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
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
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
December 8th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
We spoke with the Frans Nauta, the founder of ClimateLaunchpad, at the Global Grand Final to get the inside scoop on what early stage startup themes were really taking off, which areas he wasn't seeing teams do as much work in, and what keeps him going
October 11th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Industrial leaders in Germany are criticizing government leaders for failing to take effective action to address climate change, especially after the IPCC 6 climate assessment was release this week saying the world has only a dozen years to fix global warming.
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
July 13th, 2018 | by The Beam
Our Editor-In-Chief Anne-Sophie met with Antje von Broock, Deputy Director for Communication and Policy at BUND, and asked her about her work with BUND and had a candid discussion on her opinions of Germany’s political stance on environmental issues
November 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
World leaders voiced strong support for climate change mitigation strategies at the COP23 conference in Bonn this week, but a 12 year old boy from Fiji stole the show.
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
November 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A study by Agora Energiewende says Germany could safely shut down 20 electric generating facilities immediately without danger of creating energy shortages within the country.
October 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Several environmental NGOs in Germany suggest the country is not moving fast enough to transition to a low carbon economy.
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
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.
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.
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
June 8th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
We continue to line up wonderful, world-leading speakers for our coming Cleantech Revolution Tour conference in Berlin and Wrocław. We have 5 new blockbuster presenters to announce today
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
May 8th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Germany set a record over the May 1 holiday weekend by generating 85% of its total electrical needs for a single day from renewables such as wind, solar, biomass, and hydro.
February 23rd, 2017 | by The Beam
Andreas Kuhlmann talks about Germany’s Energiewende and dena’s new initiative, the “Start Up Energy Transition” that, in his words, aims to “bring pioneers and enablers of global energy transition together, and to establish an international network of companies, start-ups and sustainability-conscious organisation.”
November 29th, 2016 | by Roy L Hales
As of October 30, only 0.79 GW of new capacity has been added this year. Germany's critics are once again hailing the imminent demise of this nation's renewable revolution. What happened to Germany's energy transformation