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Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?
A design that draws on jet engine technology could halve the cost of generating electricity from wind.
New direct-drive turbines promise to lower the cost of offshore wind energy.
Both Siemens and GE bet on direct-drive generators.
Companies are racing to develop ways to make the 100-meter blades needed to make offshore wind compete with fossil fuels.
The find could ease U.S. dependence on Chinese supply, but critics consider the announcement premature.
A new type of wind-turbine platform can be placed much farther from shore.
Even as a trade dispute puts the countries at odds, some are finding ways to work together.
The U.S. has plenty of the metals that are critical to many green-energy technologies, but engineering and R&D expertise have moved overseas.