Germany's energy shift from nuclear to renewables is costly and complicated. The move was inspired by the nuclear disaster in Japan - and it is the Japanese who are inventing some of the solutions.
Germany's industrial giants have been reluctant to invest in the costly production of electric car battery cells until now. Will a €1 billion government grant be enough to recover time lost to China and South Korea?
The EU wants to become carbon neutral by 2050. That means abandoning coal, oil and gas completely. But is it possible? Experts say it is, energy won't become more expensive and it will even create more jobs.
German premium automaker BMW is ordering several billion euros worth of batteries for electric cars from a Chinese manufacturer. The move suggests that cultivating a European producer now seems even more remote.
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