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Germany needs to ease rules to hit 2030 renewables target

18 Jun 2019

FRANKFURT Germany needs to ease restrictions on the location and size of solar power plants and wind turbines and increase incentives if the country is to meet a target demanding it double renewable energy capacity by 2030, energy companies said on Tuesday.

Lufthansa profit warning spooks European airline sector

17 Jun 2019

FRANKFURT Germany's Lufthansa sent shockwaves through the European airline sector on Monday as it cut its full-year profit forecast, with lower prices and higher fuel costs compounding the effect of losses at its budget subsidiary Eurowings. | Video

Der Elektromobilität droht der Strom auszugehen

13 Jun 2019

Rüsselsheim/Hamburg Der Sprung in die Elektromobilität droht an einer wichtigen Hürde hängen zu bleiben: Von den von der Bundesregierung bis 2020 in Aussicht gestellten 100.000 E-Tankstellen existiert landauf, landab erst etwa ein Fünftel.

German industry could boost green power use via derivatives - report

12 Jun 2019

* Industrial consumers, for their part, would like green image

Germany's Opel town shows struggle for Europe to plug in electric cars

07 Jun 2019

RUESSELSHEIM, Germany Carmakers and policymakers in Europe are staking their futures on a race to electric vehicles. But the vast charging network needed to sustain their vision is patchy, and it's not clear who'll pay for it.

Vattenfall dreht bei Offshore-Windenergie auf

06 Jun 2019

Berlin Der schwedische Energiekonzern Vattenfall treibt seine Pläne zum Ausbau der Windenergie auf hoher See voran und könnte die selbstgesteckten Ziele übertreffen.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Vattenfall may raise target for offshore European wind power

06 Jun 2019

BERLIN, June 6 Sweden's Vattenfall may raise its target for installing offshore wind power generation in Europe beyond the 11,000 megawatts (MW) it now plans to have in place by 2025, an executive said.

Allianz jumps to No.2 in UK general insurance with L&G, LV= deals

31 May 2019

FRANKFURT/LONDON Germany's Allianz in deals that could top 800 million pounds is buying businesses from LV= and Legal & General that will make it become Britain's second-biggest general insurer behind Aviva.

German energy regulator urges quicker action on power grids

16 May 2019

BONN, Germany Germany must pick up the pace of installing new power transmission lines to keep the lights on when it switches off nuclear power, its energy regulator said on Thursday.

German energy regulator urges quicker action on power grids

16 May 2019

BONN, Germany, May 16 Germany must pick up the pace of installing new power transmission lines to keep the lights on when it switches off nuclear power, its energy regulator said on Thursday.

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