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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U.S. Capitol by Comparison

Despite green initiatives, just 15 percent of the electricity powering the U.S. Capitol Building is purchased through wind power credits, and the Capitol still relies on fossil fuel for heat.

The Capitol Power Plant (left) was built in 1910 and provides heat and cooling to the Capitol, as seen in the background on the right. It runs on coal and natural gas.

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