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June 20, 2012

IRENA estimates: Off-grid renewables alone could create 4 million jobs in rural areas

Deployment of renewable energy creates access and jobs in rural areas  Reaching the UN goal of providing sustainable energy for all by 2030 would create up to four million direct jobs in the off-grid electricity sector...[more]

Category: Europe - News

June 19, 2012

My house is my filling station

In October 2011, as part of its building and electric mobility research, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development will begin with the construction of the follow-up model of the plus energy house which...[more]

Category: Europe - News

June 1, 2012

Peter Droege - 100% Reneweable Energy: More Than Just a Vision

Prof. Peter Droege DI TUM MAAS MIT, General Chairman World Council for Renewable Energy, President EUROSOLAR Professor of Sustainable Spatial Development Institute of Architecture and Planning  University of...[more]

Category: Europe - News

May 29, 2012

On Monday, the peak price for a megawatt-power of electricity in Germany was around 25% below the price in France

Germany sets record for peak solar power production. On Saturday, Germany set a new record for solar power production, briefly reaching around 22 GW. Today is a public holiday in Germany, so demand remained low over the long...[more]

Category: Europe - News

May 25, 2012

Solar Impulse takes off on first intercontinental flight

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane with the wing-span of a jumbo jet, took off from Switzerland today on its first attempt to complete a transcontinental flight. The AP reports: "Fog on the runaway at its home...[more]

Category: Europe - News

April 23, 2012

Joey's Pizza's 100% Renewable Delivery

Germany's largest fast-food delivery service, Joey's Pizza, has launched a six month pilot program at its Hamburg branch to test electric delivery vehicles powered by renewable sources.The energy company Eon is cooperating with...[more]

Category: Europe - News

April 17, 2012

Industry and civil society unite in calling for 100% clean energy in Europe

Brussels/Copenhagen – The answer to today’s energy and environmental challenges lies in the creation of a cutting-edge economy underpinned by an entirely clean and efficient energy system, said a broad coalition of engineering,...[more]

Category: Europe - News

April 12, 2012

Energy Policy Shift Possible and Worthwhile

The medium and long-term goals of the government’s energy policy shift of 2011 will pay off, a comprehensive 329-page study on behalf of the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)...[more]

Category: Europe - News

April 11, 2012

German power producers were paying people to buy their electricity

Renewable power cuts into baseload in Germany Over the weekend, German power producers were paying people to buy their electricity for a short time as baseload power was pushed back. It is a sign of things to come. A few...[more]

Category: Europe - News

March 27, 2012

Solar Energy in Germany

12 years have passed since the German parliament adopted the "Renewable Energy Sources Act" on the 29th March of 2000 . This law was primarily developed by Hermann Scheer who developed the underlying concepts during the...[more]

Category: Europe - News

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