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Is Energiewende a price worth paying?

The favourable conditions governing the integration of renewables-based generation into the grid and the sheer volume of electricity generated from green sources is creating a number of challenges in the German power sector, penalising base-load producers and causing many utilities to consider mothballing uneconomical thermal capacity.

Transmission networks in the UK, France and Germany

European networks are facing two potentially conflicting forces; the economic downturn has seen a retraction in network investment, heightened by the strong underlying prices for raw materials and a more volatile, disparate and diversifying generation mix