On Saturday, Germany shut down the last of its nuclear power plants, ending a long disagreement over the future of nuclear energy in the country. The move is expected to have an impact on the environment, but could lead to a growth of renewable energy sources.
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Floating Solar Panels – Making Energy, Saving Water
Scientists have found that floating solar panels could provide a huge amount of electricity if they were placed on lakes and other bodies of water around the world. Floating solar panels could also help save water and protect land.
Fusion Progress: Scientists Gain Energy for the First Time
US scientists announced a huge step forward for fusion energy. For the first time ever, they got more energy out of the process than they put into it. Fusion power is a long way off, but the news is major progress toward a powerful, clean energy source.
Switzerland’s Giant “Water Battery” Starts Working
Switzerland has opened a massive "water battery" that will help store energy for Europe. The plant works by storing water, which can later be used to generate power. Storing energy is very important as the world depends more and more on renewable energy.
News Roundup: Migrants Land, Solar Parking, & a Record Train
In today's news roundup, four ships carrying migrants rescued at sea are finally allowed to land in Italy and France, a new law in France requires solar panels on large parking lots, and Switzerland sets a record for the world's longest train.
As prices rise around the world - especially prices for fuel - one group is making record amounts of money: oil companies. While customers have struggled with rising prices, oil companies have made billions of dollars in profits.
News Roundup: Kenya’s President, Tracking Guns, & Eiffel Lights
In today's news roundup, William Ruto is sworn in as the president of Kenya, credit card companies agree to a new plan that could help track problem gun sales, and the lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned off early to save electricity.
Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is Shut Down
Ukraine has shut down the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The plant - the largest in Europe - has often been attacked in recent months, causing safety concerns. After losing power from outside, experts have decided to shut the plant down for safety.
The world’s first fully hydrogen-powered train line has officially begun running in Germany. The trains make almost no noise and run without polluting. Germany is planning to replace many of its diesel trains with hydrogen trains.
This summer has brought extreme heat and droughts to places around the world. The droughts are leading to serious problems, including shortages of food and energy, problems with transportation, and price increases. The effects of the droughts are likely to be felt for years.
On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden banned oil and natural gas imported from Russia in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The UK plans a similar ban. For much of Europe, which depends heavily on fuel from Russia, a similar move isn't possible.