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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.

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U.K. and Germany smash wind power records

U.K. and Germany smash wind power records

The United Kingdom blew past previous wind power records in 2014 while Germany generated a record amount of electricity from wind in December.

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A million EVs in Germany by 2020? Merkel says yes

A million EVs in Germany by 2020? Merkel says yes

Angela Merkel’s goal to have at least one million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met without new incentives.