25 Jan '12, 1pm

Dark Clouds Threaten German Clean Energy Ambitions | Alternative

During the fourteen years that I've lived in Switzerland, the Germans have been the world's staunchest supporters of green power and alternative energy. Their aggressive development of wind power was breathtaking, as was their warm embrace of photovoltaic power. Over the last few weeks, however, there has been an ominous change in the mainstream German media's tone as the political class finally comes to grips with the unpleasant reality that rooftop solar panels are worthless on short, grey winter days and "For weeks now, the 1.1 million solar power systems in Germany have generated almost no electricity." Three recent and highly negative articles from Der Spiegel Online include: Solar Subsidy Sinkhole; Re-evaluating Germany's Blind Faith in the Sun ; Solar Subsidy 'Insanity' Will Cost Consumers ; and Solar Energy Row is an 'Undignified Spectacle' As recently as last year...

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