June 19, 2012

The Great German Energy Experiment

David Talbot, Technology Review

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Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?

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