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The Future of the Energy Transition in Germany

Gawel, Erik and Lehmann, Paul and Korte, Klaas and Strunz, Sebastian and Bovet, Jana and Köck, Wolfgang and Massier, Philipp and Löschel, Andreas and Schober, Dominik and Ohlhorst, Dörte and Tews, Kerstin and Schreurs, Miranda and Reeg, Matthias and Wassermann, Sandra (2014) The Future of the Energy Transition in Germany. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 4 (1), pp. 1-9. Springer. DOI: 10.1186/s13705-014-0015-7 ISSN 2192-0567

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Although the goals of the country ’ s energy transition ( Energiewende ) are widely accepted in Germany, the specific route to get there is itself a matter of great controversy. The individual measures that are part of the energy transition policy and the questions of how they interact and how they are embedded in the European context are objects of controversial scientific and public debate. Most recently, the consequences for the price of electricity have, in particular, been discussed intensely. Against this backdrop of wide-ranging criticism, the future course for promoting renewable energy will soon be set. The German Renewable Energy Sources Act (the Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz, EEG), which is the main instrument of energy transition policy with its feed-in tariffs, is supposed to be fundamentally revised in the course of this year. A precondition for achieving a coherent further development of the energy transition policy and for receiving the sound support of a critical public is that the long-term consequences of political decisions on a complex sociotechnical energy system be taken into account. The requirements of such a system are not satisfied by policy approaches or recommendations that target short-term effects or that are perceptions of problems extrapolated from individual sectors. On the basis of its integrated researc h on the energy transition, researchers from the Helmholtz Alliance Energy-Trans take a stand on current important controversial issues from the energy transformation and specify fundamental challenges to shaping a sustainable energy transition policy.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/93067/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Future of the Energy Transition in Germany
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lehmann, PaulUFZ LeipzigUNSPECIFIED
Korte, KlaasUFZ LeipzigUNSPECIFIED
Strunz, SebastianUFZ LeipzigUNSPECIFIED
Köck, WolfgangUFZ LeipzigUNSPECIFIED
Massier, PhilippZEW MannheimUNSPECIFIED
Löschel, AndreasZEW MannheimUNSPECIFIED
Schober, DominikZEW MannheimUNSPECIFIED
Ohlhorst, DörteFFU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Tews, KerstinFFU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Schreurs, MirandaFFU BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Reeg, Matthiasmatthias.reeg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wassermann, SandraZentrum für Interdisziplinäre Risiko- und Innovationsforschung der Universität Stuttgart (ZIRIUS)UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Energy, Sustainability and Society
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1186/s13705-014-0015-7
Page Range:pp. 1-9
Narodoslawsky, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Energy transition; Sustainability; Germany; European Union; State aid; Renewable energy sources; Feed-in tariff; Federalism; Energy policy; Market design
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E MS - Systems analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment
Deposited By: Reeg, Dipl.-Ing. Matthias
Deposited On:17 Dec 2014 17:21
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:36

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