Germany’s ‘Energiewende’: "the German equivalent of the project to get the first man on the moon" — FM Steinmeier|Germany is renewables pioneer -Adnan Amin Director-General, (IRENA)

Together with Economic Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel, Foreign Minister Steinmeier opened the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue at the Federal Foreign Office on 26 March. The international energy conference is intended as an opportunity to exchange views with international partners on Germany’s ‘Energiewende’, the transformation of its energy system. Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the Energy Transition…

German experts: ‘Fracking is unnecessary and risky’ — EURActiv com article and also watch video – ‘The Ethics of Fracking’

 07/06/2013 German environmental experts doubt that developing shale gas is economically profitable and worthwhile for the country’s energy transition. They also question the technology of fracking and call for a European Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure to be adopted. EurActiv Germany reports.     Experts at the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) called for…