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Germany produced record 35% of electricity from green energy in the 1st half of 2017

Germany’s electricity from renewable sources accounted for 35 percent in the first half of 2017, or an increase of 6% compared with the same period last year, according to the BEE renewable energy association.

read more... 03/07/2017

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Wind industry - a new generation of colossal 300m turbines

Wind farm operators are seeking for a new generation of colossal wind turbines, taller than many skyscrapers, as they want to remain profitable after EU cancels subsidies, that have ruled the green industry since the 1990s. The main countries of the EU offshore wind industry - Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and UK - are looking to gradually reduce contributions over the next decade. Subsidies still account for almost 50% of EU wind projects' income.

read more... 28/06/2017

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German ministry is against regional bans on diesel cars

Germany's transport ministry is opposing the ban on diesel cars at the regional level as a means of tackling air pollution.

read more... 14/06/2017

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Germany and California combine their efforts in achieving climate goals

Germany will cooperate with California on climate change goals after the U.S. President Donald Trump's decision earlier this month to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement, which was condemned by world leaders and many in the industry.

read more... 13/06/2017

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German utilities to get several billions of euros in nuclear tax refunds

Germany's Constitutional Court ruled that the nuclear fuel tax is illegal on 7 June, raising the prospect of 6.3 billion euros refund to utilities and up to 1.5 billion euros in interest payments.

read more... 13/06/2017

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