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Impossible, But Those Germans Do It Anyway

The main research windmills at NREL

The main research windmills at NREL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Renewable energy is expensive.  It’s unreliable.  There’s no way to store it.  Anyway the scientists are still arguing about global warming, so why wreck the economy for something that might not exist?

We all know these things here in Australia, but here’s a weird thing.  Those tree-hugging pixie-lovers the Germans are converting to renewable energy anyway.  They plan to phase out nuclear power within a decade.  The official target is to reduce fossil-fuel use by 80% by 2050, but many people think it will be reduced to zero before then.  Already more than 25% of electricity comes from renewable sources.

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