Climate Change

On Clean Energy, the Wind Blows From Germany

Wind turbines produced half of electricity consumed in Germany last weekend.

More promising than ever.

Photographer: Tobias Schwartz/AFP/Getty Images

As world leaders prepared to discuss a major climate change treaty in Paris, Germany had a couple of especially windy days, which drove the share of wind energy in the German grid above 50 percent and the spot price of electricity to zero, or so close to it as to make no difference.

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