Daimler stops developing internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars
According to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Daimler development chief Markus Schaefer said that they currently have no plans to develop a next-generation combustion engine and they are focusing on new electric powertrains.
From Byron Bay, Australia to Cologne, Germany: Collaborating internationally sends climate change message viral
The key messages of the presentation given by Professor Will Steffen at the Zero Emissions Byron (ZEB) BIG U TURN AHEAD event last June, have been passed on to more than 72,000 people, thanks to a series of Twitter posts distributed from Cologne, Germany.
Greece, Slovenia among five EU countries to introduce fossil fuel subsidies
The UK, Germany, Greece, Poland, and Slovenia even plan to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies, at a time of heightened awareness of the climate crisis and despite committing ten years ago to end such support, the CAN said.
Angry residents send German wind industry spinning
Market players said the tipping point came in 2016 when Germany amended its Renewable Energy Act. After almost two decades of providing subsidies to prop up the nascent sector, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government decided that the industry was now sufficiently mature and began withdrawing support.
North Macedonia's ESM gets KfW’s donation for Bogdanci wind farm
The German development bank KfW has allocated MKD 10 million (about EUR 162,500) to North Macedonia’s state-owned electricity producer Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM – former ELEM) for updating an environmental impact assessment study and other consulting services for an expansion of the Bogdanci wind farm.
Petrofac completes offshore wind project in German North Sea
Petrofac has hailed the start of power generation from a major offshore wind project in Germany.Petrofac, in partnership with Siemens, were awarded the contract in 2014 by German-Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT for engineering, procurement, construction, transport and offshore installation of the platform.
German airline Lufthansa is launching a website that allows customers to buy climate-friendly plane fuel to compensate for the emissions caused by their flight.The aviation industry has come under fire from climate campaigners for its comparatively large carbon footprint, though airlines note that it constitutes only 2% of man-made emissions worldwide.
ANU Researchers: Nature Offers Potential for Endless Renewable Hydrogen
The Australian National University (ANU) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI-CEC) in Germany led the study, which for the first time identifies an important photosynthetic process that enables plants to split water.
New wind installations up in Europe in H1 but Germany drives onshore down
The combined installations of new onshore and offshore wind capacity in Europe in the first half of 2019 were at 4.9 GW, which was up on the same period last year (4.5 GW), though onshore installations were down due to serious issues in Germany, according to a press release from wind power association WindEurope.
German renewables deliver more electricity than coal and nuclear power for the first time
The result was a six-month period in which renewable energy sources produced more electricity than coal and nuclear power plants together. For the first time 47.3% of the electricity consumers used came from renewable sources, while 43.4% came from coal-fired and nuclear power plants.
Nordex Group to supply turbines for HEP’s first wind farm
Croatia’s state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group) has placed an order with German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group for the supply of 18 N131/3600 turbines for the Korlat wind farm, according to a press release from the German group.
Leading lignite miner in eastern Germany moves into battery storage market
Clean Energy Wire: Eastern Germany’s largest energy company and lignite mine operator, LEAG, has started work on a large-scale storage project that could help close a gap in the energy transition by enabling easier integration of renewable energy in the power grid.
Solar PV single largest source of Germany’s net power production in June
For the first time, solar energy topped the list of sources for Germany’s net public electricity supply in June 2019, generating 19 percent - ranking ahead of lignite (18.6 percent) and wind (17.7 percent), according to research institute Fraunhofer ISE’s Energy Charts project.
How energy choices after Fukushima impacted human health and the environment
Credit: Kharecha and Sato, 2019 Now the not-so-positive news: Our hypothetical scenarios show that if Japan and Germany had reduced coal instead of nuclear after Fukushima, they could have together prevented about 28,000 air pollution-induced premature deaths and 2.6 billion tons of CO2 emissions between 2011 and 2017.
Germany renewable energy share jumps to record 47% for first five months of year
As this table notes, the biggest contributor over the first five months of the year was wind energy, which accounted for more than 26 per cent of the electricity produced in Germany over the first five months of the year.
VW’s electric car push gathers speed with 20,000 ID.3 orders
German auto group Volkswagen has taken an earnest first step on promises to deliver millions of electric vehicles to its global markets, as it works to restore the reputation that was all but demolished in the Dieselgate emissions scandal of 2015.Last night (Australian time), VW board member for marketing and sales Jürgen Stackmann confirmed that in less than one month since opening the books to take reservations, the German carmaker had taken 20,000 reservation payments for its ID.3 hatchback.
Mining regions are key parts of Alternative for Germany (AfD) strongholds in ex-communist eastern states like Brandenburg and Saxony, where the far-right party placed first in Sunday's European elections. In coal phase-out, Germany pledges billions to mining regions.
German energy firm Innogy claim the new Bad a Cheo Wind Farm in Achkeepster near Caithness is capable of powering up to 22,000 households each year. Developers of the new wind project also announced that Bad a Cheo would provide £3.3m in community benefit fund for the local area.
Salt Batteries Could Be Major Step in Move Away from Fossil Fuels
He told the Associated Press that power companies are able to produce twice as much energy as Germany needs through renewable sources. Roeglin says the process can take in 10 times more energy than water, which is currently used for power-to-heat facilities.
Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements
Germany's decision to authorise electric scooters on streets will probably provoke conflicts with cyclists, Social Democrat politician Anke Rehlinger says Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.
Xodus Group adds to roster for renewable energy expansion
The firm said it would look to “support lenders, developers and the wider supply chain to identify and capitalise” on new clean energy projects. Mr Hamilton previously worked for the UK-focused German onshore wind firm Energiekontor as a project manager.
BayWa r.e is building what is likely to be Germany’s first completed subsidy-free solar park, bringing the firm's unsubsidised offerings further north in Europe, as a company executive previously indicated to PV Tech.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German automotive supplier Bosch plans to become fully carbon neutral by 2020, making it the first major industrial company to take that step, as it forecast sales would stagnate this year due to headwinds from a global downturn and trade disputes.
Germany is opening its first electric highway for trucks
Developed by Siemens (SIEGY), the system allows big rigs with special equipment mounted on their roofs to connect to electrified lines while traveling at speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour (56 miles per hour).The trucks run on electric motors when connected to the overhead lines, and a hybrid system when they return to a traditional road.
Germany's Bosch aims to go carbon-neutral from 2020
Bosch intends to make its operations carbon neutral from next year Car parts supplier Bosch said Thursday it plans to produce zero net carbon emissions "from 2020" and to spend two billion euros ($2.2 billion) on renewable electricity over the next decade.
RWE acquires Croatian solar energy service provider
German power utility RWE has taken over Relatio ES Adria, one of the largest Croatian companies in design, supply, installation and commissioning of solar power plants, reported. According to its website, RWE Solar is part of German renewable energy company Innogy SE.
Sneak peak at BMW i4 electric car, with 600km range
New images have come to light showing the interior of the all-electric 600km range BMWi4, which is planned for production by the German carmaker in 2021.BMW is planning a major expansion of its e-car portfolio over the next few years, a key component is this coupe-like sedan, which it is readying its Munich car plant for with a €200 million ($A320 million) upgrade.