Green Search Engine Now on Google

Berlin start-up Ecosia, which has developed the world’s first ecological search engine, is now playing in the big leagues. That’s after Internet giant Google announced it was adding Ecosia as a default setting on its search bar alongside Google Search, Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo.

Waste Not, Want Not

Berlin start-up Sirplus is on mission: to provide consumers with perfectly edible food discarded because of superficial appearance, overproduction or elapsed sell-by dates.

Environmental Bonding

Want to invest in preserving the environment? In 2020, Germany’s finance ministry plans to issue state “environmental bonds,” from which the money raised will go exclusively toward fighting climate change.

Renewable Synthetic Fuel

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT have come up with a method of using renewable electricity to create synthetic fuel.

Hydrogen Hotspot

Germany’s federal government has said it wants to make the country leader in hydrogen energy.

Hydrogen Storage Power Plant

The region of Lusatia in eastern Germany is one of the areas most affected by the country’s decision to phase out coal mining by 2038 at the latest. As part of a larger support package, a reference hydrogen storage power plant project will be funded in the region and tested under real-world conditions.

Streetlights as Charging Stations

Berlin start-up Ubitricity, which was founded in 2008 has come up with a simple, cost-effective way of upgrading existing streetlights into power providers for EVs.

VW Unveils New Electric Flagship

Volkswagen has said it aims to become the world’s leading producer of electric vehicles, and the German carmaker is off to a promising start.

Porsche Air Taxis

Porsche teamed up with US aviation giant Boeing and is aiming to produce a workable vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi prototype by the end of 2020.