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.
Germany's moves to renewable energy have received a major boost. Solar, water and wind power plants generated more electricity last year than ever before — growing a whopping 20 percent over the previous year to around 154 billion kilowatthours of electricity.
Thousands of university students from around the world battle it out in a solar decathlon - the task is to build a one-of-a kind energy-efficient home. But while the US Department of Energy is praising students and the state of Colorado for their advancement of green infrastructure, under US President Donald Trump, it's also promoting policies that could slow down America's renewable energy boom.