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Clean Break: Germany's Switch to Renewables

By Osha Gray Davidson - 2012-11-15T16:07:17Z

Photograph Osha Gray Davidson

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Solar Hotel

The Best Western Premier Victoria in Freiburg is billed as the "most environmentally friendly" hotel in the world. Solar thermal panels heat water for guests. Any electricity not generated on-site is purchased from a green-energy cooperative. Lighting is by LEDs, and bathtubs are formed to the contours of the human body and use less water than normal tubs.

Click here to read the first installment of the six-part series on Germany's energy transformation.