Legal Notice


German Office

Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Genthiner Strasse 13
D-10785 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 260 05 0
Fax: +49 30 260 05 251
E-Mail: service [ at ]

Domicile: Berlin. Amtsgericht Charlottenburg HR A 2065
Legal Form: Limited Company
Value added tax identification number: DE 136 320 747
Managing Director: Carsten Buhr
Chairman of the Advisory Board: Rüdiger Gebauer

Americas Office

Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
121 High Street, Third Floor
Boston, MA 02110, USA
Phone: +1 (857) 284 7073
Fax: +1 (857) 284 7358
E-mail: service [ at ]

Welcome to ENERGY TODAY as published by WALTER DE GRUYTER GmbH!


The verdict passed on the 12th May 1998 by the LG Hamburg rules that the inclusion of links also leads to co-responsibility of the material offered via these links. The LG Hamburg has declared that it is only possible to disclaim responsibility by expressly distancing oneself from the contents of the websites.

Energy Today links to third party information providers. Energy Today has no influence on the contents or reliability of the websites of these third party information providers. The following therefore applies to all links:

Energy Today has no influence on the design and contents of third party internet websites. Energy Today therefore expressly distances itself from the material of all third party internet websites, even if the Energy Today website links to these external sites.”

The declaration is valid for all links given on our website and the material of all sites reached via links on the Energy Today website.

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting Energy Today at We take great care to ensure your privacy while visiting our website. Please note the following information regarding our privacy policy:

The collecting, processing, and use of your data occurs within the framework provided by legal regulation. Personal data is only collected in as much it is required for the technical process. Personal information you provide us with (such as your name or email address) will be used by us for correspondence only or for the purposes for which you gave us the information. Occasionally, we may also use it to inform you of new services and of changes and new developments within Energy Today. Under no circumstances will we sell or forward your information for whatever reason to a third party.

Data Security Officer

Thorsten Feldmann
E-mail: datenschutz [ at ]

Data Protection Statement

The collection, processing and use of personal data during the operation of our internet sites is carried out in compliance with the European Union provisions regarding data protection, with the German data protection act (BDSG), the German telemedia act (TMG) and other data protection rules.

Links to other providers’ websites

Our internet sites also contain relaying links to other providers. Our data privacy statement does not apply to these providers. When visiting other internet sites, please obtain information on the applicable data protection policy from the respective provider.

Usage of personal data

You are not required to provide personal data when using our internet offers. The data will only be used if you have given your expressed consent. Any consent given can be revoked at any time without you being required to give reasons for such revocation. When you visit our online sites, we will store your computer’s IP address. The IP address is your computer’s specific “address” in a network. This allows you to always use our information offers on the internet without having to disclose your data. Your personal data will be stored on a server in the Federal Republic of Germany or in the EU, and will not be forwarded to third parties. Transfer of your data to third countries will only be made to group companies or service partners for purposes of contracted data processing. Your personal data will not be sold to third parties or marketed in any other way.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses socalled “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, and is stored there. Google will use this information in order to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website operators, and to provide further services relating to the usage of the website and the internet.

Google may also transmit this information to third parties if this is mandatory under applicable law, or if third parties process such data on behalf of Google. Google will in no event link your IP address to other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we must inform you that, in this case, you may possibly not be able to fully use all features on this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing by Google of the data collected about you, in the manner and for the purposes described above. For details, please go to

The collection and storage of data can at all times be objected to with effect for the future. In view of the discussions regarding the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to make you aware of the fact that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()”, so that IP addresses are only processed in an abbreviated form in order to prevent the possibility of directly linking them to a person.

Click here to deactivate data collection by the tools listed above.

AdRotate Pro

We sometimes use third-party providers to place advertisements when you use our websites. These companies may use information (which does not include your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) relating to your visits to this and other websites in order to allow them to place advertisements for products or services you are interested in.

Questions on data privacy and right to be informed

If you have any questions regarding data privacy or other information requests regarding the data stored about yourself, please send a written enquiry to our data protection officer.

User responsibility

  • All Users of the Energy Today website bear sole and exclusive responsibility for content and contributions input by them and for activities undertaken by them. The publisher does not audit user-generated content or other user input prior to its publication in the Internet.
  • All Users bear sole and exclusive responsibility for creation of backup copies of content input by them. This also includes the software used by them. Energy Today accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any loss of data.

Energy Today’s rights

  • Energy Today is entitled to cancel User registrations at any time without stating reasons. Any such cancellation terminates the user’s right to use the services provided by the platform. The publisher can serve notice of cancellation either by letter, by fax or by e-mail.
  • Energy Today is also entitled to delete individual user-generated contributions of parts thereof at any time and at its sole discretion. This applies, in particular, in cases where a user has committed a violation of these conditions for use. In any such case, Energy Today, when becoming aware of the violation, is entitled  and obliged on grounds of its legal responsibility pursuant to the Telemedia Act (TMG) to exclude the user, cancel his registration and to delete content used by or addressed to him. Energy Today is under no obligation to give Users advance warning of deletion of content generated by them.
  • Energy Today is under no obligation to verify accuracy, completeness or legality of user-generated contributions.

Liability, warranty disclaimer 

  • Technical problems: Energy Today is not responsible for technical problems (e.g. line disruptions, power cuts and other problems in the Internet and telecommunications infrastructures) or for other circumstances (e.g. war, strike, floods, restrictions imposed by the state) beyond Energy Today’s control. Nor does it accept any liability whatsoever in cases where the service becomes temporarily unavailable or is discontinued completely. In the event of content defects attributable to the licensee (e.g. printing or text errors or errors of meaning occurring during transmission of copy), the licensee shall indemnify Energy Today against all warranty and compensation claims filed against Energy Today by third parties.
  • Energy Today also recognizes no liability for loss or damage to material input or uploaded by the User, which is attributable to technical circumstances. The User is solely responsible for the backup of information or images.
  • Energy Today takes no responsibility for the copyright or legality of the content and images provided by authors and contributors.

Miscellaneous provisions

Energy Today is entitled to amend these conditions from time to time, e.g. in order to comply with legal or regulatory requirements or following functional changes in our services.

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