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The German Energiewende. A transition towards an efficient, sufficient Green Energy Economy

(2015)
Abstract
The German “Energiewende” (energy transition) is meant to be a contract between generations. The rebuilding of the whole energy system is designed and financed today in order to safeguard our children and grandchildren against fundamental risks: the enormous economic, social and environmental costs of a fossil-nuclear energy system, the risks of the nuclear fuel-cycle and the impacts of climate change, as well as energy import dependency, price shocks and geopolitical disputes over scarce resources. In contrast, a successful Energiewende creates new business areas and qualified jobs and increases competitiveness in the ‘green race’ – in particular on the lead markets for efficiency technology and renewable energy. Accordingly, the... (More)
The German “Energiewende” (energy transition) is meant to be a contract between generations. The rebuilding of the whole energy system is designed and financed today in order to safeguard our children and grandchildren against fundamental risks: the enormous economic, social and environmental costs of a fossil-nuclear energy system, the risks of the nuclear fuel-cycle and the impacts of climate change, as well as energy import dependency, price shocks and geopolitical disputes over scarce resources. In contrast, a successful Energiewende creates new business areas and qualified jobs and increases competitiveness in the ‘green race’ – in particular on the lead markets for efficiency technology and renewable energy. Accordingly, the Energiewende is described in this book as the collective effort of post-war German history and as a unique learning arena for a positive socio-economic transformation with international relevance. The book covers the formation of both the social and scientific Energiewende consensus, quantitative scenarios, the state of the Energiewende in 2015, the need for further policy intervention – in particular with respect to energy efficiency, and not least the integration of efficiency, sufficiency and renewable energy policies. (Less)
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efficiency, nuclear, transition, Energiewende, Germany, sufficiency, green energy economy, energy, climate change
categories
Popular Science
editor
Sonnenschein, Jonas LU and Hennicke, Peter LU
pages
87 pages
publisher
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University
ISBN
978-91-87357-18-3
language
English
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yes
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