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Germany set to pay customers for electricity usage as renewable energy generation creates huge power surplus

German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity. Wind generation is forecast to climb to a record on Sunday, creating more output than needed and driving electricity prices below zero, broker data compiled by Bloomberg show. It

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Germany’s renewable energy revolution

Germany Trade & Invest presents its short film about Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution, the so called Energiewende (energy transition). Voices from science, industry, and politics outline the achievements made so far, next steps, and the opportunities the energy transition offers.

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Germany introduces electric car subsidy, but excludes Tesla

Germany ‘s target of one million electric cars on its roads by 2020 stands no chance of being met, but Wednesday’s news the government agreed to contribute 50% to a 1.2 billion euro ($1.4 billion) subsidy fund, should mean their

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Renewable energy in Germany 2015

Against all resistance solar power in Germany was breaking records in 2015. With 36.8 billion kilowatt hours, photovoltaics actually generated 5.4% more solar energy than the year before. Sunny weather in April boosts solar power generation, providing a peak power

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92% of German consumers agree with the energy transition

According to a survey published by the German Renewable Energies Agency, 92% of German people support the energy transition [Energiewende], but not all for the same reason. The consulting company Pricewaterhouse Coopers asked 1.015 people why they support the Energiewende.

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This €1 billion power plant may never be switched on

Germany’s unprecedented energy shift is turning newly built power plants into white elephants that will never produce any electricity. Once the backbone that underpinned growth in Europe’s biggest economy, coal and gas plants are being marginalized in a new world

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Greenpeace says can find cash to buy Vattenfall coal assets

Greenpeace is exploring funding options to buy Vattenfall AB’s lignite operations in Germany as it seeks to shut the power plants and prevent others from starting new coal mines. The environmental group wants to start discussions with Vattenfall after the

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Four lessons Obama should learn from Merkel’s energy revolution

Germany’s “Energiewende” is managing the biggest transformation away from fossil fuels and nuclear power and toward renewables of any advanced economy. It hasn’t all gone smoothly. “The Energiewende has a lot of challenges attached, political as well as practical,” said

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Germany breaks a renewable energy record

Germany’s transition from coal- and oil-fired power to carbon-free electricity hit a new milestone on July 25 when solar, wind, and other sources of renewable energy met 78 percent of the day’s energy demand. That beat the old record of

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Germany: environmentally harmful subsidies amount to over 52 billion euros

Even as Germany  focuses much effort and funding on climate protection measures, it continues to subsidise environmentally harmful policies and technology, according to a study by the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA). The report, which looked at environmentally harmful subsidies in

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