Cuba Seeks to Expand Role of Renewable Energy Ö-Quadrat

Press release » 28.08.2016

Cuba Seeks to Expand Role of Renewable Energy

The government of Cuba and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are holding a workshop on approaches to operating and planning electricity systems with higher shares of variable renewable energy in the island nation of Cuba. read more »

Electricity from Renewables Sets New Records in 1st H-16 Foto: Iberdrola

Press release » 28.08.2016

Electricity from Renewables Sets New Records in 1st H-16

Continuing to defy projections, wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources have set a series of records for domestic electrical generation during the first half of 2016. read more »

Austrian power imports hit record high IG Windkraft

Trading » 24.08.2016

Austrian power imports hit record high

The Alpine country now gets a sixth of its power from abroad. read more »

Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals “ludicrous” Foto: BUSO Bund Solardach eG

Grids » 22.08.2016

Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals “ludicrous”

A bitter fight between network operators and the major retailers over who should be able to provide solar and battery storage installations to consumers promises to escalate, with major implications for the business models of the incumbent utilities and their customers. read more »

German public says government is slowing down transition Foto: max/fotolia

German public says government is slowing down transition

A new poll finds that Germans remain committed to climate protection and see their government as an obstacle. read more »

Fraunhofer tests energy storage in a lake Hochtief Solutions

Innovation » 17.08.2016

Fraunhofer tests energy storage in a lake

Researchers from Fraunhofer IWES are putting hollow spheres in Lake Constance to see whether the technology could be used to store offshore wind energy. read more »

A review of the Bosch Nyon electric bike navigator Craig Morris

A review of the Bosch Nyon electric bike navigator

The top model costs a whopping 500 euros, and though it has tremendous potential, it is probably the worst gadget I have ever bought. read more »

The first thousand kilometers with an electric bicycle Riese und Müller

Cycling » 15.08.2016

The first thousand kilometers with an electric bicycle

I have spent two months riding my new e-bike. Here’s what you are missing out on if you don’t have one. read more »

50th anniversary of commercial nuclear power in Germany Michael Meding, Factory X (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Nuclear » 14.08.2016

50th anniversary of commercial nuclear power in Germany

A half-century ago today, the first commercial German reactor went critical. It did not fare well. read more »