The inhabitants of Wildpoldsried have installed solar panels on their roofs, built huge thermal power plants and even set up a self-funded onshore wind farm. They produce more energy than they need and proof: change is possible.
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Europe's Nordic countries are popular for sustainable cryptomining because electricity there is cheap and mainly comes from renewable sources. But other industries also want to take advantage of this green energy.
A zero-carbon-emissions energy system will rely mostly on low-cost solar electricity, experts say. About 100 giant solar panel factories must be built by 2025 for the world to "defossilize" its energy supply by 2035.
This week on Eco Africa we visit a mayor in Mali preparing his town for the impacts of climate change, see how a distillery in Rwanda started to make hand sanitizer and learn how an Alpine village switched to renewables.
As Germany plans a pathway to a low-carbon economy, experts argue over whether to replace its huge fossil hydrocarbon imports with imported renewable hydrogen or instead rely entirely on hydrogen made in Germany.
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