It’s been around three years since publisher Springer Verlag released the first edition of its guidebook “Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen – Technologien und Marktperspektiven”, written by Johannes Töpler and Jochen Lehmann. In late 2017, an extended and updated version hit the shelves, again comprehensively informing readers about hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Taking account of recent debates, this second edition in German grew by more than 80 pages to include a new chapter on hydrogen storage in underground caverns and one about power-to-X. To make up for the somewhat high price tag, it comes with a non-transferrable coupon that a buyer can use to download the e-book version.
The 2014 version of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) allows operators in case of a grid overload to “reduce the feed-in” of green power, but with the obligation to log the incident. The ones who pay for it are the utility customers because the owners of wind farms receive their usual feed-in payment – even if the network operator takes the park off the grid. Use of the permission is rampant