One of the most pressing challenges humanity faces today is the conversion of our energy production and supply industry towards a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient system. The world’s leading scientists have issued a mandate that this transition is the prerequisite for achieving the internationally agreed two-degree target. If human beings are to preserve modernity and planetary habitability, we must soon shift to 100% renewable energy in all sectors. We cannot expect this to happen on its own as an automatic continuation of current trends but rather make a conscious switch to the only path that allows for a future viable for human life. [Read more →]
February 11, 2013 1 Comment
Will it never stop? The German renewable energy surcharge has increased and our electricity becomes ever more expensive. But: “The sooner we accelerate the energy transition, the sooner the price increases will come to an end,” explains Stefan Schurig, WFC Director Climate and Energy, in this ZDF heute.de interview.
heute.de: Thanks to a higher renewable energy (RE) surcharge in the coming years, electricity will once again rise in price. Will that continue to be the case?
October 16, 2012 No Comments
It’s become increasingly clear that a revolution is necessary in the way we produce and use energy. But what does an energy transition really mean? How do renewable energies work?
The clip is part of the WissensWerte Project of the german non-profit organization /e-politik.de/ e.V. By Jörn Barkemeyer and Jan Künzl
October 15, 2012 No Comments