Press Release, Berlin

Energy Efficiency Award 2019: Applications now possible

Private and public sector companies can apply in four categories / Submit competition entries online by 30 June 2019 / A total of EUR 30,000 in prize money

10. April 2019, Press information

SET Award 2019 honours five start-ups in the fields of climate protection and energy transition

Winners come from Australia, Germany, Sweden and Uganda / Innovations from hydrogen electrolysis to bamboo briquette / Over 450 applications received from 80 countries

Press information, Berlin

Global Alliance Powerfuels calls for dialogue on market development for electricity-based fuels

Discussion paper provides overview of technologies, markets and framework conditions / Kuhlmann: "Powerfuels can be a missing link for energy transition and climate protection"

Press release, Berlin

dena study: Energy system would benefit from immediate introduction of blockchain technology

Improving the framework conditions for key energy transition technologies and increasing investor confidence

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Integrated Energy Transition
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Integrated Energy Transition

The dena Study Integrated Energy Transition examines the impact of energy production and distribution, building, mobility and industry sectors as well as their interactions and dependencies with a view to designing an integrated, climate-friendly energy system in 2050.

“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.

Blockchain
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Blockchain

Blockchain is a decentralised method of exchanging, encrypting and storing data, securely and directly. This creates new opportunities for the energy market, such as a more direct exchange between decentralised energy producers and consumers.

Urban energy transition: Driven by the cities
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Urban energy transition: Driven by the cities

Global growth is taking place above all in urban centres: Already today, more than half the world population lives in cities, and seven out of ten people are expected to do so by the year 2050. Hence, ecological urban redevelopment is an urgent issue in many countries. However, the challenges on the various continents can vary considerably. We present some perspectives and show you what dena has to do with them.

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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