Gas Rush Stories ~ Part 13: Renewable Energy Experts
Unconventional gas is being promoted as a bridge technology towards a renewable energy future. This episode of Gas Rush Stories asks Harry Lehmann, General Director of the Division of Environmental Planning and Sustainable Strategies at the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany, Patricia DeMarco, Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University, and Professor Terry Collins from the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University to share their views on this topic.
Gas Rush Stories also visits Feldheim, a small village in former East Germany. Feldheim is one of the first 100 percent renewable energy communities in Germany.
Here is the home website for Gas Rush Stories — over one dozen short documentaries on the natural gas drilling industry by Kirsi Jansa.
Kirsi Jansa also recorded the keynote at Protecting Our Waters’ Freedom from Fracking Conference 2011, a spellbinding talk by Sandra Steingraber, for any who haven’t heard this scientist — a “poet with a knife” — speak about fracking.
For an examination of federal subsidies for coal, oil and gas and the federal government’s role in creating the uneven energy playing field upon which renewable energy technologies enter, see “What Would Jefferson Do?“
Longer interviews with Harry Lehmann, Patricia DeMarco and Terry Collins appear in Gas Rush Stories Extras