After the elections a majority of voters expect the new government to tackle urgent issues such as high electricity prices - the costly result of Germany's decision to phase out nuclear power and go green.
Australia's government has rejected a clean energy plan that would have forced electricity companies to source a percentage of their power from renewables. Conservation groups say the decision is a huge mistake.
Digitalization is spurring on Germany's switch to renewables and away from nuclear. Power-generating homes, smart grids and new forms of clean energy storage are enabling Germans to go even greener.
This summer was the "cleanest ever" in terms of the UK's energy consumption. That's more good news for British supporters of renewable energy on the day the country's first subsidy-free solar farm opens.
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.
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