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Five Friday Facts

Posted on the 08 July 2011 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Five Friday FactsThe following facts come from Lester Brown’s Plan B 4.0, which was published in 2009. The book is available in print or as a downloadable PDF from The Earth Policy Institute’s website. For all of the Five Friday Facts culled from Plan B 4.0, click here.

  • Denmark gets more than 20% of its electricity from wind power and has plans to push that number to 50%
  • 75 million Europeans get their residential electricity from wind farms.
  • Some 27 million Chinese homes get their hot water from rooftop solar water heaters.
  • Iceland, which heats 90% of its homes with geothermal energy, has virtually eliminated the use of coal for home heating.
  • The Philippines gets 26% of its electricity from geothermal power plants.

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