SPIEGEL ONLINE - 06.03.2012
In a SPIEGEL interview, German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen, 46, discusses the nuclear phase-out, controversial solar power subsidies and why he believes Chancellor Angela Merkel's energy revolution -- which will see the country move to clean energies -- is still on track. more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 13.02.2012
Germany's climate fund, a cornerstone of the government's much hyped transition towards renewable energy, has been massively underfunded during its first year of operation. The Green Party has accused the government of failing in its plan to create an energy revolution. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 10.02.2012
Cancer has struck nearly every household in Wewelsfleth, a village of 1,500 inhabitants in northwest Germany near the mouth of the Elbe River. Residents feel not only cursed, but also abandoned by authorities in their search for an elusive answer. By Hauke Goos more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 13.01.2012
Germany famously moved to phase out nuclear energy following the atomic disaster in Japan last spring. Now states in the country are skeptically eyeing plans in neighboring countries, including the Netherlands and Poland, to construct nuclear power plants. By Aaron Wiener in Berlin more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 30.12.2011
The construction of offshore wind parks in the North Sea has hit a snag with a vital link to the onshore power grid hopelessly behind schedule. The delays have some reconsidering the ability of wind power to propel Germany into the post-nuclear era. By Frank Dohmen and Alexander Jung more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 19.12.2011
The German government may be getting out of the nuclear power business at home, but it is still active internationally. Berlin is currently reviewing applications for federal export guarantees for four nuclear projects abroad. Environmentalists are furious, saying the phaseout must also apply to the sale of atomic energy technology. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 28.11.2011
Massive protests are putting the brakes on a train carrying radioactive waste from France to Germany. The annual shipment, always a focal point for protesters, has never before taken this long to reach its destination. Anti-nuclear demonstrators are gathering to impede the controversial convoy on its final stretch. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 02.11.2011
Swedish energy company Vattenfall reportedly plans to sue the German government, seeking massive damages related to Germany's phase-out of nuclear power. Vattenfall successfully took on the German government once before. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 31.10.2011
Renowned German artist Anselm Kiefer is not afraid of taboos. Now the painter and sculptor wants to buy a nuclear power station. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Kiefer said he would acquire at least the cooling tower, though his exact plans for the "fantastic" structure remain uncertain. more...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 11.10.2011
Germany has set higher targets for renewable energy usage than any other industrialized nation. Angela Merkel's government plans to decommission its nuclear plants by 2022 and to obtain 80 percent of all energy from renewables by 2050. So far, though, too many promises from Berlin have gone unfulfilled. By Laura Gitschier and Christian Schwägerl more... [ Forum ]