18 Oct '11, 5pm

Germany's Having a Renewable Energy Goldrush

Even though Germany reduced its landmark solar incentives, the country is still experiencing a goldrush as a variety of renewable energies take hold and grow. 20% of Germany's electricity comes from renewable energy now, up from just 6% in 2000. And the boom is just beginning as the country retools its infrastructure to meet its new target: 35% renewables energy by 2020. That retooling - an absolute must since its decision to stop producing nuclear energy - is creating thousands of jobs and new industries. The country's latest version of its feed-in law - the hugely successful tool it's used to become a world leader in solar - now extends to onshore and offshore wind, geothermal, and biomass - to help it quickly diversify into the full range of renewable resources. Germany's northern coast has been largely left out of economic development, but now that's changing. "Renewab...

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