Germany has become a leader in transforming its energy policy towards more sustainable and renewable energy sources. The nature and pace of this change has not been without its social, industrial and political issues. Is the Energiewende in its current form sustainable? What would it take to make such a policy sustainable in political, social and economic terms? Many speak of climate change and its mitigation as one of the biggest ethical issues of our time. Few, however, have taken on the ethics of energy policy. What are the ethics of the social disruptions caused by rapid energy transformations and how does this balance against our ethical choices regarding climate change?
Berlin, March 21st, 2013
Partners for Berlin Event: Dialogik, Alliance Energy-Trans, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy for Sciences and the Humanities