27 Mar '12, 1pm

12 Years Later — Solar Energy in Germany (VIDEO)

I think the US was that smart… more than a decade earlier And many parts of the US also adopted Feed in Tarrifs and try to make something similar work… so there is hope. The US and Germany are not that different on this issue.. the electricity/gas corporations actually have a much stronger grip of Germany. Being home to E.On & RWE, the worlds two largest Electricity & Gas distributers, it’s no wonder that they have incredible strong ties into politics… The Renewable Sources Act was actually passed by the parliament. It wasn’t a government initiative. It was passed in an bipartisan afford, with members of the government coalition trying to block it. The economics minister of that time actually was a former manger of an energy corporation and went straigth back to his former profession after his term ended. As dirty as it gets. How could it become a reality then? It really w...

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