Mercedes-Benz strengthens EV battery alliance with China’s CATL

The luxury carmaker is accelerating its ‘Electric First’ strategy with advanced, CO2-neutrally produced battery cells, modules and systems supplied by CATL

Global offshore wind capacity ‘to surge to more than 234GW by 2030’

China installed the greatest amount of new offshore wind capacity, followed by the UK and Germany

Germany injects €89m into hydrogen project at oil refinery

The 30MW electrolysis plant will produce green hydrogen from offshore wind energy

Siemens Energy spin-off approved by shareholders

It paves the way for an independent company focused on the energy sector

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