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08 Nov 2017

Energiewende benefits digitalisation

Handelsblatt Global

Germany should use its experience from the energy transition, the ambitious transformation away from fossil fuels towards renewables, to advance digitalisation, American economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin has told Handelsblatt Global in an interview. “Germany has the problem that smart meters have been frowned upon as a “Big Brother” in your house because it collects data. The advantages of these systems need to be explained a lot better,” Rifkin said.

Read the interview in English here.

See the CLEW dossier The digitalization of the Energiewende for background.

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