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.

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