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Environmental Issues Top Upcoming European Election Agenda

May 21st, 2019 | by Jonny Tiernan

In Germany, climate change issues are finally taking center stage in the political arena, and the results of the upcoming European elections could set the tone for the future. A poll by broadcaster ARD has shown that 48% of Germans listed climate change as the issue that was most important to them in regards to the upcoming election. If voters want to see political parties tackle the climate crisis effectively, and they use their votes to push this agenda, then the ramifications can be far-reaching both for Germany and the rest of the world


Public Fear Of Nuclear Isn’t Why Nuclear Energy Is Fading

March 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Fear of nuclear power is vastly overrated as an issue among pro-nuclear advocates. Like conservatives in the USA up to the Secretary of the Interior blaming non-existent eco-terrorists for west coast wildfires, it's a strawman, a convenient fiction that the nuclear advocates share among themselves to avoid the harsh truth


US Commentators Point At Germany For Bad Energy Policies, But Live In Glass Houses

March 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

There are two persistent and overlapping trends in American discussions of climate change, nuclear energy, and renewable energy. The first is American exceptionalism, the idea that the USA is doing better than any country in the world despite denying climate change and walking away from the Paris Accord. The second is that Germany is awful, choosing to shut down its nuclear plants, resulting in massive increases in greenhouse gases


UPDATED! Next Kraftwerke Teams Up With Jedlix On Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Response Pilot

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The pilot was tendered by the Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT to assess the viability of aggregated demand reserve using a handful of new technologies


Renewables Provided 44.1% Of Germany’s Electricity In October

November 13th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Germany added 2.3 gigawatts of new onshore wind capacity in the first half of 2017. Though it failed to meet the target last year, the Renewable Energy Act set an annual target of installing 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity. Add in a warm autumn and the winter storms Xavier and Herwart, and it is easy to see how renewables provided 44.1% of Germany's electricity in October


The Future Of Germany’s Energy Transition Policy: An Interview With Patrick Graichen, Director Of Agora Energiewende

September 22nd, 2017 | by The Beam

We are on the eve of the German election. We thought this was a perfect time to interview one of the main actors of the Energiewende: Patrick Graichen, the Director of Agora Energiewende, a think tank and policy laboratory that develops scientifically based and politically feasible approaches for ensuring the success of the German energy transition


First Black Start On Germany’s Grid

August 15th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

This experiment took place in the North German city of Schwerin. The WEMAG battery power station, developed by the Berlin-based storage pioneer Younicos, successfully restored a previously disconnected power grid.


Germany’s Renewable Energy Auction Model Is Not An Absolute Disaster

July 7th, 2017 | by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

The problem with auctions is that contrary to what they are sold as (more market-based model) they are removing the decision on how much new solar is built from the market to the state. There is no way in an auction system to build even one MW more than is auctioned in the first place.


Cleantech Revolution — The Plan

June 16th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Cleantech leaders from 11 countries are now set to converge on Berlin and Wroclaw for the next edition of our Cleantech Revolution Tour. We have longtime EV and solar leaders from the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, the USA, Sweden, and Portugal joining the conference


Climate Mitigation & Energiewende: Cherry-Picking The Facts

May 9th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Stephens uses the alleged failure of three climate policies – corn ethanol, the European Emissions Trading Scheme, and the German Energiewende – to undermine the idea of climate mitigation. Imagine such coward’s reasoning – this may not work, let’s do nothing – applied in medicine or war



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