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Flags Canada and European Union to CETA; source: istockphoto.com/carolo7 - colourbox.de

CETA: Federal Constitutional Court gives green light

"The Federal Constitutional Court has cleared the way for CETAI greatly welcome this. CETA is a modern free trade agreement that we can use to shape globalisation and establish high environmental, consumer and labour standards. We fully agree with the requirements laid down by the court and will act to meet these," said Minister Gabriel. more

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Federal Network Agency launches Germany's first cross-border PV auction with Denmark

The Federal Network Agency announced the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted photovoltaic installations in cooperation with Denmark. Thereby, for the first time, photovoltaic installations in Denmark can participate in a German auction alongside photovoltaic installations from Germany. more

Workers in a work symbolize new manufacturing orders; source: Monty Rakusen/cultura/Corbis

Development of new manufacturing orders in July

New manufacturing orders rose between June and July by 0.2% in price, calendar and seasonally adjusted terms. Positive stimuli in July came mainly from the eurozone. more

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Ministry launches "Electricity 2030" debate and sets the course for Germany's future electricity supply

A lot has been done, a lot still has to be done. Read more about this in the latest edition of our newsletter "Energiewende direkt". Follow the link to the newsletter


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Drop in electricity price offsets increase in EEG surcharge

The transmission system operators announced the level of the Renewable Energy Sources Act surcharge for 2017. Procurement costs have decreased for the fourth year in a row.

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Germany supports Jordan in the energy sector

Federal Minister Gabriel and Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Judeh have signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on the Establishment of an Energy Dialogue between Germany and Jordan.