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Energy democracy

Craig Morris

Energy democracy

Germany"s Energiewende to renewables

by Craig Morris

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Renewable natural resources,
  • Renewable energy sources

  • About the Edition

    This book offers an accessible overview of how Germans convinced their politicians to pass laws allowing citizens to make their own energy, even when it hurt utility companies to do so. It traces the origins of the Energiewende movement in Germany from the Power Rebels of Schönau to German Chancellor Angela Merkel"s shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. The authors explore how, by taking ownership of energy efficiency at a local level, community groups are key actors in the bottom-up fight against climate change. Individually, citizens might install solar panels on their roofs, but citizen groups can do much more: community wind farms, local heat supply, walkable cities and more. This book offers evidence that the transition to renewables is a one-time opportunity to strengthen communities and democratize the energy sector in Germany and around the world. Craig Morris is Contributing Editor of Renewables International and lead author at EnergyTransition.de. He has served as editor of IRENA"s REmap report and Greenpeace"s Energy (R)evolution in addition to translating several major German books on renewables into English. In 2014, he won the IAEE prize for journalism in energy economics. Arne Jungjohann is an author, consultant and political scientist. He served as a strategic advisor for the Minister President of Baden-Württemberg and in the Deutscher Bundestag. Based in Washington DC for several years, he fostered transatlantic dialogue on climate and energy matters. He lives with his family in Stuttgart.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCraig Morris, Arne Jungjohann
    ContributionsJungjohann, Arne, author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ808.7.G3 M67 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 437 pages
    Number of Pages437
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27222552M
    ISBN 10331931890X
    ISBN 109783319318905
    OCLC/WorldCa942381082

    Thus encouraging growth. As if, somehow, it was something that was meant to happen in Germany, as opposed to, say, Canada. Within Germany, the concept is fairly well understood. Rather, it moves on to a call for conservation and renewables.

    What solutions have the potential to solve this problem? The test was a failure. England is another prime example, during the period of the transition from mercantilism to liberalism. Energy Democracy advances a conversation about the climate crisis and deepening racial inequality at a time when these issues are in the forefront of our political landscape. Travel in northern Germany now and wind turbines are everywhere. With new green technologies available, such a transition is possibly involving new actors: prosumersrenewable energy co-operatives and municipal, community-owned power stations which replace centralised, power corporations.

    There are various concepts of Energy Democracy. The contributors offer their perspectives and approaches to climate and clean energy from rural Mississippi, to the South Bronx, to Californian immigrant and refugee communities, to urban and semi-rural communities in the Northeast. Inhe won the IAEE prize for journalism in energy economics. In this marvelous collection, you'll hear directly from many of the inspiring leaders who have been theorizing, organizing, and laying the policy groundwork for that leap forward—and you might just be moved to join them.


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Energy democracy book

This is a critical read for those seeking to build a broader movement for economic equity, environmental justice, and planetary health. Energy democracy tenders a response and joins the environmental and climate movements with broader movements for social and economic change.

Erich Hau was aghast at the results, so he did a bit of digging. New technologies like wind, solar, and geothermal generation are promising. What matters for economic development is, in fact political stability, rather than a particular political institution.

However, observing the conditions and predicting a transition to democracy is so difficult, because the conditions only lay the ground-works for the possibility that it may occur.

ENERGY DEMOCRACY

He found that the executives present had not come to test the turbine, but to sabotage it. Under democracies, this is rarer, since everyone knows that the government will change from time to time, and while they know that they are able to protest in the same manner, most often than not they do not.

But the book is also an interesting comparative study of American and German cultures when it comes to politics and economics. The future of energy could be democratic.

For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. Energy democracy tenders a response and joins the environmental and climate movements with broader movements for social and economic change.

It Energy democracy book a clear vision of the clean energy future—pluralist, community-sustaining, and deeply democratic—that might just be possible if we learn to recognize and fight for it.

The concept is connected with an ongoing decentralization of energy systems with energy efficiency and renewable energy being used also for a strengthened local energy ownership. Climate change is affecting us all and we are in danger of leaving a poorer environment and weaker economy for our children.

Another characteristic common between them and vital is that they have secure property rights and the rule of law. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you.

We need solutions that ensure that all of us can participate and address the barriers impacting the most marginalized. One of the main reasons for this is that society, i.

Democracy is closely tied with economic sources of growth, like education levels and lifespan through improvement of educative institutions as well as healthcare. As a result, Germany became a leader in wind and solar co-operatives, and a major exporter of energy technologies.

It is especially relevant in just shaping democracies, even though they may survive in poorer conditions. Energy democracy means that community residents are innovators, planners, and decision-makers on how to use and create energy that is local and renewable.

The use of business democracy in London has been an example of how businesses can work to a common good for the benefit of an economy. Still, the signal was given to start, and the blades started spinning. As if, somehow, it was something that was meant to happen in Germany, as opposed to, say, Canada.

Under different regimes, political phenomena have a different meaning, and as such, it is not surprising that economic actors react differently. Thus encouraging growth. Under dictatorships, whenever the regime is threatened, or there are expected changes, workers or masses of people assemble to strike and protest against their opposition, that is the government, and the economy suffers.

Effects of economic development on democracy[ edit ] The notion of economic growth having a greater influence on democracy was a very popular opinion in the s. In Germany, therefore, the market needed entirely new players for the energy transition.Energy democracy is an emergent social movement advancing renewable energy transitions by resisting the fossil-fuel-dominant energy agenda while reclaiming and democratically restructuring energy.

Get this from a library! Energy democracy: Germany's Energiewende to renewables. [Craig Morris; Arne Jungjohann] -- This book offers an accessible overview of how Germans convinced their politicians to pass laws allowing citizens to make their own energy, even. Oct 12,  · The near-unanimous consensus among climate scientists is that the massive burning of gas, oil, and coal is havingcataclysmic impacts on our atmosphere and climate.

These climate and environmental impacts are particularly magnifiedand debilitating for low-income communities and communities of hildebrandsguld.com democracy tenders a response and joins the environmental and climate. Dec 29,  · His book Carbon Democracy, published four years ago and shared with me, as a 40 th birthday present, The “energy crisis” of was no such thing: a group of Arab states cut the oil.

Sep 26,  · Cymene and Dominic wonder whether Brexit or Impeachment will make for better political theater in the months ahead. Then () we talk to three wonderful folks who are in the process of assembling the Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy, an interdisciplinary gathering of contributions spanning scholarly and activist engagements.

Energy democracy is a political, economic, social and cultural concept that merges the technological energy transition with a strengthening of democracy and public hildebrandsguld.com concept is connected with an ongoing decentralization of energy systems with energy efficiency and renewable energy being used also for a strengthened local energy ownership.