wind turbines (NREL)Green energy sources now account for 20 percent of Germany’s electricity production – a new high. The country aims to be 35 percent green by 2020, with a phase-out of nuclear power completed by 2022.

New figures show the share of renewable electricity sources rising by more than 2 percent in a single year.

Germany’s government policy promotes renewable energy as well as energy conservation — and energy efficiency has been improving since the early 1970s.

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