Because more and more energy is consumed: Green gap impedes German climate goals

The energy revolution has pushed its greenhouse gas emissions in Germany according to experts, to a record low. Compared to 1990, CO2 emissions have declined in

Because more and more energy is consumed: Green gap impedes German climate goals

The energy revolution has pushed its greenhouse gas emissions in Germany according to experts, to a record low. Compared to 1990, CO2 emissions have declined in the past year, to about 35 percent, according to the annual analysis of the think-tank Agora Energiewende.

the 40-percent target for the current year was surprising, but again "in a more tangible closeness". So far, the Federal government and the environmentalists assumed that nothing more can be and Germany, the objectives of the climate for the year 2020 by a long shot, is missing. PDF to produce their own electricity, Our PDF guide shows you how to make your own electricity independent from expensive suppliers.To the PDF guide

Expansion for the energy transition

is not enough However, as pleasing as the sound balance sheet initially, the experts of the Agora also know that The tide can turn quickly. They warn of a "Green gap", slowing down the energy transition is expected to be.

The goal of the Federal government to reduce by 2030 the German greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels by 55 percent, and this destabilizes. As well as the aspirations that the economy of the entire EU is expected to run until the year 2050, as well as emission-free.

the reason for the doubts of the Agora-experts: The share of nuclear power was 2019 and 12 percent by the end of the year, the NPP Philippsburg is gone from the network. By the end of 2022 the nuclear phase-out is expected to be completed. In addition, to replace the transport, electricity and green energy – and, increasingly, oil drive.

EMI warns of worldwide strongly increasing energy-Hunger

With its prognosis is the Think-tank the European Climate Foundation and the Mercator Foundation is not alone. Also, researchers at the Energy management Institute (EMI) at the University of Cologne, warn in a recently published analysis, that green energy could be in the coming years.

the calculation of The EMI-researchers Max Gierkink and Tobias Sprenger is oriented towards a further target of the Federal government. Thus, the German gross electricity consumption in 2030 should be covered to 65 percent by renewable energy. For comparison: in 2018, the share of renewable energy was approximately 38 percent.

Whether Germany will reach the 65% target for 2030, depends on the view of the greed of king and Sprenger is crucial from the energy-Hunger of the German – and is expected to rise in the calculations of the EMI, according to strong. As well as the experts at Agora justify vehicles in your forecast with the growing number of electric. In addition, greed is king and Sprenger mention two more factors that supports your prediction: first, you are going to an increased level of heat pumps the demand for climate-friendly Heating, secondly, the industry would need in the coming years, more green hydrogen to replace fossil fuels. PDF power to save 1390 Euro to save Our PDF guide shows you how you can identify the power guzzlers in the household and a total of 1390 euros can save.To the PDF guide

Expansion of renewable energies insufficient

The experts at EMI acknowledge that there are different assumptions as to the development of electricity consumption in Germany. The Federal government expects that the gross consumption by 2030, "slightly below today's level". The EMI comes to a number that is around a quarter higher.

The Dilemma: on the basis of this increasing demand for electricity shows the calculation of the EMI, that the Expansion of renewable energy cannot keep pace. "The calculations for the Expansion of renewable energies and the development of demand for electricity suggest that Germany will not achieve the 65 percent target in the year 2030 available", stated Max Gierkink, Manager on EMI.

According to the analysis of the share of renewable energy in 2030 will be only 46 percent. Only in cases where a decline in the demand for electricity is assumed, could be achieved the target according to the calculations. A passenger on Board a DHC-8 films with, as the machine is a wheel loses FOCUS Online/Wochit passenger on Board a DHC-8 films, as a machine, a wheel loses

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Updated Date: 09 January 2020, 01:00

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