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A New Renewable Energy Record Has Been Set In Germany

By Aimee Lutkin

For the last 20 years, Germany has been working towards cleaner, renewable energy sources for their country. The New York Times reports that the nation has spent $2oo billion in that time. That obviously sounds like an enormous amount of money, but it has created huge dips in the cost of energy for consumers. The investments are also paying off in terms of crossing of their list of energy goals.

Climate Action Programme reports that data from the Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), which show that Germany has grown its renewable electricity generation a record 33 percent in 2017, from 29 percent share in 2016.

Stefan Kapferer, Chairman of the BDEW, believes the numbers show there's been a sea-change in the use of renewable power.