The Energiewende paradox14 min read . Updated: 28 Jan 2018, 04:08 AM IST
An unsurpassed network of citizen- and corporate-owned renewable energy plants power Germany today. And yet it still depends on coal. Why?
Driving through the German countryside often feels like virtually navigating through the 3D rendering of a renewable energy company’s marketing brochure. Everywhere there are rural homes in tiny hamlets spread out in lush green meadows, solar panels on all of them. Elegant windmills – some small and some awesome– emerge from the earth, cattle grazing around them. Indeed, renewable energy seems to seamlessly integrate into the surroundings.
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