Germany just generated a record 85% of its energy from renewable sources

May 8, 2017 by  
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Germany has outdone itself yet again when it comes to clean energy . From April 30 through May 1, the country set a national record by generating 85% of all its energy needs using renewable wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. And this isn’t just an anomaly – experts believe that this will be the new normal for Germany by 2030. “Most of Germany’s coal-fired power stations were not even operating on Sunday, April 30th, with renewable sources accounting for 85 per cent of electricity across the country. Nuclear power sources, which are planned to be completely phased out by 2022, were also severely reduced,” said Patrick Graichen of Agora Energiewende Initiative . Related: Google’s Project Sunroof expands to 7 million homes in Germany Germany has worked hard to invest in clean energy sources under Angela Merkel , a vocal supporter of renewable energy. It has paid off. In addition to record-breaking weekends like the one on April 30, more and more energy is coming from renewables. In March, the country average 40% energy from green sources. via Clean Technica images via Flickr ( 1 , 2 )

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Craig Henritzy’s SunHawk House in Mendocino County is an Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Home

October 9, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Craig Henritzy’s SunHawk House in Mendocino County is an Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , California , Craig Henritzy , Hopland , hydro power , hydro-electric , John Schaeffer , Mendocino County , net-zero energy , off grid homes , photovoltaic , Rastra block , Real Goods Solar , Reclaimed Materials , reclaimed wood , Recycled Materials , self-sufficient buildings , Solar Power , solar thermal , Sunhawk

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UBC’s Ultra-Sleek Coren Urban Bike is Manufactured from High Tensile-Strength Carbon Fibers

October 9, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of UBC’s Ultra-Sleek Coren Urban Bike is Manufactured from High Tensile-Strength Carbon Fibers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $32000 bike , BOR , carbon component manufacturer , Christian Zanzotti , Coren , cowhide-covered saddle and handle bar tape , ENVE , Gates , German-made urban bike , hand-made bikes , Schmolke , Trickstuff , Tune , UBC GmbH , urban bikes

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