Holidays for the nuclear sector – a commentory on the federal court’s decision

It gives me somewhat the creeps that the nuclear sector, on Nikolaus-Day 2016, managed to secure more funds for its dangerous technology. This segment has afterall taken the entire country hostage with its risks, waste disposal issues and decommissioning.

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Guest article: Blockchain FOMO in the German energy sector

The Deutsche Energie-Agentur (German Energy Agency) and the ESMT European School of Management of Technology published a survey done with executives in the German energy sector on the theme "blockchain in the energiewende". The results showed an interesting combination of pretty much held-back analyzed conclusions, and surprisingly bigger blockchain activities within the surveyed.

(FOMO? read more)

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A new solar boom in Germany and the EU?

The photovoltaic market 2016/2017
According to many market observers, more than 100 GWp of newly installed PV systems are to be achieved in 2020. The numbers vary though, with forecasts that the market can fall to 64 GWp in 2017 after the expected 72 GWp in 2016 before the expected upward swing in 2018.  As a result of a (expected) weak 2HY2016, the prices for solar modules have drastically fallen, even in markets like the EU and the U.S. where they are protected by duties.

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Blockchain – the first utility starts utilizing a “real Blockchain”

On 5.10.2016, I was invited as a panelist to the KIC Inno Energy office inauguration event at the Berlin EUREF Campus together with around 80 others (from the energy scene and multiple startups). What really caught the attention that evening was the press release shared by the utility Stadtwerke Energie Verbund GmbH (Kamen) together with “blog.stromhaltig” and other partners. 

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