German Energy Portfolio Grows Smaller
Tim Echols is elected to the Georgia Public Service Commission and regulates electricity and natural gas in his state. He just returned from Germany and Brussels, where he participated in energy conferences representing Georgia and the United States.
In 2013, I made my first trip to Germany to see what “Energiewende” was all about. This German word means “Energy Transformation,” and Germany has made considerable effort to persuade the world with its message to phase out nuclear power and develop renewable energies in the power sector.
Germany’s new energy policy is a revolutionary, bold and new approach by anyone’s definition. When I came back from my first trip to Germany, I joined fellow Commissioner McDonald in approving a uniquely Georgian version that ushers in our own energy transition.