I want to remember here Hermann Scheer not only because he was the representative in German parliament from my home town/ county, but because he was a passionate transformer, law maker and visionary for the renewable energy revolution in Germany and internationally.
There is a long recent interview in English with him on DemocracyNow! - one of his last
Hermann Scheer, one of the world’s leading advocates for solar power, has died at the age of sixty-six. The German economist and politician helped make Germany a renewable energy powerhouse and inspired many across the world to expand the use of solar power. Scheer had been member of the German Parliament for three decades and was the president of EUROSOLAR, the European Association for Renewable Energy. In 1999, he won the Right Livelihood Award for his "indefatigable work for the promotion of solar energy worldwide." When he received the award, he described solar energy as the energy of the people.
His last book "Der Energethische Imperativ" was just published.