A visitor takes photographs of solar moduls in the new solar power park in Lieberose, near Cottbus, eastern Germany, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. The solar modules were installed on a former military training area. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz)?

Bucking Industry Talking Points, EU Economy Grew As Emissions Shrunk

In stark contradiction to a frequent refrain of the Republican Party, the European Union reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 23 percent and grew its economy by 53 percent in the last quarter century.