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Talks in Canada

Ottawa 9th of April 4 p.m. Advancing sustainable energy in troubled times Vancouver 12th of April 1:30 p.m. Germany´s Energy Transition and Cities: Economic Insights and Good Policy

Talks in Canada2018-03-31T10:23:00+00:00

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 [...]

German Energiewende (energy transition)- Renewable energy, coal renaissance and Vattenfalls leaves Germany- what does all mean?2020-08-31T09:13:22+00:00

The German Energiewende will continue, but the EEG reform is a bluff

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, [...]

The German Energiewende will continue, but the EEG reform is a bluff2020-08-31T09:13:22+00:00

The German Energiewende has an Image Problem

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 [...]

The German Energiewende has an Image Problem2020-08-31T09:13:22+00:00

Fracking of gas in Germany? Is it an option? Will it change energy prices?

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 [...]

Fracking of gas in Germany? Is it an option? Will it change energy prices?2013-04-19T08:44:00+00:00

The German Energiewende – fail or success?

"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 [...]

The German Energiewende – fail or success?2020-08-31T09:13:23+00:00

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 [...]

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.2010-10-18T12:06:00+00:00
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