• Hamburg's goal of becoming hydrogen centre taking shape

    "A successful energy transition means combining security of supply, affordability and environmental compatibility with innovative and intelligent climate protection," according to Germany's "National Hydrogen Strategy" which was adopted by the cabinet in June. Alternatives to fossil fuels are needed...

    Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:40:22 +0200
  • ADC Festival 2020 focuses on "Power of No"

    Seats in the Kampnagel cultural centre remained empty on May 14 and 15, 2020 in the wake of the corona crisis. Around 900 viewers instead gathered online to watch the digital Art Directors Club Festival 2020 live on Facebook held under the theme of "The Power of No - For a new Diversity of Thinking"...

    Wed, 20 May 2020 06:00:00 +0200
  • Commuting along Hamburg's cycle paths

    This year’s Stadradeln campaign has proven a great success and saw residents of Hamburg cycle around 1.259 million kilometres between August 30 and September 19, 2019 – almost double the 630,000 kilometres clocked up in 2018.“The results of Hamburg’s cycling campaign are first-class. I would like to...

    Thu, 28 Nov 2019 17:06:34 +0100
  • Delivery bikes to replace vans

    Hermes is trialling them on the last mile, Ikea is offering them to its customers, and coffee shops like Coffee-Bike, have discovered them as a stand-alone business model – delivery bikes. The Environment Office has launched a new drive to encourage residents of Hamburg to make the switch. Around...

    Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:17:19 +0100
  • Zero waste café picks up a trend

    More and more zero-waste shops and eateries like “In Guter Gesellschaft” on Hamburg’s Sternschanze are catering to people keen on sustainable lifestyles. There, food is bought and sold entirely free of packaging. Most of the stores and cafés are regional and partly in Demeter quality and have an...

    Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100
  • Nüwiel producing trailers for e-scooters

    E-scooters, designed to make traffic in cities calmer, faster and environment friendlier are collected at night and loaded onto diesel-powered trucks over Hamburg, which is not in keeping with climate protection goals. Customers in Altona, for instance, can transport their furniture home free of...

    Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100
  • "Kushel" offering soft towels made of beechwood fibre

    The founders of the “Kushel” start-up are promising plenty and have produced the world’s first climate-friendly, resource-saving towels which are both fluffy and soft. The towels are made to 70 per cent organic cotton and to 30 per cent of Modal from sustainable forestry. Modal is a wood fibre obtai...

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100
  • Shopping without packaging in Hamburg's first zero-waste store

    Hamburg’s first unpackaged shop called Stückgut has been operating an entirely different concept successfully since 2016. Food, hygiene products and cleansing agents are sold entirely without packaging – as opposed to organic cucumbers wrapped in plastic, biscuits in plastic bags with additional...

    Thu, 02 Jan 2020 13:07:05 +0100
  • Foodlab experimenting with the innovative

    Hamburg is the secret food capital owing to the rising number of innovative start-ups, Christin Siegemund believes. As the marketing expert well knows from her own experience, being a founder is always a challenge and has hit on the idea for a creative food space called the Foodlab in Hamburg.

    Mon, 11 May 2020 06:00:00 +0200
  • Corona prompts postponement of WindEnergy 2020

    Hamburg Messe und Congress and WindEurope have agreed to postpone WindEnergy 2020 from September 22-25 to December 1-4,2020 amid the ongoing corona crisis. More than 1,400 exhibitors from 100 nations are expected at the leading global energy fair.

    New health protection concept 


    Fri, 08 May 2020 05:00:00 +0200