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As Berlin steps up its switch to renewable energy, consumers of electricity, i.e. German tax payers, are footing the bill. The problem is grid infrastructure that can't keep pace with the new sources coming online.

Sabine, the fierce storm that hit Europe in February, led to huge overproduction of wind energy in Germany, with domestic wind plants temporarily supplying a staggering 44 gigawatts (GW) of electricity to the national power grid — two thirds of total national electricity consumption. This is a level not planned for another decade at the earliest as Berlin steps up its noncarbon energy plans. "A feed-in record!" as the Wind Energy Association hailed it. But not all are happy with this success.


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