Russian gas? Nein danke, says energy self-sufficient German district

Russian gas? Nein danke, says energy self-sufficient German district

BERLIN, July 25 (Reuters) – As Germany scrambles to avert a fuel crisis this winter, one rural district has become a role model for how the country might wean itself off dwindling imports of Russian gas – by producing all the energy that it consumes itself. The western district of Rhein-Hunsrueck uses a combination of … Read more

Exclusive: Biden to waive tariffs for 24 months on solar panels hit by probe

Exclusive: Biden to waive tariffs for 24 months on solar panels hit by probe

U.S. President Joe Biden walks across the South Lawn after disembarking from Marine One as he returns from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with the first lady at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 5, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will … Read more

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

A 3D printed Natural Gas Pipes are placed on displayed EU and Russian flags in this illustration taken, January 31, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its … Read more

Germany’s conservatives on track to win election in northern state

Germany’s conservatives on track to win election in northern state

Conservative CDU leads with 43.5% in early exit polls Energy transition a major campaign issue amid Ukraine war Election seen as bellwether for NRW election on May 15 BERLIN, May 8 (Reuters) – Germany’s conservative CDU won an election in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, a boost to the party of former Chancellor … Read more