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Mtn Talk Monday: Germany & Appalachia

Mtn Talk Monday: Germany & Appalachia

On July 18th, WMMT and Appalshop hosted a roundtable discussion called Germany & Appalachia: Perspectives on Economic Transition in Coal Communities. For our Mountain Talk, we’ve got a recording of the discussion for you.

Germany is well-known for its historical reliance on coal mining and recent transition to other energy sources, such as renewable energy. Dr. Timon Wehnert, an energy expert and researcher based  at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy based in Berlin, Germany, joined us to share insights on Germany’s energy transition in general, and specifically about the phase-out of coal, structural change, and transformation in German coal communities. Dr. Wehnert was joined by leaders working on economic transition in Central Appalachia, including: MACED (Mountain Association for Community Economic Development) Vice President Betsy Whaley and Eric Dixon with Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more.  Click here to hear past programs.

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Appalachia,
coal,
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Germany,
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