In light of the catastrophic floods that hit Germany, Bavaria’s conservative state premier wants coal generation to finish by 2030.
Germany’s entire energy demand can be met through renewables alone within ten to fifteen years, says German Institute for Economic Research.
A 1600MW coal generator closes for good after just six years, and will now be repurposed to produce green hydrogen from wind energy.
Proposals to mirror a US ban on imports from China’s Xinjiang region, linked to forced labour, could have major impacts on Australia’s solar industry.
Conservative group says Germany could reach 100 pct renewables by 2030, and save $100 billion a year on energy imports.
Germany fast tracks climate targets in response to court ruling on intergenerational justice. But left wing parties insist trajectory is still too slow.
Plunging costs of solar could prompt coal plants in India, China and much of Europe to be shutdown early, delivering another blow to Australia’s huge thermal coal export industry.
A brown coal generator in Germany is to close six years early because of high carbon prices.
German utility to consider earlier than planned shutdown of controversial coal-fired power plant after government sets higher emissions targets.
Can a large industrialised society like Germany run securely and smoothly on a power system largely fed by wind and solar? The question is not if, but how.