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The Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) is a joint project of the Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council. Launched in fall 2011, ELEEP is a dynamic, membership-only forum for the exchange of ideas, policy solutions, best-practices and professional development for early and mid-career North American and European leaders working on environmental and energy issues. ELEEP currently has over 100 members, split between North America and Europe. Members debate topics of the day online, meet regularly for study tours and other face-to-face activities and collaborate on transatlantic impact projects. ELEEP is financially supported by the European Union and the Robert Bosch Stiftung among others.
Most Recent Episode
"Energy Democracy" - An Interview with Craig Morris (IASS)
"Energy democracy. n. (1) when citizens and communities can make their own energy, even when it hurts energy corporations financially; (2) something currently mainly pursued in Denmark and Germany but that can spread around the world during the current window of opportunity; (3) the most often overlooked benefit of distributed renewables in the fight against climate change; (4) something to fight for as the path to better quality of life with stronger communities and better personal relationships."
- from Morris, Craig, and Arne Jungjohann, Energy Democracy: Germany's Energiewende to Renewables, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, p. vii.
In this podcast episode, 2016-2017 ELEEP Fellow, Alexander Franke, speaks with author Craig Morris about his recent book, Energy Democracy: Germany's Energiewende to Renewables. Craig Morris is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany and lead author of EnergyTransition.de. He is known as one of the few native English-speaking experts on the German nuclear phase-out and ensuing switch to renewables, having written and lectured extensively on the topic.
To find out more about Energy Democracy and purchase a copy, visit http://energiewendebook.de. The book is also available through most major online retailers.
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Special thanks to: Craig Morris
Produced by: Nick Evans (Ecologic Institute) and Alexander Franke (ELEEP)
Music: "American Drab" by Nick Evans
Rated 5 out of
Informative, great insight into EU climate policy
Date published: 2017-03-29