Clean Break: The Story of Germany's Energy Transformation and What Americans Can Learn from It
How is it possible that Germany is abandoning nuclear energy and fossil fuels in favor of renewables in a stunning speed without encountering major political or social opposition? Especially in the US the German Energiewende (which translates roughly to “energy transformation”) is met with some astonishment and disbelief. Osha Gray Davidson, an American journalist and a Climate Media Fellow of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, recently returned from a trip through Germany on which he met with citizens, businessmen, and decision-makers to discuss and understand the German Energiewende. His astonishing findings have been published in a book called Clean Break, which was presented and debated in a panel discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 13th, in cooperation with Inside Climate News.