With the presidential elections in full swing, concerns over climate change and crippling dependence on foreign oil have emerged as hot topics of debates. But instead of prolonging the back and forth of politically charged arguments, the US can look across to Galicia, Spain for a successful example of policies that addresses oil dependence and spurs growth in renewable energy.
Over the last decade, Galicia, a region formerly entirely dependent on imported fossil fuels committed itself to turn to renewables and has recently emerged as a global leader in both the wind and solar energy sector. As a region, Galicia matches and often surpasses entire nations in wind energy production. Galicia is ranked sixth worldwide in wind energy production after Germany, the U.S., the rest of Spain, Denmark and India, producing more wind energy than California and Texas combined. Galicia is also emerging as a leader in various solar innovations as well.
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