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.
States like California have taken a decidedly different approach to climate change following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. How difficult will it be for the state to transition to an entirely clean energy grid? And why are environmentalists arguing about wind power?
If we want to stop climate change, we have to cut carbon emissions. That much is clear. Yet the Philippines still rely heavily on coal power plants. And the government plans on building many more. Environmentalists are trying stop that - and the Catholic church has joined the fight.
What the US midterm election results mean for Europe – Growing support for Spain's right-wing Vox party - 100 years since the end of World War I - Germany commemorates the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht - What to do about state corruption in Hungary? - Are renewables and reforestation enough to stop global warming – How to be a polyglot - We visit Europe's oldest distillery.
As we gradually make the switch to renewables and electric vehicles, the global demand for lithium — to make the batteries — is expected to double over the next decade. But it's easy to forget the devastating impacts caused by lithium extraction. Sophia Boddenberg reports from Chile to find out more about the challenge of balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection.
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.
The recent IPCC report stated that renewables and reforestation will not be enough to limit global temperature increases. According to the scientists, carbon capture technology must also play an important part. Lars Bevanger visited a carbon capture plant in Norway to learn more.