The reasons for switching to renewables are many. Lowering emissions, cutting dependence on suppliers and saving money are the big oes. Now the Bundeswehr is is convinced too, and is doing its bit.
Germany can hasten its closure of nuclear and the oldest coal-fired power plants without endangering its energy self-sufficiency, Friends of the Earth said. Otherwise, Berlin would miss its climate targets.
Europe's biggest insurance group, Germany-based Allianz, stops selling policies to coal companies effective immediately under efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuel and foster climate-saving energy policies.
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen wants billions of euros more for the German army than current budget plans foresee, a newspaper has reported. Her ministry has stressed the need to catch up and modernize equipment.
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