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23. November 2015: German Energiewende (energy transition)- Renewable energy, coal renaissance and Vattenfalls leaves Germany- what does all mean?
Some answers to most often asked questions1. How would you explain to a foreign audience, why lignite still has such a big part of Germany's energy mix? What are your projections for the composition of the future mix (say by 2020 or 2030), both primary consumption and power generation - especially in light of the [...]
The Feed in Tariff Reform (EEG reform) is not a big deal as it leaves important parts aside. The planned cap for renewable energy is luckily not a strong as it was planned before, the FIT of wind onshore and biomass will not be cut as drastically as initially planned. The Energiewende will therefore continue, [...]
Here answers to frequently asked questions: -What will you say are the disadvantages and benefits of the Energiewende? Benefits are that Germany will reduce energy imports, and will therefore be less vulnerable from fossil energy price shocks or delivery disruptions. A further advantage is that the costs for renewable energy decline. Energy efficiency improvement drives [...]
Here some answers of the most often asked questions:There will be a regulation and high environmental standards formulated. The question is though whether or not fracking is still economically interesting for the firms in Germany. The potentials are limited, but could bring a small fraction to the German gas demand (maximum 13 years). Politically, Germany [...]
"Electricity supply transition" is a better description of what's actually happened. We have a growing supply of renewably generated electricity that is impressive, but otherwise nothing much. The Energiewende had gotten off to a good start, but now it's faltering and in danger of being stopped entirely. Take, for example, investment into a new and [...]
18. October 2010: Germany has decided to increase the share of renewable energy by 80 % within the next four decades, as well as half the amount of energy consumption.
It will be a long way to reach the goals. Here are answers to most often raised questions. What is the biggest challenge for Germany as it transitions from an "old" system of energy to a new, clean, carbon free one? Germany produced almost 50 % of total electricity by coal. The greatest challenge is [...]
Can renewable energy substitute nuclear? Why is there such an aggressive campaign by some economic leader? Here are answers to the most often asked questions:1. Last days there has been an aggressive campaign by the so called atom lobby against the governmental plans for a fuel rod levy. There was even a newspaper campaign joined [...]
In Germany, every one is talking about the “green paradox”. Experts, journalists and citizens who are involved in climate protection discuss the green paradox, in discussion forums, workshops, conferences, talkshows. Professor Hans Werner Sinn has written a best-selling book about it. Weiter:http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=there-is-no-green-paradox-2009-07-27
It takes dramatic accidents like this one in order for society and politicians to seriously ask themselves: - How much longer will we be dependent on oil? - Why are we so dependent? And why didn’t we foresee the inherent risks and – dangers of deep sea drilling earlier? - And what should we do [...]