Germany

Still Embroiled in an Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Tries to Shake Its Nazi Past

Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how…

Transparency Can Help Developing Countries Implement the Paris Agreement

At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, governments and civil-society groups announced a transparency initiative to help developing countries meet their climate goals.

Bonn Climate Talks Set to Work Out COP21 Details

Despite all of the attention garnered by the December COP21 climate talks in Paris, the follow-up meeting this week in Bonn, Germany --…

World Promises $10B, But It May Not Be Enough for Syrian Refugees

World leaders convened yet again in an effort to arrive at a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. But the fact is, nonprofits…

As Recalls of Volkswagen Cars Begin, Costs Could Climb to $40B

More than 8 million Volkswagen cars will likely be subject to a mandatory recall in Europe, as the fallout from the emissions scandal…

McDonald’s Serves Up Its First 100% Organic Hamburger

The “McB,” McDonald’s first 100% organic beef burger, is coming to a store near you--if you happen to be in Germany and Austria…

How Germany Became a Solar Superpower

Germany continues to break records in solar power and renewable energy production overall. How are they doing this, and how does the U.S.…

The Renewable Energy Juggernaut Gains Momentum

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, a think tank based in Freiberg, Germany, sees solar energy on track to become cheaper than…

3p Weekend: 10 Cities On the Cutting Edge

This week we tip our hats to 10 cities hard at work building the urban centers of tomorrow. The future is now.

Germany’s Carbon Emissions Fall as Renewable Energy Takes the Lead

A confluence of powerful trends shaped up in Germany in 2014. Renewable energy production rose, greenhouse gas emissions and power prices fell while…

Photo Gallery: Tour the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

TriplePundit recently visited the Autostadt, Volkswwagen's theme park and educational center in Wolfsburg, Germany. Click through for the virtual tour to catch a…

Photo Gallery: How e-Golf Batteries Are Made

While in Germany last week, I had a chance to tour the battery plant in Braunschweig, along with nine other American journalists, and…

German, Swedish Groups Join in $1.6 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

Germany's Munich City Utilities and Sweden's Vattenfall announced they will invest $1.6 billion in building Sandbank, an offshore wind farm capable of producing…

China Leads Global Solar Growth; New PV Capacity Up 232 Percent

China installed 12 GW of new solar PV power generation capacity in 2013, a whopping 232 percent year-over-year increase. New solar PV power…

Redefining Gross Domestic Product to Account for Sustainability

GDP doesn’t actually tell us much about the value of natural capital, like clean air or healthy forests. Such natural goods and services,…