We discuss the issue with Claudia Kemfert, energy expert from the DIW (German Institute for Economic Research)
French train maker Alstom has rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train on a regular route in Germany, in a push to challenge the reign of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.
Commuters in Germany now have a chance to ride the world's first hydrogen train as the country moves to replace old diesel-powered engines. Instead of exhaust fumes, hydrogen trains produce only water.
The US administration plans to start exporting its new and vast gas supplies to Europe via Germany within the next four years. As doubts continue over a Russian pipeline to Germany, Washington sees a gap in the market.
Dozens of activists have been arrested by police as authorities continue clearing out an ancient forest. An energy company says it needs to cut down the forest to mine coal and meet energy needs in western Germany.
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