Can Germany Achieve its Energy Goals? We talk to Germany's Environment Minister Peter Altmaier about Germany's energy changeover, nuclear power and renewable energy.
Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to decide on a government plan that aims for a withdrawal from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy, with the costs of the move being in the focus of the campaigns.
The development of renewable energy is setting new records, with solar power now becoming cheaper than energy from new coal or nuclear plants. China and other players in Asia are making serious inroads into the market.
Despite the majority of Japanese opposing a restart of the nation's nuclear reactors, the government continues to press for a full resumption of nuclear power. Energy expert Tetsunari Iida tells DW the reasons behind it.
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