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Renewable energy: As U.S. dawdles, Germany is thinking 40 years out

Elizabeth Wilson addresses the progressive attitude Germany has towards climate change.

I asked Elizabeth Wilson, associate professor at the Humphrey School and a specialist in energy, environmental policy and law, whether she thought the German people had made a moral, political or economic decision to participate in a renewable energy future for their country. Her answer was, "Yes." She continued, "It was like traveling to an alternative universe where people took climate change seriously and were fully engaged in the transformation of their energy system. And, they know it is going to be hard."

Minn Post
December 14, 2011

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