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Deutschlandkarte zeigt vereinfachtes Stromnetz der Zukunft

Why exactly do we need to expand the grid?

Under the hashtag #NetzeJetzt, Minister Peter Altmaier has declared that he himself will take charge of this work. But why isn’t the existing grid sufficient - and what does this have to do with electric cars? You can find the answers in this video (German only). To the video

Weltkugel bei Nacht mit Lichtermeer
International

A mixed picture regarding global investments in energy

2017 saw a fall of overall global investment in the energy sector. Coal and lignite, nuclear energy and hydropower were affected the most. By contrast, solar and wind energy saw an increase in investments. These are findings by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Find out more

Thomas Bareiß, Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär beim Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Energie

Quote of the week

“We have a whole series of excellent economic opportunities for making the energy transition a success; these include new business models, startups, digital services and the industrial sector.”

Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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