Residents of Feldheim, a village south of Berlin, decided to go off grid and produce their own energy for wind, sun and biogas. Their solution is now a role model for communities around the world.
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Germany plans to phase out coal power by 2038. The embattled Hambach Forest is now protected, but some villages will still have to make way for the last open-pit mines. Activists and local residents are appalled.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has put the brakes on COP26, billed the most important climate conference since the Paris Accord in 2015. The delay casts further uncertainty on shaky climate pledges.
As many countries around the world have implemented lockdowns, environmental protesters like Fridays for Future are looking to the internet instead to the streets. But will it be enough to keep the momentum going?
Just over half of electricity used in Germany was created by renewable energy sources at the start of 2020. But some wind and solar advocates warn investment is needed for that to remain the case.
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