political systems

Germany's Energiewende Requires Sophisticated Governance, Political Stamina

December 31, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Seeing the Energiewende Through

Conceptualizing a change in energy policy as broad and ambitious as Energiewende – Germany’s goal to transition nearly 100 percent of its electricity supply to renewable energy by 2050 – is one thing. And implementing such a policy is another thing entirely.[read more]

Reasons for our Energy Predicament: An Overview

March 6, 2014 by Gail Tverberg

Energy Predicament

Ultimately, the issue of our current energy predicament is that to extract oil or any fossil fuel, we have to keep current financial and political systems together. These systems can be expected to fail, far before we run out of oil in the ground.[read more]