Germany's energy shift from nuclear to renewables is costly and complicated. The move was inspired by the nuclear disaster in Japan - and it is the Japanese who are inventing some of the solutions.
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.
Twenty countries and two US states have joined the "Powering Past Coal" alliance at the penultimate day of the UN climate summit, promising phase-outs. Conspicuously absent from that list: Germany.
Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines.
California Governor Jerry Brown has emerged as the default climate leader for the US. At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Brown tells DW's Environment Editor Sonya Diehn what it takes to beat Trump on climate.
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