Is Germany Leading the Way on Green Energy Transition?

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It didn't last long, but the fourth largest economy in the world set a kind of record this week for renewable energy.

Wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany
Photo: Phillip May

Sometime around noon this past Sunday, 90% of Germany's total electricity demand was powered by wind, solar, hydro and biomass. There was so much renewable energy that government had to pay people to use it. Chis Nelder is an energy futurist and electricity manager at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He's also host of a podcast called The Energy Transition Show.




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