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2022 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

2. Energy Transition and Climate Change

verfasst von: Heinz-Adalbert Krebs, Patricia Hagenweiler

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Abstract

The energy transition adopted by the German government in 2011 was aimed in particular at a gradual shutdown of nuclear power plants by 2022, the development and use of renewable energies, and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) by 40% by 2040 and by 80 to 95% by 2050, primarily through the phase-out of coal. In addition to renewable primary energy sources, which include wind energy, biomass, solar energy, hydropower and geothermal energy in particular, hydrogen is also becoming increasingly important as a versatile energy carrier, energy storage medium and element of sector coupling in the context of the energy transition.
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Cf. Doleski (2017) p. 7; Radtke/Kersting (2018) p. 3 f.; Ohlhorst (2019) p. 98; BMWi (2020) p. 2 f., p. 5; Krebs/Hagenweiler (2021) p. 2.

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Cf. Jenner/Schmitz-Grethlein (2017) p. 10.

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Cf. Jenner/Schmitz-Grethlein (2017) p. 4.

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Cf. Jenner/Schmitz-Grethlein (2017) p. 10 f.

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Cf. Doleski (2017) p. 9; EY/BET (2018) p. 5, p. 50.

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Cf. UBA (2020) p. 13.

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Cf. UBA (2019) p. 6; DAS (2020) p. 4 f.

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Cf. UBA (2020) p. 13 ff.