Tesla’s new gigafactory in Berlin granted permit for construction

The permit includes noise, water protection and dust emission requirements the electric automobile manufacturer has to follow during the development of the facility

Port of Rotterdam-led coalition fires up hydrogen-powered transport project

The partneship will see 1,000 hydrogen-powered zero-emission trucks hit the streets, connecting the Netherlands, Belgium, and West Germany by 2025

Offshore wind ‘will prove critical for Europe to hit its 2050 targets’

Politicians from across the continent have stated a new European offshore wind framework is needed to help overcome the barriers presented during the deployment of joint and hybrid projects between countries

Germany passes ‘coal-exit’ law to phase out fossil fuels by 2038

German lawmakers have voted a roadmap for the coal-free era in the country, which includes abandoning nuclear power by 2022

Germany to ban single-use plastics from July 2021

The sale of disposable products such as plastic plates, straws, stirring sticks, cotton buds and plastic balloon sticks will soon be prohibited

German city installs smart street lights that double as EV charging points

European electric company E.ON has developed the technology, which can also collect data on air quality and manage parking

EIB charges up clean transport with €1.5bn

The funds will boost EV uptake, the development of high speed rail and the use of hydrogen and electric buses

Germany pumps €9bn into hydrogen technologies

The project could help Germany become a world pioneer in hydrogen power

EU renewables generation makes ‘records fall like dominos’ in May

German renewables generation hit 58% throughout May, while the UK averaged 48%, new figures reveal

Germany eyes fivefold increase in offshore wind power by 2040

The new target aims to help the country meet 65% of its electricity consumption with renewable energy in a decade