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The achievement "comes just days after Germany announced that clean energy had powered almost all its electricity needs" on Sunday, The Guardian reports, adding that "power prices [turned] negative at several times in the day—effectively paying consumers to use it."

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After a general election left political options in Portugal a bit hazy this month, a coalition made up of the Socialist, Communist, Green and Left Bloc parties ousted a conservative government that held the reins for a mere 11 days. And that's not all the anti-austerity Portuguese have done in recent weeks.

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