28 Oct '13, 2pm

The Official Explanation for the German Energy Transition

With near unanimous support, the German parliament adopted legislation in 2010 that sets ambitious targets for carbon reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and commits to a phase-out of nuclear power. According to Altmaier , the environment minister for the Merkel Administration, “this is unprecedented and brings to an end decades of public debate in Germany.” While much international attention is paid to the rapid growth of solar energy and the phaseout of nuclear power, the legislation is a comprehensive energy policy, covering transportation, heat, and electricity use across the whole economy. German Energy Policy Goals Source: Dr. Martin Schöpe, Federal Ministry for the Environment Now that the political debate about whether is over, the issue now is how . Most of the debate hinges on how to minimize costs. “The bulk of our energy is to come from renewabl...

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