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NZZ: Schiefergas bringt den USA die Energiewende

Fundemental reshape of the US economie due to shale gas. [DE]

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Finanz und Wirtschaft: Divergenz Nutzen

Different investment focus on the two contintents: Gas & infrastructure companies in North America, renewable energy in Europe. [DE]

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l'Agefi: Les divergences énergétiques

Article about shale gas in America and its possible threat to European renewable energy projects. [FR]

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Germany: Regulator Publishes Grid Development Plan

The German regulator published the first high-voltage grid development plan. The plan includes 3’800 km of new power lines, which are needed to accommodate the integration of renewable energies. In addition some 4’400 km of existing lines need to be upgraded and modernized. Investments are estimated to be around Euro 20 billion over the next ten years.

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Wind Capacity to Double by 2016

According to the recent annual market update of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) global wind power capacity will double from 240 GW in 2011 to just under 500 GW at end 2016. Strong growth is expected to come from emerging markets, especially Asia.

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USA to export LNG to Japan

Given the nuclear issues, Japanese companies are rushing to secure long-term access to natural gas resources, which in turn opens significant growth opportunities to companies like Dominion and Sempra. Dominion Resources announced an agreement with Sumitomo for liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) deliveries from the company`s Atlantic coast LNG terminal. Sempra Energy made a significant step forward on its Cameron LNG project, announcing contracts with Mitsui, Mitsubishi and GdF Suez.

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China: Neue Einspeisetarife für Renewables

Japan führt neue Einspeisetarife für Strom aus Solar-, Wind-, Biomasse-, Geothermie- und Wasserkraftwerken ein. Stromproduzenten müssen in den kommenden 20 Jahren einen festgelegten Anteil ihrer Produktion aus erneuerbaren Energien beziehen. Die Subventionen werden alle drei Jahre überprüft.

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