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Questioning Thomas Grigoleit About Energiewende

By Roy L Hales

I finally met Thomas Grigoleit last week. The Director of Energy and Environmental Technology for Germany’s economic development agency (Germany Trade and Invest) peddled up to the restaurant where we were waiting. He had left the office for the day and, folding his suit into a rucksack, set off on his bicycle to meet the North American journalists. This was probably going to be my best opportunity for questioning Thomas Grigoleit about Energiewende.

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The Digitalization of Germany’s Economy

By Roy L Hales

One of the European leaders of “Mission Innovation” announced the launch of a €230 million energy project yesterday. Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, unveiled SINTEG (Schaufenster intelligente Energie/ Shop window for intelligent energy) a key part of the digitalization of Germany’s economy.

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Germany’s Electricity Will Be 33% Renewable In 2015

By Roy L Hales

On July 25, 2015, Germany obtained 78% of its’ electricity from renewable sources. That was a new record, albeit for a single day.  Up until now, the European leader has not produced more than 27% green energy in a year. According to a joint press release from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden – Württemberg ( ZSW ) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries ( BDEW ), Germany’s electricity will be 33% Renewable in 2015.

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What A Nation Can Achieve, If It Has the Collective Will

By Roy L Hales

The newly released video Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution shows what a nation can achieve, if has the collective will is to adopt renewable energy.

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