These four charts dispel some myths about cost of technologies, impact on households, and the energy balance in Europe.
Germany is continuing to shut down their nuclear plants as they become increasingly unused and unprofitable.
Contrary to widespread belief, CO2 emissions from Germany’s electricity sector did not rise in 2013. They actually fell slightly.
Germans are increasingly investigating “energy poverty” – and discovering that electricity is a smaller item than motor fuel and heat.
Many are enjoying the problems faced by German energy giant RWE. But go back to 2000, would you as chairman have done any different?
Despite critics initially writing otherwise, Germany remains a net power exporter even after shutting down nearly half of its nuclear capacity.
Net-metering vs feed-in-tariffs? If you want to be truly self-reliant, you have to go off-grid.
Power firms in Germany are struggling to keep existing coal plants profitable as their use decreases.
If the current business model of conventional utilities has no future, what is the future?
While foreign press repeatedly speaks of guaranteed profits from feed-in tariffs, German investors in wind and solar power have a different story to tell.