Over 150 villages in Germany produce all of the electricity and most of the heat they consume. In these so-called "bioenergy villages," renewable energy systems are driving economic growth. This session will provide an overview of the growing movement in Germany toward communally-developed and owned energy systems, focusing particularly on two villages in northern Germany. The development process for these villages will be explored, as will the factors contributing to their success.
1.5 AIA, BPI, GBCI Continuing Education Units Available.