Germany's great energy disruption: Part 2 - News Summed Up

Germany's great energy disruption: Part 2


This transition from biomass to coal was the first great energy transition – or the First Energiewende. This growth and dominance of petroleum was the second great energy transition – or the Second Energiewende. Although dangerous when used irresponsibly, nuclear energy seemed to hold a great promise—to revolutionize how humans used energy. Later in 1969, Germany’s first commercial nuclear power plant was built, and within a few decades, nuclear energy was contributing to nearly 20% of its electricity supply. By then, the protest had morphed: it was no longer just a protest against nuclear energy, but also against government high-handedness.


Source: Mint January 13, 2018 17:48 UTC


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