E.ON takes a position - for a sustainable, democratic energy system that involves people in the energy transition. We see ourselves as advocates for this new energy world. To achieve our goal of a climate-friendly future, we engage in dialogue with politicians, administrations, associations and our customers.
Here you will find our positions.
E.ON has investigated how the heating supply can be converted to climate-friendly technologies and still remain affordable, using the city of Essen as an example. The study shows that the use of existing gas networks in urban areas is the most cost-effective and socially balanced solution for the energy transition in heating.
A reliable infrastructure forms the backbone for a successful energy transition. A study by RWTH Aachen University has now quantified the economic value of electricity networks for the first time. At the same time, the researchers warn against a reluctance to expand the networks. The study was presented to an interested specialist audience at the end of October.
By the end of this year, Germany’s Renewable Energies Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz – EEG) will need to undergo significant change. A key reason for this are the more stringent climate targets now enshrined in law. By 2030 the share of renewable energies in gross electricity consumption in Germany will have to be at least 65 percent, while climate neutrality needs to be achieved before 2050. According to a cabinet decision, wind power and open-site photovoltaic plants are to make a hefty contribution here.
What we call hydrogen today was called "combustible air" by the British natural scientist Henry Cavendish when he discovered the then unknown gas in the middle of the 18th century. On the way to a sustainable energy supply, this "combustible air" can become the key to energy transition.
The Swiss army knife of energy production
The name suggests it: combined heat and power (CHP) combines two technologies in one. CHP plants generate mechanical energy from which electricity and at the same time usable heat are generated - they are therefore a kind of universal tool.
Safe power supply through 450 MHz!?
A safe and reliable power supply is the basis for our lives today. Practically all sectors of our society depend on it. Even a brief blackout - i.e. a widespread failure of the power supply - would paralyze social life and the economy. To this end, electricity network operators need crisis-proof communication tools. Can the 450 MHz frequency newly allocated in Germany help here?
Creating legal certainty for cooperation in agile working groups
Digitisation is changing our society rapidly, and it is about more than just the use of new technologies or the abandonment of paper. Companies must react flexibly to these challenges and change working methods in the long term. "Agile work" is the key word. One aspect of this is that many companies are becoming increasingly dependent on the knowledge of external IT experts in order to master complex tasks. However, the current legal situation poses risks for all parties involved when using such external specialists. Therefore, the deployment of independent IT specialists in agile teams, in particular, must be made legally compliant as quickly as possible.
Innovation tenders should stimulate technological innovation
On September 1, it should have been ready. But for the time being, there is little innovation in the tenders for renewable energies. Associations and investors of EEG plants recently reacted with disappointment and criticism to the first draft of a regulation on the so-called innovation tenders in the EEG. The idea behind these calls for tenders: to pave the way for new technologies without the costs going through the roof. What must be taken into account so that a mechanism in the EEG can achieve this goal?