Energiewende

By bcpaulos | Tracking the German energy transition.

Germany’s Shift to Green Power Stalls, Despite Huge Investments

BETZIGAU, Germany — Katharina Zinnecker’s farm in the foothills of the German Alps has been in the family since 1699. But to squeeze a living from it today, she and her husband need to do more than sell the milk from their herd of cows.<p>So they carpeted the roofs of their farm buildings with solar …

Renewable Energy

Oakland public bank organizers look to fund renewable energy

OAKLAND — Advocates for a public bank in Oakland are looking to Germany for inspiration, as that country’s public banks fund a large portion of the …

Renewable Energy

Anti-AfD protests break out across Germany after election

After the Alternative for Germany's historic election result, opponents of the far-right populist party have taken to the streets of Berlin, Hamburg …

Germany

Future of Germany’s coal sector hangs on elections

Three in four Germans want to phase out coal. If Merkel wins the elections, which seems likely, then she’ll have to deliver.<p><i>This article was first</i> …

Climate

Germany and the diesel dilemma

Transport policy, the “diesel scandal” and the interests of the German automotive industry is a hot topic of debate that is dominating the German election campaign.<p>We are in Stuttgart, meeting Manfred Niess protesting together with neighbours against air pollution. The retired teacher lives close …

Automotive Industry

Germany and India connect on renewable grid integration project

The governments of India and Germany will collaborate on enhancing the Indian grid’s ability to absorb renewable power.

Renewable Energy

Germany and California agree joint fight against climate change

The move comes in the aftermath of President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the landmark Paris Accord of 2015. The burgeoning 'Under 2 …

Climate

The Energiewende as a European project – What options do German policymakers have?

We’ve talked before about the European Union’s efforts to deliver clean energy for all Europeans, and the fact that Germany’s energy transition will …

Renewable Energy

Energiewende, Fracking and Lower Rates

In 2013, I made my first trip to Germany to see what “Energiewende” was all about. This German word means “Energy Transformation,” and Germany has …

The 3 Stages of a Country Embracing Renewable Energy

The world is undergoing a transformation in how it gets its power. In Germany, we have a word for it: <i>Energiewende</i>. It means energy turning point. (We use the same word <i>Wende</i> to describe the fall of the Berlin Wall and all the dramatic changes that came with it.)<p>In this transformation, we are …

Renewable Energy

Germany's electricity grid stable amid energy transition

Germany’s power grid stability and security of supply has been rising despite a huge expansion of intermittent green electricity production. Average …

Hamburg Considers Innovative Heat Storage Scheme

<i>District heating pipes in Hamburg</i><p><i>Institutions in Hamburg are proposing to build a large underground thermal heat storage system that could supply</i> …

Lessons from Germany’s aggressive path to integrate renewables on the grid

<i>Editor’s note: This is Part Five of a series on climate and energy issues in Germany and Poland that could help inform policy discussions in Ohio and</i> …

Renewable Energy

German electricity transmission CEO: ‘80% renewables is no problem’

Germany’s pursuit of a low carbon economy, the <i>Energiewende</i>, is in full swing, but questions have emerged over its feasibility. EURACTIV’s partner Der …

Germany’s clean energy revolution meets the “Trump effect”

<i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The world’s most advanced energy …

A tsunami in winter: Europe shakes up its energy policy

Temperatures are falling in Europe, and warm thoughts are doing little to help – let alone the European Commission’s proposed legislation. After a …

Renewable Energy

Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries

Wind blows. Water falls. But for the first time, one is now powering the other. Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside …

Renewable Energy

How EDF’s Sinking Nuclear Output Sent Power Prices to Records

Extended outages at some of Electricite de France SA nuclear reactors have sent European power prices to records. On Thursday, the world’s biggest …

Energy

Content of the course:

The course is a production of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and …

German power link to treble in cost due to public resistance

The German Suedlink grid project is set to treble in cost due to a decision by the government to use underground cable instead of overhead power …

Germany sets a new solar storage record

solar installer (photo Greens MPs)<i>With the most photovoltaic capacity of any country in Europe, Germany has begun to store its excess solar power to</i> …

Energy

Energy Transition Platform

PARTNER REGIONS<p>The Energy Transition Platform connects a select group of state and regional governments across some of the most highly industrialized …

Germany’s Energiewende: The intermittency problem remains

In the American press, there has been much discussion of Germany’s <i>Energiewende</i>—a plan that not only aims for a nearly carbon-free economy by 2050, …

Power-To-Heat Systems Get Going In Germany

<b>Published on</b> May 18th, 2016 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>8<p>May 18th, 2016 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>Originally published on Renewables International.<br>By Craig</b> …

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