Kevin Spacey is poised to scheme his way into more European homes as the politician-star of “House of Cards” should Virgin Media Inc.’s novel deal integrating Netflix Inc. into its cable offerings pay off.
German consumers should shop around for new power providers as most utilities prepare to increase electricity prices in January, Matthias Kurth , head of Germany’s Federal Network Agency, told the Financial Times Deutschland .
Liberty Global Plc made a preliminary bid for Kabel Deutschland Holding AG, pitting the cable company controlled by John Malone against Vodafone Group Plc for control of Germany’s largest cable provider.
German stocks fell, with the DAX Index extending its biggest monthly drop in almost nine years, as European confidence in the economic outlook plunged the most since December 2008 and confidence among U.S. consumers slid.
Matthias Schuele’s aluminum foundry stands a 30-minute drive from a nuclear reactor that supplied electricity for more than three decades until German Chancellor Angela Merkel switched it off in March.
Germany’s power supply may face risks unless new plants are constructed fast, Matthias Kurth, the former head of the country’s Federal Network Agency, told television station ZDF in an interview posted on the station’s website.
Germany’s power grid is nearing the “edge of its capacity” as the nation switches to renewable power because of the decision to exit nuclear generation, and after slow modernization of the network, the regulator said.
Returns for investors in Germany’s power grid are attractive and don’t need to increase, Handelsblatt reported, citing an interview with Matthias Kurth , head of Germany’s Federal Network Agency regulator.
Germany’s top utilities regulator, Matthias Kurth , wants builders of new electricity power lines to lay glass fiber cables at the same time to speed up spreading access to high-speed Internet services, Handelsblatt reported.