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Bioenergy in the political environment
Biomass accounts for more than 23 percent of total electricity generation from renewable energies in Germany
VDMA supports draft of the Energy Collection Law to make biogas plants more flexible
The draft bill for the Energy Collection Law has been available since the beginning of November
VDMA: First tender for combined heat and power plants: Tender volume too low, little competition for the different plant sizes
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has announced the results of the first call for tenders for combined heat and power plant (CHP) technologies with a tender volume of 100 Megawatts (MW).
VDMA: Half speed ahead with renewable power and efficient heat
Now that the Combined Heat and Power and Renewable Energies Amendment Acts have been passed, investors finally know what the statutory framework for 2017 will look like. But the opportunity to pave the way for the use of CHP in the industry through industrial policy has not been taken, making it all the more important to regulate the tender design for CHP systems quickly. The wind power industry had also hoped for clear signals in industrial policy.
CHP and self-generation: Hearing shows willingness to change
The Bundestag’s hearing on the further development of the legal framework for combined heat and power and self-supply took place on November 21 2016. Changes which are necessary due to the EU notification ruling on the Combined Heat and Power Act (CHP) were discussed. The CHP Act has been in force since January 1, 2016, but has not yet taken effect. Furthermore, the agreement with the EU on the EEG levy charge for self-supplying plants was implemented.
Gerd Krieger
Gerd Krieger
Deputy Managing Director, Engine and Hydro Power Plants, Energy Policy, WG Fuell Cells
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