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  •  Spain too. (3+ / 0-)
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    DisNoir36, coffejoe, congenitalefty

    The Spanish regions of Castile, Leon, and Galicia (which is gorgeous) produced 70% of their energy from renewables in 2006.  The government now requires that all new construction put in solar for hot water, and there's much more on Wiki.  And Spain also has a very good government run health care system.  Unfortunately, they also had a housing bubble which is causing problems now.  Lots of Europeans retire to Spain, and the housing thing got out of hand.  There were also lots of German investments in real estate that aggravated the situation by contributing to the rise in prices.  One area had so many Brits that they asked the government if they could elect their own mayor.  The answer was no.  

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