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GERMAN TOWN FUELED 100% BY RENEWABLE SOURCES

To live a greener and more energy-efficient lifestyle, travel about an hour south of Berlin to a town of about 125 people called Feldheim. In Feldheim, Germany, no gas or oil is burned and instead, the town is powered from 100% renewable energy via 43 wind turbines. This is all in an effort so that by 2050, Germany to run off of 80% renewable power.

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Link: http://news.yahoo.com/off-grid-german-village-banks-wind-sun-pig-133137765.html

“The hamlet near Berlin is Germany’s first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local, alternative energy, swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same goal.

Electricity now comes from a wind park towering over its gently rolling fields and reaches homes through Feldheim’s own mini smart grid.

"This money is no longer going to Arab sheiks or (Russian President) Vladimir Putin,” he said at the village 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Berlin. “This money is now staying right here.”“

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