Opinion on Upstream Energy in Germany

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Trouble in North Africa threatens Europe's fuel supplies

As revolution sweeps through the Middle East and North Africa, the region's economic stability is increasingly at risk. It took only two days for Libya to descend into full-scale civil war, and Algeria remains on high alert. While the political mayhem is a threat to Europe's post-colonial legacy, Libya and Algeria stand out from the rest due to Europe's dependence on their oil and gas resources.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2011
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New exploratory licenses for German unconventional gas create risk of green backlash

A number of firms have been awarded exploratory drilling licenses for fields in Germany where new production techniques may make the extraction of large quantities of unconventional gas financially viable. While this development might affect the global gas markets in the future, production is unlikely to start in the next couple of years, and the news has already attracted environmental scrutiny.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Nov 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Germany: offshore wind development will accelerate rapidly

Having long been a front-runner in the installation of renewable energy and onshore wind farms in particular, Germany has finally launched its first commercially developed offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. While Germany's offshore wind capacity has previously developed slowly with a pipeline of around 15GW, Datamonitor believes that this sector will grow significantly in the coming years.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2011
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Germany looks to reap rewards of LNG investment

E.ON recently announced plans to undertake a feasibility study into the possible construction of an LNG terminal on Germany's northern coast. If the project gets the green light, a number of benefits are likely to be felt throughout the German gas market, as Datamonitor's Andrew Hill explains...

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2005
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Geothermal could account for a significant amount of UK energy if government support is increased

Deep geothermal energy in the UK has the potential to accommodate an installed capacity of 9.5GW of electrical power and 100GWth of heat to the nation's consumers, according to the Renewable Energy Association and a new report by engineering consultants Sinclair Knight Merz. Realizing this, however, will require government buy-in.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Gazprom: Wingas swap is pragmatic route downstream

The Russian gas giant Gazprom has traded some of its upstream assets for a greater share in Wingas, the German gas retailer and distributor. This corporatist approach may be the only way the company can gain access to certain European markets in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

G8 energy: all for none?

At the G8 summit in Russia, leaders once again demonstrated that these events are merely a meeting of minds, not a mechanism to create aligned policy. There was little unanimity on nuclear and it is clear that Russia, as a net exporter of gas, has different priorities.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Feed-in tariffs in Germany: consumers are paying the price for renewable energy development

The German Renewable Act has successfully increased renewable energy capacity from 6% of total generation capacity in 2000 to 16% in 2009. However, in order to compensate for higher demand, lower wholesale prices and last year's levy deficit, German consumers will have to foot a bill of E13.5 billion in 2011. This should be a warning to other countries of the immediate costs of such policies.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Biofuels: Germany abandons plans to increase blend to 10%

The German government has cancelled plans that would oblige refineries in the country to blend petrol and diesel with 10% biofuels. Although German environment minister Sigmar Gabriel has stated that this does not change Germany's commitment to reaching the EU's target of 10% biofuels by 2020, the plans raise doubts about the country's ability and willingness to achieve the EU's goals.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2008

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