Germany: A power plant in your neighborhood?

[Survey of public opinion] Germans, who would accept a power plant close to their home. According to a 2017 survey conducted by Kantar Emnid for the German Renewable Energies Agency among 1,016 respondents, 95 percent of the Germans ...

Germany: Solar Power Factsheet 2016

About 1.6 million photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of 41 gigawatt (GW) are installed in Germany, ranging from small rooftop systems to large solar parks. In 2016 photovoltaics produced approximately 5.9 percent of Germany’s ...

95% of German citizens want more renewable energy

Poll shows strong support for further expansion, agreement is rising by 2% The growth of renewable energy continues to be of great concern to the German population. This is the findings of a recent survey conducted by Kantar Emind and ...

Electricity price Germany: What households pay for power

Compare: electricity prices Europe or electricity prices US Average household electricity use in Germany What do you think about the electricity prices in Germany? We’d love to hear what you think about  the article or maybe you have a ...
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Germany’s Power Generation Mix 2016

Market share of Germany’s gross power generation Do you have any questions about the German power generation mix? We’d love to hear what you think about the article or maybe you have a question about something you read. Either way, let ...
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Germany: Wind Power Factsheet 2016

With 44.947 MW, Germany has the most wind power capacity [: 32%] installed in Europe and was the leader in new installations [: 47%] 2015. Last year 26.772 wind turbines on-and offshore generated 13.3% of the electricity in the ...

Germany: Solar Power Factsheet 2014

About 1.5 million photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of 38 gigawatt (GW) are installed in Germany, ranging from small rooftop systems to large solar parks. In 2014 photovoltaics produced approximately 6.9 percent of Germany’s ...
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Aktuelle Bücher über den Klimawandel und erneuerbare Energien

Sonne, Strand und Klimawandel. Das Schöne am Sommerurlaub sind nicht allein die Tage am Meer. Der Sommer ist dazu da, in der Sonne zu faulenzen und zu lesen: Und ganz oben auf dem Stapel der Urlaubslektüre liegen in diesem Jahr neue ...
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Top Books on Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Summer holiday is rapidly approaching, so it’s time to stock up on books to take with you on your trip. We’ve put together the top holiday reads to help you choose one of the gems.

Germany: Wind Power Factsheet 2015

With 44.947 MW, Germany has the most wind power capacity [: 32%] installed in Europe and was the leader in new installations [: 47%] 2015. Last year 26.772 wind turbines on-and offshore generated 13.3% of the electricity in the ...
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What is the public’s opinion on renewables? Survey results on acceptance worldwide.

Global production of energy from renewable sources has grown over the last 25 years and the rapid expansion is leading to changes not only in the energy system. Public acceptance of renewable energies is fundamental to further ...
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Electricity Prices in Europe – Who Pays the Most?

German electricity price – cost of electricity in Germany More than half of the power price for household consumers and small businesses in Germany consists of components determined by the state. These include charges for using power ...

Status of Wind Energy in Germany 2015

26,774 wind turbines with a capacity of 449,47 megawatt were in operation in Germany at the end of 2015. Gross additions in 2015 were about 5,818 MW, which means an increase of about 10%. http://strom-report.de/.2n6

What is Santa’s Carbon Footprint?

Christmas is coming soon and Santa will have to work the hardest day of the year. His 122 million mile trip around the globe will create 69.7 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions. This is a huge carbon footprint. ...

First global real-time air pollution map online

Plume Labs has launched its World Air Map, a live map of air pollution around the world to show which cities are suffering the most. They can estimate hourly air pollution levels everywhere in the world. App is available for both iOS ...

Global Concern about Climate Change [survey]

The target mark for Paris in December is pretty clear: to achieve a binding contract among all nations, to keep global warming below the critical 2 degrees Celsius of warming. There is a global agreement that climate change is a ...

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment

Global investments in renewable energy skyrocketed in 2014, recording a 17% rise to $270 Billion after two years of declines according to UNEP report 2015.

Countdown to Paris 2015: Climate Pledge Tracker

At the Paris summit in December 2015, 196 countries will meet to sign a new climate change agreement. It can lead to ambitious outcomes that will have a real impact on tackling climate change. Countries all over the world have been ...

The Story of Climate Change

Carbon Story – The Great History of Man and Carbon. Human activity is the main cause of climate change. The Global Carbon Project released an interactive story of the human impact on carbon emissions since prehistoric times, with focus ...

$5.3 Trillion A Year In Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Scientists with the IPCC have spent decades figuring out what is causing global warming and found out that the gas responsible for most of the warming is carbon dioxide . The burning of fossil fuels is responsible for 2/3rd of the ...

Europe: Economic cost of deaths and diseases caused by air pollution

Air pollution harms human health and caused 600,000 premature deaths in 2010. As a World Health Organization study reported, this leads to an estimated US$ 1.6 trillion loss, which is equivalent to 10 percent of the European Union’s ...

Facts about the Tesla Powerwall Battery

It's been a week since Tesla unveiled its Powerwall battery system for homes and businesses. Elon Musk - CEO - mentioned that they already received 38,000 reservations for the home system and 2,500 reservations for the much bigger, ...