Positive Change In the Wake of Disaster
Posted by: JoshuaFurtado on May 10, 2011
Category: Industry Innovations
Germany’s ambitious green energy plan in the wake of Fukushima disaster-
I find it quite unfortunate that it needs to take a large-scale disaster like the one at the Fukushima nuclear power plant for the realization that a change is needed.
And even then it is not a wide-spread realization accepted by those in power across the globe. Luckily, one country is headed in a very positive direction. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is surging forward with an aggressive plan to phase out all 17 of their nuclear reactors, slash the use of coal, reduce CO2 emissions and accelerate approvals for renewable energy investments. Under her new plan, renewable energy will account for 35% total consumption by 2020, 50% by 2030, 65% by 2040 and more than 80% by 2050! This will certainly accelerate advancement in green energy / cleantech with Germany now being dubbed “the world’s most important laboratory for green growth.” What I find most interesting is that, as of now, Japan, the US and nearly all other countries are sitting by, predominately still pro-nuclear.
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From Steve Godaire