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Frankfurt starts building fuel station for world's biggest zero-emissions train fleet

26 Oct 2020

FRANKFURT German regional transport group RMV began construction on Monday of a filling station near Frankfurt that will use hydrogen generated as a by-product of chemicals manufacturing to fuel the world's largest fleet of zero-emissions passenger trains.

Digital utility Tibber targets German retail power market

16 Oct 2020

FRANKFURT, Oct 16 Nordic digital utility Tibber's German arm has entered the retail electricity market offering supply contracts that are adjusted hourly to reflect fluctuations in wholesale prices, it said on Friday.

German economy minister says EU members want update of 2030 climate goal

06 Oct 2020

BERLIN Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said talks on Tuesday between energy ministers from the 27 EU members had shown that a majority want to update the emissions-cutting target by 2030 for the bloc, on its way to climate neutrality by 2050.

UPDATE 1-German economy minister says EU members want update of 2030 climate goal

06 Oct 2020

* Altmaier wants courageous action on carbon border policy (Adds details, quotes)

EU wants rules on hydrogen trade with partners - bloc's energy chief

05 Oct 2020

BERLIN The European Union will seek to establish rules to trade hydrogen with countries including Morocco and Ukraine, as part of plans to use the low-carbon fuel to cut emissions, the EU's energy commissioner said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-EU wants rules on hydrogen trade with partners - bloc's energy chief

05 Oct 2020

* Industry representatives support import strategy (Adds detail from speeches)

Old green power plants seek to regenerate as Germany turns off subsidies

23 Sep 2020

FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF Wilfried Haas owns a 3 kilowatt solar system which has been running as a micro power station since 1992, helping Germany, Europe's largest economy, curb its dependence on coal and nuclear power. All that might be about to change.

Nur noch Schrott? Alte Solar- und Windanlagen fallen aus der Förderung

23 Sep 2020

- von Tom Käckenhoff und Vera Eckert und Christoph Steitz und Markus Wacket

Tesla launches fast electric car charging in Berlin, says more cities to come

11 Sep 2020

BERLIN Managers at electric carmaker Tesla Inc on Thursday demonstrated new supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus, saying they were looking at more target cities to attract potential buyers worried about access to charging.

No Nord Stream 2? No problem for Germany, economists say

07 Sep 2020

FRANKFURT/BERLIN/DUESSELDORF Abandoning the nearly complete Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany could create a legal mess and nudge up energy costs for European households but Germany would cope with any disruption to supplies, economists say.

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