News Digest Item
30 Jun 2016

“Gabriel’s dream of a green island”


The German government exports the Energiewende and supports the development of renewable energies outside the country’s borders, like on the Greek island of Tilos, writes Handelsblatt. Economy minister Sigmar Gabriel is on a two day visit to Greece to advance the expansion of renewables, especially on islands that are not connected to the main land power grid. Tilos’ power is currently supplied by diesel generators on the neighbouring island of Kos, but the plan is to make it an energy independent “green island”, writes Handelsblatt.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

Read a press release by the economy ministry in German here.

Find the federal government’s website of the Renewable Energies Export Initiative in English here.

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