Germany – GBRI
 

German energy giant RWE has plans to cut down the remaining few hundred hectares of a 12,000-year-old Hambach forest in western Germany for coal surface mining. This, despite the fact that Germany is currently working on plans to phase out coal and invest more in renewable sources of energy. Now Ecosia, a Berlin-based nonprofit search engine, is […]

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The world’s first zero-emissions hydrogen powered trains started their commercial run in Germany on Monday. Developed by French rail manufacturer Alstom, the two eco-friendly “Coradia iLint” trains can travel up to 140 km per hour and can run for approximately 1,000 kilometers on a single tank. The two trains were unveiled at a ceremony at […]

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Germany has often impressed the world with its achievements in the renewable energy sector. The country’s latest achievement has broken yet another renewable energy record – a third of Germany’s electricity requirements in 2017 were met by clean power. Preliminary data from the Association of Energy and Water Industries shows that renewable electricity generation grew […]

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German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said at the climate summit being held in Bonn that climate change would decide the “destiny and wellbeing” of the human race. Merkel, who as an environment minister chaired the first climate summit 23 years ago, has been under pressure this week to phase out Germany’s large coal-fired power stations, which are […]

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Rhineland coalfields in Germany witnessed mass demonstration by thousands of environmental activists demanding to put an end to extraction of coal and other fossil fuels. In the early hours of Sunday morning, more than 4,000 activists hoisting signs that read “System change, not climate change” and chanting “Keep it in the ground!” descended on the […]

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Germany is currently facing an emissions scandal involving big German carmakers like Volkswagen that has threatened to engulf politicians at the height of an election campaign. With elections looming on 24 September, Merkel and other politicians have a tightrope to walk between balancing public health safety and securing millions of jobs in the vital automobile sector. As […]

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