Brattleboro event: Lessons from Germany’s Energy Transition

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013

In 2000 Germany set a goal of achieving 20 percent renewable electricity production by 2020. At that time they were at 3 percent. Now, just 12 years later, they are already at 25 percent.

How is Germany transitioning to a renewable energy economy so quickly? Long-time renewable energy advocate Bob Walker and Vermont State Representative Margaret Cheney will report on what they learned from their recent renewable energy tour of Germany as guests of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

The trip was designed for American policymakers and advocates who are advancing renewable energy across the U.S. They traveled around Germany meeting with members of Parliament, government officials, cooperative organizers, technical consultants, and farmers, all of whom are helping to rapidly make Germany the world’s leader in renewable energy development.

Bob and Margaret will share photos, stories, and lessons from their trip and discuss how government policies, financing mechanisms, and local involvement can stimulate the growth of renewable energy, create business opportunities, and strengthen the regional economy.

This forum is free and open to the public, and will take place: Monday, February 11th, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Marlboro College Graduate Center 28 Vernon Street (Route 142), downtown Brattleboro.

For more information call Tad Montgomery, (802)251-0502 or Tad@HomeEnergyAdvocates.com. RSVP is requested so we have an estimate of numbers and can plan the space accordingly.

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