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Today on Your Call: How did Germany embrace wind and solar energy? Can California follow suit?

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On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Germany’s plans to invest $270B in renewable energy sources. By 2050, 80 percent of Germany’s energy will come from alternatives. How are they doing it? Join us at 10am pst or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. Renewable power generation worldwide is expected to grow by more than 40 percent over the next five years. When will the US follow suit? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Patrick McCully, energy expert and executive director of Black Rock Solar

Adam Browning, executive director and co-founder of Vote Solar

Hans Josef Fell, member of the Green Party in the German Parliament

Web Resources:

Vote Solar

Black Rock Solar

Huffington Post: Is Alternative Energy Worth It?

Solar Novus Today: Snapshot of the US Solar Industry

Reuters: Germany sets new solar power record, institute says

Guardian: Government denies rift over wind power subsidies

Foreign Policy: Made in the Shade

Renewableenergyworld: US solar snapshot by Climate Nexus

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.