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Published on March 11th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan


EnergyTransition A New “Cleantech Revolution Tour → Berlin” Partner!

March 11th, 2016 by  


Our “Cleantech Revolution Tour” event in Berlin has landed a notable new partner. EnergyTransition.de, perhaps my favorite website discussing what is happening in the cleantech and energy arenas of Germany, has come on board. (See the updated agenda here, which now includes author bios, and the event site here. And note that we rolled the cleantech and climate standup comedy act into Saturday morning to provide participants with more free time on Friday evening.)

I’ve linked to EnergyTransition.de dozens or perhaps hundreds of times, and would recommend that anyone who is even remotely interested in the cleantech revolution in Germany should subscribe to the site (particularly, the Energiewende Blog).

Craig Morris, lead writer on the Energiewende Blog (as well as editor of Renewables International — another one of my favorite sites), will be presenting on “The State of Solar Industry” in Germany and globally, and will also be on a panel that I will moderate regarding “The Future of Solar.”

Additionally, other EnergyTransition.de staff will be onsite to listen in, offer important input during the course of the event, and make sure we stick to the facts. 😉

As an authority on energy issues in Germany, and also… well… an authority on itself, I’ll provide an extended quote from the EnergyTransition.de “About Us” page to further explain why we are so happy to have it partner with us on this launch event in Berlin:

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network. The primary objectives guiding our work are establishing democracy and human rights, fighting against environmental degradation, safeguarding everyone’s rights of social participation, supporting non-violent conflict resolution and defending the rights of individuals. We work with over 100 project partners in over 60 countries and currently maintain offices in 30 countries….

About the project

Germany has drawn a lot of international attention for its aim to switch to a renewable energy economy and leave nuclear and fossil energy behind. A lot of the international reporting about the German Energy Transition, or Energiewende, has, however, been misleading – for instance, when it comes to the role of coal power, energy price trends, competitiveness and carbon emissions.

This website aims to explain what the Energiewende is, how it works, and what challenges lay ahead. It is intended to provide facts and explain the politics and policies to an international audience. The website highlights the effects of the Energiewende on the German economy, environment and society and addresses the most important related questions.

On our Energiewende Blog, a team of international energy experts write on how the German energy transition continues and how it relates to other countries.

All the texts and graphs except for blog posts are under Creative Commons License (CC BY SA) with the aim to make this information available to the public. We encourage you to use the materials in your work. In return, we would appreciate it if you would let us know what you have used. Blog posts can be reposted in exceptional cases. Please contact us if you wish to use this material.

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to comment and discuss the German Energiewende with us.


As a reminder, the dates of the Cleantech Revolution Tour event in Berlin are April 9–10, 2016. The price is just €50.

You can reserve your spot at the event via our registration page or simply by clicking right here:


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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in NIO [NIO], Tesla [TSLA], and Xpeng [XPEV]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.

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