Energy Transition in Germany and Appalachia

Germany is well-known for its historical reliance on coal for energy, but most recently is recognized for its transition to cleaner energy sources, such as renewables. In this Mountain Talk, Dr. Timon Wehnert, an energy expert and researcher based at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy in Berlin shared insights on Germany’s energy transition in general, and specifically about the phase-out of coal, structural change, and transformation in German coal communities. Dr. Wehnert was joined by leaders working on economic transition in Central Appalachia, including: MACED (Mountain Association for Community Economic Development) Vice President Betsy Whaley and Eric Dixon with Appalachian Citizens Law Center.

Politics & Policy
Renewable Energy