Sven Giegold

Maximilian Fries

Solar package: Germany sets to supercharge solar energy production

Dear friends! Dear interested! The solar package passed this week by the German federal cabinet relieves photovoltaics of unnecessary bureaucracy. Thanks to countless suggestions from companies, authorities and civil society, the expansion of photovoltaics is set to move at record speed. The solar package contains a whole outpouring of shredded red tape for solar energy. […]

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Done! German antitrust authority gets far reaching new powers

Dear friends, it is done! Last Thursday evening, the Bundestag passed the reform of antitrust law that I launched a good year ago. We are responding to the increased power of global companies with additional power for our Federal Competition Authority (‘Bundeskartellamt’)! This will make it easier to enforce functioning competition. Please spread the good […]

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State Secretary Giegold after talks in Georgia: We need good news by the end of the year

State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Sven Giegold held talks on economic and European policies in Tbilisi/Georgia from 20 to 21 June 2023. He was accompanied by a business delegation including in particular representatives of SMEs from the construction industry. Mr Giegold met with Georgia’s Minister of Economy and […]

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Great success for climate action: With this law, Europe becomes a symbol for the breakthrough of renewable energies

Dear friends, The Council of EU Member States has just (16 June 2023) given the green light for the massive expansion of renewable energies. After months of blocking, the Council decided to tighten the EU Renewable Energy Directive. An investment boom across the EU will be the result. Share this good news here (in German): […]

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Good news for climate, circular economy & innovation: EU countries adopt regulation for sustainable products (eco-design)

Dear friends, Today, the Council of EU Member States adopted the next big milestone of the European Green Deal. The new Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) will make sustainable products the standard in the EU internal market. The previous Ecodesign Directive will thus be comprehensively modernised. In future, products will have to be energy efficient and […]

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Heart of the European Green Deal agreed

Dear Friends, dear interested, Following the Council of Member States, the European Parliament has just adopted the heart of the European Green Deal. The package includes: The tightening of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for energy production and industry (ETS1). Reform to include aviation in emissions trading The safeguard for energy-intensive industry through a border […]

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