Germany’s Conversion to Sustainable Energy Discussed

Heinrich Boll Foundation official to discuss new governmental policies in April 26 talk at UC Riverside

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Germany’s efforts to convert to sustainable energy will be discussed April 26.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Rebecca Bertram, Climate Network program director of the Heinrich Boll Foundation, North America, will discuss governmental policies and practices as Germany attempts to convert to sustainable energy at UC Riverside on Friday, April 26, from noon to 2 p.m. in Orbach Science Library, Room 240.

The event is free and open to the public. There is a fee to park. Permits may be purchased at the kiosk near the campus entrance on West Campus Drive at University Avenue.

With the fifth-largest economy in the world, Germany’s policies represent a game-changing new approach, said Steve Mitchell, UCR distinguished librarian.

Rebecca Bertram

Rebecca Bertram

“Germany’s plans are to be almost completely reliant on clean, renewable, sustainable energy sources by 2050,” he said, adding that the program will include a discussion of the implications of this effort for California.

Leading the discussion will be: Jim Stewart, co-chair of the Sierra Club California Energy-Climate Committee, and Yassamin Kavezade of UCR CalPIRG.

The event is sponsored by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Riverside, the UCR Office of Sustainability, and UCR CalPIRG.

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