Last year, the renewables sector met a higher percentage of Germany’s energy needs than the conventional-energy sector.
Morocco, host of the 2016 climate conference, intends to cover more than half of its electricity needs from renewables by 2030. In addition to massive installations, hundreds of mosques will also generate solar energy.
How to make a successful transition from old energy systems to new, sustainable ones? Lessons from Denmark and Germany - seen as global pioneers of the energy transition - suggest the role of ordinary citizens is key.
In Germany, where the transition to renewable energy is in full swing, the town of Iserlohn has a motto: "save energy - protect the climate." Although the concept and funding is there, the community still faces hurdles.
The German government has agreed on a new reform of electricity markets. It's likely to slow down the transition to a clean energy future, removing wind from the sails of the German Energiewende. Critics are appalled.
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