Germany is tackling the green-energy transition — and the world is watching
A version of this article appeared earlier in Salon
First, the German government announced that moving beyond coal would cost the nation $44 billion in out-of-pocket expenses and would take 18 years.
Second, German policy makers were reported in a quandary. Should they take their lead from the U.S. and reject engagement with the Chinese telecom firm Huawei for Germany’s 5G mobile network? That would be a defensible decision for reasons of security and European competitiveness…