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The German 'Energiewende' - Finally One Step Too Far?

May 13, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Problems with the German Energy Plan?

In March it was first reported by German TV network ARD that the utility E.ON was considering mothballing one of the most efficient power plants in Europe, a gas-fired high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine power plant called ‘Irsching 4 and 5’ in the southern state of Bavaria – which only went online in 2010.[read more]

German Utilities Float "Bad Bank" Equivalent for Nuclear Power Plants

May 22, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

German Nuclear and "Bad Banks"

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-2009 the public learned that using a so-called “bad bank” concept can indeed work ‘nicely’ if a clear line between good and bad assets can be drawn. This is exactly what might happen in the German energy sector.[read more]