Germany

Renault sells 1,000 Twizy electric vehicles in Germany

July 3, 2012 / No Comments

Renault has surprised the auto world by selling 1,000 Twizy electric vehicles, which was introduced only in mid-April, in Germany alone. This means the Renault has been successfully shaken off the general trend of hesitancy that has been observed among the German automakers regarding the electric plug-in models. In the whole of Europe, the company has sold 6,500 Twizys. Renault sells three ...

Germany Offers ‘Billions of Euros’ to Support Plug-in Vehicles

May 12, 2011 / No Comments

Besides being home to many automobile giants, Germany will now be famous for yet another reason. Obviously, for getting itself dipped in green! Germany has announced that it is ready to spend "billions of euros" to promote the deployment of plug-in vehicles in the country. The national government has stated that they expect a million of electric vehicles to hit the ...

Open Air Library in Germany Wins 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

March 2, 2011 / 1 Comment

The open air library, situated in East Germany has won Brit Insurance’s Architecture Award in their annual Design of the Year competition. In fact, the library was started assembling 1,000 empty beer cartons by the residents of the place. It evolved in to one of the best and spectacular open air public libraries.

Lufthansa Plans World’s First Biofuel Passenger Flight in 2011

November 30, 2010 / No Comments

Germany's biggest airline, Deutsche Lufthansa plans to launch the world's first biofuel passenger flight in 2011. The flights will begin in April 2011 and continue for six months as part of a government-backed study on the long-term impact of biofuels on aircraft performance.

Germany Plans Reduction in Solar Power Incentives

December 16, 2009 / No Comments

Many countries in the world currently offer incentives towards production of green energy, and the said incentives are gradually increasing. Germany, which has registered a strong growth in the sector and meets nearly 15% of electricity demand with green energy, is now planning to reduce incentives given to solar power.

Germany Announces Life Extension For Nuclear Plants

November 5, 2009 / No Comments

Nuclear power plants in Germany are on their way to an extended life, surmounting the huge obstacles in their path. There is a vehement opposition to nuclear power plants in Germany, and most of the population believes that the country should let go of nuclear power plants. The new policy aims at keeping the old plants running to ultimately have ...

German’s Nat King Coal of Power Generation

May 1, 2009 / No Comments

Coal will be German's national king.  It's not to be confused with that Nat King Cole. Despite its reputation for emission of harmful gases, Germany's electricity, thanks to cleaner technology, will come from coal. [caption id="attachment_4878" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Germany's electricity (thanks to cleaner technology) will come from coal"][/caption] image source Germany is Europe's biggest power market and in order to phase out nuclear ...