19 Aug '11, 12pm

German village produces 321% more energy than it uses Meanwhile, U.S. emissions up 4% in 2010

We've seen one UK town aim for 30% renewables by 2015 , and the United Arab Emirates' Masdar is often touted as the world's first clean energy city . But few communities could beat the huge push for renewables seen in Wildpoldsried, Germany, a town which has grown a clean energy industry bringing in $5.7m in annual revenue in just over a decade. And they've done it debt free. BioCycle has a fascinating report on this German village that produces 321% more clean energy than it needs : In May 2011, 14 years later, Mayor Arno Zengerle announced at a town hall meeting that it's "half time" of his third term. He walked the community through a massive list of accomplishments that include nine new community buildings (including the school, gym and community hall) complete with solar panels, four biogas digesters with a fifth in construction, seven windmills with two more on the w...

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