Germany Continues Breaking Clean Energy Records
Posted on March 25, 2011 by yiqi
“The conservative government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, struggling to stay ahead of public attitudes toward nuclear power in the run-up to regional elections, issued its annual report on the contribution of renewable energy to the German energy market in 2010.”
“Wind turbines, hydroelectric plants, solar cells, and biogas digesters now provide nearly 17 percent of Germany’s electricity.”
“In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese nuclear accident, Germany’s Merkel closed two reactors permanently, and another five temporarily. She also called on her government to revisit its controversial decision to extend the life of its aging reactors.”
The article is long. Many details, graphs, and all that. I was sold by the title. I’ve got a short attention span. The report is even longer. Not to mention in German. You can read the press release for some details.
The fact is that Germany has taken the lead in actually implementing renewable energy sources, which is amazing. Who’s going to follow next?