28 Feb '16, 11pm

New economy German compound word: "Bürgerbeteiligung" - Community ownership of renewable energy @ORECoop https://t.co/4I8HDZKt96

Germany, a country where 51% of the renewable energy generation is owned by its own citizens, will be hosting an international conference on community power from 3 to 5 July 2012 in Bonn, the former capital. The conference will be held in the historic chamber where the world's first feed-in law was enacted, the former home of the Bundestag, Germany's parliament. The Stromeinspeisungsgesetz, literally the "law on feeding in electricity" (to the grid) was introduced by conservative Bavarian farmers frustrated with their utility's intransigence to connecting their small hydro plants with the grid. The "feed-in" law was passed overwhelmingly by the conservative government of Helmut Kohl, and quickly ushered in a revolution in the way electricity was generated in Germany, spreading rapidly from Bavaria in the south all the way to the Danish border in the north. Farmers, individ...

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