Energy Democracy, by Craig Morris & Arne Jungjohann, is one of the most powerful books on the renewable energy revolution in decades. It’s a chronicle of the remarkable transformation underway in the world’s fourth-largest industrial economy. This energy transition, or Energiewende in German, is about a people’s desire to replace fossil fuels and nuclear power with renewable energy. It’s about a people leading their politicians and their government to a renewable future, despite naysaying and sometimes slander from those with the most to lose. It’s about Jeffersonian democrats unwilling to take “no” for an answer when told they couldn’t install their own wind turbines or solar panels, who rose up and peacefully revolted, demanding the right to connect to the grid and get paid a fair price for their generation.
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