We advocate a 100% renewable energy supply.

We have a vision of a world powered by a clean, sustainable, yet affordable energy supply. Protect the Planet is a private alliance of environmentally and politically engaged people all making a strong stand for a decentralised energy system.

We live in a society that places much more value on current interests than future needs. With hardly a care in the world, we are passing on the destruction of our environment, soaring carbon emissions and huge volumes of waste to future generations. Standing idly by and doing nothing amounts to silent complicity.

We are convinced that the solution to the crucial problems of this world, such as climate change, poverty, malnutrition, war, displacement and injustice lies in decentralised energy provision.

The fight to transform the energy industry is a fight for the future of creation.

Our primary goal is decentralised transformation of the energy industry – in a global society that derives all of its energy needs from renewables. We believe that such a change gives us a crucial chance of securing the long-term survival of humanity – under fair and sustainable living conditions.

So we invite you to join us in helping to define the future of our wonderful planet. Each and every one of us can make a valuable contribution by making simple changes in our daily lives. Let us work together to make our world a better place to live in – not just for us, but for future generations.

Dorothea Sick-Thies

Carl-A. Fechner

Markus Gohr

„Decentralised transformation of the energy industry is the solution to the biggest problem of humanity – and it is doable”

– Dorothea Sick-Thies, founder of Protect the Planet –


Best Practice

World’s first commercial carbon-capture plant

The world’s first commercial carbon-capture plant has begun operating in Hinwil, Switzerland (near Zurich). In this plant, carbon dioxide is extracted from the air and transferred to a nearby [...]

Lörrach on the way to climate neutrality

In 2007, the City of Lörrach was the first municipality in Baden Württemberg to win the Silver European Energy Award (eea), and in 2010 it went a step further [...]

Germany’s first floating solar power plant

In the Bavarian town of Eggelstetten in Northern Swabia, Germany’s first floating solar power plant is being erected on a gravel-pit pond. This project is the first of its [...]

Scottish Isle of Eigg achieves energy self-sufficiency with wind, sun and water

Eigg is one of the Inner Hebrides, an island group in the north west of Scotland. There are fewer than 100 people living on this 30-square-km island. But the [...]

See more
“The combat against climate change will essentially be won or lost over coal-fired power”

– Prof. Dr. Markus Vogt, LMU München –

go to campaign

A power plant in your neighbourhood?

Market research and polling institute TNS Emnid conducted a representative survey to gauge the receptiveness of Germans to power plants in their own neighbourhood. The clear response was for renewables and against coal, gas and nuclear power plants.

 Click on the diagram to enlarge it 

Top tips for a sustainable lifestyle

Here’s what you can do

Each and every one of us can make a personal contribution to sustainable change.
Here are some tips on how to make simple, sustainable practices part of your everyday life.

See tips

100 percent renewables is doable!

Together we can do more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact us