The European nation’s energy revolution has made it a leader in replacing Nuclear and Fossil fuels with wind and solar technology.
Germany has Europe’s second highest consumer electricity prices, yet public support for its ‘energiewende’—an aggressive transition to renewable energy—is at an impressive 92 percent. The support is rooted in an eco-friendly culture, a collective desire to abandon nuclear energy, and laws that allow citizens to profit from selling their energy to the grid. Roughly 27 percent of Germany’s electricity is from renewables; the goal is at least 80 percent by 2050.