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  • A third of German electricity is green
  • A third of German electricity is green
    Eliot Phillips (2014) ©

A third of German electricity is green

Germany is setting records when it comes to sustainability. The country is increasing the percentage of renewable energy it produces and is far ahead of most other developed nations. But what sets the land of beer and bratwurst apart when it comes to the environment?



  • Article image Veganz: Germany‚Äôs hedonistic vegans eat up meat-free junk food

    The term ‘vegans’ tends to conjure up images of salad-grazing, stick-thin hippies. But a different vegan message of indulgence and junk food has taken over Berlin. Supermarket chain Veganz stocks vegan candy and meatless bacon strips. But isn’t vegan junk food the ultimate diet contradiction?

  • Article image A Cultural Snapshot of Germany

    Do Germans still booze on beer and snack on sausage? Does beauty still equal blonde hair and blue eyes? In our 2015 cultural snapshot of Germany, we demystify cultural myths, shed light on the country’s economic outlook, and explore the emerging and established trends across 11 sectors.

  • Article image Tesla Powerwall: sparking an energy revolution

    Seen as the ‘missing piece’ to a clean energy future by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, Powerwall is a battery that stores electricity from solar panels, or from the grid when utility rates are low. Available for your home and for businesses, can Powerwall spark an energy system revolution?

  • Making your own electricity Making your own electricity

    Germany has some of the highest electricity bills and energy taxation in Europe. As a result the country's seen an increasing adoption of self-sufficient energy production technology. People across the country are beginning to make their own home-made electricity.