The Real Lesson of the Energiewende is that the German Economy uses Too Much Energy

It looks very as much as if before “over developed” countries like Germany can hope to develop an all-renewables power system, let alone an all-renewables based energy system including non-electric energy uses, it will have to dramatically reduce its power consumption.

Germany’s Transition from Coal to Renewable Energy Offers Lessons for the Rest of the World

But what does the transition mean for residents of Essen and the rest of the Ruhr region — the former industrial coal belt — whose lives and livelihoods have been dramatically altered by the reduced demand for coal? The answer to that could hold some useful lessons for those undergoing similar transitions elsewhere.

Energy transitions – Mar 14

•Berlin to buy back grid and go 100 percent renewable •Big Energy Battle: An Unlikely Effort to Buy Berlin’s Grid •German town goes off the grid, achieves energy independence •Crowdfunding and renewables: is power for the people by the people about to come of age? •Where next for the renewable energy European Supergrid? •The Price of Green Energy: Is Germany Killing the Environment to Save It? •Wind for Hydrogen – An UpdateIndia’s villagers reap visible benefits from solar electricity scheme •"Fool’s Gold" in the Climate Rush •Why carbon capture and storage will never pay off