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RWE Brings Solar to German Coal Mine
The company plans to develop a utility-scale photovoltaic system with integrated battery storage.
RWE Welcomes German Coalition’s Energy Policy
CEO says German SPD, Green and FDP parties’ agreement will give the energy transition a ‘considerable boost’
German Coalition Targets Earlier Coal Exit
Germany hopes to bring forward its coal phase-out by eight years to 2030, boosting renewables' share of the generation mix to 80pc.
Record Carbon Prices Fail to Stifle German Coal Margins
Record carbon prices in Europe are failing to price coal out of Germany's base-load merit order this winter, as a shortage of natural gas means there is limited…
German Coal Imports Fell for 6 Consecutive Years
The demand for coal in the German steel industry has fallen sharply, coupled with the continuous development of renewable energy, it is expected that in 2021.…
German Coal Moves Ahead of Gas for February
A spike in German NCG gas prices in recent sessions has depressed clean spark spreads for February, pushing more coal ahead of gas in the merit order.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
German Energy Regulator Awards Permits to Close Hard Coal-to-Power Plants
Germany's energy regulator on Tuesday said some 4,788 MW worth of hard coal-fired power generation capacity may close on Jan 1, 2021 as part of a policy to take…
German Coal Units De-Mothballed Early on High Prices
Higher day-ahead German power prices have improved generation margins for coal-fired units, prompting operators to de-mothball units earlier than expected.
German Utility RWE Reaches Coal Exit Deal with Mining Union
Germany utility RWE has reached an agreement with the United Services Union and the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union on the “coal exit” collective…
Siemens to Her German Coal Giant Uniper Switch to “Green Hydrogen”
Siemens, the international energy group, is to develop the project in partnership with Uniper, one of Germany's largest fossil-fuel generators.
Distance Rule Scrapped from German Coal Exit Law Draft
The latest draft for Germany’s coal exit legislation seen by Recharge no longer contains a damaging distance rule for onshore wind planned by the country’s go…