Vattenfall loses power grid rights in Berlin

The company has had the concession rights through its subsidiary for more than 20 years

Intelligent traffic control pilot reduces air pollution in Munich

Around 40% of drivers opted for a more eco-friendly route around the city

Siemens to buy KACO new energy’s inverter business

KACO new energy manufactures inverters for solar and battery storage applications

EU approves RWE’s buyout of E.ON’s power generation assets

The acquisition is part of a complex asset swap deal between the two companies

Siemens enters home energy storage market

The Junelight Smart Battery has a total capacity of 19.8kWh

IKEA buys 25% stake in German offshore wind farm

The company has paid more than £174m for the stake in Veja Mate

Coal mine
Germany to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year

That’s according to data from lobby group VDKI, which showed this will be a 1.4% rise from 2018

Shell enters home energy storage market with German acquisition

The announcement comes less than a year after the oil and gas giant made an investment in sonnen

Hydrogen molecules
Germany gases towards new power-to-hydrogen facility

The firms involved say converting electricity to hydrogen makes it much easier to store and transport

EU agrees stricter rules for Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Under the amended rules, pipelines to and from third countries cannot be directly owned by gas suppliers