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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 14 2018

German grids have recipes to deal with more green power: 50Hertz

BERLIN German power grids must deploy new strategies to cope with targets just set by the government for the expansion of renewable power up to 2030, a prominent operator said in a debate triggered by Berlin's need to meet tough climate goals.

May 23 2018

German solar battery maker sonnen secures Shell cash to expand

FRANKFURT German solar battery maker sonnen has secured 60 million euros ($71 million) in funds from Shell Ventures and existing shareholders to expand at home and abroad.

May 09 2018

Germany's Uniper makes head start in converting wind power to gas

FRANKFURT German utility Uniper launched a pilot scheme at its Falkenhagen site on Wednesday to produce methane gas from wind power as the country seeks wider uses for renewable energy.

May 08 2018

German energy regulator says new renewable targets create grid challenges

BONN, Germany Germany must build new power transmission lines if it wants to nearly double its renewable energy share by 2030 - a challenge given that grid expansion is already behind target, the head of the federal network regulator said on Tuesday.

Apr 27 2018

Germany approves offshore wind parks able to generate 1,610 MW

FRANKFURT Germany has granted approval for offshore wind parks capable of generating 1,610 megawatts (MW) of power at contract prices above the unexpectedly low bids in an auction a year ago.

Apr 13 2018

EnBW, Bosch start up storage battery at coal-fired power plant

FRANKFURT German automotive supplier Bosch [ROBG.UL] and utility EnBW on Friday started a storage battery at EnBW's coal-fired Heilbronn plant that will supply the balancing power market at times when demand outstrips supply.

Mar 28 2018

Hapag-Lloyd sees calmer waters for shipping industry

HAMBURG Demand for shipping is growing and could outpace the supply of new vessels next year, helping to boost profits at Hapag-Lloyd as it also reaps the benefits of a recent merger, the German company said on Wednesday.

Mar 23 2018

Utilities step into blockchain to stay ahead of Europe's energy shakeup

FRANKFURT European utilities plan to begin some direct trades with one another using blockchain technology within months, hoping to stay ahead in a world in which individuals may eventually sell green energy to one another.

Mar 07 2018

Wintershall looks to Brazil for new oil production ventures

KASSEL, Germany BASF's oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall announced plans on Wednesday to expand into Brazil's growing offshore oil sector as part of a drive to boost sales and profit this year.

Feb 22 2018

German battery maker sonnen to link up electric car users

FRANKFURT German solar battery maker sonnen is giving away electric car plugs to new household customers, seeking to attract drivers frustrated by the slow roll-out of shared charging points and link them up to better manage power demand.

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