Mehr Licht! More light!

The German solar sector conservatively reinforces an inherently unequal global and national political economy, rather than fostering a radically restructured economy that runs on principles of solidarity and sustainability, not profit. Radical democratization and decentralization, the mandatory use of recycled materials, while curbing the power of corporations involved in the political economy of energy, with a strict (and strictly enforced) ban of all trade of electronic and other toxic waste together with fundamentally reformed regulations on trade of energy manufacturing resources prioritizing ecological and social justice concerns, might be a start.

“Might be a start”? A solitary “might be” to conclude a long set of spot-on criticisms?

So comes to end another article where it should have started. Readers already know we need radical restructuring and the rest. Many could and would add to this list of desirables.

But someone tell us: How are we to get there? What are the best practices across a diversity of sites that work to achieve behaving better–economically and democratically and regulatorily?

Another virtue in reviewing really-existing better practices widely “might be” to demonstrate that solar renewables are the last thing a good number of sites need worry about.

**Famously, “Mehr Licht!” are said to be Goethe’s last words. Citation available on request.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s