Which country has the best green economy?

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    Brazils has huge green energy sectors, most notably ethanol (produced more efficiently than US ethanol, using sugar cane as opposed to corn), and hydroelectric power. Brazil has worked its way up to a key world economic figure by mass producings renewable energy.

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    Denmark.

     It’s a great example of a country relying mostly on renewable energy. “wind power makes up approximately 20% of Denmark’s power consumption.”

    Citations:http://www.moneyweek.com/investments/commodities/how-denmark-is-leading-the-way-
    http://www.mlive.com/mudpuppy/index.ssf/2009/10/danish_secrets_of_renewable_en.h

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    I’d argue this depends upon how you define “green economy”.  If we are talking about general governmental funding for green initiatives, consider the stimulus packages outlined below:

    International Green Stimulus Profile

    Country

    Amount Spent on Fiscal Stimulus

    Amount Spent on Green Measures

    Green Measures as a Percentage of Total Stimulus

    China

    $586.1 billion

    $221.3 billion?

    38%?

    United States

    $972 billion

    $112.3 billion

    12%

    South Korea

    $38.1 billion

    $30.7

    81%

    European Union

    $38.8 billion

    $22.9 billion

    59%

    Germany

    $104.8 billion

    $13.8 billion

    13%

    Japan

    $145.9 billion

    $12.4 billion

    3%

    France

    $33.7 billion

    $7.1 billion

    21%

    Canada

    $31.8 billion

    $2.6 billion

    8%

    Australia

    $26.7 billion

    $2.5 billion

    9%

    United Kingdom

    $30.4 billion

    $2.1 billion

    7%

    Italy

    $103.5 billion

    $1.3 billion

    1%

    These figures are based on Financial Times’ interactive graphic, which displays the amount of stimulus money each country is committing, the amount and percentage devoted to green initiatives and a description of each country’s green projects.

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