Lets raise our hands and give a round of applause to Germany who looks set to have generated a full one third of their energy from renewables this year. An outstanding achievement. For every climate change skeptic out there this proves that a fully industrialized complex economy (Germany) is fully capable of generating a significant amount of the energy from renewables, now, not sometime in the future, this is something that works today. The good folk over at Treehugger reported the full story, with a nice graph and some pictures. Treehugger was also clear to point out that while some of the costs may have been a little high, but that has more to do with the fact that Germany has had a head start time-wise, the country has been an early adopter, so has paid more and their subsidies are not necessarily structured properly, but that not the point – the overall efficacy is what we’re more interested in.