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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The Paris Agreement for climate change

The 21th Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the UN gathered 195 countries to negotiate and finalize the first global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Understand the importance of this agreement and how everyone can participate.

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Renewable Energy 2016

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation,

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The future of renewables: moving towards a cleaner energy mix

What comes to mind when we think about renewables? Wind turbines spinning in a field, solar panels on a rooftop. But there’s much more to a cleaner energy future than these images in our mind. Creating a renewables-based energy future

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Greenland Ice

Located in the Arctic near the North Pole, Greenland is covered by a massive ice sheet three times the size of Texas and a mile deep on average. Greenland is warming almost twice as fast as Antarctica, which is causing

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Blowin’ in the wind

Since 1978, Nasa has been monitoring ocean winds via scatterometry, the data of which has improved weather and hurricane forecasts and helped us better understand global climate patterns. Knowing which way the wind is blowing over water is critical for

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Animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss

This Nasa animation shows Greenland’s ice mass loss from January 2004 to June 2014.

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Bhutan: the world’s first carbon negative country

Bhutan is the only country to use gross national happiness to measure its growth. And now it has become the world’s first negative country. This means the country’s forests absorb more carbon dioxide each year than it produces. Bhutan emits

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A brief history of global warming

Global warming turns 120 in this year… sort of. 2016 will be the 120th anniversary of the first time we figured out that human activity could be causing climate change. Since then, the science has gotten firmer and the politics

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Scale in the sky

The force of gravity not only keeps us from floating away, it lets Nasa study Earth’s water & ice from space. Using a pair of twin satellites named Grace, we can monitor where our planet’s water is going, even when

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