Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Germany is on a quest to elect

Germany is on a quest to electrify the Autobahn

In 2016, Sweden debuted the world’s first “electric highway.” Basically, it’s a stretch of highway that has a series of wires hanging overhead that a cargo truck equipped with a pantograph can connect to. When the truck connects to it, the vehicle can deactivate its fuel-burning engine and Read More...

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Germany fancies turning coal plants into giant batteries that store clean energy

As clean energy continues to rise in Germany, the country’s massive coal plants are becoming increasingly idle. But instead of letting those coal plants sit there and rot, Germany wants to refashion the plants as giant batteries for storing wind and solar power. Germany aims to phase out coal Read More...

Volkswagen’s electric self-d

Volkswagen’s electric self-driving cars are hitting the streets of Hamburg

Anyone who truly cares about the environment probably shudders a little at the mention of Volkswagen. Nonetheless, Volkswagen has a goal of making automated driving a practical reality by 2025, and is hustling to make that happen. The German Automaker is now testing self-driving versions of its Read More...

Germany saw a big drop in carb

Germany saw a big drop in carbon emissions in 2018

As the biggest economy in all of Europe, Germany is also a major emitter of greenhouse gasses. This past year, however, Germany released 38 million tons of carbon dioxide less than it had the previous years, signifying a 4.2 percent drop in total emission. The reason for this drop is not as Read More...

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Wind energy alone provided half of Germany's power last week

With Germany getting set to give coal the boot by 2038, its renewables are proving to be more than capable of mitigating the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. Just last week, thanks to strong gusts, wind energy provided half of the country's energy. Together with solar panels and other clean Read More...

Angela Merkel: Germany to take

Angela Merkel: Germany to take greater role to defend global order in 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated in her annual New Year’s address that the country will take on greater responsibility internationally in the coming year. Merkel mentioned the increasing threats to world order posed by climate change, migration, terrorism, and populism, and how Read More...

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Germany is replacing nuclear reactors with massive offshore wind farms

Nuclear power is a thing of the past in Germany, ever since the country committed to phasing our nuclear plants in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan. It has already been reduced from 25 percent to 17 percent in the past four years. Although Germany resorted to cheap coal in a Read More...

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Germany gets 50% of electricity from solar

On Monday June 9, 2014 solar panels in Germany produced 23.1 GW of electricity– or a little over half of the electricity Germany consumed that day. Though this surge in solar panel power only lasted for one day, it is an indicator that solar technology is beginning to make par for supplying base Read More...