No-Subsidy Solar

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.

Electric Opels

German carmaker Opel is following many of its competitors and going green.

Silence is Golden

MTU Aero Engines has purchased a ten-million-euro stake in the air taxi company e.Sat in the western German city of Aachen. The aircraft motor producer will be involved in the development and construction of an electro-hybrid motor for the air taxis.

Electric Love

The first half of 2019 was a watershed in the electric-vehicle market. According to a study by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Germany led the way for the first time ever in newly registered e-automobiles with 48,000.

Wind to Hydrogen

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.

Environmental Engine

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.

Reusability Trend

German companies spend an average of two million euros a year to revitalize used products.

Tchibo Sustainability

Hamburg coffee, clothing and household goods retailer Tschibo has come up with an innovative way to promote ecological awareness.

German EV Charging Stations Up 50%

Germany added 7,000 more public charging stations for electric vehicles in the past year.

Cleaner Energy

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.