Is this new energy storage tech worth its salt?

Vattenfall is exploring how salt could be used to store renewable energy sources like solar and wind power

Vattenfall loses power grid rights in Berlin

The company has had the concession rights through its subsidiary for more than 20 years

Rolls-Royce invests in energy storage start-up company

Qinous provides battery solutions with an integrated microgrid and energy management system suited to both on and off grid applications

Vattenfall hits emissions targets three years early in Berlin

It had signed an agreement to halve carbon emissions from its heating and power plants by 2020

Volkswagen to launch electric car-sharing service across Berlin

The vehicle manufacturer plans to expand the scheme into the US and other European nations after 2020

Plans for Germany’s biggest electricity-powered heating plant

Vattenfall has announced plans to invest in new heating technology using renewable electricity in Berlin. It will invest €100 million (£87m) in a new 120MW power-to-heat plant and gas-fired heat-only boilers in Berlin. It would use electricity from wind turbines in Germany’s eastern region from the oversupplied grid to fire giant boilers and expected to […]

Vattenfall to convert coal plant to natural gas

Vattenfall is to convert a coal plant in Berlin to natural gas. Upgrading the Klingenberg power plant is to cost approximately £89 million and reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions by 600,000 tons annually. The move is part of Vattenfall’s climate partnership with the city of Berlin, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 85% and become climate neutral by […]

Historic Berlin hosting Formula E race

The city of Berlin is crammed full of history from the remains of the Berlin Wall to the Brandenburg Gate (pictured) – and it’s about to be the backdrop for a glimpse into our green future. Germany’s capital will host the Formula E Championships it was announced today, making it the third in Europe and […]

Germany loans India cash for renewable energy

The German Government will provide India a loan worth €1 billion (£860m) to help the country develop its renewable energy plans. Reports claim the two nations signed a joint declaration during inter-governmental talks in Berlin. The loan is expected to help India develop grid integration technology of renewable energy and speed up the construction of […]

German solar panels reaching grid parity

Grid parity is the holy grail for renewable energy sources – and it looks like the Germans may finally be reaching it. Germany has led the world in solar power since passing its renewable energy act (EEG) more than a decade ago and it converts more solar energy into electricity than any other country. The […]