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Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

On July 25, Germany surpassed the old record of 74% renewable electricity. But the most interesting aspect is power trading between France & Germany on that day.

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Growth of energy co-ops slows down in Germany

Growth of energy co-ops slows down in Germany

German cooperative association DGRV says new registrations of energy cooperatives fell by 60 percent in 2014.

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Is Germany's energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

Is Germany’s energy transition reliant on foreign nuclear power?

The claim that Germany will rely on foreign nuclear energy is back again. One wonders why proponents of nuclear power understand the technology and markets so poorly.

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German city of Münster to use excess grid power to heat water

German city of Münster to use excess grid power to heat water

The city of Münster plans to use excess electricity on the grid to generate heat, which can be easily stored.

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How US, UK, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, & Italy can each go 100% renewable

How US, UK, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, & Italy can each go 100% renewable

The Solutions Project formulated for the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan in 7 infographics.

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Mercedes follows Tesla to offer home energy storage

Mercedes follows Tesla to offer home energy storage

Like Tesla, Daimler will start offering energy storage solutions, according to recent reports. They will be commercially available in September.

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Why German energy consumers pay lower bills than US consumers

Why German energy consumers pay lower bills than US consumers

German monthly power bills have fallen. Right now, there is no region of the US where power bills would be lower than in Germany.

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Kyocera expands solar-plus-storage offerings in Germany

Kyocera expands solar-plus-storage offerings in Germany

One of the leaders in energy storage Kyocera, is expanding into Germany and America.

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4% of UK electricity could come from solar by 2020

4% of UK electricity could come from solar by 2020

The UK government recently said Britain could reach a level of solar power that would generate 4% of its electricity.

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Germany opens giant new coal plant it no longer needs

Germany opens giant new coal plant it no longer needs

Tomorrow, a new 800 MW hard coal plant will go into operation in Hamburg, Germany.

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Renewables have made power cheaper for German industry

Renewables have made power cheaper for German industry

Without renewables, the German phase-out of nuclear that (re-)started in 2011 would have been much more costly, especially for industrial consumers.