This is a great piece from Craig Morris of Petite Planète debunking some of the myths circulating about Germany’s renewable energy situation. For example:
Myth: Even though it decided to phase out nuclear power, Germany is just importing nuclear energy from other countries.
Fact: Actually, Germany is a net energy exporter, including to France, its nuclear powerhouse neighbor.
Myth: Germany won’t be able to reach its goal of 80% renewable energy by 2050.
Fact: Actually, Germany is well on its way to reaching the 80% goal, and there are many studies showing how Germany could even achieve 100% renewable energy. Additionally, the “small town energy revolution” means renewable energy is boosting the economy and creating jobs.
Roughly three quarters of renewable power investments have been made by individuals, communities, farmers, and small and midsize enterprises.
Read more about the myths and facts in the full article.