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Climate change boosts green stocks – RENIXX World gains 58 percent

14.01.2020 | Münster - The renewable energy industrial index RENIXX World ended 2019 with significant gains. The global stock index for renewables closed at 58.2 percent (672.44 points) higher than the previous year's closing value (2018: 424.93 points), reported the Münster-based IWR, a Münster -based renewable energy institute.. This is the best annual closing index value since 2009. In 2019, stocks in solar and fuel cell system businesses were by far the best performers. Among the RENIXX-quoted solar power firms, Enphase Energy took first place ahead of Solaredge, Jinkosolar, SMA Solar and Xinji Solar; the value of these stocks alone registered a ga... more...

Solar power increases to over 100 billion kilowatt hours in the EU

09.10.2019 | Münster (renewablepress) - In 2018 solar plants in Europe are heading towards a record level in the generation of solar power. Yesterday (12.10.2018), solar power exceeded the 100 billion kilowatt hour mark (2017: 21.11.2017), at an earlier point in the year than ever before, acc... more...

Power: Wind energy overtakes nuclear energy in Germany for the first t...

20.05.2016 | Münster (renewablepress) - In 2016, the generation of electricity in Germany from onshore and offshore wind turbines will overtake that from nuclear power plants. This is revealed by an initial extrapolation from current data carried out by IWR, a renewable energy institute. ... more...

Green shares on the upturn: RENIXX World gains 31 percent in 2015

09.10.2019 | Muenster - Stock exchange year 2015 was also a positive one for investors in green shares. At 492.39 points, the principal international index for renewable energies, RENIXX World (Renewable Energy Industrial Index), closed the year 31.4 percent higher than 12 months earlier (201... more...

Green stocks: RENIXX World gained almost 40 per cent in the first half...

03.07.2015 | Muenster - "Green" stocks continued on an upward trajectory in the first half of 2015. According to the Muenster-based IWR, a renewable energy institute, the RENIXX World (Renewable Energy Industrial Index), the leading international stock index for the renewable energy industry,... more...

Sun and wind provide Germany with as much electricity as 40 large powe...

02.04.2015 | Muenster - The series of storms this week enabled Germany to set a new record for wind and solar power. According to IWR, a German renewable energy institute based in Muenster, wind and solar facilities delivered nearly 44,000 megawatt (MW) of power during peak times on Monday, 3... more...

Stormy weather brings new record month for wind power

12.01.2015 | Muenster - The stormy and unsettled weather of the last weeks has brought a new record for wind energy in Germany. December 2014 saw just under nine billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of wind power electricity generated in Germany, more than ever produced in one month before, the Germa... more...

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Green stocks: RENIXX World up 17 per cent in 2014

05.01.2015 | Muenster - Green shares have ended 2014 in the main with their market prices well up. As of year-end, according to the German renewable energy institute IWR, the RENIXX World (Renewable Energy Industrial Index) stock index stood at 374.84 points, which was 17.1 per cent higher th... more...

Record: In 2013 global CO2 emissions exceed 35 billion tonnes for the...

20.08.2014 | Muenster - Global CO2 emissions hit a new record level again in 2013. At 35.1 billion tonnes, about 670 million more tonnes of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels was blown into the atmosphere than in the previous year (2012: about 34.4 billion tonnes), IWR, a Muenster-based renewab... more...

Power export: Germany achieves record income

17.07.2014 | Muenster - In 2013, the German power sector earned more than ever before from the export of electricity. Last year, Germany exported electricity worth € 3.76 billion to neighbouring countries. At the same time, € 1.81 billion worth of electricity was imported, according to the IW... more...

After Fukushima: German electricity rates drop by 50 percent

30.06.2014 | Muenster - The downward trend of Germany’s electricity rates continues unabated. Following the shutdown of eight German nuclear power plants, electricity rates have bucked most projections – instead of substantially increasing, they have actually dropped to almost half – this acc... more...

Germany: Increasing surpluses reach billions of Euros in the EEG levy ...

08.04.2014 | Muenster - Since the beginning of the year, there have been constantly growing surpluses in the billions on the EEG levy account. According to the IWR, a renewable energy institute in Muenster, the income and expenditure account for the EEG levy, which is managed by the grid oper... more...

Record: German power exports hit a new all-time high

02.04.2014 | Muenster - In 2013, Germany exported more electricity than ever before. The power suppliers achieved an export surplus of nearly 34 billion (bn.) kilowatt hours (kWh) that year, according to the Muenster-based IWR, a renewable energy institute, using data from European grid opera... more...

„Green“ stocks celebrate comeback – RENIXX World increases 89.8 percen...

03.01.2014 | Muenster - After a poor showing filled with a sharp drop in prices over the last three years, the “green” stocks managed to rebound in the trading year that was 2013. The IWR, a renewable energy institute, reported that the RENIXX World (Renewable Energy Industrial Index) was quo... more...

Climate: Worldwide CO2 emissions climb 1.3% to new record level in 201...

08.11.2013 | - Global increase in CO2 emissions tempered by growth in renewable energies and shale gas production in U.S. Muenster - The global CO2 emissions have reached a new record level for the third time in a row in 2012. The 34.43 billion tonnes (2011: ca. 33.99 billion tonnes) of gr... more...

Energy: Heating energy and fuel are the secret price drivers

04.11.2013 | - Electricity prices register smallest increase in the past 15 years Muenster - When it comes to the energy transition (Energiewende) in Germany, the increase in electricity prices has been dominating the headlines for some time now. In comparison to heating costs and fuel pr... more...

Stock Exchange: USA overtakes China in renewable stock index RENIXX Wo...

03.07.2013 | - New index composition: SolarWorld drops out after 7 years Muenster - The American companies have strengthened their position in the worldwide stock index for renewable energies RENIXX World. The recently updated index´s new composition has the USA with eight companies... more...

New world record: Wind and solar account for over 60 percent of power ...

18.06.2013 | Muenster – The power supply in Germany can be secured with a considerable share of renewable energy production on the grid. IWR, a renewable energy institute, reported that on last Sunday, 16 June 2013, for the first time the wind and solar power plants in Germany accounted for a... more...

Record: Wind farms and solar plants produce more power than convention...

23.04.2013 | Muenster - On 18 April 2013, the generation of power from renewable energy sources hit a new record. IWR, a renewable energy institute, reported that for the first time wind farms and solar plants in Germany generated power with a capacity of about 36,000 megawatts (MW). This is ... more...

Energy turnaround paradox: Glut of coal drives up power prices for con...

07.04.2013 | Muenster - In Germany, more and more fossil fuel power plants are going online and producing power. Despite last year’s new record power export surplus of 23 billion kilowatt hours (billion kWh), this year alone, on balance, new coal-fired power stations with an additional total ... more...

Energy turnaround: More new coal-fired power plants than ever before

01.03.2013 | Muenster - In Germany, more coal-fired power plants are going on line this year than ever before over the past 20 years. According to data from the Federal Network Agency, in 2013 new hard coal-fired power plants will for the first time produce power with a record capacity of alm... more...

Power: Consumers are financing the falling electricity prices at the e...

13.02.2013 | Muenster - In January 2013 electricity prices at the energy exchange fell to their lowest level since 2005. According to the IWR, a renewable energy institute in Muenster, the cause is the constantly growing proportion of renewable energies (in 2012 around 110 billion kWh were so... more...

Third black year for green stocks – RENIXX World falls by 30.1 percent...

02.01.2013 | Muenster – The 2011 stock exchange year was the third in a row to disappoint investors in green shares. The IWR, a renewable energy institute, reported that the RENIXX World (Renewable Energy Industrial Index) was quoted at 168.69 points at year-end, 30.1 percent down on the prev... more...

Climate protection requires relaunch: Investment instead of limitation

11.12.2012 | Muenster - The Doha Climate Change Conference has concluded with a minimum outcome. The Kyoto Protocol has been extended until 2020. However, only the EU member states, Australia and some smaller countries will participate in this. It represents a total of only about 15 percent o... more...

Climate: Global CO2 emissions rise to new record level in 2011

24.11.2012 | Climate: Global CO2 emissions rise to new record level in 2011 Muenster - Global CO2 emissions again reached a new record level in 2011. At 34 billion metric tons (2010: about 33.2 bn metric tons), more carbon dioxide from fossil energy carriers was blown into the atmosphere t... more...

The world’s nuclear power plants are becoming older – replacing them w...

19.10.2012 | Muenster, Germany - The nuclear accident in Fukushima has repercussions for global power generation by nuclear power plants. After an analysis of data from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in 2011 nuclear power generation fell by 4.3 percent to 2,518 billion kilowat... more...

World Record: German solar systems produce electricity with a capacity...

31.05.2012 | Muenster - The growing erection of photovoltaic systems and the early summer weather provided Germany with a new world record for solar capacity, producing electricity at midday on Friday (25th May 2012). According to IWR, a renewable energy institute based in Muenster, German so... more...



About Internationales Wirtschaftsforum Regenerative Energien (IWR)

In 1996, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) was established as an independent and private service institution of the renewable energy industry. The IWR focuses on the fields of research, economic and policy consultation as well as media and international networks in the renewable or regenerative energies sector. One main objective of the IWR is to play an instrumental role in introducing and spreading awareness for an industrial, international business profile of the renewable energy industry.
Dr. Norbert Allnoch, Director of the International Economic Platform of Renewable Energies (IWR), 1995, on the definition: "According to our definition, the Renewable Energy Industry is one which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of renewable energy supply (protecting both the climate and resources) and the construction of renewable plants and systems (industry policy for the three areas electricity, heat and fuel."Chronology of the Renewable Energy Industry - Important IWR contributions, including prizes and awards - 2007 Publication of the first structural analysis for a federal state according to the IWR-analysis method for renewable systems engineering and services�(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and �slaug Haga, norwegian minister of energy Presentation of the network / RENIXX in the USA, dialogue with McGinty, environment minister of Pennsylvania2006 IWR starts renewable stock index RENIXX� (

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