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Germany Does import 70 per cent of its gas from Russia

Germany Does import 70 per cent of its gas from Russia

July 11, 2018 No Comments

Donald Trump’s claim that Germany imports 70 per cent of its gas from Russia at a fiery Nato summit today is correct – and the country will soon receive even more the Daily Mail reports. The EU’s statistics agency, Eurostat, says that Russia is responsible for up to 75% of Germany’s total gas imports. And […]

E.ON and RWE focus their activities

E.ON and RWE focus their activities

March 14, 2018 No Comments

E.ON and RWE agreed that RWE will transfer its entire stake of 76.8 percent in innogy to E.ON via a far-reaching exchange of assets and businesses. The transaction will create two stronger European energy companies headquartered in Essen, Germany. As a leading company, the newly created E.ON will have a clear focus on intelligent networks […]

Subsea 7 agree to acquire Siem Offshore Contractors and two vessels

Subsea 7 agree to acquire Siem Offshore Contractors and two vessels

March 2, 2018 No Comments

Subsea 7 S.A. (Oslo Børs: SUBC, ADR: SUBCY) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (“Siem Offshore Contractors”) and two vessels, subject to competition clearance in Germany. The acquisition will include the entire issued share capital of Siem Offshore Contractors, the inter-array cable lay vessel Siem Aimery and the […]

Court rules German cities can ban diesel cars

Court rules German cities can ban diesel cars

February 28, 2018 No Comments

German cities and towns have been told they can ban diesel cars to protect the health of their citizens. A court on Tuesday said the city of Stuttgart should consider gradually imposing a year-round ban for older diesel models, while Duesseldorf should also think about curbs. Germany’s Federal Administrative Court upheld a lower court’s decision […]

Is Germany’s Energy Transition Plans Working?

February 23, 2018 No Comments

Considering the established political imperatives underpinning the German energy transition (Energiewende) and the overall push toward greater use of renewables in the energy mix, let’s look at some of the outcomes of this transition — specifically natural gas imports from Russia and fossil fuel consumption. A boost in renewables would carry these two ostensible goals, […]

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U.S., Poland Oppose Gas Pipeline Linking Russia And Germany

U.S., Poland Oppose Gas Pipeline Linking Russia And Germany

January 29, 2018 No Comments

The United States and Poland on January 27 took a common stand against a planned gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, saying it is politicizing energy and undermining attempts to make Europe less dependent on Russian resources. The pipeline, known as Nord Stream 2, would bypass Poland and leave Central Europe vulnerable to Russian pressure. […]

GE Renewable Energy Wins Alsleben Wind Farm Contract

GE Renewable Energy Wins Alsleben Wind Farm Contract

November 30, 2017 No Comments

GE Renewable Energy today announced it was awarded a Full Maintenance contract for the Alsleben wind farm in Germany by Dortmunder Energie- und Wasserversorgung (DEW21), a subsidiary of the municipal utility of the city of Dortmund in North Rhine-Westphalia, who currently operates the site and its 36 turbines. The agreement includes the implementation of remote […]

Dudgeon offshore wind farm officially opened

November 22, 2017 No Comments

Statoil and partners Masdar and Statkraft officially open the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth, UK. Since the investment decision was made in 2014, construction costs have been reduced by more than 15%, from GBP 1.5 billion to approximately GBP 1.25 billion. All 67 turbines at the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm are now […]

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Mittelplate drilling and production island 30 years On

Mittelplate drilling and production island 30 years On

October 27, 2017 No Comments

30 years’ incident-free production from Mittelplate, Germany’s biggest crude oil reservoir. And the drilling and production island is intended to make a key contribution to a secure energy supply in future, too. Two-thirds of the population of Schleswig-Holstein are in favour of continuing crude oil production in the Wadden Sea tidal flats. This is the […]

Electric offensive at Mercedes-Benz Cars

Electric offensive at Mercedes-Benz Cars

September 6, 2017 No Comments

By laying the foundation for one of the biggest and most modern battery factories, Daimler AG is setting new standards in the international automotive industry, thereby taking the next strategic step in its electric offensive. At the wholly-owned subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE in Kamenz, the second factory for lithium-ion batteries is built with an investment of around […]

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