The former Soviet Republic of Moldova - one of the poorest countries in Europe - relies heavily on Russia for its energy needs. A German NGO is helping increase the country’s energy efficiency, starting with the residential sector.
Europe lags behind on several key renewable energy technologies, but there is a prominent exception. The continent's dominant position in power-to-gas technology cannot be overlooked.
The chancellor called on the auto industry to put more effort into research and investment into electric vehicles. Germany's automotive industry chief said more regulations were not the answer to sustainable travel.
A council of economic experts advising the government says the German government should put a price on CO2 emissions. It would be 'economically efficient' and should be a key part of climate policy, advisers say.
The EU executive has said national plans for renewables and energy efficiency fell short of the bloc's goals. The deficiency may undermine its ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels.
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