Helpful studies, policy documents and reports.
Lieber heute aktiv als morgen radioaktiv: Die AKW-Protestbewegung von Wyhl bis Wackersdorf (2011) - in German
Three definitive volumes on the West German anti-nuclear energy movement that includes many original documents, essays, portraits, and photos, as well as DVDs with short documentaries and news programs of the day.
“Why the Energiewende?“ Heinrich Böll Foundation website: “German Energy Transition: The German Energiewende.“ - In English
Graphics and explanations of the main reasons for the Energiewende. It includes sections of climate change, reducing energy imports, stimulating investment in new technologies, energy security and eliminating nuclear power.
“Timeline Energiewende,” Heinrich Böll Foundation website: “The Energy Transition: The German Energiewende.“ - In English
A timeline with drop-down explanations of events and moments critical to the evolution of the Energiewende.
Mehr Energie wagen: Plädoyer für eine erfolgreiche Energiewende, N. Patzner, (2014) - In German
Takes a wide-angle view of the Energiewende and what it will take for it to succeed. Patzner is an engineer and energy expert who has written extensively on these issues.
Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic: An Alternative History of Postwar Germany, P. Hockenos (2008)- In English
The story of Germany’s social movements and the Green Party told through the person of Joschka Fischer, one of the Greens’ leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. Hockenos is a U.S., Berlin-based journalist who writes about energy issues and the Energiewende.