“Climate change” and “ecocide” have become keywords even first graders know. We have accepted that natural resources are limited and that we must take care in how we use them. This is why many people support the political decision to expedite the transition of the German energy sector. Alternative energy sources are increasingly popular. Wind farms pepper Germany's landscape, solar panels are a common sight; biogas, energy-efficient CHP and energy conservation measures are up and coming.
Still, there is some catching-up to do when it comes to technological advancements and its financing, as well as some persuading when it comes to the necessity of saving energy. The “Energiewende” is one of the biggest challenges we are facing as a society since the reunification – and will be for years to come. What needs to be done for us to leave a world worth living in to future generations?