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Here’s why Germany rocks

Avatar for Dave Llorens
Published on 01/21/2008 in
Updated 01/21/2008
    The Germans don’t simply talk about integrating solar, wind, and biogas into their infrastructure. They actually are doing it. Learn how here.

    Last modified: January 21, 2008

    8 thoughts on “Here’s why Germany rocks

    1. Avatar for Naema Naema says:

      Germany forever..<3

    2. Avatar for Maryam Maryam says:

      Germany rocks

    3. Avatar for to whom it cocerns to whom it cocerns says:

      you envirormentalists have good ideas, but the problem is, this renewable energy isn’t needed, there is 99 billion barrels of oil in the gulf of mexico, and under the great lakes, and nuclear energy is becoming safer, and global warming is a natural cycle we’re going through, it’s already getting colder, this will all pass

    4. Avatar for Deep Patel Deep Patel says:

      Agreed with the post above. Even Ron Paul who is co-sponsor of legislation designed to encourage the development of alternative and sustainable energy. H.R. 550 extends the investment tax credit to solar energy property and qualified fuel cell property, and H.R. 1772 provides tax credits for the installation of wind energy property is being shuned out as a “lunatic” by the mainstream media.

      This type of behavior in our political arena is why we are behind in advaning our energy secuirty. Germany and Japan are light years ahead of us when it comes to renewable energy power generation, and here in American our political leaders are still in bed with the Saudis!

      -Deep Patel
      http://www.gogreensolar.com

    5. Avatar for James Thomas James Thomas says:

      I am absolutely embarrassed to call myself an American at this specific point and time of our cultural history. Our corporate sponsored leaders, special interest lobbyists, and stupid people in general lack any sense of vision what a sustainable future could be like. Pres. candidate D. Kucinich’s who is a firm advocate of renewable energies is being silenced by private interests and is not being allowed in the debates. Its time for our “government of the people and by the people” to wake up. Or maybe, it might be easier to wholesale our country out to the highest bidder like Germany and let them run the show. Maybe they can do a better job. See this article in the NY Times and (Overseas Investors Buy Aggressively in U.S.) http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/business/20invest.html?ex=1201496400&en=743d35bc6a6b37fd&ei=5065&partner=MYWAY

      1. Avatar for Thos Weatherby Thos Weatherby says:

        I am absolutely embarrassed to call myself an American

        Don’t be embarrassed. What this video doesn’t tell you is the cost of this project. You would have $700 to $850 monthly electric bills. I’ve studied this particular project and fined it not to cost effective. They’re the ones who should be embarrassed.

        A solution to this problem is solved by mandating all new homes to include solar cells, if they’re in the right location, rainwater retention for potable water and geo-heating and cooling systems.

        Just like President Bush has at his Texas ranch.

        1. Avatar for Dan Hahn Dan Hahn says:

          Thos,

          How many people in Germany do you know? Have you been there? Have you seen their electric bills? I’m on board with you on the mandated solar cells/rainwater retention, though your cost estimates completely lack support. From my perspective, such an integration makes a hell of a lot of sense.

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