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Germany's Biggest Utility Dumps Fossil Fuels for Renewables

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Germany's Biggest Utility Dumps Fossil Fuels for Renewables

Seeing not just the future of the environment but also the future of its own economic environment, Germany’s biggest utility E.ON announced this weekend that it was spinning off its fossil fuel plants to concentrate on a business model that focuses on renewable sources. It has long leaned heavily on fossil fuels and nuclear power, resisting the country's aggressive move to clean, renewable energy generation.

Germany's renewable-friendly policies and phase-out of nuclear generation pushed its biggest utility toward clean energy.
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