Skip to main content
It's almost Earth Day! Make an early gift today and have it matched! MATCH MY GIFT ->

Energy Village (24 Hours of Reality 2016)


How about this for vision? In 1999, the town council of Wildspoldsreid in Germany (population: 2,600) set out to become completely energy independent by 2020 with renewables. Today, using a combination of wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, and biogas, the town produces seven times its energy needs – and sells the rest to the grid. As one farmer says, “We used to produce milk. Now we mostly produce energy.”