On the front of the rather nondescript square concrete building in Hamburg are the words “Welcome to the new Stone Age.” But the new electro-thermic (ETES) energy storage facility, which is being tested by Siemens Gamesa, is very much about the future, not the past.
Industries / Energy & Environment
Germany is putting its money where its mouth is in terms of hydrogen-based energy technology. Economic Affairs and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier has promised to make Germany the “world number one,” and three German ministries are pumping hundreds of millions of euros into programs toward that end.
When environmentalists talk about carbon dioxide, it’s most about how to reduce it. But what if the greenhouse gas could be recycled into something beneficial?
The German energy market is undergoing radical change in line with the government’s initiative to transition to sustainable energy. The electricity infrastructure is expanding rapidly, generating numerous opportunities for foreign suppliers.
Power company ENBW has announced the construction of what will be Germany’s largest solar energy park. What’s more: the firm is doing this without any help at all from state subsidies.
Germany has shattered a series of records for green electricity production in 2019. But how can companies get involved in the transition to sustainability? As our latest video shows, the opportunities go well beyond wind turbines and solar cells.
One challenge connected with wind energy is what to do when turbines produce more energy than grids can handle, forcing shutdowns. The Wind to Gas Energy company in Brunsbüttel, north of Hamburg, is devoted to addressing this problem.
A little something for the environment every time users do an Internet search – that’s the idea behind Ecosia, the world’s first ecological search engine.
German companies spend an average of two million euros a year to revitalize used products.
In the first half of 2019, Germany was able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from power production by 15 percent year on year. CO2 levels fell from 136 million to 116 million tons.