The German government has proposed new fees for companies that produce their own energy. Critics are worried that this will slow the country's switch to renewables and discourage Germans from embracing green energy options.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called on Turkey to end its exploration of gas reserves in contested regions off Greek islands. Maas said Germany stood in solidarity with Cyprus and Greece as partners.
The EU wants to help six countries with ambitions of joining the bloc. The funds should boost their economies and infrastructure. But Brussels also expects reforms in return.
Germany has announced a new "climate charter" to help businesses achieve renewable energy goals. But with the EU's new increased targets for emissions-cutting, will Germany be able to keep up?
Global utility companies have been slow to go green, undermining efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new report. But that may be changing.
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