• Germany could be the first to achieve 100% renewable energy use by 2050

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    USA is trying its best to get rid of fossil-fuel use and its dependence on it, looking for greener energy. Though, it might very well be Germany who’ll 100% renewable energy by the year 2050. The country could be the world’s first G20 and major industrial nation to do away with fossil fuels completely. Currently, the country already has 16% of its electricity produced from renewable resources like wind, solar and others, leading the world in renewable energy use. Owing to its Renewable Energy Act, Germany leads the world in photovoltaics today and will add more than 5,000 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity soon, totaling up to an awesome 14,000 megawatts of energy being produced from solar energy.

    Besides energy creation, these renewable sources have also helped create a bunch of job opportunities, around 300,000. The country aims at cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% between 1990 and 2020, and by 80-85% by 2050. Truly a green nation in every aspect, three cheers for Germany!

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on July 9, 2010