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11.03.2022 By Lars Zimmermann , Georg Benhöfer and Stephen Lorenzen

The levy under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act has been abolished – so now what?

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For weeks, the issue of rising energy prices has been a constant presence in the media and the attack on Ukraine by Russian troops has now added to the urgency of the issue. The German federal government has announced that it will abolish the levy under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act as of 1 July 2022 in order to relieve the financial burden on electricity customers. In our blog post, we will explain what other consequences abolishing the levy might have.

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24.02.2022 By Lars Zimmermann , Georg Benhöfer and Stephen Lorenzen

A milestone in the digitalisation of the energy transition? The third gateway is here

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The smart meter rollout has been causing some ambivalence in the energy sector for many years – a lot of hustle, a lot of work and, at the same time, a lot of standing still. If you believe the words of Arne Schönborn, President of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI), a milestone in the digitalisation of the energy transition has now been reached. In this blog post, we explain what this milestone is and what it means for the smart meter rollout seven years after the publication of the German Act on the Digitalisation of the Energy Transition (Gesetz zur Digitalisierung der Energiewende, GDEW).

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17.02.2022 By Lars Zimmermann , Georg Benhöfer and Stephen Lorenzen

Introducing carbon contracts for difference to transform the energy industry

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Achieving Germany’s ambitious climate targets is currently the talk of the town. One of the measures announced by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz, BMWi) as part of this are carbon contracts for difference (CCfD). We explain what this is all about in our blog post.

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By creating the opening balance sheet on climate protection, Robert Habeck, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economics and Climate Action, has made it clear that there is still a lot to be done to achieve Germany’s climate targets. We have taken a look at the paper presented by Habeck and summarised the most important points in our blog post.

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On 24 November 2021, Germany’s Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats concluded on a coalition agreement that sets the course for the next legislative period. A central component is formed by energy industry specifications, measures and guidelines to enable a transition of the German energy sector and to accelerate the energy transition. We summarise the key points in our blog post.

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