By 2022 the German government aims to have shut down the country's nuclear power plants. The expansion of the renewable energy sector is proceeding at full speed as wholesale electricity prices slump.
German energy giants RWE and E.ON want to reposition themselves and are planning a radical change. It's a necessary development but will come at the expense of both workers and consumers, says DW's Andreas Becker.
Emissions-cheating scandals hitting German car manufacturers have strained relations between policymakers and the auto industry in the country. But DW's Henrik Böhme says it's still the carmakers calling the shots.
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