The United States falls behind Germany in renewable energy investment

Experts say uncertainty in the US scares green investors away, unlike in China and Germany.

BERLIN, Germany and BEIJING, China — In the rough and blustery North Sea, almost 30 miles off Germany’s coast, 12 wind turbines tower over the water, with rotors longer than football fields.

Like most wind turbines, those that make up the Alpha Ventus Offshore Wind Farm have gearboxes that transmit the power of the rotors to much faster-spinning cogs that generate electricity.

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