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Hamburg’s First Autonomous Shuttle Bus

By Roy L Hales

There are only be five stops along the 1.8-kilometre-long route in Hamburg’s Hafencity. Initially, the only passenger will be an attendant who can take control if necessary. Hamburg’s first autonomous shuttle bus starts its trial run next month.

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Renewables Produced 54.4% of Germanys Public Electricity In March

By Roy L Hales

Germany’s renewable sector is setting new records again. For the past three months, they supplied more public electricity than the coal sector. This came to a peak last month. Renewables produced 54.4% of Germanys electricity in March 2019.

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Where Are Germany’s Bears, Wolves And Eagles?

Originally Published in October, 2016, revised Feb 25, 2018.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMOne of my wife’s fondest memories of Germany is the well maintained trails going through idyllic forests. She was visiting relatives during the late 1960’s and early 70’s. My impressions are both much later, and connected to the development of renewables. After my second trip to Germany, last year, I asked Andreas König, Head AG Wildlife Biology and Wildlife Management at the Technical University of Munich, where are Germany’s bears, wolves and eagles?

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Renewables Supplied 44.1 Per Cent Of Germany’s Energy

By Roy L Hales

Germany added 2.3 GW  of new onshore wind capacity in the first half of 2017. Though it failed to meet the target last year, the Renewable Energy Act set annual target of installing 2.5 GW new solar capacity. Add in a warm autumn and the winter storms Xavier and Herwart, and it is easy to see how renewables supplied 44.1 per cent of Germany’s energy in October.

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