Germany passes 20 percent renewable energy

As many people in question whether renewable energy is a viable alternative to fossil fuels, Germany now derives 20.8 percent of its electricity from renewable sources—a 15 percent increase since 2000, reports Der Spiegel.

In the last year alone, Germany’s share of renewable electricity increased from 18.3 to 20.8 percent, and the country plans for further growth. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government aims to derive no less than 35 percent of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2020. Opposition parties believe 40 or more percent of Germany’s energy could be sustainable by 2020.

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