Germany, the green superpower

Thomas L. Friedman predicts in a column in New York Times that Germany will be Europe’s first green, solar-powered superpower.

"What the Germans have done in converting almost 30 percent of their electric grid to renewable energy from near zero in about 15 years has been a great contribution to the stability of our planet and its climate. The centrepiece of the German Energiewende, or energy transformation, was an extremely generous “feed-in tariff” that made it a no-brainer for Germans to install solar power (or wind) at home and receive a predictable high price for the energy generated off their own rooftops."

New York Times

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