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"Memory of the Energy Transition project" at the Berlin Energy Days conference

News from May 15, 2018

The FFU, in cooperation with the Federal Environmental Agency UBA, presented the project “Gedächtnis Energiewende” (Memory of the Energy Transition) to 43 participants on May 9, 2018 at the Berlin Energy Days conference.

“Gedächtnis Energiewende” will systematize findings from the energy policy developments and activities of the last four decades that paved the way for the German energy transition and, thus, make the best possible use of these experiences for the future. The research project will be comprised of a virtual archive, research conferences, publications, lectures and exhibitions.

The event was opened by Dr. Klaus Müschen and Dr. Rosaria Di Nucci of the FFU who introduced the Memory of the Energy Transition project. Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke of Wuppertal Institut followed with his speech, “Memory – What for?” and Götz Penner and Wolfgang Huhn of Quermedia closed the presentations with an overview of the project’s platform structure.

The concluding panel discussion was moderated by Bernhard Pötter (taz) and featured in-depth dialogue by Virginia Sonntag-O`Brien (European Environment Foundation), Dr. Harry Lehmann (Federal Environment Agency), Dr. Lutz Mez (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin Energy Consultants GbRmbH) and Dr.Karl-Ludwig Schibel (Climate Alliance e.V., Coordinator of Climate Alliance Italy).

The talk focused on the developments in the anti-nuclear movement over the last 30 years, renewable energies, remunicipalisation and international climate protection. The panelists discussed Germany`s role, future scenarios and challenges. Equally central to the discussion was the question, whether energy transition means also democratization of the energy structures and social participation.

FFU and UBA are planning to continue the project involving other partners.