment into next-generation cars as electric vehicles gain traction with consumers and as governments hasten the demise of the combustion engine. FRANKFURT : BMW on Wednesday said it will retool its German factories to build electric cars and components and shift manufacturing of combustion engines to plants in […]

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German power grids launch electric car project with Bosch, VW

  FRANKFURT: German power grid firms 50Hertz and Stromnetz Berlin on Friday launched a programme in cooperation with subsidiaries of Volkswagen AG and Bosch to find out how electric-car batteries can help stabilise power networks. The 18-month programme aims at assessing what digital measuring and control systems are needed to enable linked-up electric vehicles (EVs) […]

India’s new power trip: Electric vehicles rule the roost, emerge as new ethical and popular choice

German consumers to get cheaper power after green levy is capped

FRANKFURT: German consumers can look forward to lower energy bills next year after a reduction in a surcharge they pay to support renewable power. Average households will see power prices fall by 1%, which translates to 12 euros of annual savings for a three-person household, price comparison site Verivox said on Thursday. The surcharge was […]

Norway sovereign wealth fund buys first renewable energy stake

German power grid firms need sharp rise in renewable generation capacity by 2035

FRANKFURT: Germany’s four power grid operators said on Friday that a sharp rise in the country’s renewable generation capacity was needed over the next 15 years to meet demand from the electrification of heating, transport and other industries. Presenting their capacity planning needs through 2035, the four high voltage transmission grid firms (TSOs) said in […]

Norway sovereign wealth fund buys first renewable energy stake

German energy usage fell 2.3% in 2019 to more than 40-year low

FRANKFURT: German energy usage fell 2.3% in 2019 to a more than 40-year low due to efficiency measures, a slowing economy and a shift from manufacturing to service industries, industry group AGEB said on Monday, confirming an October forecast. In its annual report the AGEB said full-year primary energy usage in Europe's biggest economy fell […]

Norway sovereign wealth fund buys first renewable energy stake

German grid debuts new DC wires

Germany’s transmission system operators are using 525kV direct current (DC) cables as part of grid upgrades to facilitate increasing levels of energy, mainly from renewable sources. The cables will be used for the SuedLink, SuedOstLink and A-Nord connections and will be the first time such connections are used. They supersede plastic-insulated 320kV high voltage cables, […]

Syska wins unique tender to participate in carbon finance based Gram Ujala LED scheme for rural India

German regulator sets 6.20 cents/kWh cap for 2020 onshore wind auctions

Germany’s Bundesnetzagentur has to reconcile the need to facilitate new turbine constructions in a green energy drive with that of keeping prices down for consumers FRANKFURT: Germany will cap the maximum price for licences to build onshore wind turbines next year at 6.20 euro cents ($0.06) per kilowatt hour (kWh), the federal network regulator said, […]

Norway sovereign wealth fund buys first renewable energy stake

German delegation reviews DEWA’s experience in clean energy projects

– High-level German delegation reviews DEWA’s experience in implementing clean energy projects while visiting Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park A high-level delegation from the German Federal Parliament led by His Excellency Bijan Djir-Sarai, visited the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The delegation was received by Jamal Shaheen Al Hammadi, Vice President […]

L&T begins constructing 300 MW solar plant in Saudi Arabia

German path to carbon neutrality achievable and affordable: research

BERLIN : Germany can reach its target of becoming largely carbon-free by 2050 if it keeps expanding renewable power and introduces a hydrogen economy, one of the country’s biggest research centers said on Thursday. Presenting a study on energy transition to the middle of the century in Berlin, experts of the Forschungszentrum (FZ) Juelich which […]

Norway sovereign wealth fund buys first renewable energy stake