Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution

Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution presents its short film about Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution, the so called Energiewende (energy transition).
Voices from science, industry, and politics outline the achievements made so far, next steps, and the opportunities the energy transition offers.

17 Comments on “Germany’s Renewable Energy Revolution”

  1. Oh yeah? What happens when renewables run out?  You will wish you had listened to the "cheap clean nuclear" crowd.  You will wish there were more nuclear waste sites to take care of then. Nuclear waste will be  miniscule compared to all the renewable waste laying around. Hillbilly Germans

  2. Research shows a move to decarbonised economy, is good for jobs, economy, saving money, ending energy dependence to corrupt corporations and dictators and not making the planet unlivable.

  3. Save energy – save money.    An energy efficient car and home saves money.
    Save money by looking long term and not short term.  Spending a little more for energy efficiency saves money long term.
    An electric vehicle will save money over the long run. Walking, bicycling and mass transit are better yet.    I had an energy efficiency audit on my home and and followed the recommendations given. I added insulation and sealed air leaks. My energy bills went down 30% the following month. I am now replacing light bulbs with LED's which are 85% more efficient.  Spend a little money to save money every month after.  Electric car, electric lawn mower, electric snow blower, no emissions

  4. I invented a breakthrough source of energy which will be useful e.g. for laptops and for cellular telephones. I am looking for capital in the range $500 000 to $5000 000 for prototyping, patents and production. I have a computer simulation of my source of energy. The simulation is based on Classical Electrodynamics and on Circuit theory – both of these theories have been very well experimentally confirmed.

  5. Several families use up electricity freely and end up getting a $200-$500 power bill. That could be an especially hard pill to swallow when times are tight. You can cut electrical power consumption and bills through the generating power method “boma fetching unique” (Google it), which helps you produce you own power.

  6. Germany won't have any birds left with all the wind mills. This is a total rip off of customers. This is NOT the way to get off fuels… My concept could get 3 cent/kw-hr with solar thermal and the engine. When the sun does not shine it can run off thermal store or Natural Gas at 6 cent/ kw-hr. 80% solar, store 10-15%, fuel 5-10% depending on captialization. Germans (Ich Kann Deutsch) like to make things so complicated and expensive. I saw this at Porsche, Mercedes and VW. Oh well, waste your money. Your citizens are being ripped off by the trillions…. shame on you.

  7. How to get 95% of the energy gone…ASAP. Make engine that is 60% that can run on fuels, Natural Gas AND battery without electric motors. No hybrids… That engine can enable boundary layer drag reduction that can cut drag by 50% or more. For example. Tesla now gets 100 mpg e. Make new car that is 1/2 the weight and 1/2 rd the drag…200 mpge. That is 10 times more than a car now gets. City will be twice (400 mpg) if it maintains efficiency like the Tesla does. On natural gas at $1/gal that is around 1/2 cent/mile. In contrast, electricity in Germany is 30 cents/kw-hr or $10/gallon e. 10 x 2 is 20 times less to travel via my new car with new engine. When batteries drop in weight and increase in power density, then they can be used to power the car for short trips, thus using mostly renewables. People will buy this as they won't have range issues and can get Natural Gas from house. The engine pumps the gas. Why pay 20 times more when you can have it much sooner? Politics? Oh, I forgot, the well connected have to fund their jets. Sorry, go back to sleep….

  8. Weather of renewable energy.

    Rain of Water…Drainage sewer Energy….
    Windy of Fan energy
    Hot summer of lights…Solar energy.
    Snow is melting by water…..

    Heater of roads.

  9. Congratulations to the willpower and determination of German ingenuity! Germany is truly the land of ideas. However, let's not get carried away with such idealism. The reality is that Germany, similar to Japan, is only able to invest heavily in renewable sources of energy because it spends much less on maintaining a military budget, although it isn't exactly zero. It is America that effectively protects countries like Germany and Japan with its large military footprint on their soil, both of which are top world economies and investing in clean energy. Germany, similar to Japan, is also an aging society. Notice we barely see any younger "millennials" in this video, only older folks. The point here is that a society should not lose sight of natural processes, as it tries to manipulate nature for its own benefit. If Germany continues to take advantage of America's protection, then there will definitely come a day when the American Empire will collapse, taking along with it German innovation in the civilian realm, because at that point, Germany will need to heavily spend on building up its defense and military expenditure and deviate from renewable energy technology. Furthermore, Germans are some of the oldest people on Earth with a really low birthrate. If both trends continue, how will Germany continue to innovate, unless of course they open their borders to immigration? See how this conversation is already becoming politicized, as is the case in present-day Trump's America? I respect Germany very much, this country is a leader of the world in many aspects of civilization! But the reality is that the European Union is already showing signs of fragmentation, and once the American Empire recedes from the European continent, not to mention the Euro being a threat to the hegemony of the US Dollar and the uncertain future of NATO, Germans will need to reevaluate their priorities. The American people elected Trump out of frustration and disappointment in their own government, because they view their own country as serving the interests of other nations before its own citizens. It's difficult to predict the future, but the American-led world order is quickly coming to an end in our multi-polar world in the 21st century.

  10. Hier wird Deutschland dargestellt als ob es die gruene Oase der Welt waere. Deutschland mit seiner kriminellen Auto und Chemieindustrie sind einer der schlimmsten Umweltsuender der Welt. Warum gibt es immer noch keinen Wasserstoffmotor? Die Technik ist laengst entwickelt und im Einsatz. Anstatt diese Windparks in Naturschutzgebieten.

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