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Episode 965: Das Green Old Deal

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Episode 965: Das Green Old Deal

Episode 965: Das Green Old Deal

Episode 965: Das Green Old Deal

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When solar started it had a problem: solar panels were extremely expensive and not very efficient. In this episode we head to Germany to find out how one country built a market to solve that problem.

On today's show, we meet the person who kickstarted the green energy market and learn about the wonky policy tool that helped him do it.

We teamed up with Vox's The Impact podcast for this story. (More from them here.)

Here are some of the studies we mention in this episode:

Music: "Let's Start A Movement" and "We Gave Up Too Soon."

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