Siemens enters home energy storage market

The Junelight Smart Battery has a total capacity of 19.8kWh

IKEA buys 25% stake in German offshore wind farm

The company has paid more than £174m for the stake in Veja Mate

Coal mine
Germany to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year

That’s according to data from lobby group VDKI, which showed this will be a 1.4% rise from 2018

Shell enters home energy storage market with German acquisition

The announcement comes less than a year after the oil and gas giant made an investment in sonnen

Hydrogen molecules
Germany gases towards new power-to-hydrogen facility

The firms involved say converting electricity to hydrogen makes it much easier to store and transport

EU agrees stricter rules for Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Under the amended rules, pipelines to and from third countries cannot be directly owned by gas suppliers

Germany pledges €2m to support peatlands and cut emissions

Peatlands are said to store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests

Solar panels being installed
EnBW plans to build 175MW solar farm without subsidies

It says the site will be the largest facility of its kind in Germany once it is completed

Coal-fired power plant
Germany commits to ending coal power by 2038

The country currently has 84 coal-fired power stations in operation

Germany says hallo to renewables as clean power overtakes coal

Clean energy accounted for just above 40% of electricity production last year