Germany

German farmers’ protests at odds with rising environmental concerns

The recent protests by German farmers against the government's plans to cut subsidies for agricultural diesel took place against a…

Signal: rooftop systems drive Germany’s record solar installations

Germany installed a record 14GW of solar energy capacity in 2023 through more than a million new solar power systems,…

Germany’s COP28 message is undermined by its domestic climate action crisis

On Saturday 2 December, on the third day of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told…

Signal: batteries market grows as gas-fired generators wind down

A growing global battery market offers a new means of bolstering energy security, as gas-fired power plants close down. The…

Can EU green manufacturers ever compete with low-cost imports?

Economic security – an idea that encompasses a broad set of interconnected elements including supply chain resilience, research integrity, and…

Signal: Deutsche Bank “phasing out business” with thermal coal

Deutsche Bank published its initial Transition Plan last week (October 19), including new net-zero targets for three high-emitting industries in…

With renewables deployment under way, now comes the hard part – storage

Earlier this month in Brussels, several business leaders from various parts of the energy supply chain signed a contract to…

Signal: 50% of Germany’s power to be generated by renewables in 2023

Germany is set to generate more than half of its power from renewable sources this year, according to Robert Habeck,…

Survey: German companies fear energy transition will have a negative impact

A survey of more than 3,500 German companies has shown that half of them believe the transition to renewable energy…

Signal: Germany’s solar plans are powering up, energising the job market

The second-biggest hirer in solar worldwide, Germany's photovoltaics plans are entering the next phase. The German federal government has approved…