• “WHEN THERE’S A HUGE SOLAR ENERGY SPILL, IT’S JUST CALLED A NICE DAY”
—Germany produced a record high renewable energy. As of today, 25% of the of the Fifth Largest Economy in the world comes from clean renewable sources.
◊ Germany is among the world’s largest and most technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles
◊ According to the country’s energy industry association (BDEW), the largest renewable source is wind energy, accounting for 9.2% of all energy production.
Biomass, or material acquired from living organisms, accounted for 5.7
Solar technology for 5.3 percent.
◊ According to German law, renewable energy shall account for 35 percent of the electricity production by 2020, 50 percent by 2030, 65 percent by 2040 and 80 percent by 2050.
◊ Business Insider noted that in contrast, only 11.8 percent of US energy was from renewables last year. Four percent of US power came from hydro-electric power, 1.5 percent from wind, and only 0.2 percent from solar.