The Divergent Paths of Renewable Energy in Germany and the United States – An Institutional and Cultural Explanation
Why has Germany become a world leader in developing and installing renewable energy, while the United States was a laggard until recently? For the past few years, Christoph Stefes of the University of Colorado Denver and Ecologic Institute Berlin as well as Frank Laird of the University of Denver have conducted research to answer this question. They have recently presented the results of this research, which received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, at an event of Ecologic Institute Washington, DC.
The summary of their lecture can be found here.
- Ecologic Institute Transatlantic Lunch: Harnessing Renewable Energy for Job Creation and Growth – President Jochen Flasbarth and Senator Bernard Sanders