Corporations are demanding faster pace towards a hydrogen economy

Green Hydrogen Production Plant in Puertollano, Spain Industry needs green hydrogen to be able to produce in a climate-neutral way. (Photo: Bloomberg) Berlin A group of German corporations, together with the Australian hydrogen pioneer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), are campaigning for a much faster development of the hydrogen value chain. The group, which describes itself … Read more

Conversion to hydrogen: slowed down by EU regulations

hydrogen tank Green hydrogen is considered the future of energy production. (photo: dpa) Brussels Hydrogen is considered a miracle weapon of energy transformation: it can be used wherever gas is still burned. Even coal furnaces for steel production are to be replaced by hydrogen installations in the future. However, the European Commission now links green … Read more

Robert Habeck plans a socio-ecological market economy

Robert Habeck New Federal Minister for the Economy and Climate Protection. (Photo: Getty Images) Berlin The renewed self-image of the venerable Federal Ministry of Economy was already radiating when the newly appointed minister Robert Habeck (the Greens) did not even have a voice. His predecessor Peter Altmaier announced on Wednesday during the handover that he … Read more

Criticism of the bill on whistleblower protection

The “Die Familienunternehmer” association spoke of the “past suffering” of German lawmakers “almost compulsively falling into over-legislation”. The ministry received a total of 45 statements from specialist groups and associations. Thanks to the Whistleblower Protection Act, employees or officials are to be comprehensively protected against retaliation in the form of dismissal or a warning if … Read more