35 years ago, the first book was published with the word "Energiewende" in its title. And 35 years from now, we will know whether Germany has reached its Energiewende targets for 2050. Tonight, the Öko-Institut, which published that book, is celebrating its role in the energy transition. And today, we have a little surprise for them.
For those interested in reading my recent review of the 1985 Energiewende book, which investigated why so little progress had been made since the 1980 Energiewende book, point your browser to these three posts:
- “Energy wasted by design”
- “Impossible for investments to lead to losses”
- “One power plant per company”
And if you are interested in reading my three-part review of the original 1980 Energiewende book, which investigated a scenario with 45 percent renewable energy (keep in mind that the current target is only 60 percent by 2050), along with an interview with one of the original authors, you will find all of that here:
- Looking back at the Energiewende 1980 – 55 Percent Coal?
- Looking back at the Energiewende 1980 – Nuclear Cannot be Efficient
- Looking back at the Energiewende 1980 – Time for a Coal Phaseout
- “Efficiency lacks a loud lobby”: An interview with Florentin Krause