News Digest Item
04 Oct 2016

“Germany’s clean energy revolution focuses on empowering individuals”

The Huffington Post

Empowering individuals by allowing and enabling citizens’ energy projects could help “fill the gap left behind” by utility giants reluctant to invest in domestic renewable energy facilities, write Craig Morris and Arne Jungjohann for the US edition of The Huffington Post. Like Germany, the United States could benefit from such a development: “Renewables create local jobs and generate local tax revenue, thereby strengthening struggling rural communities in particular,” they write. “The Energiewende’s start as a grassroots movement appeals to many commonly held American values,” like individual freedom.

Read the article in English here.

Also read the CLEW dossier The People's Energiewende.

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