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Did Germany just surpass 100% renewable electricity?

Did Germany just surpass 100% renewable electricity?

Just a week after approaching 90 percent renewable electricity or more, Germany may have reached 100% yesterday. But the data estimates are still moving.

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Germany nearly reached 100% renewable, time to retire base-load

Germany nearly reached 100% renewable, time to retire base-load

In Germany, the early retirement of baseload power plants precedes the need for power storage.

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Renewables provided 90% of electricity for 4th biggest economy on Sunday

Renewables provided 90% of electricity for 4th biggest economy on Sunday

Robust wind and solar resources and a slump in demand saw renewables supply as much 90% of Germany’s total electricity demand on the weekend.

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24/7 power? Nearly half Germany nuclear plant off-line due to faults, faked testing

24/7 power? Nearly half Germany nuclear plant off-line due to faults, faked testing

Three of Germany’s eight remaining nuclear reactors have been off-line for most of April. So much for 24/7 reliable power.

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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.