Lessons from Germany – Part I , Jennifer Runyon
caption id=”attachment_41870″ align=”aligncenter” width=”1024″] Jennifer Runyon, Editor of Renewable Energy World[/caption]
“I’ve been writing about renewable energy for the past seven years and learning more every time I write. Germany always comes up because they are so far ahead of us. For me [this trip] was exciting to see exactly what they are doing and how advanced they are. It was also slightly depressing to me, as someone who lives in the U.S. and believes in renewable energy very strongly – because I felt like the U.S. is at least twenty years behind Germany,” said Jennifer Runyon, editor of Renewable Energy World (htttp://www.renewableenergyworld.com/ ).
She added, “It was stunning to see just driving down the highway. You looked left and there was a giant wind farm, you looked right and there was another one. Then we got to see those enormous 7.5 MW wind farms – that was even better! There aren’t very many of those installed in the world. They were just gigantic, you couldn’t believe how big they were.”
In the podcast above we talk about:
- Germany as a model for Renewable Energy,
- the German wind industry,
- Sassnitz Harbour,
- Nordic Shipyards,
- and the village of Feldheim.
- How little noise we heard from the wind turbines in Germany.
Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM and Powell River Community Radio (CJMP, 90.1FM)
(Image at top of page: Construction of a 7.6 MW wind turbine in Germany – Courtesy WIND-projekt – RH2)