In order to change the course of energy consumption habits and sources of energy for a country, you need to have full agreement of all of people, a detailed plan and the will to follow the plan to the end. We have seen many countries state that they are going to change their energy direction from fossil fuels or nuclear power to clean renewable energy but few have had as much success as the country of Germany.
Labelled by the country as their energy transitions plan to renewable energy, it is a detailed road map that will end in being completely free from fossil fuels or nuclear power. This effort has caused investments and creation of new technologies and companies that have contributed to the economic growth of the country. Germany is now an acknowledged economic power house in Europe and the EU.
This video produced by the department of German Trade and Investment outlines this journey that we should all applaud and take note of .
We need more such plans for every country in the world.
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.