DONATE!

close

Is Germany Leading the Way on Green Energy Transition?

Hosted by

It didn't last long, but the fourth largest economy in the world set a kind of record this week for renewable energy.

Windpark-PhillipMay.jpg
Wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany
Photo: Phillip May

Sometime around noon this past Sunday, 90% of Germany's total electricity demand was powered by wind, solar, hydro and biomass. There was so much renewable energy that government had to pay people to use it. Chis Nelder is an energy futurist and electricity manager at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He's also host of a podcast called The Energy Transition Show.

Credits

Guest:
Chris Nelder - Rocky Mountain Institute - @chrisnelder

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Paul von Zielbauer, Andrea Brody