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Wind for All - alternative ways to finance grid expansion

Germany needs new power lines. As the country phases out nuclear power, renewable power from the north of the country has to be transmitted and distributed in the south. That requires expanding the German electrical grid by thousands of kilometers.

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However, utilities companies are facing two major problems: not only does the grid expansion cost billions of euros, but popular opposition to the new high-voltage cables is growing.

Report by Joachim Eggers.