23 Dec '14, 1pm

A Snapshot of Germany’s Electricity Mix: Solar Capacity Reigns, but Coal Generation Sustains: Until recently...

A Snapshot of Germany’s Electricity Mix: Solar Capacity Reigns, but Coal Generation Sustains: Until recently...

Until recently, Germany was known as the undisputed leader in clean energy. But the country's legacy may be shifting. Germany was one of the few countries in the world to take a no-excuses approach to developing renewable energy by creating a highly ambitious set of policies to promote localized, distributed generation. In many ways, the policies were a resounding success: the country sparked the modern solar industry; half of all renewables are locally owned ; and traditional utilities are now transforming themselves into energy service companies focused on distributed generation and divesting from centralized fossil fuels. But Germany is also facing some hard realities. Mounting legacy costs of feed-in tariffs, increasing electricity rates and rising CO2 emissions are raising a debate about the effectiveness of the country's energy transition. Earlier this month, Dr. Bru...

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