Whether wind, solar or hydropower, renewable energy is booming worldwide
Renewables are big business around the world - and usually good for the environment, particularly for preventing further climate change. Although even "green" power often has an ecological cost. And how to make renewable sources of energy work around the world? DW presents content around the topic of renewables.
In Germany, sun, wind, water and biomass have so far produced more electricity in 2019 than coal and nuclear power combined. But it's a snapshot of a special market situation and might not be a long-term trend.
Indigenous climate leader Pasang Dolma Sherpa talks about the 'historic moment' for indigenous people and how they can make a difference in climate negotiations. We also hear how Mapuche indigenous people in Chile are fighting plans to build the country's biggest wind farm. And how Tibetan nomads are carving out a living for themselves to be able to stay in the highlands of Qinghai.
Just how many visitors are too many? The Greek island of Santorini struggles with tourism numbers it can't handle. How long until rising sea levels have completely destroyed Kenya's historic sites along its coast? And how hot is too hot? Glaciers in New Zealand have receded so much it's actually become too dangerous to hike all the way to the top.
States like California have taken a decidedly different approach to climate change following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. How difficult will it be for the state to transition to an entirely clean energy grid? And why are environmentalists arguing about wind power?