A big effort is being made in Germany to phase out energy sources such as coal and nuclear power in favor of more environmentally friendly energy. One possible solution would be to convert coal mines into pumped-storage hydroelectric power stations.
The US administration plans to start exporting its new and vast gas supplies to Europe via Germany within the next four years. As doubts continue over a Russian pipeline to Germany, Washington sees a gap in the market.
Europe's fourth-biggest greenhouse gas polluter has given a boost to offshore wind power plans in the Baltic Sea. After its pro-coal rhetoric tarnished the Polish government's good name, Warsaw is looking to green up.
Trump has handed the fossil fuel industry another gift by rolling back coal regulations. Despite such actions, experts say the global green economy will continue to grow.
The power lines connecting France and the Iberian Peninsula are set to be upgraded. But will more renewable electricity flow from Portugal to Central Europe, or more French nuclear power flow in the other direction?
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