Tag Archive for 'Germany'

Andy Priaulx visits BMW’s Leipzig plant where the electric i3 & plug-in hybrid i8 sports care are made

September 13th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Guernsey’s Andy Priaulx with other BMW racing drivers stopped by the BMW Plant in Leipzig, Germany on 12 September 2013. After the drivers signed autographs for BMW employees, they had a guided tour of the production facilities and the new assembly line for the fully-electric BMW i3 and the BMW i8

Germany leads world in producing electricity from photovoltaics

September 24th, 2012 by Germany Trade and Invest

Germany installed roughly 320 peak megawatts (MWp) of solar power in August 2012, according to initial reports. This addition has bumped Germany past 30 GWp, the first country in the world to reach this level of photovoltaic capacity. German solar installations make up more than the rest of Europe combined. Germany Trade & Invest industry […]

Niederrhein Airport meets 2050 C02 emission target with installation of 60,000 photovoltaic panels

January 8th, 2012 by Richard Lord

If you want to see today a vision of the future of energy supply go to Germany and be awed by the massive deployment of photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. Guernsey has its Airport 2040 vision. Weeze or Niederrhein Airport near the town of Weeze in North Rhine-Westphalia, next to the German-Dutch border, has already done […]

Learning how to save energy by playing a game

September 16th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology

Germany’s Federal Government has decided to accelerate the implementation of their energy policy. But the rapid implementation will succeed only with the help of consumers. They are called upon to use the energy from renewable resources in a more efficient fashion. A new online game shows how energy can be saved. Do I toast my […]

Where renewable energy is the norm and not the exception

November 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

I visited the Netherlands recently to attend a family wedding.   During the wedding party a member of the family told me that there were “about 40 wind turbines” only ten kilometres away. They were across the border in Germany between the cities of Goch and Kalkar.  So on Sunday 21 November my wife and I […]

A model for 21st century environmentally friendly urban living?

February 5th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The final episode in ‘What a Waste’ looks to the future by examining how cities such as Freiburg in Germany are at the forefront of sustainable technology and taking the first steps in mitigating the impact humans have on their environment.