Coal producer Leag is pushing ahead with its transformation into a green electricity provider. Plans for wind and solar power plants have been completed. The grid is still missing for hydrogen-capable power plants. Coal mining continues.
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At the onset of winter, the power plant units in Lusatia are not running at full capacity due to disruptions at the Jänschwalde and Boxberg sites. According to the operator Leag, a "minor malfunction" was detected in a boiler at the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant. This means that the units ar ..
The State Office for the Preservation of Monuments in Saxony has published a guide to finding solutions for solar installations on monuments that are compatible with listed buildings.
The financial resources for structural development in Lusatia are secured, despite the federal budget crisis. Funding remains unaffected and is legally secured by the Coal Phase-out Act.
Local authorities in Lusatia concerned about precautionary blocking of financial commitments by the federal government
The municipalities in Lusatia are concerned about the precautionary blocking of financial commitments by the federal government, as this could lead to delays in projects.
The proportion of households in Saxony with modern heating systems has risen. At the same time, the proportion of particularly old heating systems has risen. The federal government is planning measures for climate-friendly heating.
Germany wants to increase its use of hydrogen as an energy source. Plans for a nationwide hydrogen network were presented on Tuesday. Central Germany plays a key role in this.
Saxony has already approved more wind turbines in the first nine months of this year than in the entire previous year. In the first three quarters, permits have been issued for 24 wind turbines with a capacity of around 140 megawatts, as announced by the Ministry of Energy in Dresden on Tuesday. In ..
Cabinet meeting on 14.11.: Environment Minister informs about the expansion of renewable energies in Saxony
Environment Minister Wolfram Günther provides information on the expansion of renewable energies in Saxony and presents a bill on the energy transition in the district of Meißen. Other topics include talks in the cabinet and the 'Integrative Measures' funding guideline.
Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer sees the planned reduction in electricity tax for the manufacturing industry as an "emergency operation, but not a permanent solution". The CDU politician explained on Thursday that Saxony had been calling for the reduction for a long time and that it w ..
Verbio reports higher prices for biodiesel and lower raw material costs.
The expansion of solar installations has increased even more this year than in previous years. According to data from the comparison portal for solar installations "Selfmade Energy", the growth rate in the first nine months of the year was already 30 percent in Saxony-Anhalt, 31.4 percent in Thuring ..
The Regional Monitoring Committee for the Central German Mining District has endorsed six structural change projects in the Leipzig region, for which applications for 36.4 million euros are to be submitted to the federal government.
Saxony's Economics Minister Martin Dulig and representatives of the steel industry are calling for a swift agreement on a reduced industrial electricity price. The steel industry is facing enormous challenges.
The energy supplier EnviaM is increasing the electricity price for owners of heat pumps and heat storage systems. As of January 1, the price for heat pump electricity will rise by 4.21 cents to 33.10 cents per kilowatt hour gross, the company announced on Monday. That is an increase of around 15 per ..
Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner has questioned the date for the coal phase-out mentioned in the coalition agreement. "As long as it is not clear that energy is available and affordable, we should put an end to dreams of phasing out coal-fired power in 2030," the FDP politician told the "K ..
About 9000 people in Saxony have applied for funding for a solar installation on the balcony, of which 8500 applications have been approved.
The additional costs for the energy and transport turnaround are pushing the budget in Leipzig and other municipalities to its limits. The mayor is calling for financial support from the federal and state governments.
In Leipzig, one of the most important milestones for a sustainable heat supply of the largest city in eastern Germany was laid on Monday. According to Leipzig's municipal utility, Germany's first certified hydrogen power plant went into operation. "The Leipzig-Süd combined heat and power plant is a ..
The Commissioner for the East, Carsten Schneider (SPD), has called for a more differentiated view of the East. In recent years, the media have often reported on what is negative nationwide, said the SPD politician on Tuesday in Berlin after consultations with the state government of Saxony-Anhalt. A ..
While the number of wind turbines is climbing nationwide, expansion in the Free State is falling by the wayside. However, permits for new wind turbines are increasing.
The transformation of the global energy economy away from fossil fuels to alternative and renewable energies must be the goal of a climate protection policy without self-deception. On the way there, many temptations of green washing lurk.
The CDU environmental expert in Saxony's state parliament, Robert Clemen, has urged the German government to take action on behalf of the German solar industry. "The time of vague promises is over, now action must be taken quickly," he said, according to a statement on Sunday. The German government ..
Several German states are calling for better support for domestic manufacturers in light of a glut of solar modules from China. Saxony's ten-point plan calls for, among other things, better support for production and research and a ban on goods from forced labor.
The eastern German transmission system operator 50Hertz is investing 4.6 billion euros in the expansion of sea and land cables. This is the biggest order in the company's history.
The energy ministers of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are calling for rapid protective measures by the EU against the increased number of cheap Chinese solar modules on the European market.
Private households in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia saved more energy than the national average
Private households in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia saved more energy last year than the national average.
The mining company Mibrag has commissioned a huge photovoltaic plant on an old open-cast mine site south of Leipzig. More than 66,000 solar modules stand on a 55-hectare area, according to the company. That corresponds to about 77 soccer fields.According to the company, the new Peres II plant can pr ..
Verbio reports that earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization fell by more than half to 240 million euros in the past fiscal year.
Verbio recorded a profit decline of more than 50% in the last fiscal year, due to increased energy and raw material costs as well as lower sales prices.
For decades, households and businesses in Chemnitz have been supplied with heat and electricity from lignite. This will end in 2024. But the energy supply will still not be climate-neutral.
Owners of oil or pellet heating systems in the southeast can still receive money from a hardship fund. So far, just under 5% of heating cost subsidies have been paid out in Saxony.
Against the backdrop of job cuts at Volkswagen in Zwickau, Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer has expressed concern about emigrating workers. "Everything that now migrates abroad will be there for 10 or 20 years and will not come back," the CDU politician said in an interview with the "F ..
The establishment of companies like Altech promotes the development of battery production in Lusatia. Altech plans to build two factories in the Schwarze Pumpe industrial park in Brandenburg, with investments of over one billion euros and the creation of 1,000 jobs.
The Dresden-based company "Sunmaxx" wants to become a pioneer of the next generation of solar technologies. Now the company has started building a highly automated module production facility.
Experts from the SRCC rail research campus want to help the switch from diesel to battery-powered trains get off the ground with a new type of charging station. The "wallbox" for trains will be tested for a year in Annaberg-Buchholz and will then be available to trains in regular operation in 2024, ..
The energy company Leag has built a 17-megawatt solar park in Böhlen together with EP New Energies GmbH.
In the dispute over a private forest plot for the expansion of the Nochten open-cast lignite mine, the Saxon Upper Mining Authority heard Monday. "It is madness to still expropriate land for lignite mining," said the federal chairman of the Green League, René Schuster, before the start of the hearin ..
Anyone submitting applications in Germany often has to do so with different authorities. At least in the case of heating subsidies, this is now to be bundled.
Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff has called for a fair distribution of grid fees for electricity consumers. Companies in regions where there is a particularly strong expansion of renewable energies should not be disadvantaged, the CDU politician said at the start of the East German ..
The lignite producer Mibrag wants to develop into an energy service provider based on renewable energies. To this end, among other things, a 90-megawatt electrolyzer for the production of green hydrogen is to be built at the Profen site in the Burgenland district, the state chancellery announced in ..
Leipzig was literally beside itself on Sunday. Because many people wanted to see the blasting of a huge chimney with their own eyes.
The solar industry in Germany has already collapsed once. A similar dilemma is now to be avoided in view of massive Chinese exports of solar modules.
Saxony's energy minister Wolfram Günther (Greens) considers photovoltaics a "strategic Achilles' heel" for Europe and has called for more support for the production of solar modules. "China is currently flooding the European market with solar modules to be flogged off far below manufacturing costs. ..
Leipzig-based gas trader VNG expects to return to profit this year after the severe crisis in 2022. "We are healthy. In all likelihood, we will achieve a very solid result again this fiscal year, in other words, make a profit," CFO Bodo Rodestock told the Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper (Thursday). ..
Federal Minister of Economics and Climate Protection Robert Habeck meets the Lausitzrunde, a municipal alliance, to discuss the current status of the transformation in Lausitz. The article analyzes the progress, the financial support from the federal government and the ongoing challenges such as the shortage of skilled workers.
In February, Federal Economics Minister Habeck was in Lusatia. He promised further talks. Six months later, municipal representatives are now meeting him in Berlin. And have some demands.
Saxony's energy minister Wolfram Günther has called for a temporary, subsidized bridge electricity price for energy-intensive industrial companies. In Saxony, indispensable basic materials for the semiconductor and solar industries are produced, there are numerous energy-intensive companies that are ..
The eastern German textile industry is calling on the German government to ensure lower energy prices. The industrial electricity price currently under discussion completely bypasses medium-sized companies, the Association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry (vti) announced on Fri ..
More photovoltaic systems were installed in Saxony in the first half of 2023 than in the entire previous year. As figures from the solar energy industry portal show, more than 22,000 systems with a total capacity of 265.2 megawatts were installed from January to July. In the entire previous year, th ..
The hydrogen economy in Germany is being expanded with further investments. The company Sunfire GmbH plans to invest a good 255 million euros at its Dresden site and will receive 162 million euros in funding from the state. Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) and Saxony's Economics Min ..
A large number of the measures for the Saxon Hydrogen Strategy published at the beginning of last year have been processed or implemented, according to the Saxon Energy Ministry."We need green hydrogen for the energy turnaround. Even more so because we want Saxony to remain an energy and industrial ..
EnviaM, the energy supplier from eastern Germany, has criticized the federal government for the protracted grid expansion in Germany. According to CEO Stephan Lowis, the federal government is forgetting about grid expansion, which is criminal. Lowis stressed that while targets relating to the energy ..
WITH the end of the energy-saving ordinance, many cities in Saxony are switching the lights back on. Buildings and monuments are thus once again clearly visible at night.
Solar manufacturer Meyer Burger is looking to expand its capacity in Europe on a gigawatt scale. This month, it applied to the EU's Innovation Fund for funding in the three-digit million range, the company announced Thursday. It said the project would involve the production of both solar cells and s ..
Sun and wind are generating more and more electricity. On the other hand, consumers are increasingly using heat pumps, electric cars and storage in their own homes. This increases the demands on the grid. As a result, the operator Mitnetz has to make substantial investments.
According to a survey, support for the coal and nuclear phase-out is declining among people in the Central German coalfields. Although a majority of 52 percent still fundamentally support the goals of the energy turnaround. In the two previous years, however, the approval was even higher at 55 and 6 ..
Away from a throwaway economy and toward a circular economy: Saxony has good prerequisites for this, according to Minister President Kretschmer. He was optimistic during a visit to the TU Freiberg.
The Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer (CDU), has called on the federal government to be reliable when it comes to phasing out coal. The original exit date of 2038 must be adhered to, he made clear on Friday at a meeting with young employees of the energy company Leag and with trade unioni ..