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"Start Up Energy Transition Award" 2020: Award Nominees

15 start-ups from eleven countries will present their business models for energy transition and climate protection at the "Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival" taking place on the 24th of March in Berlin

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EU Commission climate targets demand a new analysis of climate policy in Germany

dena’s Chief Executive Kuhlmann recommends special session of Climate Cabinet

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Global Alliance Powerfuels partners are advancing the market development of Powerfuels in German "Regulatory Sandboxes of Energiewende"

Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier recently announced the winners of the "Ideas competition for the Regulatory Sandboxes of Energiewende". In the 20 regulatory sandboxes throughout Germany, new hydrogen technologies will be researched on an industrial scale and in a real environment. Enertrag and Uniper, two members of the Global Alliance Powerfuels are involved in the implementation of the projects.

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Backbone of the energy transition
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Backbone of the energy transition

The integrated energy transition is based on a key foundation: an integrated infrastructure. The existing cable and pipeline systems for electricity, gas, heat and liquid energy carriers must be better interlinked, and further development must be coordinated across all systems. This will be a long road. Initial efforts indicate where the journey might lead.

Articifial intelligence
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Articifial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being used in the energy industry - for example to control electricity grids.

Integrated Energy Transition
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Integrated Energy Transition

The dena study on Integrated Energy Transitioaims to give orientation about investments and future-compliant business models in an integrated energy system.

“Electricity is the new oil”
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“Electricity is the new oil”

The World Energy Council has recently published its annual World Energy Issues Monitor, which identifies stress points affecting the global energy transition. We took the opportunity to talk with the Council’s secretary general, Christoph Frei, about the topics that are most important to us regarding the transformation of the energy system.

Hotels and hostels
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Hotels and hostels

Hotels and hostels face stiff competition. Those who wish to set themselves apart need good arguments. An increasing number of hoteliers see sustainable management as a way to gain an edge over competition. Four model enterprises have collaborated with dena to work out how resource-friendly management can be communicated to guests.

Energy efficiency in Kazakhstan
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Energy efficiency in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has set specific energy efficiency targets. Germany’s experience in the energy transition and its advanced technology make it a much sought-after partner. During dena’s ‘German Energy Dialogue’ on 11 and 12 July in Astana, representatives of both countries exchanged ideas and information on questions relating to a sustainable energy industry.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017
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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

At the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017, decision-makers and experts from 80 countries discussed ways of securing the world’s future energy supplies. But what role does dena – the German Energy Agency – play in this?

“I believe in simple solutions”
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“I believe in simple solutions”

ColdHubs provides solar-powered cooling systems that help farmers in off-grid areas in Nigeria to maintain and extend the life of their harvest. Founder and CEO Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu is the recipient of this year’s special prize “Start Up SDG7” (UN-target Sustainable Energy for All)” as part of the Start Up Energy Transition Awards.

Startups
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Startups

With their innovative business models, startups are playing a key role in climate protection and the energy transition. That’s why dena is now encouraging young companies with an international award. In this way, it’s creating a global network for founders, investors and other stakeholders at the same time.

Reactive power
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Reactive power

Reactive power and other ancillary services help grid operators to ensure that the voltage and frequency in the electricity grid remains stable. As the use of renewable energy sources increases, these services will become more and more important. How should they be configured in future? Who is going to provide them? Under what conditions? To answer questions like these, dena has set up its Ancillary Services Platform.

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