Octopus Energy – one of the most most innovative young companies in the sector – expanded to Germany and is making waves in Europe’s largest economy. Octopus Energy Germany CEO Andrew Mack tells us about the challenges and rewards of coming to this very lucrative but very specific market. Watch our video!
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Germany’s high level of innovation, large domestic market and rapidly growing renewable energy capacity are attracting international cleantech businesses. Solar parks, wind farms and hydrogen plants are popping up all over the country, accompanied by an electromobility boom.
It’s part of the annual cycle of the seasons –trees losing their foliage. In Berlin, for example, sanitation services sweep up 36,000 tons leaves every year from city streets and parks. They’re usually composed, but a new study suggests this material could be put to better use.
The German government is investing more than EUR 20 million to set up a “field laboratory” in the eastern German city of Jena to develop smart city innovations in heat and electricity supply.
On November 3, the federal German government reached an accord with the country’s six northernmost regional states and grid operators to dramatically increase the country’s wind energy output. The deal mandates at least 30 gigawatts of offshore wind-generated electricity by 2030.
US chemicals giant Dow is teaming up with British recycling company Mura Technology to build a massive new plastic recycling plant in the town of Böhlen in the eastern German regional state of Saxony.
German Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and Siemens CEO and Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) Chairman Roland Busch discuss why cooperation between the AsiaPacific and Germany is more important than ever.
Spanish-German company Siemens has constructed a prototype wind turbine that could redefine the standards for wind electricity generation.
Changes to the law at the start of the New Year, providers of to-go food – caterers, delivery services and restaurants – will be required to offer reusable packages. It’s one of many rules intended to cut down on plastic and other harmful waste.
The northern German regional state of Lower Saxony is home to a world first: a completely hydrogen-driven passenger rail service.