A new book, Clean Break, by Osha Gray Davidson, details how Germany is rapidly becoming the first renewable clean energy nation, as detailed in a series by the author at InsideClimate News. The national, revolutionary movement, called Energy Change, envisions 80% of the national energy demand met by renewable solar, wind and biomass energy by 2050, but many Germans believe they will be 100% renewably powered by then. Such a massive power shift may sound impossible to those of us from the United States, where giant oil and coal corporations control the energy industry and the very idea of human-caused climate change is still hotly contested. But in Germany, that debate is long over. A dozen years of growing public support have driven all major political parties to endorse the Energy Change. If a member of parliament called climate change a hoax or said that its cause is unknown, he or she would be laughed out of office. The fight is now over the speed of the transition, noted Jens Kendzia an official in center-left Green Party, which crafted the legislation responsible for Energy Change’s success.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. This is how YOU can make a difference.
Germany builds clean energy economy US once rejected. First in a series. Inside Climate News http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20121113/germany-energiewende-clean-energy-economy-renewables-solar-wind-biomass-nuclear-renewable-energy-transformation