June 19, 2012

Rio Isn't All Lost

Christian Azar, New York Times

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Solar and wind energy are developing faster than predicted - indeed, faster than most people realize. Europe is showing the way. Denmark gets about 20 percent of its electricity from wind. On a nice day, Germany, which no one thinks of as a sunny place, gets from the sun over 40 percent of the electricity it uses.

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TAGGED: Solar Power, Global Warming, Climate Change, Rio+20


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