Germany's ambitions to completely restructure its energy sector have been talked about so much that the very word which stands for the current policy change - "Energiewende" - has even made it into the English language.
Germany is in the process of completely transforming its energy sector at a pace unmatched by most major industrialized nations. Nuclear power is being phased out as renewables are gradually taking over. DW's latest content on the topic can be found below.
All round the globe people will be taking to the streets to join the 'March for Climate'. The protest marks 100 days of the Trump administration. The new President has already made good on his campaign threats to remove environmental protection. As German climate economist Claudia Kemfert says, there is a real danger that these moves could jeopardize the global transition to renewables.
The world is in the middle of a renewable energy revolution. Prices for clean energy systems are plummeting and investments in renewables are reaching record highs. But there's still a major hurdle to the large-scale adoption of green power around the world. The batteries needed to store the intermittent energy from renewables – such as solar and wind – are still too costly.