Sweetness and light. Doing it by diversification.
It has been legislative action that has resulted in creating historically stable growth for renewable energy in Germany.
“The diversification of ownership in Germany’s renewable energy installations is secured through a long term oriented and stable regulative framework, the renewable energy law”, Litz told RenewEconomy. He advocates strongly for the model of ownership.
“A broad ownership structure has a positive impact on the market sustainability. It ensures broad political support and stability in times of regular, legislative change,” he said. “As technologies evolve quickly, also market design and financing schemes need to be adopted regularly. It also increases acceptance for the energy transition through active participation.”
Germany is also a good example of a country working hard to figure out the hard realities of 2050 climate targets, and the actions that must be taken today to reach the goals of tomorrow.
Doing it in the dark. When it gets cold and the wind stops.
Germany’s power grid is on the brink of collapse, thanks to chaotically intermittent wind and solar; a complete power supply failure is just a heartbeat away.
As winter bites and power use soars, dead calm conditions mean there is little or no wind power and solar panels crusted in snow and ice are producing nothing much at all.
Anyone keen to know what our ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future might look like, here’s a peek at what’s coming, courtesy of No Tricks Zone.