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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.

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Proposal made to phase out German coal fired power stations by 2040

Proposal made to phase out German coal fired power stations by 2040

According to Agora Energie’s proposed plan, the use of coal to generate power will be over by 2040.

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Germany mulling €2 billion incentives for electric vehicles

Germany mulling €2 billion incentives for electric vehicles

The potential boost for electric vehicles would also include adding more EV charging stations and supporting the acquisition of more electric vehicles for federal offices.

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Can Germany reach its renewables target for the energy sector for 2020?

Can Germany reach its renewables target for the energy sector for 2020?

Germany’s target of 18 percent renewable energy by 2020 is not out of reach when calculated differently.

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Benefits from renewable energy programs far outweigh costs

Benefits from renewable energy programs far outweigh costs

State targets offer $7.2 billion in environmental and health benefits, compared to an estimated $1 billion in compliance costs.

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Germany: solar+storage outsells electric vehicles in 2015

Germany: solar+storage outsells electric vehicles in 2015

The surge of solar+storage systems in Germany is far exceeding the uptake of e-mobility.

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Germany is 20 years away from 100 percent renewable power – not!

Germany is 20 years away from 100 percent renewable power – not!

Despite Germany adding more renewable electricity than ever before in a single year in 2015, the government seems keen on slowing down this growth. What is really happening?

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Europe is ready for the winter – except Poland

Europe is ready for the winter – except Poland

The Poles have limited power imports from Germany in order to reduce “loop flows” through the country. Now, grid experts warn they may no longer have generation and power import capacity to meet demand.

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What will the Energiewende cost?

What will the Energiewende cost?

The good news is that German government’s current renewable goals will be affordable. The bad news is that 100% renewable energy is less so.

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German power exports more valuable than imports

German power exports more valuable than imports

Germany’s ISE dispels the myth that Germany is dumping excess renewable electricity on neighboring countries at low prices.