Germany Breaks 50 Percent Net Renewable Electricity Mark

More than half (50.5 percent) of all the net power generated in Germany last year came from wind, solar and other clean sources. That’s according to final 2020 figures from the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System (ISE).

Green Hydrogen and Germany’s Energy Future

2020 was the year Germany went all in on hydrogen as a key to its transition to the clean energy of future. We spoke with the German government’s commissioner for green hydrogen, Stefan Kaufmann, about where Germany is coming from and where it’s headed.

Waste Heat 2 Power

Düsseldorf cleantech start-up poligy has come up with a solution for harvesting waste heat and converting it into electricity.

Biodiversity and Zoonoses: German Efforts to Prevent the Next Pandemic

One of the lessons we should learn for the post-corona era is that outbreaks of disease and even pandemics go hand in hand with increased destruction of nature.

Germany Sets Renewables Record in 2020

According to calculations made by two of Germany’s leading energy groups, wind, solar, biomass and other regenerative energy sources will cover more than 46 percent of the country’s energy needs in 2020.

Berlin Achieves 2020 Climate Goal Early

The German capital isn’t always known for punctuality, but it has beaten a main target for reducing CO2 emissions in terms of both time and quantity.

Octopus Energy Founds German Arm

British electricity platform Octopus Energy is testing the waters in the German market with a planned EUR 80 million expansion to Europe’s largest economy.

Storing Energy for the Future

The international “enera” project in Germany’s windy northwest is helping make wind power more reliable by supplying new electric batteries to stabilize the grid.

Hitting the Gas: H2 Is the Future

With billions of euros in government investment and ample infrastructure already in place, Germany’s hydrogen sector is the next big thing. Foreign investors are actively encouraged to join the country’s hydrogen revolution.

German-French Hydrogen Cooperation

German automotive parts company ElringKlinger is joining forces with France’s Plastic Omnium to form a joint subsidiary, Ekpo Fuel Cell Technologies, which will focus on hydrogen-powered vehicles.