Seminar in Brussels, 2014more ► all Events ►
Energy democracy? A socio-ecological Transformation in the area of Energy. An international conference in Vienna
More than 60 participants from 18 countries and a wide variety of areas of activity came together for the conference Socioecological Transformation – Focus Energy at the University of Vienna from July 3-5, to explore the possibilities and limits of just such a transformation. The conference was organized by Ulrich Brand of the University’s Institute for Political Science, and by the Brussels Bureau of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
True Democracy Now! Alter Summit, Athens, 7-8 June 2013
More than 1000 activists from social movements, trade unions and political parties followed the call to join the Alter Summit on the 7th and 8th of June 2013 in Athens.
Winners and losers in the German energy transition: myths, lies and arguments
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The German energy transition (‘Energiewende’) is under attack. 2012 saw the installation of nearly of 7.6 gigawatts solar power generation capacity – a huge amount, to be sure, which could supply some two million medium-sized households. This should of course be good news, because the fossil fuels that still supply the lion’s share of our electricity are the main culprits behind today’s rapidly changing climate. In addition: they’re likely to run out in the not-so-distant future. At the same time, a large majority of Germans strongly rejects nuclear power – for good reason (remember Fukushima?). It would seem that the Energiewende couldn’t move along fast enough.
Hans Thie, July 2013more ►
Brochure by Dimitris Psarras, September 2013 (German language)more ►