Not only is the little European nation leading the pack with green and renewable energy, it's running away with the prize.
The pharmacy chain has just announced plans to build the first retail store in the US powered entirely by onsite energy sources.
Google may be taking over the world, but at least it's going to take good care of us, with a new $200 million investment in a Texas wind farm.
On Friday, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu announced the creation of a research center focusing on battery and energy storage technology. The ambitious project will attempt to deliver technologies that are five times as powerful as and five times cheaper than today's technologies.
We know that there's more than enough wind energy out there to power our entire civilization, but conventional wind turbines don't do that great of a job of harnessing it. They're expensive and inefficient, and we're looking for better technologies, one of which is a super efficient wind turbine that doesn't need blades.
Solar power for residential homes is still too expensive for most Americans. The problem isn't the cost of the power, but rather the hardware. Technological advances are only bringing costs down so much.
Plans are underway to build a massive new type of power generator in the southwestern corner of Arizona. Using evaporative cooling to create wind, it will deliver enough power for a medium to large-sized city with practically no effect on the environment.
What if the Eiffel Tower and Tokyo Tower weren't just tourist attractions but full-fledged power plants? That's the dream one group of architects hope to bring to Taiwan with their new Tower of Power concept.
If you take your jogging as more of an obsession than as a light workout, then you probably have experienced running out of juice on your MP3 player during one of your more intense runs. Now someone has come up with a green energy solution that could help you to keep rocking out even during a long marathon.
Living green is an honorable, but often difficult prospect for those living in busy cities, but a new device may do for green energy on the go what Apple did for the MP3 player with the iPod classic.