Since the name »Apollo« had already been taken by the moon mission, another great hero of antiquity was chosen to lend his name to, and act as a figurehead for, Germany’s energy system transformation. And it’s an appropriate choice, for Hercules proved that he was more than equal to a challenge. King Eurystheus required him to perform 12 »labours«, many of which involved capturing or killing extremely dangerous mythical creatures.
This 12-point structure can be applied to energy system transformation as well.
The new Herculean tasks are therefore to: