Germany takes steps to roll back Renewable Energy Revolution
Germany will be reducing its wind energy footprint this year in order to artificially reduce the total energy generated. Germany is a leader in renewable energy production and this move could hamper its reputation, feel some experts. Since the shutting down or reduction in usage of nuclear power plants, wind energy has taken its place but is now producing so much energy, that it is creating imbalances. While the southern part of the country is in greater need of energy, no sustainable method has been devised for the successful transportation of the same. Residents have opposed large grids, and the underground line-laying is running late from the initial dates understood. By the year 2030, around half of Germany’s total energy needs will be met by renewable sources.
3 American Cities that use 100% Renewable Energy- and 7 that plan to join them within 20 Years
A study concluded by the Sierra Club has confirmed a list of three cities that have already become exclusive users of renewable energy and seven more that are on the verge of achieving their targets over the next two decades. The tiny town of Greensburg in Kansas was the first to achieve this. The next two were Burlington in Vermont and Aspen in Colorado. Among those that are yet to but will soon fulfill their targets, on top is Georgetown in Texas. East Hampton in the state of New York will achieve the same by the year 2020. That year will also add Grand Rapids in Michigan to the list. Completing off the tentative list are San Jose, San Diego and San Francisco in California and Rochester in Minnesota.
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