Can Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution be Replicated in the United States?

02/29/2016 Economy

( When one thinks about solar energy, the first image that comes to mind may be a Californian field of photovoltaic panels. But cloudy Germany, not sunny California, has the advantage when it comes to solar electricity, with a capacity of 38 gigawatts compared to a mere 11 in the Golden State as of 2015. As governments worldwide set ambitious targets to prevent global warming, investing in new energy policies and climate strategies, none has gone as far as Berlin. Renewable energy currently contributes 27 percent to gross electricity consumption in Germany, compared to 13 percent in the United States. More