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 […]