Why are the Germans so ‘green’?

Why is it that the Germans are so green? (The greenest country in the world, according to some.)

Why have they decided to phase out nuclear power by 2022? How come they managed to generate 50% of their electricity needs from solar power last Friday?

Could it be that after the second world war they went through an intense period of self-examination and reflection — making it clear how Nazism had come to dominate their country and what the consequences were?

Could it be that they understand what happens when one group of people practices complete domination over another, weaker party, just because it can?

And why do they have the strongest banking sector and government bonds in Europe?

Could it be that they understand what happens when one group of people practices complete domination over another, weaker party, without regard for the morals or consequences, just because it can?

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