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Record-Breaking Renewable Energy Capacity Pushes Fossil Fuel Plants to Close in Germany | EcoWatch

Germany’s renewable energy industry has again shown its strength, shattering through another solar power record, as utility company RWE announces it will close fossil fuel power plants as they are no longer competitive. RWE said 3.1 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity would be taken offline, as it suspends or shuts down some of its gas and coal-fired power stations. This ...

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Snowden strikes again: ‘NSA in bed with Germany’ | RT — YouTube

US fugitive Edward Snowden has accused Germany and the US of partnering in spy intelligence operations, revealing that cooperation between the countries is closer than German indignation would indicate, Der Spiegel magazine reported. Journalist Manuel Ochsenreiter says German politicians are furious – but about being exposed, not by being spied on…. For more on this story, visit: Snowden strikes again: ...

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Israel Deploys Nukes on German-Made Subs | Antiwar.com

The controversy over Germany’s decision to give heavily-subsidized nuclear-capable submarines to Israel centered largely around Israel’s nuclear weapons program, and the concern that Germany would be helping them deploy WMDs abroad. This fear appears to have been warranted. It is now being reported that Israel is doing exactly that, loading the subs with nukes that are to be launched by ...

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Germany sells Israel nuke-ready submarines – report | RT

Germany is supplying the Israeli Navy with submarines that are fully capable of being fitted to carry cruise missiles with nuclear-warheads, Spiegel reports. Thus, if Israel does indeed have any such missiles, it could deploy them immediately. ­The extensive military deal suggests that German shipyards are to supply Israel with six Dolphin-class diesel-electric submarines, four of which have already been ...

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Solar power generation world record set in Germany | guardian.co.uk

Plants produced 22 gigawatts at midday hours on Friday and Saturday, meeting half country’s electricity needs on second day German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours of Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank has said. ...

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How a green investment bank really works | Damian Carrington, guardian.co.uk

The German development bank KfW borrows freely and is transforming the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes. The UK’s fledgling equivalent will do neither Business secretary Vince Cable, responsible for the UK’s Green investment bank (GIB), visits the German development bank KfW today, a day after the law establishing the GIB was published. It will be an interesting visit. When ...

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