How Dying Forests and a Swedish Teenager Helped Revive Germany's Clean Energy Revolution

"BERLIN—Twenty years ago, before climate change was as widely seen as the existential threat it is today, Germany embarked on an ambitious program to transform the way it produced electric power.


Over the next two decades, it became a model for countries around the world, showing how renewable energy could replace fossil fuels in a way that drew wide public buy-in by passing on the benefits—and much of the control—to local communities. 


The steps Germany took on this journey, and the missteps it made along the way, provide critical lessons for other countries seeking to fight climate change."


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