Thursday, January 17, 2013

Renewable Energy Experts: We're On the Titanic

Gas Rush Stories, part 13: Renewable Energy Experts from Kirsi Jansa on Vimeo.
Unconventional gas is being promoted as a bridge technology towards renewable energy future. This episode of Gas Rush Stories asks Harry Lehmann, General Director of the Division of Environmental Planning and Sustainable Strategies at the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany, Patricia DeMarco, Director of Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University, and Professor Terry Collins from the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University to share their views on this topic.
Gas Rush Stories also visits Feldheim, a small village in former East Germany. Feldheim is one of the first 100 percent renewable energy communities in Germany.

The village of Feldheim, Germany, is now producing 100% of its energy from renewables.  The town is off the grid.  Unemployment is ZERO percent in Feldheim.  In surrounding communitiesm the unemployment rate is 15-20%. Part of this video tells the story of Feldheim.  It is heartening!  We can produce our energy with renewables.  Why are we not doing this more?

"Green energy is already a viable solution."

1 comment:

smurfette said...

Yes, but there's a difference between our state and the Titanic- if the Titanic had gone right straight on into the iceberg, more people may have been saved, but if our state goes right straight into fracking, more people will be harmed.