EU approves German scheme to compensate hard coal plants for early closure

The energy regulator will publish seven tenders for the closure of hard coal and small lignite-fired power plants that will take place annually until 2026

Octopus Energy launches services in German market

The British retail energy firm aims to target one million customers in Germany by 2024

Total acquires network of 2,000 EV charge points in Germany

The energy company bought the company Charging Solutions, which will be integrated into Total’s German division

Vattenfall offers Berlin to take complete control of electricity grid

It is offering all shares in Stromnetz Berlin, ending years of legal disputes over the electricity concession

Siemens to develop CO2-free hydrogen production plant in Germany

With a power intake of 6MW in the initial development phase, the plant will be built in the Wunsiedel Energy Park in northern Bavaria and run solely on renewable energy

UK to return high-level nuclear waste to Germany

Preparations are underway for the first of the three shipments in late 2020

Climate-friendly video streaming is ‘possible depending on transmission routes’

High definition video streaming through a fiber optic connection results in two grams of CO2 per hour, while 3G connections create 90 grams, according to a new report

Plan to build gigafactories in France and Germany moves forward

The giant lithium-ion manufacturing facilities will produce enough batteries each year to supply one million EVs

UK remains ‘world’s biggest offshore wind market’ in first half of 2020

China’s offshore wind market is also growing rapidly, with 1.4GW of newly-installed capacity during the first half of 2020

Germany must add 3.7GW of onshore wind to reach the 2030 climate goals

The energy industry body BDEW says in 2019, not enough power was added