04 Oct '11, 2pm

Free Electricity in Germany?

Free Electricity in Germany?

Germany has installed so much renewable energy capacity there were multiple hours in 2011 when it generated more electricity than was used , and utilities had to pay customers to use it. The European country has over 21,000 wind mills, and high winds on July 24th produced a surplus of power. Meanwhile some American politicians are bashing solar and other renewable energy technologies saying they can’t be implemented with federal support. They seem to be be very confused at the least, and just flat out wrong otherwise. The reason Germany has so much renewable energy is that national law has required aggressive construction of alternative power sources. Just five years ago, a surplus of electricity from renewables would not have occurred, but the forward-looking national law and determined workers have created a new clean energy ball game, one where coal power plants will no...

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