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Half of Germany’s 63,000 Megawatts of Renewable Energy is Locally Owned

| Written by John Farrell | 2 Comments | Updated on May 15, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/germanys-63000-megawatts-renewable-energy-locally-owned/

placeholderCourtesy of Craig Morris and the Germany Renewable Energy industry, evidence that Germany’s renewable energy program remains people powered.  Total megawatts represent wind and solar only.

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  • Tam Hunt

    Great data, John. I’m curious why biomass isn’t included? This is as big as wind and solar in Germany. Do you have data on this?

    • http://www.ilsr.org/ John Farrell

      A great question for Paul Gipe or Craig Morris, methinks