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22 Nov
France has become the first country to tender out industrial-size floating offshore wind farms. The floating platforms are more promising than existing renewables but still have some hurdles to overcome.
20 Nov
CO2 shortages caused by high energy prices are hitting the food and beverage industry hard. Breweries are taking some of the biggest hits.
15 Nov
Halfway through the COP27 UN climate summit in Egypt, the latest Climate Change Performance Index shows where countries stand in terms of climate protection measures. Right at the top: Denmark, Sweden and Chile.
28 Oct
The International Energy Agency is forecasting a peak for fossil fuel demand, and for global emissions as a result. It could come as early as 2025.
25 Oct
With gas prices on the rise, many middle-class families have a serious problem. They're using gas for heating and cooking, and they don't know how to pay the bills in the coming months.
23 Oct
EU policymakers remain divided over how best to deal with the ongoing energy crisis. High prices are affecting households and businesses across the bloc, including Italy's storied textiles industry, as our correspondents report.
14 Oct
The plan includes a cap on natural gas and electricity prices and will also scrap a proposed gas tax on consumers. Germany is coping with an energy crisis after Russia cut gas supplies to Berlin in response to Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine.
9 Oct
With leaders set to meet Friday in Prague, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has floated new gas cap proposals.
8 Oct
Ministers from across the European Union have drawn up a plan to make the bloc less dependent on Russian fossil fuels.
18 Sep
With rising gas an electricity prices in Germany, changes are in store for hotels, restaurants, spas and museums this fall and winter. Here's what vacationers can expect.
18 Sep
Ursula von der Leyen also proposed a price cap for firms profiting from rising energy prices and spoke of a "solidarity contribution" for fossil fuel companies.
10 Sep
Is the €65-billion relief package enough to cushion Germans against rising energy and food price hikes? The country is facing multiple challenges and the government and political opposition disagree on solutions.

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