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Illustration: Almost one third of the total EU wide capacity is installed in Germany. Spain and the United Kingdom are in second and third place.
Wind power

Leading wind power in Europe

The energy transition has boosted the use of wind energy. Almost one third of the total EU wide capacity is installed in Germany. Spain and the United Kingdom are in second and third place. Find out more

controversial

Managing Director of the German Biogas Association, Dr Claudius da Costa Gomez, and Executive Director of Agora Energiewende, Dr Patrick Graichen

Do we need to use expensive biomass as a flexible option in the electricity market of the future?

Managing Director of the German Biogas Association, Dr Claudius da Costa Gomez, and Executive Director of Agora Energiewende, Dr Patrick Graichen, give their answers to this question. Find out more

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Biogasanlage unter einer Lupe
Renewable energy

What is ‘biomass’?

Lighting a fire in the fireplace in winter means using biomass to generate warmth. Read on to find out which materials, apart from wood, classify as biogenic energy sources and how they can be used to generate warmth, electricity or even fuel. Find out more

Dr Fatih Birol, Managing Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)

Quote of the week

“We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables and, as is the case with other fields, the centre of gravity for renewable growth is moving to emerging markets.”

Dr Fatih Birol, Managing Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)

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