Hambach, mine of all excesses

Hambach, mine of all excesses

The year-long occupation of L├╝tzerath ended on Monday 16 January. Environmental activists opposed plans to expand an open-pit mine that will engulf this German village. A few kilometers to the south, another gigantic pit full of lignite, the most polluting coal, tears up the landscape: the Hambach mine. In 1978, the operator RWE bought the … Read more

Germany should double its navy

Germany should double its navy

Go fast. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inaugurated the second floating terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the port of Lubmin on the Baltic Sea on Saturday 14 January. This vessel is operated by TotalEnergies and has an annual regasification capacity of 5 billion cubic meters, enough to cover about 5% of German demand. In … Read more

Amazon, Twitter, Meta… Why tech giants are firing in droves

Amazon, Twitter, Meta... Why tech giants are firing in droves

18,000 jobs will be cut at the e-commerce giant Amazon at the start of the year. By the end of 2022, 3,700 employees had been laid off at Twitter, that is, more than half of the employees and 11,000 (13% of its workforce) at Meta, the group that owns the digital platforms Facebook, Instagram and … Read more

Feldheim, the first energy self-sufficient village

Feldheim, the first energy self-sufficient village

In the small village of Feldheim, an hour south of Berlin, calls to save energy resonate differently than in the rest of the country. This municipality, without a school and without trade, but with many farms, is almost self-sufficient in energy. Here there is neither gas heating nor electricity produced from hydrocarbons. The village of … Read more