Demand Explodes for Solar Installations in Germany

Germany’s Federal Statistical Office reports impressive rises in the number of businesses and households getting electricity from solar installation.

Private Investment Discovers European Renewables

The world’s largest assets manager Blackrock has launched a new initiative, the “Peretual Infrastructure Strategy,” aimed at promoting a climate-neutral economy.

Germany to Get Europe’s Largest Solar Park

Ground has been broken south of Leipzig at the site of what will become 650 MW, 500-hectare photovoltaic facility. The solar park is being constructed at a former brown coal opencast mine.

Heat Pumps Now Installed in Most New German Residential Buildings

Germany is undergoing a sea change in construction. The Federal Statistical Office says that over half (50.6 percent) of new residential buildings in the country last year used heat pumps as their primary heating source.

North Sea States Agree Tenfold Increase in Wind Power

Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany will jointly push for a massive expansion in wind-generated electricity in the North Sea.

Germany Sees Massive Rise in Heat Pump Applications

Amidst the great uncertainty and huge price hikes in energy following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the demand for heat pumps has more than doubled.

EV Production in Germany Nearly Doubles

According to the Federal Statistical Office, 86 percent more EVs were produced in 2021 compared with the previous year. Exports rose by 92 percent over the same period.

International Companies Profiting from German LNG Drive

Liquid natural gas (LNG) has emerged as an important element of Germany’s immediate strategy to diversify and secure its energy supply.

Construction Starts on €120m German Lithium Refinery

Dutch company AMG Lithium, a subsidiary of the Advanced Metallurgical Group, has broken ground on the first of five lithium production modules in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The firm has investing EUR 120 million in the project.

Construction Begins on First German Floating LNG Terminal

Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck was personally on hand in the northern city of Wilhelmshaven as work commenced on the country’s first-ever liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal. Construction has been predicted to take until between the end of the year and ten months.