Thursday, February 12, 2009


From the February 10th Der Spiegel:
Germany's renewable energy companies are a tremendous success story. Roughly 15 percent of the country's electricity comes from solar, wind or biomass facilities, almost 250,000 jobs have been created and the net worth of the business is €35 billion per year.

But there's a catch: The climate hasn't in fact profited from these developments. As astonishing as it may sound, the new wind turbines and solar cells haven't prohibited the emission of even a single gram of CO2.
(via CCNet, email only)

1 comment:

OBloodyHell said...

But the solar cells have, in fact, produced a lot of toxic waste in the course of their construction...