Month: May 2016

Obama in Hiroshima

Obama in Hiroshima

On Friday, May 27, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, site of the first atomic bomb detonation in history. Amid the debate over the visit—will he or won’t he go; will he or won’t he meet with the Hibakusha; will he or won’t he apologize—it is clear … Continued

Germany’s Energiewende: The intermittency problem remains

Germany’s Energiewende: The intermittency problem remains

We often hear about Germany’s audacious ‘energy turn-around,’ or Energiewende, from fossil fuels to renewables. But how has it really worked in practice, from the viewpoint of someone who has worked for more than two decades for both Germany’s utilities and large, energy-intensive industries? What lessons can the United States take from observing the German experience?

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