Going Green: Why Germany Has the Insi...

Going Green: Why Germany Has the Inside Track to Lead a New Industrial Revolution

There are 12 comments on the knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu story from Apr 7, 2009, titled Going Green: Why Germany Has the Inside Track to Lead a New Industrial Revolution. In it, knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu reports that:

In 2008, even as Americans argue over whether renewable energy is a fantasy, Germany generated 14.2% of its electrical power from renewable resources.

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Since: Jul 07

United States

#1 Apr 7, 2009
Interesting.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#2 Apr 7, 2009
Americans should force alternative energy to be price competitive, not get by being subsidized.
Daniel Bingham

Kingston, Canada

#3 Apr 7, 2009
cmon Ontario, we can lead the way too XD

“Reconquer This.”

Since: Feb 08

Haymarket, VA

#4 Apr 7, 2009
Yep, and meanwhile, we're teaching our kids Spanish, the language of the third world.
JMKC

Lees Summit, MO

#5 Apr 7, 2009
We already have the wind farms in existance out here in the West, but Obozo's bright idea is to make sure it's all connected to the
G.E. Smart Grid, so he can control
how much energy we use and when we use it.

Obozo has no desire for U.S. citizens or cities to be free from his control.

Out here we are all devising our own energy systems, growing our own food, to get off the grid and still live well.

Since: Oct 08

Rantoul, IL

#6 Apr 7, 2009
I'm glad to hear. Very beautiful country.

But again. German population approx 83 million, population growth -0.1%?

http://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en/...
Pokay1kaduB

Warren, OH

#7 Apr 7, 2009
Robert-2012 wrote:
I'm glad to hear. Very beautiful country.
But again. German population approx 83 million, population growth -0.1%?
http://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en/...
Sounds like the rest of the world needs to find a way to "check" their population as well. And it seems to me that a concerted push towards clean energy like this is indicative of a real concern on the part of "those at the top" about global poisoning or global warming. Why else would they try to get away from cheap and established energy sources like coal? But that's just a thought I'm not all that well informed.

Since: Oct 08

Rantoul, IL

#8 Apr 8, 2009
Pokay1kaduB wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like the rest of the world needs to find a way to "check" their population as well. And it seems to me that a concerted push towards clean energy like this is indicative of a real concern on the part of "those at the top" about global poisoning or global warming. Why else would they try to get away from cheap and established energy sources like coal? But that's just a thought I'm not all that well informed.
Yep, I agree.

I have a different prospective. Which I'm sure "someone/somewhere" will disagree.

First I believe in alternative energy (summing different sources here).

2nd, There is no immediate energy source that can replace coal plants at the moment. So I rather replace older/aging planets with new and more efficiency coal plants. There is still fighting and environment impacts statements on areas suggested know.

3rd, Focus on incentives, not penalties to become more efficient. To include incentives for students who study engineering, science, etc. And companies/business that hire them. And re-training of course - Toward that end.

4th, If any regulation is charged concerning pollution. At least 85% goes directly back to these incentives. Including loans to business hiring/employing and workers in the engineering, manufacturing and producing and support of more efficiency products, vehicles, etc.

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But under the current plan, everyone will paying higher amount for resources. While leaving everyone with very little funds to actually invest into more efficient products, etc.

Not to mention a very small portion of that revenue is going back to alternative energy sources or more efficient coal plants. Most is going the regulation of it.

Just my 2 cents...

Later.
ralph

Brisbane, Australia

#10 Apr 8, 2009
Battlecat wrote:
Yep, and meanwhile, we're teaching our kids Spanish, the language of the third world.
you idiot spanish is the third largest language group in the world after english and mandarin, its
a wise move teaching kids spanish as well as english

“Reconquer This.”

Since: Feb 08

Haymarket, VA

#11 Apr 8, 2009
ralph wrote:
<quoted text>
you idiot spanish is the third largest language group in the world after english and mandarin, its
a wise move teaching kids spanish as well as english
You're right....Spanish....the language of science and technology..........oh, wait, no, no science, no technology. Sorry, Kango'Tard.

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#13 Apr 9, 2009
Whoever is the leader in this type of technology will be an economic power in the next century. That is just one of many reason we need push for more progress regarding renewable energy resources.
Common Sense

Eden Prairie, MN

#14 Apr 13, 2009
Deutschland uber pollution.:) If this is so, they've come a l00000ng way, baby. Have they fixed up the Black Forest yet? It was one of the key pollution sites of the world. It got all the industrial waste.

Sound schitzy to me.

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