Scandinavia and the World

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Energy Saver 13 1, 5:24pm

@WarmKiwi well it's easy to do in NZ, with roughly the same size as the UK whilst having only 5 million people versus UK's nearly 67 million. Also, NZ has more mountains (stronger rivers for hydropower) and much better solar coverage.

(comparing UK because I know UK better than Germany, but the gist applies, Germany much more population density than NZ, much less space for windfarms in the sea and so on )

I'm not dissing NZ, well done for heading to 100% renewable, we all should. But it's not that easy in Europe and the only other non-polluting alternative currently is nuclear.