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How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

How I almost bought an EV, but bought en electric bike instead

Germany announces big incentives for EVs, bringing down the cost of vehicles like the Renault Twizy. Who wouldn’t buy that? Me.

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Germany witnesses first stirrings for possible ban on non-EV car sales

Germany witnesses first stirrings for possible ban on non-EV car sales

Cars running on gasoline and diesel will be a rarity in many places within a generation. Carmakers who doubt this may soon find themselves relegated to museums and sightseeing tours.

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Wind and solar knocked out German conventional power over Easter

Wind and solar knocked out German conventional power over Easter

With wind power production exceeding 20 gigawatts and solar also kicking in at above 10 gigawatts on Easter Sunday, conventional power generation was pushed dangerously low for a full 15 hours last Sunday.

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A group of solar PV thieves arrested in Germany

A group of solar PV thieves arrested in Germany

A crime group arrested in Germany is suspected of at least 22 PV thefts at the solar facilities in Brandenburg, Bavaria and Hesse.

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Barclays: German coal generation to be worthless by 2030

Barclays: German coal generation to be worthless by 2030

New analysis warns Germany’s 46,000MW of coal-fired generation will be worthless in little more than a decade if it adopts the Paris climate targets.

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German retail power rate stable as share of renewables increases

German retail power rate stable as share of renewables increases

Over the past four years, the share of renewable power grew by nearly a third, so why did retail rates remain stable from 2013-2016?

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Germany considering €5,000 electric car subsidy, with automakers contributing 40%

Germany considering €5,000 electric car subsidy, with automakers contributing 40%

Personal EV buyers would have access to €5,000 in incentives, and commercial buyers would have access to €3,000 in incentives per EV purchased.

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First Tesla Powerwall battery storage system installed in Germany

First Tesla Powerwall battery storage system installed in Germany

German solar and storage installer Praml has completed two of the first installations of Tesla’s 6.4kWh residential battery system in the nation’s south.

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German electricity exports once again more valuable than imports in 2015

German electricity exports once again more valuable than imports in 2015

The value of the average kilowatt-hour that Germany exported last year was greater than the price of the average imported kilowatt-hour.

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China overtakes Germany to become world’s leading solar PV country

China overtakes Germany to become world’s leading solar PV country

China has overtaken Germany in 2015 in terms of solar PV capacity, according to data from China’s Photovoltaic Industry Association.

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Germany says solar and wind have won technology race

Germany says solar and wind have won technology race

The architect of Germany’s Energiewende says it is clear which technologies are winners of energy transition. The task now for Germany is to focus on solar and wind integration, ‘digitising” the grid, and energy storage and efficiency. “There is no going back,” he says.