Germany issued €6.6bn of green bonds in 2018

Renewable energy topped the use of proceeds, followed by low carbon buildings and greener transport

German power grid operators steel themselves for cyber attacks

Energy company innogy’s first training centre allows firms to learn how to identify threats as well as initiate suitable protective and defensive measures

Glennmont to buy 25% stake in German offshore wind farm

The fund manager is buying it from Global Infrastructure Partners, which currently has a 50% stake in Gode Wind 1

E.ON buys biomethane business from WINGAS

WINGAS said it is focusing on its core business of selling conventional natural gas

Climate protest sees hundreds of activists storm German coal mine

Coordinated by the Ende Gelände alliance, activists crossed fields and broke through a police cordon to get into the Garzweiler mine in North-Rhine Westphalia

EU greenlights Germany’s €431m public support for greener vehicles

That includes support for rubbish trucks as well as delivery and cleaning vehicles

Rolls-Royce to land Siemens’ electric aerospace business

The deal is expected to be completed towards the end of 2019 following employee consultation

Volkswagen invests $1bn in Swedish battery firm Northvolt

A 50/50 joint venture will see the companies build a 16GWh battery gigafactory in Germany

Germany goes 47% renewable so far this year

This is significantly above clean energy’s share of the power mix over the same period last year, when it totalled 40.6% of generation

ENGIE to sell German and Dutch coal assets

The French utility says it has reduced its coal-based power generation capacity by around 75% over the last three years