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Citizen Ownership Remains Foundation of German Renewable Energy Explosion

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jun 2, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

placeholderI’ve been posting updates on local ownership of renewable energy in Germany since early 2011, and it’s abundantly clear that the Germans have yet to back down from their commitment to democratic, locally owned power. The following chart continues the series.  For explanation, click the previous link, but know that traditional electric utilities are contained within the 12% of “energy suppliers.”


For the previous charts, see one, two, and three.

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