Renewables Records

According to the Fraunhofer Institute, renewables accounted for 47.7 percent of Germany’s electricity production from January to June 2019, up 6.7 percent over the same period in 2018. In June, for the first time ever, solar power was Germany’s leading power source (19 percent), while renewables in general represented 51.9 percent of electricity generated.

Turning Coal into Innovation: German Greentech and Beyond

It´s only logical that any serious agenda for fulfilling the Paris Climate Agreement will entail new jobs and new value chains in many regions and economic sectors. In Germany, phasing out coal is part of this agenda. The federal German government has specified that the phase-out must open up new opportunities for the people and the economies of coal-producing regions.

Bosch versus CO2

Electronics giant Bosch wants to lead the way in combatting climate change. This May company CEO Volkmar Denner made the surprise announcement that Bosch will try to go CO2-neutral by 2020.

Wind Giant

April saw the opening of Arkona Wind Park, the largest such facility in the Baltic Sea, between the German island of Rügen and the Danish island of Bornholm.

Germany pledges €100 million a year for sustainable energy technology testing

Germany funds “practical laboratories” for hydrogen and green energy research.

Persistent Drought: Strategies, Technologies and Opportunities

Unusually high temperatures and low precipitation are becoming increasingly serious problems all over the world, including Germany. But the need to cope with that situation is driving innovation.

Solar Shines Again

The German solar power industry recovered from a difficult period to post almost 70% growth in 2018 compared with 2017.

Renewable Energy Record

Germany achieved a milestone in March 2019, when 54.4% of the electricity produced in the country came from renewable sources.

German-French Batteries

Germany and France are joining forces to develop the next generation of batteries for electric cars.