Numerous energy-intensive companies having production facilities in Germany benefit from energy regulatory opportunities to reduce their electricity costs.
Clyde & Co
Offshore wind energy production has been an ever-growing business in Germany for the last few years
Am 21. Dezember 2018 ist das sog. Energiesammelgesetz in Kraft
getreten, mit dem u.a. das EEG geändert wurde.
On December 21, 2018, the so-called Energy Collective Law came into force, amending, inter alia, the German Renewable Energies Act
In 2018, the German government appointed a Commission on Growth, Structural Change and Employment, known as the Kohlekommission or Coal Commission with the task of evaluating a roadmap for the phase-out of coal-fired power production in Germany.
Deutschland ist nach wie vor ein wichtiger Markt für Investitionen im Bereich Erneuerbare Energien.
Germany remains an important market for renewable energy investments. The regulatory framework is stable, and in contrast to other countries, Germany imposes no retroactive reductions in feed-in subsidies.
Pinsent Masons LLP
Germany's move from coal powered power plants to renewable sources of energy is beginning to become effective, with up to 85% of German power use on 30 April provided by renewable sources...
Based on the revised German Electrical and Electronics Equipment Act ("Elektro- und Elektronikgerätegesetz", or "ElektroG"), inter alia photovoltaic modules are now generally categorized as electrical devices.
"The Ordinance for Competitive Bidding for Financial Support of Freestanding Installations and for the Amendment of other Ordinances for the Promotion of Renewable Energies" largely entered into force on 12 February 2015.
On 28 January 2015, the German Federal Cabinet adopted an ordinance called "Ordinance for the Introduction of Requests for Proposals for Financial Support of Ground Mounted PV Power Plants and for the Amendment of other Ordinances for the Promotion of Renewable Energies".
Germany's offshore wind industry and its related legal framework have reached a certain level of maturity, yet many contract issues remain unresolved in project practice.
GSK Stockmann & Kollegen
The act on the fundamental reform of the German Renewable Energy Act was approved by the German Federal Parliament and the Federal Council.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Sigmar Gabriel, German minister of Economy and Energy, stressed that the reform would provide a reliable but ambitious expansion path for renewable energy.
The amended German Renewable Energy Act takes effect on August 1, 2014 and will cause significant changes to Germany's renewable energy landscape.
The German government has recon-sidered the role of nuclear energy in Germany as a result, in part, of the nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan.
Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte
With the political decision to pull out of nuclear power until 2022, a new era of power generation has started in Germany.
The German parliament passed a revision to the German Renewable Energy Source Act (the "EEG") on 30 June 2011 and the Federal Council (Bundesrat) approved the same on 8 July 2011.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Angela Merkel’s collation government has pledged to decommission all of Germany’s seventeen nuclear reactors by 2022.
Despite a draft act on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Vattenfall's pilot plant for the fluidization of carbon dioxide (oxyfuel technique) operated in Brandenburg, it remains still unclear whether utility companies will see a legal basis for the permanent storage of carbon dioxide in the near future.