Nothing Wrong With EEG Payments Running Out After 20 Years

The German Law on Priority for Renewable Energy started out 20 years ago. The basic concept was paying a fixed price for renewable energy for 20 years. That price was calculated to make sure people could make a profit over those 20 years. Now that the first installations under that law are falling out ofContinue reading “Nothing Wrong With EEG Payments Running Out After 20 Years”

Volker Quaschning Wrong

That is a “man bites dog” headline. Stop the presses, I found a point where I disagree with his opinions. Does not happen often. Quaschning recently blasted the new German hydrogen strategy, saying it is only done in order to misdirect people away from the government’s renewable energy policy failures, that hydrogen is extremely expensiveContinue reading “Volker Quaschning Wrong”

German Hydrogen Strategy

According to this Handelsblatt article by Klaus Stratman, the German Cabinet will approve the Hydrogen Strategy that has been discussed for some time now tomorrow. I have been writing lots of posts about hydrogen on this blog over the years. So I welcome the fact that Germany will put some effort in getting green hydrogenContinue reading “German Hydrogen Strategy”

German Offshore Wind Law Draft

Just published by the Federal Economy Ministry and approved by the Cabinet. Germany wants to achieve 20 GW until 2030 and 40 GW until 2040. As usual now prices are set by auctions, with a new twist. Since people are starting to bid 0 cents (meaning no feed-in tariff payments at all) the new lawContinue reading “German Offshore Wind Law Draft”

German EEG Reform Decided at Cabinet

Now the German Cabinet has decided to go ahead with the idea of radically changing the system of financing renewable energy in place since 20 years. In the future, much of the revenue will come from the federal budget. And that in place will come from a price of 25 Euro per ton of CO2.Continue reading “German EEG Reform Decided at Cabinet”

JK Rowling Does not Need to Understand Bitcoin

She just said she does not understand Bitcoin on Twitter and asked people to explain. And got lots of answers in a short time. I don’t understand Bitcoin either. At least not at the expert level some people who are concentrating full time on it. But that does not matter much. The unique thing aboutContinue reading “JK Rowling Does not Need to Understand Bitcoin”

EU Court of Justice Decisions Binding Unconditionally?

Sven Giegold just reported on a fast answer to his letter to EU Commission President von der Leyen. He is the leader of the Green Party in the European Parliament and does not agree with the recent decision of the German Constitutional Court on the PSPP program. Von der Leyen approves of his position. SheContinue reading “EU Court of Justice Decisions Binding Unconditionally?”