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.
France is more dependent on nuclear power than any other country in the world, but that could change. Earlier this year, the government issued a decree that includes a radical change in direction for French energy policy. As reporter John Laurenson explains, it involves major cuts to nuclear, while expanding wind and solar capacity.
In a special crossover show with DW's Africalink and Living Planet, we dive into the issue of climate change across Africa. What does climate science and climate activism look like on a continent already dealing with climate impacts today? How can African nations address energy poverty without contributing more greenhouse gas emissions? And is it time for climate reparations?
Nearly 52% of Germany's electricity in the first part of this year came from renewable energy. That's a new record, and a significant jump from 44% one year ago. This is largely due to the corona crisis — for more on what it means, and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic might have on renewables, Living Planet spoke with Frank Peter of energy think tank Agora Energiewende in Berlin.