Freiburg im Breisgau Baden Wuerttemberg Germany

Population: 220 000 with around 6 000 living in the suburb of Vauban.

Rationale for selection: a town with a practical vision for renewable energy supported by its citizens

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Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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