The potential new German government agreed to backtrack on environmental goals. The green power sector is aghast. But in fact, they need to recognize this for the opportunity it is.
Jan 13, 2018 in
Germany’s mighty wind-turbine industry is suffering from a plunge in orders and a surge in foreign competition as subsidies for renewables are slashed worldwide. Can it recover?
Nov 15, 2017 in
Germany's service station sector looks set for upheaval, as the discount supermarket plans a network of automated fuel retail outlets.
Sep 04, 2017 in
Germany's windmill producers have hit a dangerous lull after a change in the law on subsidies
Aug 28, 2017 in
A Qatari fund has rescued Germany’s bankrupt solar-panel maker SolarWorld yet again, but analysts don’t see how it can survive – and shareholders are furious.
Aug 09, 2017 in
Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing has purchased the energy management firm Ista for more than €4.5 billion, winning out over Canadian investors.
Jul 28, 2017 in
The administrator reports a deal is near to save two factories, but only a quarter of the firm's employees will keep their jobs.
Jul 27, 2017 in
As the future of the Bonn-based solar panel company is decided this week, at least half of the workforce is likely to lose their jobs, according to insiders.
Jul 26, 2017 in
The sun may be setting on what was once Europe’s biggest manufacturer of solar panels as the bankruptcy administrator looking for a buyer for the firm has come up empty-handed.
Jul 18, 2017 in
Libya's state-affiliated oil company accuses the German BASF-subsidiary of violating extraction agreements and demands damages.
Jun 02, 2017 in
After a painful consolidation, the birthplace of the energy transition is primed for a major comeback in the solar energy market.
Wind energy firms need to become independent of subsidies if they want to avoid the fate of the solar industry.
May 17, 2017 in
Germany had high hopes for its solar industry but the subsidies that were meant to help it boom may have sown the seeds of destruction instead.
May 12, 2017 in
Following a long fight and six years of straight losses, Germany's last big solar panel producer has given up, buried under a pile of debt.
May 10, 2017 in
The 2017 Hannover Messe opened this weekend by Chancellor Merkel and the Polish prime minister, showcases intelligent robots, electric buses and the latest in industrial automation.
Apr 24, 2017 in