Germany just broke its own energy record and generated 85% of electricity from renewables

Wind turbines are pictured in this multiple exposure at the German village of Feldheim February 21, 2013. Feldheim, a 60-minute drive south of Berlin and home to about 125 people, is Germany's first and only energy self-sufficient village. Germany is a world leader in renewable energy and derives a quarter of its electricity from renewables, but rising prices have turned into a major political issue ahead of the election. Picture taken February 21, 2013.   REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENERGY BUSINESS) - RTXXX5Y

Germany’s not the only country setting a good example for the rest of the world. Image: REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Kristin Houser
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