## Clean Break: Germany's Switch to Renewables

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

Photograph by Osha Gray Davidson

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# Wind and Farm

A common sight in Germany: wind turbines in fields of rapeseed. Oil from the plant is made into biodiesel fuel to power cars, produce electricity and heat buildings.

Some 25,000 wind turbines produce a total of up to 35 gigawatts of electricity, roughly the same amount of power as generated by 13 nuclear power plants.