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  • [New] In Germany, Secretary Walsh and other G-7 Labor Ministers plan to adopt a communique identifying shared priorities to create good jobs, increase skills training for underserved communities, ensure safe workplaces, and prepare and protect workers amidst climate change. U.S. Dept of Labor
  • [New] Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands pledged to increase their offshore wind capacity from 15 GW today to 150 GW by 2050, despite long permitting times that have slowed the pace of wind development. Scientific American
  • [New] Over the period 2021 to 2024, the German government is to provide a total of over one billion Euros to fight racism and right-wing extremism. European Parliament
  • [New] Some countries attempt to reconcile individuals who might be attracted by right-wing extremism with the democratic process (Germany), while others aim at ensuring right-wing extremism does not affect the State and focus far less on individuals (France). European Parliament
  • [New] Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark will increase their offshore wind capacity to at least 150 gigawatts by 2050, leaders of the northern European nations announced yesterday. E&E News
  • [New] The German government is currently coordinating a task force that will develop strategies to support countries mainly in Africa that are expected to be severely affected by food shortages. DW.COM
  • [New] The EU hopes to eliminate palm oil based fuels by 2030 - five years after the Brazilian refinery goes into operation - while Germany has announced it will stop using palm oil in biofuels from 2023. China Dialogue
  • [New] Germany, which relied on Russia for the bulk of its oil, natural gas and coal, brought forward its goal of 100% renewable power by more than a decade to 2035. The Washington Post
  • [New] The Orion will shortly set sail for its first project in Germany, where XL foundations will be installed at the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm. Offshore Energy
  • [New] Germany will oppose European Union plans to include nuclear energy as a sustainable investment in its taxonomy policy for labelling green investments.
  • [New] China, India, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, and the United States are expected to spend a combined $5 billion on quantum technologies in 2022. WSJ
  • [New] The war in Ukraine could be a moment for Germany - to look more towards Europe instead of having its sights on Russia. Carnegie Europe
  • [New] In 2022, the world is expected to add another 320 gigawatts of renewables, enough to meet the power demands of Germany, the world's fourth-largest economy. Yale E360
  • Germany hopes to cut its emissions by 88% by 2040, so it intends to no longer need imported natural gas for energy and heating within the next two decades. Yahoo News
  • Germany's top power producer, RWE, expects Berlin to soon clarify whether payments for Russian gas can be made under Moscow's proposed scheme. Reuters
  • China, India, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, and the United States are expected to spend a combined US$ 5 billion on quantum technologies in 2022. Deloitte Insights
  • The German government has dismissed suggestions that it might activate the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany to compensate for reduced flows via Ukraine. AP News
  • Germany had set out a timeline of achieving independence from Russian gas by the middle of 2024.
  • Japan and Germany, while completely free from the constraints of the defeated countries of World War II and accelerating their armament development, will more actively strive for the status of political powers. David Cowhig's Translation Blog
  • In 2022, the IEA expects global capacity additions to rise another 8% to 320 gigawatts - equal to an amount that would come close to meeting the entire electricity demand of Germany, or matching the EU's total electricity generation from natural gas. The National
  • The German government has been able to make quick changes in its energy plans in order to respond to the risk of not having enough gas. BNN
  • Germany will seek to shake off its dependency on Russian gas with a new heating strategy focusing on district solutions and a mandate to make heat pumps mandatory as of 2024.

Last updated: 24 May 2022