11 Apr '11, 9pm

Auf Wiedersehen! @drgrist takes off to Germany to learn about distributed renewable energy:

This week, I'm going to be traveling to Berlin under the gracious auspices of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung , a German progressive nonprofit that does work on clean energy. Exciting! It'll be my first time in Germany. Aside from saying the words "schnitzel" and "spätzle" as often as possible (schnitzel! spätzle!), I'm going to be attending a symposium on Nuclear Power After Chernobyl and Fukushima , speaking at the Re:publica Conference about being a climate blogger in the U.S., visiting some nearby renewable energy installations, and speaking with a variety of Germany's leading lights on the subject of distributed energy and how it has affected German society and politics. It's that latter bit that most interests me. Readers know I'm a big fan of distributed energy, which is perpetually overlooked or marginalized in the mainstream U.S. energy conversation. In Germany, howeve...

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