Germany’s energy turnaround offers proof that an industrialised, politically pluralistic market economy can run well on efficiency and renewables.
This week Germany’s 1.3 million-odd solar power systems set a new record by reaching a peak power output of 22.68GW.
A new international agreement calls for Germany to take the lead in helping Greece rev up its solar power production.
Reports debunk myth that Germany is starting up a record amount of coal power plants to deal with the country’s nuclear phaseout.
When last week’s freak cold snap left France’s nuclear plants unable to meet demand, guess who came to the rescue?
Germany invests heavily in renewables because it believes a low carbon economy is a hedge against energy inflation.
Germany could increase its solar capacity 5-fold, without subsidies. It would redefine the cost of abatement of green incentives.
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