+++ Top News: “Very intensive” preparations for emergency blackout in Germany
A long-lasting and widespread power blackout is very unlikely, according to the German government. Nevertheless, preparing for a possible blackout is a major topic at the Rhineland-Pfalz Städtetag … via Stern
+++ “Rössle E-Lastenrad”: Stuttgart pushes load bike rental
A new e-bike rental service has been launched in Stuttgart. The service, called “Stuttgarter Rössle,” comprises twelve distribution points. A total of 30 Johnny Loco e-load bikes are available at the start, with 30 more to follow in February 2023. The e-load bikes are offered for long-term rental … via stuttgart.de
+++ Green Startups: 27 million for wind power startup Aerones.
Latvia-based drone and wind energy startup Aerones has raised another €27 million in growth capital. The VC financing round was led by Lightrock and Haniel. Other investors include existing investors Change Ventures, Mantas Mikuckas, Metaplanet, Pace Ventures and Future Positive Capital. The Riga-based company was founded in 2019 and aims to provide faster, safer and more effective services to wind power operators worldwide – in particular, the green startup has developed a robotics system for wind turbine maintenance and inspection … via eu-startups.com
+++ Video of the Day: Luzie Heidemann from “Together for Future” at the Greentech.Live conference.
The “Fridays for Future” movement is probably one of the best known climate movements in Germany. What some might be less aware of is that there are a multitude of other “for Future” groups. Luzie Heidemann puts the organizations in touch with each other and encourages participation … via TechFieber Greentech Blog
+++ Flying greener: Zeroavia medium-haul aircraft with batteries to take off this year
British-American company Zeroavia has been tinkering for some time with a hydrogen battery-powered aircraft that would seat up to 19 passengers. This year, a first prototype is expected to take off … via Zeroavia
+++ TV tip: Documentary: Super storage – Power in perpetuity?
How do you store electricity from renewable energies when the sun isn’t shining and the wind turbines are at a standstill? This is the question that researchers at KIT’s Energy Lab 2.0 are investigating. In a large-scale simulation, they want to determine how electricity from sun and wind changes the grids in the long term … Arte.tv. (from min. 15:57)
+++ Why are there only a dozen wind farms in Switzerland?
Wind energy could well complement electricity from solar plants. But the expansion is slowing down. Now the procedures are to become simpler … via NZZ
+++ Electromobility: Bosch plans to invest billions in greentech in China
The Stuttgart-based company plans to invest around one billion U.S. dollars over several years in the development and production of components for electromobility and automated driving in China – and to set up a center for research, development and production in Suzhou … via Handelsblatt
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