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Office for a democratic transition
to renewable energy

Welcome to the website of the office for a democratic transition to renewable energy! The Energiewende is to be thought of as a task involving society as a whole and thus is subject to a thorough democratic process that should not be limited to technical or economic decisions. Questions of participation, ownership, labor, social justice and ecology must therefore addressed as major topics of the Energiewende. As Hermann Scheer predicted, Germany’s transition to renewable energy encompasses more than just technical changes!

What is Energy Democracy?

Recent Publications:  Energy Democracy in Europe

The grand coalition for a democratic transition to renewable energy?

The coalition contract between the conservative parties CDU/CSU and the executive committee of the German social democrat party (SPD) is a step backwards for the Energiewende and for cost fairness. A further increase in electricity prices for private households is more likely than a reduction.

Nine Questions for the grand coalition. Read more